Tattoo Trend Research

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Insights and Trends - Eco-Friendly Environmentally Conscious Tattooing

Trends in eco-friendly and environmentally conscious tattooing include the increasing popularity of vegan tattoo studios, vegan tattoo aftercare products, impact statement tattoos, and eco-friendly temporal tattoos.

Increasing Popularity of Vegan Tattoo Studios

  • Vegan tattoo studios are increasing in popularity as people are increasingly looking for eco-friendly tattoo solutions.
  • These studios use only plant-based products for their tattoos and offer plastic-free tattooing, including using plant-based, plastic alternative ink pots.
  • This also includes using renewable energy, going paperless, and zero-waste policy.
  • Even non-vegans are keying into the trend because vegan ink is believed to be healthier and heals faster than animal inks.
  • This trend is being implemented in several studios and some studios are listed here.

Vegan Aftercare

Impact Statement Tattoos

Temporal Tattoo

Research Strategy

To identify trends surrounding eco-friendly and environmentally conscious, we looked at several recent reports on eco-friendly and environmentally tattooing and selected trends/themes that were discussed in at least two of such reports.
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Tattoo Artist Merchandise - Consumer Sentiment and Popularity

Tattoo artist merchandise are very popular and highly rated by consumers, with an average rating as high as 8.94/10 from over six thousand customer reviews.

Consumer Sentiment Tattoo Artist Merchandise

Research Strategy

To understand consumer sentiment surrounding the popularity of tattoo artist merchandise, we started by first extensively searching media and industry reports, as well as market research databases such as Grandview Research, Markets and Markets, Statista, Just Style, Mintel, among others. However, we were unable to find information, insights, and any statistics surrounding the consumer sentiment of the popularity of tattoo artist merchandise.

Hence, we decided to search for popular stores exclusively or majorly carrying tattoo artist merchandise and to find consumer reviews of the store to gain insight into consumer sentiment and the popularity of such merchandise. We also searched for popular tattoo artists offering any merchandise and tried to glean information on the popularity of their offering from their website. We were able to find ratings based on thousands of customer reviews of such products and have used the ratings in drawing our conclusion on the popularity of tattoo artist merchandise above.
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Insights and Trends - Electronic Tattoos

Trends surrounding electronics tattoo include the increasing popularity of graphene-based tattoos, rising health application of electronic tattoos, and the use of electronic tattoos to control household devices.

Use of Electronic Tattoo for Health

  • The use of electronic tattoo in improving health outcomes has been gaining grounds recently and its application is increasingly being demonstrated.
  • Tattoo inks are being created "that change color in response to the body's natural shifting levels of glucose, pH, and albumin, the main protein in blood plasma."
  • A nanotech tattoo with a carbon electrode which “can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells” has also been developed.
  • Invisible tattoo inks that also change color and become visible in response to too much sun exposure have also been developed. Given different possible applications of electronic tattoos, the trend is expected to continue into the future.
  • Justine Morrow and Ken Kingery have written about the trend.

Electronics Tattoo as a Controller

Graphene-based Electronic tattoo

  • Graphene-based electronic tattoos are another current trend that is expected to have even wider application in the future as graphene become even more affordable.
  • Graphene’s unique electronic properties enable the tattoos to "work like wearable electronic devices, enabling biometric uses, such as monitoring the electrical activity of the brain, heart, and muscles. The tattoos would even allow the wearer to directly interact with machines."
  • The trend was discussed in an article by Medical Futurist and Saleem Khan, Shawkat Ali and Amine Bermak also discuss it in a research paper.

Research Strategy

To identify trends surrounding electronic tattoos, we looked at several recent reports on electronic tattoo trends and selected trends that were discussed in at least two of such trend articles.
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