Pin It
Ninja Turtles Tattoo
via Pinterest

Aliens in Argentina and Ninja Turtles in America: top global tattoo trends


TextAlex Peters

Meanwhile in the UK searches of ‘face tattoos for women’ have increased by over 100 per cent

If you’ve ever found yourself trawling through Pinterest, searching for inspiration for your next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tattoo, you, my friend, are not alone. It turns out there’s a lot of us doing it – in fact, in the US ‘ninja turtle tattoos’ is the second most searched for tattoo term on Pinterest, up +1494 per cent between December 2017 and December 2018.

And it’s not just Ninja Turtles. Pinterest has been identifying the top searches for tattoo art ideas around the globe and has compiled a list of the top three most searched tattoos from nine different countries across the continents. From ‘alien tattoos’ in Argentina and ‘Van Gogh tattoos’ in Brazil to ‘nerdy tattoos’ in the UK, the results are not always what you might expect. Sometimes, however, they are.

It might, but probably won’t surprise you to hear that people like to have tattoos from other cultures. In Brazil, ‘Nordic tattoo’ was the most searched tattoo, up by +2348 per cent, while in France ‘Thai tattoo’ came in second, up by +180 per cent. Over in Germany, meanwhile, both ‘Celtic tattoo’ (+2507 per cent) and ‘Ohana tattoo’ (a Hawaiian term meaning family) appear in the top three most-searched trends. “Meaningful tattoo” is also a top searched term, rather defeating the purpose.

See below for the full list of international tattoo trends.

ARGENTINA

 AUSTRALIA

 BRAZIL

 FRANCE

 GERMANY

 JAPAN

 MEXICO

 UK

 US

Read Next
mowalola fashion east ss20 lfwm
Hairstylist Virginie Moreira is the next big thing Spotlight
Vintage-fingers-in-ears-not-listening-damselsinsuc
Don't light candles in your ears: the life of an ear wax extraction doctor The Professionals
Gigi Hari
Trans model Gigi Hari is disrupting binary notions of beauty Model
rina sawayama sweetmutuals lyle reimer evanie frausto mexico
Rina Sawayama on Drag Race UK, Pat McGrath, and rejecting Kawaii Beauty Feature
Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid is more beautiful than Beyoncé, according to science Beauty news
5. MICA
The new faces of IMG get wiggy with it Beauty Feature
Novembre 15
The new issue of Novembre delights in the beautiful and the grotesque Beauty Feature
brandon allen homecoming royalty teen prom instagram
How queer teens are reclaiming the glitz and glamour of Homecoming titles Beauty Feature
Screen Shot 2019-10-15 at 16.01.59
How accessible is the beauty world to those with disabilities? Beauty Feature
instagram plastic surgery dolls cosmetic procedures
Inside the secret world of Instagram’s ‘dolls’ Beauty Feature
A Cold Wall
Everything you need to know about Bakuchiol, a smart alternative to Retinol products
troy fearn casting directors
The next gen of casting directors on what they look for in potential models Beauty Feature
image
Is the vicious cycle of burnout causing women to lose their hair? Beauty Feature
IMG-6883
I got drunk in a red wine bath in the name of wellness Tried and Tested
ramla ali boxer instagram hair
Champion boxer Ramla Ali opens up about her hair, fitness, and social media Beauty Feature
box braids
Six non-black women on why they wear box braids despite the controversy Beauty Feature