Like fashion trends, tattoo trends have a way of coming back into style every couple of decades. For example, we’ve been starting to see inspiration from the barbed wire, tribal and even tramp stamp tattoos come back in fashion, which had their heyday in the 1990s and early 2000s. This is largely thanks to the overall embrace of Y2K fashion and music that’s run rampant on TikTok, as well as other social media sites.
Another popular tattoo trend of this era was chains. Chain tattoos were often drawn to look tough and/or masculine for the wearer. But today, they’re shown in a variety of unique styles, while still giving off a distinctly nostalgic flair. Chain tattoos are hot in the tattoo world, both among traditional and fine-line tattooers alike. We’ve curated a gallery of 50 (yes, we said 50) of our favorite chain tattoos from talented tattoo artists around the world, so go ahead and take a peek at their work! Then, feel free to let us know your thoughts on chain tattoos, if you’d consider getting one or if you already have one in the comments section on social media. Now, without further adieu, let’s take a look at some badass tattoos.