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About the Body Art Report

Covering the most innovative designs in body painting, henna, tattooing and piercing, the Body Art Trend Report examines consumer relationships with modern art. Whether it is realistic face painting for Halloween or unique tribal tattoos and piercings, we explore many different body art trends capturing consumer attention. Furthermore, we look at how the female body is used as a canvas for art exhibits, how tattoo artists are popularized in the media and how contemporary culture is more open-minded towards body art than ever before.

Who It's For

Tattoo artists, graphic designers, fashion designers and street artists will be able to leverage our research to understand patterns in the body art industry. Conversely, this research will be useful to brand innovators and advertising executives looking to customize products, promotions and campaigns to fit the interests of consumers.

Identify key changes in the tattooing industry by extracting essential crowd-sourced data from the Body Art Trend Report.

The Body Art Trend Report, last published on Jul 21, 2014, includes 89 PRO Trends and 445 examples of body art market research and body art consumer trends related to: tattoos, piercings, modern art, art exhibits, tattoo artists and body art trends.

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Methodology

Our body art research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced body art articles and 2,114,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 89 Body Art PRO Trends = 89 Powerpoint Pages Body Art PPT Report
• 445 Body Art Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 62 Body Art Videos (Online) Body Art Videos
• 2,670 Body Art Images (Online) Body Art Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Art Deco, Art, Bed, Museum, Contemporary Art, Storage, Fantasy, Lighting, Mirror, Tattoos, Paint, Street Art, Photo Editing, Business Card, Sculpture, Sofa, Paper, Chair, Restaurant, Flowers, Bath, Dining, Digital Art, Lamp, Graffiti, Bookshelf, Lawn Furniture, Jack-O-Lantern, Candle, Sink and more!



Sample Body Art Pro Trends

Each Body Art PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online body art articles, videos and images. Examples:

Brash Professionalism Formal tactics take a turn as society becomes more open and expressive Implications - Taking personal expression one step further, individuals are revamping formal concepts like resumes and business cards with more shock-worthy appeal. Referencing vices such as alcohol and medicinal drugs, these business tactics blur the lines between professional and private spheres, speaking to a more lax business ethic, particularly among youths.
Brash Professionalism
Formal tactics take a turn as society becomes more open and expressive
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Scannable Obsession Barcodes and QR codes permeate design as consumers accept digital culture Implications - Consumers find barcodes or QR codes commonplace symbols and have come to celebrate their incorporation into all areas of culture and design. Recognizing the inane simplicity attached to the use of scan technology, consumers are coming to find the beauty in digital codes to make the continued assimilation of technology in everyday life more colorful.
Scannable Obsession
Barcodes and QR codes permeate design as consumers accept digital culture
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Aphotic Obsession As edgy is correlated to the concept of macabre, consumers idolize the sullen Implications - Anonymity on the Internet has reared a generation more comfortable expressing their emotions, which has led to the acceptance of melancholic feelings. As a result, consumers are looking to actualize emotions via wares that are in-line with their lifestyles as opposed to adhering to cultural subgenres.
Aphotic Obsession
As edgy is correlated to the concept of macabre, consumers idolize the sullen
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Creative Jobbing Instead of listing qualifications, designers prove skill through prototype Implications - As the economic uncertainty continues to wain on and more creatives become desperate for employment, many have taken the matter into their own hands (literally) by exercising skills and qualifications through eye-catching resumes that are a physical embodiment of talent. This shift towards creative jobbing satisfies the need for instant gratification amid Millennial job hunters as well as busy executives.
Creative Jobbing
Instead of listing qualifications, designers prove skill through prototype
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Soothing Solitary Brands adapt to the increasing market of single consumers Implications - As digital lifestyles leave consumers with less face time than ever, innovations that look to soothe the melancholy brought about by the often-lonesome use of technology are on the rise. While the origins of many lie in Asia, the initiatives are being adopted in the west, where residents -- particularly in North America -- are battling an increasingly solitary lifestyle.
Soothing Solitary
Brands adapt to the increasing market of single consumers
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Inked Acceptance Tattooed photography captures reflect the emergence of more risqué imagery Implications - With mainstream media exposing consumers to features that are often outside their comfort zone, elements that were once considered risqué are becoming widely accepted and normalized within society. Photographic imagery that focuses on the beauty of body art and tattoos reflects a more open and accepting approach to non-traditional symbolism, showcasing a turn towards more provocative representations in everyday media.
Inked Acceptance
Tattooed photography captures reflect the emergence of more risqué imagery
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Comedic Seniority The allure of relaxation prompts greater consumer acceptance of aging Implications - With old age providing the allure of retirement and relaxation, consumers bombarded by responsibilities of work and home are becoming more receptive of the idea of aging. Moving away from the typically mundane references associated with seniors, marketers are presenting elderly citizens with more edge and humor, combining the attraction of maturity with the need to maintain one’s exuberance throughout life. The surge of elderly ads reflect a shift in consumer perspectives toward more positive views of aging.
Comedic Seniority
The allure of relaxation prompts greater consumer acceptance of aging
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Nostalgic Drive Toy-themed vehicles cater to adults looking to re-connect with their youth Implications - The continuous responsibilities brought about by adulthood often leaves consumers craving a link to a more carefree period of their childhood. Vehicles that exhibit toy-like exteriors and cartoonish designs provide individuals with distinct references to their youth, combining adult tendencies with the need to revert back to simpler, stress-free time.
Nostalgic Drive
Toy-themed vehicles cater to adults looking to re-connect with their youth
7 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 83 more Body Art PRO Trends and 445 examples!



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