Mastering Tattoo Artistry

Saved Tattoo is a go-to resource for tattoo inspiration, meanings, and advice. We cover popular tattoos like minimalistSamurai, and Viking designs. We also provide guidance on tattoo placementsizing, costs, aftercare, and cover-ups.

Design Matters

Find Your Next Great Tattoo

Meet your instructor

Saved Tattoo was founded in 2018 by Bella Jiang.

After graduating in 2010 from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, one of the top art colleges in China, Bella worked as a designer at a game company until 2014. She started her tattooing career in 2015 and opened her private studio in Hangzhou 3 years later.

The journey has been challenging. In this country, tattoo artists are often seen as a marginalized group and their work is misunderstood. Most of Bella’s college classmates settled into .com jobs or civil service roles. Bella instead opted to take the more difficult path of tattooing, not for money or fame, but to deliver on a promise she made to herself as a little girl.

Common Questions

Our tattoo library showcases stunning designs across many styles – from small minimalist tattoos to full sleeves, traditional motifs to hyper realistic portraiture, sacred geometry mandalas to vibrant botanical tattoos, and much more. Browse for ideas or use our guided searches for your perfect custom piece.

While we do not currently take direct requests, our experienced tattoo artists regularly contribute portfolio samples as well as share tips for how to best communicate your vision to a local professional tattoo shop. From recommended questions to ask to key elements for a custom brief, we cover everything you need to get amazing bespoke body art.

Our co-founders have over 40 years of combined tattoo industry experience as award-winning artists as well as shop owners. The collective knowledge from their impressive careers is directly shared through the skills guidance, aftercare recommendations, apprenticeship advice, and industry best practices across the site. Learn from the masters through our transparent, honest content.

We love seeing our readers’ tattoo sketches and works-in-progress! While we cannot currently provide individual feedback, submitting your designs helps our team generate new inspiration and areas to potentially cover in skills tutorials. And you may see your art featured in our community showcase gallery!

Yes, we have cultivated official partnerships with many influential shops globally – from LA to Berlin to Seoul and beyond. Our connections provide insider access to diverse world-class talent, techniques, and tattoo conventions to inform our ever-growing knowledge base straight from the source.

Our Most Popular Tattoo Inspiration

Explore the top-read galleries and trending designs from our community. See what tattoos our fans can’t get enough of and let the stunning artistry spark your next great tattoo idea. Whether it’s realistic portraits, sacred geometry, floral motifs, or classic styles reimagined, dive into the dynamic showcases that have our readers obsessed. With thousands of designs to marvel at, find a popular style that speaks to your creative spirit and pursuits. What will capture your imagination today?

Lotus Flower Tattoo

20+ Lotus Flower Tattoo Design Ideas (Meaning and Inspirations)

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Also known as lotus, lotus flowers have a very deep religious meaning as well as other spiritual ones. Lotus flowers can symbolize compassion, purity, and even strength. Lotus flowers sometimes grow in the most polluted water but bloom beautifully and still, create beautiful petal flowers. Lotus flower tattoos are popular among people of Asian descent….
How To Become A Tattoo Artist

10 Things You Should Know Before Becoming A Tattoo Artist

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Being a tattoo artist seems easy; you got the needle and some ink and you’re good to go. However, doing tattoos requires much more work than it may seem at first. When we say ‘more work’, we mean hard work that could last for years, and might not even pay well or at all. However,…
Libra Tattoo

36 Best Libra Tattoo Designs (and What They Mean)

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Zodiac tattoos are quite prominent and popular, especially among the celebrities that are role models for many people who get the tattoos after them. Libra is the 7th Zodiac sign, and quite popular because there are different types of the tattoo and ways to ink it on your body. Libra that is often described as…
Sagittarius tattoo

50+ Cheerful Sagittarius Tattoo Design Ideas (2023 Updated)

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Celebrate your zodiac sign with a tattoo. Sagittarius is a fire sign, and those born under it are fun, cheerful, and creative. This makes the perfect energy for a bright and bold tattoo. We know, as a Sagittarius, you won’t choose a boring design. 50+ Sagittarius Tattoo Design Ideas You don’t even have to be…
Japanese Flower Tattoo

50+ Best Japanese Flower Tattoo Design Ideas and Their Meanings

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Japanese tattoos are among the most recognizable tattoos in the world and they’re incredibly popular. Distinct imagery with a blend of detailed lined work and cultural significance is the main characteristic of Japanese tattoos. Colorful is one way to describe this type of ink. While it’s possible to come across black and grey designs, Japanese…
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60+ Tattoos Which Symbolize Freedom (2023 Updated)

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Freedom tattoos are important to the wearer, no matter what design symbolizes freedom to you. Freedom can be symbolized through many different tattoo designs. A freedom tattoo can be a fantastic way to show the world you have broken free from your past. It can also represent that you have overcome hardships and can finally…
Male Celebrities With the Best Tattoos

Top 8 Male Celebrities With the Best Tattoos

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So, you’ve decided to get a tattoo and now you’re looking for a design inspiration. What better way to search for the perfect tattoo design than checking out what our favorite celebrities are going for when it comes to getting inked. Let’s be honest; some celebrities have exceptional taste when it comes to tattoo designs….
Yin Yang Tattoo

Top 30 Meaningful Yin Yang Tattoo Design Ideas

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Do you believe in the power of yin and yang? Have you ever heard of it before? Most people worldwide believe that this concept can make up for an amazing tattoo idea. Yin and Yang speak about the attraction and force between two different personalities, two different souls, as well as different and opposite personas….
Does CBD Oil Make Tattooing Less Painful

Does CBD Oil Make Tattooing Less Painful?

