Whether you鈥檝e got a semicolon, a delicate聽flower or an homage to someone important to you, tattoos are an incredible way to show the world your personal style. With all those gorgeous designs out there, we know it can be tough to find the tattoo that鈥檚 perfect for you. Sure, Pinterest is a tattoo hotspot, but we鈥檝e got 18 more sources to give you the ink inspo to suit your story and style.

Tattoo Artists

Much like us, tattoo artists maintain active online presences. If you stumble upon an artist you really like, be sure to check up on their social media accounts for their best work, along with posts from artists they admire and work with.


1. Sasha Unisex: Seriously, we can鈥檛 get over how gorgeous her work is. We鈥檝e written about geometric tattoos聽before, but it can鈥檛 be said enough: Her tattoos are bright, colorful and exceptionally well designed. (Photo via @sashaunisex)


2. Alice Carrier: This popular Portland artist is known for her blackwork and floral tattoos. If you鈥檙e looking for an artist whose entire portfolio is easily available online, Carrier may be your new fave. (Photo via @alicerules)


3. Bang Bang: Celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang has over a million Instagram follows and is well known for slick lines and unique designs. If you鈥檙e in (or near) New York City, you should definitely check out Bang Bang鈥檚 artwork. (Photo via @bangbang)


4. Dr. Woo: This artist has tattooed many of our favorite celebrities. The Dr. is loved for geometric patterns, minimalism and an extremely strong team of artists. Even if you don鈥檛 get Dr. Woo, you鈥檒l find a super-talented artist in the New York City-based shop. (Photo via @dr_woo_ssc)


5. Becca Genn茅-Bacon: Becca takes classic colors and lines and gives them an incredible, modern spin. Book lovers, pet lovers and tattoo appreciators alike will find something to love about her work. (Photo via @beccagennebacon)


6. Cally-Jo: Cally-Jo works in Manhattan, New York City, at Grit and Glory tattoo shop. Cally-Jo鈥檚 strong portfolio and background in fine arts will leave you confident in her skill set. (Photo via @callyjoart)


Yep, celebs聽are major fans of聽tattoos. Follow along on their Instas to discover where they got their artwork done and which styles call out to you. Tattooed celebs can serve as good examples for tattoo placement too. If you鈥檙e planning on getting multiple tattoos, it鈥檚 always best to plan in advance, so you don鈥檛 go for that wrist tattoo and then realize you want something else there a year later.


7. Jourdan Dunn: A testament to the growing celebration of tattoos in the beauty biz, supermodel Jourdan Dunn鈥檚 eight tattoos don鈥檛 keep her from booking gigs. (Photo via @officialjdunn)


8. Rihanna: Rihanna, the one and only bad gal, is slowly becoming covered in works of art. With over 20 tattoos, she鈥檚 a great celeb to keep up with for tattoo inspiration. (Photo via @badgalriri)


9. Cara Delevingne: When she鈥檚 not hanging with TSwift鈥檚 #squad, Cara Delevingne is definitely a regular on the tattoo scene. She even has a matching tattoo with Jourdan Dunn! (Photo via @caradelevingne)


10. Zoe Kravitz: Lolawolf singer and superstar daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet has an eclectic collection of small, subtle tattoos. (Photo via @zoeisabellakravitz)


11. Florence Welch: The super-edgy singer of Florence and The Machine, Florence Welch, sports quite a few tiny tattoos of her own. Copy her sense of style by tracking her latest tattoos on her Instagram. (Photo via @ouhoh)


Though many people think of childhood books as a source of tattoo inspiration, there are a number of reference books out there dedicated to tattoo ideas and the history of the practice.


12. The Tattoorialist: Tattoo Street Style by Nicolas Brulez ($15): Coming out on September 1, 2015, this book promises to be a must-have for anyone looking for a text on tattoos. With over 300 photographs of various tattoo styles and designs, this will give you a close look into the culture you鈥檙e entering when you get a tattoo.


13. The World Atlas of Tattoo by Anna Felicity Friedman ($25): Get knowledgable about contemporary and old-school tattoo practices and styles in this book of over 700 photographs. It鈥檚 more than enough to comb through and get started.


14. Pen +聽Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton ($13): Looking for a meaningful tattoo? This book will introduce you to new designs and new writers. We call that a win-win!


15. Art on Skin: Tattoos, Style, and the Human Canvas by Nancy Hajeski, Marcel Brousseau, Lisa Purcell ($11): Consider this Tattoos 101. It walks you through choosing the right style and describing that style to your artist. The stories from tattooed folks will give you insight into what it鈥檚 like to have a tattoo.

Television Shows

If you鈥檙e looking for a passive education on the world of tattoos, look no further than these tattoo-centered television shows. Bring on the practiced talent, the gorgeous work and the competition!


16. Ink Master: If you like competition, you鈥檒l love this show. Get a glimpse at the huge variety of styles out there by watching the artists take on thrilling challenges. (Image via Spike)


17. Epic Ink: Pop-culture addicts will fall in love with this show. You鈥檒l learn about 鈥済eek-chic鈥 tattoo style and might just realize one of the artists on the team is right for you! (Image via A&E)


18. Best Ink: This series keeps up with tattoo artists from all over the country and follows them as they compete to be the very best. The guest judges will teach you how to judge a tattoo and help you buff up on your tattoo knowledge. (Image via Oxygen)

What鈥檚 your plan for your next tattoo? Let us know in the comments below!