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5 tattoo designs we’d like the softies to try

Quick, we want to prove tattoos don't make us look "dirty"

For tattoo enthusiasts, the body is a blank canvas waiting to be inked. But if you aren’t ready for that huge tattoo commitment yet, you can always start small. Minimalist tattoos are still a thing in 2020. They might be tiny but they speak volumes.

Zodiac symbols

Everyone’s obsessed with astrological signs lately as a lot of people believe it’s a window to your personality. Conversation starters went from “Hi, how are you?” to “Hey, what’s your sign?” and honestly, just have your sign inked somewhere visible so you don’t have to deal with that question over and over.

Flock of birds

Nothing can forbid birds from flying as far as they want. That’s why they became the symbol of liberty and freedom of the mind and soul. They represent life and constant motion.

Enso

“Enso” is a Japanese term which means “circle.” It is a popular Zen symbol that represents a perfect state of meditation and enlightenment. In a way, it also symbolizes strength, togetherness and beauty in imperfection.

Triangles

Triangle tattoos can mean various things in the tattoo world, so it all depends on your desired interpretation. A triangle is usually associated with the number three which symbolizes balance and wisdom. For some people, it represents the three stages of life: childhood, adulthood and old age.

Semicolon

It’s more than just a punctuation mark. It’s a mental health symbol. The semicolon reminds you not to put an end to something that can be dealt with by pausing and resting. It’s a reminder to keep going—that your story isn’t over yet. 

The “Project Semicolon” started out in 2013 when mental health advocate Amy Bleuel got a semicolon tattoo after losing her father to suicide. Since then, more people were willing to help raise mental health awareness by getting semicolon tattoos.

But before you do it, let’s set the record straight: don’t ink your skin with this symbol unless you know the full meaning behind it. Let’s not contribute to the romanticization of mental health conditions.

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