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2019 Trend Report

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Industry 2019

Over the past few years, tattoos have gone from niche to mainstream and their popularity is only increasing. With more people using ink as a way to express themselves—one-third of Americans, and half of millennials, have a tattoo—shops are no longer reserved to the seedy side of town and are starting to pop up alongside popular retailers and even within coffee shops. As the industry continues to boom in the year ahead, we can expect to see more safe space/inclusivity-focused shops and the growth of contemporary studios offering more than just permanent tattoos.

At inkbox, we believe that art and expression are what tattoos are truly about, and the artists who maintain their unique styles while collaborating with clients to express their individual identities will be the tattoo trailblazers of 2019.
Image: Sang Bleu Tattoo
Image: Sang Bleu Tattoo
Over the past few years, tattoos have gone from niche to mainstream and their popularity is only increasing. With more people using ink as a way to express themselves—one-third of Americans, and half of millennials, have a tattoo—shops are no longer reserved to the seedy side of town and are starting to pop up alongside popular retailers and even within coffee shops. As the industry continues to boom in the year ahead, we can expect to see more safe space/inclusivity-focused shops and the growth of contemporary studios offering more than just permanent tattoos.

At inkbox, we believe that art and expression are what tattoos are truly about, and the artists who maintain their unique styles while collaborating with clients to express their individual identities will be the tattoo trailblazers of 2019.

Style Trends

Image: @blaabad
We’ve rounded up 10 different tattoo styles we think will see explosive growth in 2019 and carefully curated a collection of new inkbox tattoos to match each of them.

Expect to see more designs tied to sex-positivity, female empowerment, and sexual identity. Abstract minimal, still-life, glitch, fandom-inspired, and South Korean-style tattoos will also gain popularity next year, and within the industry at large there will be increased representation for people of color.

Artists to watch

There’s a ton of up-and-coming talent in the tattoo industry. From From Seoul to Berlin, we’ve rounded up a few artists to keep on your radar in 2019.

Bold, bright, and boisterous is how we’re describing the style of tattooing coming out of South Korea—one we expect to trend globally in the year ahead. And in Europe, artists are inking a wide variety of styles; everything from abstract blackwork, pop art, botanicals, and impressionism.
Image: @rit.kit.tattoo
Image: @rit.kit.tattoo
There’s a ton of up-and-coming talent in the tattoo industry. From From Seoul to Berlin, we’ve rounded up a few artists to keep on your radar in 2019.

Bold, bright, and boisterous is how we’re describing the style of tattooing coming out of South Korea—one we expect to trend globally in the year ahead. And in Europe, artists are inking a wide variety of styles; everything from abstract blackwork, pop art, botanicals, and impressionism.
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