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Top tattoo trends for 2019 Thinking of getting inked but don’t know where to start? These are the top tattoo trends to watch out for in 2019. • Tiny geometric designs: small, easy to hide tattoos made with thin black lines are simple, elegant and increasingly popular. They can be intricately designed or as simple as one thin line. • Dot work: intricate and striking, tattoo artists can use tiny dots as either shading or to create an entire image. These tattoos can take a long time to produce, but your patience will be rewarded with a gor- geous tattoo. • Watercolor: distinguished by a lack of black outlines and often fea- tures freeform shapes or splatters. This isn’t a technique everyone can do, so be sure to see an artist that specializes in watercolor for a tattoo that will be beautiful for years to come. Where to place your tattoo... Since tattoos are becoming more mainstream, people are being bolder with their tattoo placements, often positioning them on their fingers, wrists or behind an ear. If you’d like something more discreet, think about tattooing your ribs or thigh. No matter what the current tattoo trends are, it’s important to remember that it’s something you’ll have on your body for the rest of your life, so instead of choosing a tattoo because it’s trendy, pick something in a style that you love that holds personal meaning for you. Thomasville Scene April - May 2019 23