Reviewed & updated: November 30, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
If you do not like to roll with the crowd and want to reflect your uniqueness, then get a weird tattoo design to demonstrate that idea.
The beginning of tattoo culture can be traced back to the Neolithic period in history.
Archaeologists have found mummies with tattoos on them in several sites like Greenland, Egypt, Siberia, Mongolia, and a pool of other countries. Tattoos played different roles in different cultures and were considered important.
For some tribes, a tattoo was like a piece of unstealable jewelry to make them look attractive while for others it could have been the symbol of a boy becoming a man. Later, in modern times the concept of tattoos was only associated with criminals and convicts.
The twentieth century changed this concept and the tattoo culture became quite common among commoners. Many people do not want to go in the same direction as others and often choose unique and weird tattoo ideas to describe their unique nature.
Person Weird Tattoo
Many people like the concept of human figures. But to spice things up and do it in a unique way they ink weird human figurines in their body. These tattoos are mostly done in the form of line art and traditional black ink is mostly used for these weird tattoo designs. The best place to put these tattoos is on the wrist, forearm, shin, ankle, calves, bicep, and back.
A multitude of meanings can be reflected through these tattoo designs. It can reflect the unique personality that the person poses which is either accepted or rejected by society. The deformed figures can also portray some lack in the tattooer which they want to cover up using this design. Other objects like a knife, flowers, a cross, or a clock can be fused with this idea to further highlight the weirdness.
Story Weird Tattoo
There are very few people who do not like to read or listen to stories. And there are also very few people who like weird tales. The weird narrative can be about anything and can range from fantasy to mythology. The tattooer may like a portion of the story and can get it inked on their body to remind them of the narrative.
These type of weird tattoos mostly takes a bit of space and are done in areas like the bicep, chest, calves, shin, thigh, and back. These tales are mostly tattooed in the form of comic strips and both images and storylines are fused to make them interesting. Colorful ink is mixed with traditional black ink to make the tattoo more realistic.
Friend Weird Tattoo
Stupid and crazy things when done with friends are a whole lot of fun. Many people, for this reason, get matching weird tattoo ideas with their friends. This not only shows the beautiful connection one shares with their friend but also the idea of an unbreakable bond.
A friend who is brave and trustworthy enough to do a weird tattoo with the tattooer is someone whose friendship must be valued. These matching tattoos are mostly put on the wrist, forearm, bicep, ankle, fingers, and back. Weird objects, animals performing weird tricks, and something ghastly is mostly the concept of these weird tattoos.
Head Weird Tattoo
These weird tattoos are also known as Namakubi which is a Japanese term for a freshly severed head. Though gruesome in nature, these tattoos are extremely popular all over the world for the cultural meaning it carries with them. The best place to put these tattoos is on the chest, back, forearm, bicep, and thigh. Many people sometimes mix up the concept of Seppuku and Namakubi as both of them are associated with the severing of heads, but they are not the same.
Yes, it is true both Seppuku and Namakubi are associated with death and reflects the concept of death. Seppuku was done by a Samurai’s assistant after he disembowels himself. Namakubi was the presentation of severed heads of warriors to the opposition King who have won the battle. The concept of honor, respect, and life as a full circle is reflected through this tattoo design.
Email Password Log Weird Tattoo
Tattooing weird codes with alphabets, characters, or numbers are often seen inked in the bodies of people. For others, it may be valueless or they might find it weird, but for the tattooer, it holds a great value. For some people codes, passwords, or a certain number are like a lifeline. Something so important that it cannot be written down somewhere or saved on any device.
The best way to keep them a secret yet remember them seamlessly is by tattooing them on their body. The tattoo designs are made in such a way that they cannot be identified as codes. These tattoos are quite unique and are done by people who are mysterious in nature. The best place to put these tattoos is on the wrist, forearm, back, chest, ankle, shoulder, and rib.
Barcode Weird Tattoo
When you shop from anywhere you often see barcodes on the products, and they are scanned when billing is done. Sometimes you will notice that people even get these barcodes on their skin. Now it may seem weird but these tattoos have a deep underlying meaning. The ideal placement for these tattoos is on the wrist, bicep, chest, ankle, fingers, and neck.
The barcode tattoo is often associated with consumerism and how people are becoming a kind of weird product of society. Loss of individual identity, culture, and values is highlighted by these tattoo designs. This tattoo shows the negative side of the ever-advancing technologies. It is quite scary to imagine a world with barcodes really being used to track human beings and their activity.
Weird Fish Tattoo
Generally, a fish tattoo represents wisdom, abundance, strength, and prosperity. But there are some species of weird fish that have unique features for defense and hunting. Venomous stings, electric shocks, or box shapes, among many others are their features. They are very much different from the common crowd in the fish community.
Similarly, many people do not socialize well or are quite different and stay aloof from the common crowd. They tend to get these weird fish tattoos in order to show their personality trait through them. The best place to put these tattoos is on the wrist, forearm, chest, back, and thighs.
Weird Funny Tattoo
With the boom of social media sharing, funny things online have become a trend. Ranging from jokes to memes, people enjoy a bit of laughter in this morbid world with them. Many people go further by inking themselves with funny tattoos on their skin. Sometimes they are also being used as a source of sarcasm against the world.
Some famous designs which are inked all around the world are squinting fry, grumpy cat, success kid, murderous duck, and many more such ideas. The best place to put these tattoos is on the wrist, forearm, shin, back, chest, and bicep.
Weird Tattoo Fails Tattoo
Many a time, people get bad tattoos on their bodies out of a mistake. It is always important to go to an experienced tattoo artist as creating a tattoo needs a lot of patience and artistic creativity. As these are permanent inks and some tattoos are quite costly some people own the wrong tattoos on their skin proudly.
Some people intentionally loves creating these types of tattoo in order to grab attention on social sites or in reality. Not only weird looking, but the concept is quite weird too, getting inked with a wrong tattoo.
Weird Quote Tattoo
Some people save themselves from getting weird images inked on their bodies. Instead, they get weird texts tattooed to represent the weirdness and childishness in themselves. This concept is both popular among men and women and mostly black ink is used for creating these tattoos.
‘Stay weird’, ‘We are all bonkers’, ‘Mad king prevails’, and many such ideas are done on the skin around the world. The best place to put these tattoos is on the chest, forearm, wrist, bicep, thighs, and back. These unique weird tattoo designs represent the nonsensical elements present in the tattoo, which helps to keep the inner child alive. These designs are often fused with heart signs, paint brushes, flowers, or clocks to beautify the concept further.
It is absolutely not necessary for these weird tattoos to make sense all the time. They can be done for fun or to show the quirky nature of the tattooer. Yes, it is true that social messages are sometimes reflected through these designs but that totally depends on the tattooer.
Other designs that can be created and inked with these weird tattoos are:
- Weird bird tattoo.
- Realistic weird tattoo.
- Weird clothes tattoo.
- Weird artists tattoo.
- Weird face tattoo.
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What are some of the most popular weird tattoos?
Some of the most popular weird tattoos include: cartoon characters, geometric shapes, abstract art, celebrity portraits, optical illusions and 3D tattoos. Other weird tattoos might include phrases in different languages or symbols from significant cultures, such as Native American designs. Some people also opt for quirky things like food-inspired pieces, vampire images and emoji tattoos.