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There are a number of reasons that make fall the perfect time to get a tattoo. For one, the entire season gives off an energy that makes you want to reinvent yourself, whether it’s getting a new haircut, taking up a new hobby, or overhauling your beauty routine. Second – and most importantly – it’s the optimal time for tattoo healing since getting one in summer runs the risk of exposing your sensitive, newly inked skin to the sun and water.

As studios start to book up their appointment slots for October on, this gives you just the right amount of time to gather inspiration, and the upcoming season is bringing quite a few fresh design ideas for you to consider, whether big or small. The top tattoo trends for 2023, as well as this fall’s predictions, can be a great jumping-off point for your own artwork ideas, but don’t let them stifle your creativity.

“People should decorate their bodies exactly how they want to,” Anna Williams, a tattoo artist at Rodeo Tattoo, tells POPSUGAR. “A rib tattoo of your mother’s handwriting? Go for it. A skull tat of a crying eagle? Pop off. Tattoos come in trends and waves, and we are having, unsurprisingly, a Y2K resurgence.”

Ahead, we’ve gathered some of the top tattoo trends you can expect to see this fall, according to tattooists. Keep reading to get the scoop.