Inking or tattoos were an integral part in different parts of the world. Some believed it would keep them safe, others got inked because it reminded them of something or someone special. Whatever be the reason, tattoos have become an important part of people's identity. For some it is even an obsession. Let's take a look.
Virat and his tattoos
Virat Kohli is a much loved youth icon. He is also a trendsetter for tattoos in one way or another. He has got tattoos of Lord Shiva, his sun sign Scorpio, the name of his parents and even a tattoo of God's eye.
Quotes as tattoos
Celebrities have chosen to get quotes and names of their loved ones as tattoos as well. Priyanka Chopra has got "Daddy's lil girl' inked on her arm. Angelina Jolie is another actress who has even inked the coordinates of the place that she first met her children.
Inked with love
Saif Ali Khan shows his bold tattoo, his wife's name inked in Hindi. If that isn't love, we don't know what is!
An ode to his wife
Hrithik to has a tattoo of his wife, Suzanne's, name inked on his wrist. We had heard of their matching couples tattoo of 'David's star' but now we hear that Suzanne has modified her tattoo.
Suzanne Khan and her tattoos
Suzanne, ex-wife of Hrithik Roshan has three tattoos two on her hands and one on the nape of her neck.
A tattoo for every style
Tattoos are a part of their identity for most people. It is a way of communicating to others, their passion and what matters to them.
Picture perfect tattoo
It is certainly no piece of cake inking a lifelike picture and certainly not easy to sit still as you get it done.
Tattoo of a Buddha is used to symbolise devotion and also enlightenment. Lotus flowers are used to symbolise strength and rebirth.
Braving it through the pain
Certainly not easy to sit through the inking process, biting through the pain.
All on the back
Man shows off his tattoo of a girl, a flower and a skull - all collaborated into a single tattoo
Unleash the monster in you
If floral is not your kind of vibe, there are a lot of options available, like the one in this picture
Who needs a necklace when you've got tattoo
This girl is just one of the millions of people who decide to ink their whole body. It need not even have to be a part of a theme. Each one distinct, but no less pretty than the rest.
Keep calm and ink on
Tattooing is not as simple as it looks. After all we are talking about small bruises on the skin. Utmost care must be taken to make sure it doesn't get infected.
It is like a doodle on the face
Piercing and tattoo have become an integral part of one's personal style. They can be also suggestive of one's life experiennces, beliefs, tributes or even ones sexual orientation.
This tat is perfect for a music buff you know!
Signet ring or tattoo?
Who needs jewellery when you can get tattoos like this.
This tattoo is a perfect example of how far minimalistic designs can go. Simple lines can make for some really lovely tats.
Unleashing the wolverine in you
Wolves, tigers, lions and other majestic animals have forever been the muse of tattoo artists around the globe. It was commonplace among tribal clans to get tattoos depicting animals so that they feel courageous.
Slithering snake tattoo
This tattoo is definitely not for the faint at heart. This is where a tat artist's eye for detail really comes into play.
True Lion spirit
This tat is perfect for the wild cat in you!
Pretty mandala tattoo
Not just pretty but certainly an adornment to show off your lovely hands
Go bold or go home
It is believe that nearly 25% of people who got tattooed end up regretting their tattoo. If that is the case, and you are unsure of how long you want to keep one. We'd advise to stay clear off the face.
Nature inspired tat
From cobwebs to flowers, there is a wide variety to choose from, if the tattoo you want is a throwback to nature.
Skull tattoo- A reminder of our mortality
Many times, tattoos are used for their symbolism. Skull is used to denote that our lives will end some day or the other. This is a constant reminder that we must live each day to the fullest.
Who needs a shirt if you can rock a tattoo
Tattoos can be an addiction for some. Once you get one, you just can't stop.
Couples tattoos-an emerging trend
Couples tattoos, mother-daughter tattoos and tattoos for best friends are a new trend these days.