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    The 13 Kinds Of Tattoos We All Wanted In 2013

    This year made everyone rethink ink.

    1. Watercolor Tattoos

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    Watercolor tattoos blew everyone's minds with all their brilliant, dripping glory. See more here.

    Origami cranes | colorful peace sign | dripping arm tattoo | girl and bird | fox | watercolor forearm

    2. Finger Tattoos

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    3. Matching Tattoos

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    4. White Tattoos

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    Walter White tattoos were big, too.

    Here's a handy guide to help you figure out whether you should get a white tattoo.

    Anchor | moon phases | lace sleeve | cross tattoo | feather | neck tattoo

    5. Tiniest Tattoos

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    It's like you're wearing nothing at all! Check out 74 more teeny-tiny micro tattoos here.

    Moon | sailboat | cat on neck | cat behind ear | hanger | arrow

    6. Typography Tattoos

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    The power of WORDS. More typography tattoos here.

    spark | Stand tall | beloved | e. e. cummings | HASD | maybe | love | CALM | ampersand | not all those who wander

    7. Temporary Tattoos

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    Almost cooler than the real thing. See a bunch of awesome ones available for purchase here.

    Bow | flowers | bunny | hug | cats | tattone

    8. Black Line Tattoos

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    Simple, angular black line tattoos are a popular choice for the aesthete. See more gorgeous geometric tattoos here.

    Triangle back | arm stripes | lion head | arrows | geometric diamond shape | abstract | thumbs

    9. Coordinate Tattoos

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    For the perpetually sentimental.

    Back | forearm | wrist | matching

    10. Arrow Tattoos

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    Arrows can only be shot by pulling it backwards. So mull on that.

    Forearm diamond | arrow and dots | five arrows | wrist arrows | finger tattoo | forearm tattoo

    11. Triangle Tattoos

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    Mathematically, the triangle is the symbol for CHANGE, so it's actually meaningful.

    Wrist triangles | inner elbow triangles | back neck tattoo via Floriane Libilbehety | triple triangle line tattoo | back of the arm triangles | finger triangles | forearm triangles

    12. Tree Tattoos

    13. Vibrant Ink Tattoos

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    It's absolute sorcery that tattoo artists are able to create something this insanely vivid on human skin.

    Rainbow spots | rainbow feather | falling mountain | blue and red geometric | red lace | ribbons

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