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Top 5 Emo Inspired Tattoos

Let Your Art Reflect Your Mood


Feel depressed? Need a friend? The following tattoos will see you through your ups and downs because they will be permanent. Escape that happy place and show the world your dark side. It's all a matter of perspective.

While there is always a place for cute and inspiring tattoo designs, sometimes you may just want to go a little darker. Forget the cupcakes and the love theme and instead look at the various designs that have a much more mysterious nature. While you can add color to these pieces, it really helps to just make them black ink instead.When placed in a prominent spot, these dark tattoos really make a statement. From guns to lucky or unlucky numbers, what is your favorite of the top five emo inspired tattoos? Be sure to leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

1. Dream catchers

image courtesy tattoo images central
Image courtesy tattooimagescentral
Let's face it, most dreams will not come true. What better way to acknowledge that then with a dream catcher tattoo? In Native American legend, a dream catcher hung upon the window will catch all your nightmares. I guess that's why it won't work when it's on your body. But at least you'll look trendy for the season. Dream catcher designs are some of the most popular tattoos of the past few years. Rest assured that regardless of their mass appeal, they are still a prominent folk tale within the Native American community.

2. Lucky or Unlucky Numbers

Here's a unique way to really drive yourself mad. Instead of looking at the sunny side when you tattoo the numbers "7" or "13", begin to question their lucky merit instead. Perhaps that number "7" is going to bring upon 7 years worth of bad luck? And let's just say lucky number 13? Taylor Swift BELIEVES it to be good luck and draws it on her hand before every show with makeup. But what if she's wrong? There's a reason many architects skip that floor on a building. Hmm...makes you think.

3. Feathers

Have a child who just flew the nest? How depressing. What about the loss of a loved one or a family pet, such as the beloved parrot? A feather tattoo surely fits the bill. Feather tattoos can also represent modern crime, as they've become quite a popular prison/gang design in lieu of the teardrop. In this photo, the feather pays homage to the Harry Potter series. For more witch and pagan tattoos, click here. And be sure to get inspired for a Lord of the Rings tattoo here.

4. Guns

Gun tattoos can have many meanings. From representing the forces in a > Military style, to keeping things wild with a western inspired tattoo, guns can also have a negative reputation. Often associated with danger, pair your gun up with a skeleton and you have something even more morbid to think about.

5. Vampire/Twilight Tattoos

It's OK to be a brooding actor, just look at how far London-bred Robert Pattinson went with that same attitude. For a depressing, goth, emo-inspired tattoo, nothing beats a Twilight inspired design. From wolf fangs in honor of Jacob, to vampire bites right on your neck from the charming man of the night, or a simple script tattoo with your name, Bella. You can read more Twilight tattoo ideas here.

6. Need Help?

This article was written for entertainment purposes only and in no way to make light of or promote depression, anxiety or helpless thoughts. If you are experiencing real symptoms of depression or are having thoughts of death and suicide please seek immediate help. The Suicide hotline phone number is 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-8255. More information can be found on the website here. Never give up!

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