• The new year is a great time to get inspired for your next tattoo.
  • In 2022, you can expect to see abstract styles, nostalgic designs, and more.
  • Tattoo artist Lauren Westervelt is sharing her tattoo predictions worth considering in the new year.

While everything from your Spotify Wrapped to the holiday season can have you feeling reflective about the past, chances are you're also probably looking forward to the fresh "new year, new me" energy that comes ringing in the new year. Some of our favorite ways to undergo a little personal refresh? Getting a new tattoo.

Last year saw trends like blackwork and gray shading tattoos rise in popularity, but 2022 will be getting a little more nostalgic - and abstract - when it comes to body art. Lauren Westervelt, tattoo artist at Brooklyn-based studio Fleur Noir, said that, first and foremost, it's most important to get the design you want rather than adhere to a trend. "In the industry as it is today, there are artists specializing in any and every style you could imagine," she told POPSUGAR. "It is easier than ever for clients to find the exact style and artist they resonate with thanks to social media platforms."

That said, there are plenty of tattoo trends she predicts will be huge in 2022 worth looking to for design ideas. Keep reading to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to adding to your collection (or finally find the inspiration for your very first tattoo).

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