80 of the Most Popular Tattoo Designs That Will Never Go Out of Style

One scroll through the tattoo section of Pinterest, and it's easy to pick out some of the most popular designs. Between classics like hearts and roman numerals to contemporary favorites like infinity signs and arrows, there are some designs that have been tattooed at virtually every shop on Earth. Or, at least, that's how it seems. But just because they're popular doesn't mean they should automatically be off-limits. After all, these ideas are commonly requested for a reason.

These tattoos can be expressive, symbolic, and meaningful — especially when done in a unique, fashion-forward way that puts a modern spin on a classic design. In the words of tattooist Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy, who's worked with everyone from Rihanna to Hailey Bieber: "As tattoos become more acceptable, people will be less apprehensive to tattoo more of their body."

To prove our point, we've put together the 80 staple tattoo designs that prove "popular" doesn't need to mean "cliche." See them all, ahead.

— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes

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Small Heart

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Coordinates

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Butterfly

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"Be kind."

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Black Light Rainbow

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Simply Love

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Moon

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Roman Numerals

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"Be you, love you. All ways, always."

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Lightening Bolt

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"Be here now."

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Compass

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Holding Hands

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"Be happy."

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Constellation

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Star

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"Keep moving forward."

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Leafy Branch

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"Not all those who wander are lost."

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Pi Symbol

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Ladybug

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"Love you more."

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Maple Leaf

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Sun

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Pet Paw

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Growing Tree

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Rose

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"All is well."

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Anatomical Heart

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Smile

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Overlapping Hearts

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Arrow

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Bird

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"Love myself."

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Feather

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"Walk in the light."

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Hope

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"Que sera sera"

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Mountains

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Skyline

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Cancer Ribbon

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Crown

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Anchor

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Wildflowers

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Cactus

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"Brave heart"

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Origami

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Peace Sign

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Lion

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Plant

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Horoscope sign

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Personal Note

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Cross

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Key

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Diamond

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Eye

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Heartbeat

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"C'est la vie"

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Palm Tree

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Dandelion

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Sun and Moon

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"Serendipity."

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Tiger

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Umbrella

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Skull

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"Create."

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Paper Airplane

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Wave

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Panda

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Dinosaur

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