Tattoo design has grown leaps and bounds in the past few years and influences now come from all corners of the globe, ranging from British street art to Pacific Islander tribal patterns and all points in between. While most tattoos are based around the love of a certain piece of art or image, a new trend in tattoos is using the medium to commemorate a specific moment in time, whether it’s an important event, marriage, birth of a child, or something else equally momentous. Here are a few examples of tattoos based on a special moment.
Overcoming Life Obstacles
For some, a tattoo commemorates overcoming certain challenges in life or succeeding despite the odds.
Take the case of blogger “nonotjulia.” After training for half a year, she entered a local Tough Mudder event. Like a marathon, but filled with obstacles, the Tough Mudder is an extreme challenge. It was created by two Harvard graduates not challenged enough with the already difficult task of running a marathon. Finding an audience, they created a 10-12 mile obstacle course that has been adapted all over the world. The strenuous course requires participants to not only go the distance but also to complete all sorts of obstacles along the way, like the Funky Monkey, a set of monkey bars that have been coated with butter and mud and raised above a cold water pool. Needless to say, the Tough Mudder is a serious challenge.
After completing the Tough Mudder event, nonotjulia went to a local Toronto tattoo artist to have the art permanently inked onto her thigh. Not only representing the obvious challenge, nonotjulia says that the tattoo also marks her perseverance through a difficult part of her life and that anything is possible with hard work and determination. The art of the tattoo may be simplistic, but it carries a heavy meaning and anytime she sees it, nonotjulia can instantly renew her sense of self-motivation. For her, completing the Tough Mudder was a life-changing event and deserves a permanent reminder.
They’ve been a thing for a while now, but wedding ring tattoos are really starting to become more commonplace. While the basic concept is just a single line band, many newlyweds are putting their own spin on things, with intricate designs, patterns, initials and various other creative ideas. If your asking yourself why you would get a wedding tattoo, it makes perfect sense. A tattoo lasts forever and a marriage is the same (at least that’s the idea). As with writing your own vows, the wedding tattoo trend seems to have taken hold and is showing up on more and more fingers. Even though there are countless wedding tattoos out there, there is definitely one more famous than all others.