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It takes a lot of skill to create beautiful custom tattoos in the fantasy realm. Fantasy tattoos can end up looking really cheesy, really fast, if not handled the right way. There should be something whimsical and awe inspiring in the design. If you are a fan of fantasy, this genre might be the way to go for your next tattoo. Here are a few topics that a fall into the fantasy category:
Mermaids: These beautiful sirens of the sea have been in folklore for as long as there have been humans around water. Whether you believe them to be true or not, the idea of creatures who are half maiden and half fish is quite intriguing. They are a part of pop culture because of tales like "The Little Mermaid." The famous Disney movie and broadway interpretation helped their popularity as well. Mermaid tattoos can be absolutely breathtaking. Whether it's a small black and gray mermaid on an ankle or an exquisite full back ocean scene with many mermaids, it's a the perfect subject for a custom fantasy tattoo.
Fairies: Fairies have a rich history in folklore, especially in Ireland and England. With famous tales and movies like Peter Pan, fairies are also a part of pop culture. Tinkerbell is probably the most famous fairy name out there. Brian Froud and Jasmine Becket-Griffith are also famous artists who have taken fairy art to the next level. Fairies are depicted in many different types of environments with different personalities. A custom fairy design can be made to depict a strong trait in one's character, to make it even more personal to the wearer.
Mythology: Every culture has it's own mythology. Greek mythology is probably the most well known, but Asian cultures have very interesting stories within their history that would also make great tattoos. The Greek god Zeus is often requested. He is a great and powerful icon and can easily make a great full back tattoo or sleeve. Thunderbolts, stormy clouds, lots of black and gray values. Sounds like the perfect tattoo for men!
Fantasy Fiction also make great tattoos! For all you LOTR and Harry Potter fans, you may have the perfect idea for your custom design right now! Want to get your request started? Go ahead and post your custom tattoo request and see what the artists come up with.
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