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Those who have never had tattoos before like to entertain the idea of getting a tattoo under the influence, just to ease the pain and finally get over it. And, for some time, getting drunk and going for a tattoo session was a thing among the youngsters with low pain tolerance or fear of needles….
Small Tattoos with Big Meanings

70+ Small Tattoos with Big Meanings You’ll Fall in Love with

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Good things come in the smallest packages, they say. The best perfumes come in small bottles, the finest jewels come in small boxes, among other things. The huge value of small things also extends to tattoos. A simple, small, or delicate tattoo can speak volumes about your character, your emotions, and things you hold close…
Am I Too Old To Get A Tattoo

Am I Too Old To Get A Tattoo? (How Old Is Too Old?)

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If you think you’re too old to get a tattoo, think again. Studies show that almost 30% of people getting tattoos are adults between the ages of 40 and 50. A smaller percentage of 16% are those over the age of 50, deciding to go for a tattoo. But, several questions need to be answered when it…
What Should You Not Do Before Getting A Tattoo

What Should You Not Do Before Getting A Tattoo?

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To get a tattoo means to permanently commit to a work of art on your body. So, in order for that work of art to be perfect and worthy of its permanence, one has to be well prepared and choose wisely. It is essential for a tattoo to be a well-thought-out decision, rather than something…
Koi Fish Tattoo

30+ Koi Fish Tattoo Designs (And The Meaning Behind Them)

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Koi fish represents one of the most iconic symbols of Asian tradition and traditional Asian tattoos. This wonderful symbol carries many incredible meanings and can be adjusted for breathtaking tattoo design. If you want to get a Koi fish tattoo, we recommend you continue reading for a better understanding of the symbolism and how the…
Viking Tattoo Sleeve Ideas

40+ Best Viking Tattoo Sleeve Ideas & Symbolism (2023 Updated)

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Vikings were raiders and warriors who marked the majority of the middle age. They raided from the North into England and France and, besides their warrior glory and strength, they also yielded rich culture, symbolism, and mythology. That’s why there are a lot of Viking symbols nowadays that are gladly tattooed, especially because Vikings were…
Taurus Tattoo

30+ Taurus Tattoo Designs And Meanings (2023 Updated)

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Getting a Taurus tattoo is pretty uncommon, mostly for the believers of horoscope and zodiac where Taurus is one of the most popular Earth signs. Alternatively, those interested in astronomy and constellations must’ve heard about the Taurus constellation, again named after the belief of astrology and horoscope. Besides that, there are also many different designs…
Tattoo Colors Everything You Need to Know

Tattoo Colors: Everything You Need to Know

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Tattoos have gone from being something associated with soldier and sailors to becoming modern pieces of art. Tattoos now come in countless different styles, with limitless designs and a wide variety of colors. The type of color, shading and tones will vary depending on the tattoo design, tattoo artist and tattoo style. Whether you want…
Best Laser Tattoo Removal Machines

Best Laser Tattoo Removal Machines to Zap That Tattoo in 2023

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Did you make the age-old mistake of tattooing a certain partner’s name on your skin? Or perhaps that cheap tattoo you got at Mark’s bachelor party is starting to haunt you. Either way, you’re probably interested in laser tattoo removal. In this guide to the best laser tattoo removal machines, there’s a simple buyer’s guide…
Music Tattoo

60+ Best Music Tattoos To Show Off Your Love For Good Tunes

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Someone once said that life would be a mistake without music, and we couldn’t agree more. For centuries, classical composers, philosophers, and psychologists explored the way music impacts our life, our brain, and our development as a species. Nothing touches a human brain like music, and that is scientifically proven. So, your love for music…
Smile Tattoo

Top 30 Funny Smile Tattoo Design Ideas (2023 Updated)

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Have you ever thought about getting a smile-inspired tattoo? If you’re someone who is cheerful and optimistic you will enjoy getting smile tattoos. They can be so quirky and positive, just make sure that you choose out the best one that suits you. Keep on reading and find your perfect tattoo down below! Top 30…
Deer Tattoos

Deer Tattoos: Meanings, Symbolism, and 40+ Best Design Ideas

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Remember Bambi? The majority of us have encountered deer in Disney movies like Bambi. Ever since the 1950s, because of this movie depiction of deer life, people have been in awe when it comes to this wonderful, gentle, and peaceful animal. And, of course, Bambi and similar movies weren’t the first to introduce us to…
Sigil Tattoo

Sigil Tattoo: What Does It Mean and Is It Okay To Have One?

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Before deciding on a final tattoo design, one needs to take into consideration a lot of factors that draw a line between an acceptable and a big no-no tattoo design. Cultural appropriation and borrowing from offensive symbolism and ideas seem to be overlooked in the global tattoo community as a big problem. Sure, you can…
What Happens To Tattoos When You Gain Muscle

What Happens To Tattoos When You Gain Muscle?

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Getting a tattoo isn’t just a fun way to change your appearance and do something exciting. A tattoo becomes a part of your body and it is a piece of art that will last you a lifetime. Sure, unless you opt for laser removal, the tattoo will be there, permanently. During the time of your…
Tattoo history

History of Tattoos in American, Japan, Africa, India, Euro (A Brief Insight && Interesting Info For Your ‘Fun Facts’ Collection)

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From the prehistoric era, tattooing has been around for different kinds of reasons, applications, and purposes. It is claimed that tattooing has existed since 12,000 BC as something practiced around the world. The word ‘tattoo’ is even traced etymologically to the Tahitian words ‘tatu’, or ‘tatau’, which mean ‘to mark’, or ‘ to strike’. Now,…