It’s no secret that anime has taken the world by storm. This Japanese form of animation has been around for decades, but it’s only in recent years that it has exploded in popularity. No matter your favorite genre, there is surely an anime out there for you, whether you like comedy, action, romance, or horror.
And many of us, grew up watching anime and continue to enjoy our favorites to this day – including the tattoo artists here at Spinner Ink. So it should come as no surprise that the influence of this amazing world of Japanese animation has spread into the tattoo world quite easily, thanks to its unique aesthetics.
Now, in front of us lies the difficult task of trying to summarize the anime tattoo world into one blog post. But we’re going to give it a shot!
Anime and tattoos have always had a bit of a symbiotic relationship. After all, both are forms of art that are enjoyed by people all over the world. And just like there are endless possibilities when it comes to tattoo designs, there are also endless possibilities when it comes to anime shows and movies.
One of the most popular genres of anime is Shounen, which is aimed at a younger demographic and typically features male protagonists. Some examples of Shounen anime include Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, and One Piece. These shows are often packed with action and adventure, which makes them perfect fodder for tattoo designs. In fact, some of the most popular anime tattoos out there are based on Shounen anime.
Another popular genre is Shoujo, which is aimed at a teenage or young adult female demographic. Unlike Shounen anime, Shoujo anime typically features female protagonists and often has a romantic element to it. Some examples of Shoujo anime include Sailor Moon, Death Note, and Wolf Girl, and Black Prince. These shows tend to be more subdued than their Shounen counterparts but are no less popular when it comes to tattoo designs.
Then there are the classic older titles such as Akira, Ghost in the Shell, and Cowboy Bebop that have stood the test of time and remain popular today. These titles were influential in shaping the way we see anime today and continue to inspire new generations of fans and tattoo artists alike.
What to look for when selecting an anime tattoo artist?
This is a tricky question to respond and this answer could be controversial but there are some artists that are only tracers! Meaning that you will simply show them an online image and they will just trace it without any creativity. Look for an artist that can go beyond a trace, what if you want your favorite character in a unique or different angle or gesture? In that case my friends you need a true artist that can do custom work.
And that is what makes the artists at Spinner Ink Tattoos different, we are all true artists!
Some final thoughts
No matter what your favorite genre is, chances are there is an anime out there for you – and maybe even a tattoo design too! The popularity of anime tattoos shows no signs of slowing down any time soon thanks to the wide appeal of this Japanese form of animation. So if you’re looking for some inspiration for your next tattoo design, be sure to check out some of your favorite shows and movies for some truly unique ideas.
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