The best places to find ideas for designs for tattoos that you can take along with you to the tattoo parlor are the Library or everybody's favorite one-stop resource - the Internet. Actually, don't even bother going to the library. This is only necessary if you don't own a computer or are moved to have a full reproduction done by Delacroix tattooed in fine detail on your back.
However before you begin a search on the Internet you need to decide what period of art appeals to you most. Do your tastes run more to Andy Warhol or Leonardo Da Vinci? Do you like the woodblock etching effect associated with Japanese and Medieval style tattoos or do you prefer the swirls of color identified with Chinese art? Do you like realism or caricature? Anagrams or company logos? These are all questions you need to ask yourself before you type those all-important keywords into your search engines.
Good artistic key words to type into your search engine in order to find examples of art to inspire your tattoo are: "astrological symbols", "expressionism", "flowers", "fantasy art", "gods" "goddesses" "goth art" "native American" "neo-primitivism", "modernism "
"photo-realism," planetary symbols" "primitivism" "romantiscm" "surrealism" "symbols", "religious symbols". "tribal art". "woodblock" and of course the key word phrases " tattoos" and "tattoo symbols"
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