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Celeb tattoo artists Vikas and Mickey Malani spill the hottest trends of 2017

From tattoos that look real enough to make you doubt your vision to gorgeous water colour style designs, here's all you need to know to get inked

Arpita Kala 6 January 2017, 8:41 PM
Bros and tattoo artists, Vikas and Mickey Malani, are the masterminds behind some of your fave celeb tattoos

Bros and tattoo artists, Vikas and Mickey Malani, are the masterminds behind some of your fave celeb tattoos

Not stars or moons and certainly not your bae’s initials. Your first tattoo in 2017 should be legen-wait for it-dary. If you have finally decided to take the plunge and get inked or just want to add more to your ever-growing body-art collection, we got some cool ideas for you.

Tattoo artists, Vikas and Mickey Malani of BodyCanvas Tattoos, shared with us the hautest trends of the new year. Apart from inking Sanskari Alok Nath (Whodathunkit!), the brothers have also given tattoos to celebs such as John Abraham, Aamir Khan for Dhoom 3, Anushka Sharma for Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola, Priyanka Chopra for Pyaar Impossible, MS Dhoni and Shah Rukh Khan. So, check out their body art forecast for the year to get inspired.

Hyper-realistic tattoos: when the ink gets real
As the name suggests, this is all about making art look alive on your skin. Want to pay homage to your pet or get a tattoo of your favourite flower? Then, this is your jam.



Geometric tattoos: Maths never looked this beautiful, tbh
These structural designs started making quite some noise during the last year itself and it’s only going to get bigger, say the Malanis. “Geometric tattoo art forms do not only include circles and squares; artists are so innovative that they can transform pandas in geometric form,” says Vikas. 



Mandala drawings: Wearing spirituality on your body 
If you gasped for air at the sight of the intricate patterns on Buddhist Tankhas and ancient art, this is your deal. “It is, of course, a beautiful art form but it also talks a lot about the spiritual aspect of your life,” says Mickey Malani.



Watercolour tattoos: Hello art, meet your body
Be it your favourite painting or just to add more character to your design, water colour style tattoos look gorgeous and colourful. Vikas says, “This does not just prove that your artist is highly creative but also tells that you have amazing taste in tattoo art.” Oh well! Guess which one of these will be our next. 



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