4 Tattoo Styles That Look Outdated In 2021

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While fine line, gray shading, and blackwork tattoos seem to be all the rage this summer, there are a few tattoo trends that are rapidly declining. Here are a few tattoos you will see less of in the summer of 2021.

Medium Sized Tattoos

According to tattoo artists, fewer and fewer clients are asking for medium-sized designs. They either look to go big with a large elaborate tattoo or a full sleeve or opt for a tiny tattoo.


Another tattoo request that is becoming rarer is cartoon-style characters, with exaggerated proportions or big, sparkly eyes for example. Cartoony tattoos were definitely popular five to ten years ago, but are now starting to look dated.

Lower Back Tattoos

Logistically, a lower back tattoo makes sense for people who don’t want to advertise the fact that they have tattoos. They are easier to conceal than arm and leg body art, yet their popularity seems to be waning.

Money Related Tattoos

Tattoos designs that are focusing on wealth are on their way out too. If there is one thing 2020 taught us, it is that there are far more valuable things in life than material possessions.