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8 Common Reasons People Get Tattoos

From the outside, tattoos may just seem like a simple piece of art for the skin. However, if you are considering getting a tattoo, there is much more to it then simply finding a design you like. Tattoos are an artwork like no other and it is important to create something that’s personal to you.

Second 2 None Tattoo Studio work with all our clients to create a design you love. We can always advise you regarding your tattoo, whether it is your 1st or 50th time.


Getting the names of people you love is one of the most common reasons people get tattoos. Whether this is the names of your partner and children or loved ones who have passed away, it can be a great way to commemorate their life and celebrate your family.

This can even include the names of pets you love or your idols. In addition to names, you may want to have the faces of your loved ones, idols and family members.

Express Creativity

At the end of the day, tattoos are a unique way to create artwork, unlike any other option. Tattoos give you the freedom to create any art you would like in your body with any design, whether this is relevant to your personal life and interests or not!

This freedom means tattoos are a great way to express creativity and can often be one of the best reasons to get a tattoo. Regardless of the design you end up with, if you love it and want to keep it forever, then it is a fantastic option for you!

Heritage, Culture & Patriotism

We should all be proud of the journeys we have taken and where we have come from. For many people, this is something that can be symbolised within a tattoo. If it is something to do with your heritage, culture or nationality, tattoos are a great way to demonstrate this and show your passion for your own culture and history.

Interests & Hobbies

There are so many choices when it comes to tattoo designs. As the design should be something personal to you and something you love, this can be as simple as hobbies and interests. If there is a football club you love or you have a passion for music, this can always be incorporated into a tattoo.

Interests and hobbies are a great option to style your tattoos around. This can be developed over time so you build one larger piece of artwork through your tattoos from different interests and hobbies.


If you want to send a message to someone, a spontaneous tattoo could be the perfect solution. Tattoos are permanent and if you are looking for a small romantic gesture or a design to add to your individuality, this is a great option.

Even if you end up having just the one tattoo, it may be an experience you want to try and tick off the bucket list!

Spreading A Message

Everyone has their own opinion on the modern world and you should have the freedom to show what you believe in and what you represent. For some people, this may just be something small and for others, it will mean a lot more.

Tattoos are the perfect platform to spread a message in big and small ways with a creative and unique design that is personal to your beliefs.

Adding To Imperfections

Scars and imperfections make us who we are and tattoos are very similar. They are an addition to our bodies which make us unique. That’s why pairing the two together can create fantastic art and bodywork.

Tattoos can be used to cover up imperfections if you find a design you love or they can accompany them to show we are all different in stunning ways!


Although you can create tattoos with unique designs, this is about showcasing your personality on the outside. Tattoos are one of the best ways to create individuality and show people you are not afraid to stand out.

Whilst this can be anything personal to you, many people choose to get animals which represent their personality or a part of their life. Whether this is a lion to represent fearlessness and bravery or a parent and cub for close relationships, there are so many avenues to explore.

Contact Us

If you would like advice on tattoo designs, speak to Second 2 None Tattoo Studio. We can book your first appointment and discuss all your design preference and the ideas you have. Call 01709 380069 or fill in our contact form to make an enquiry.