If you have a fear to commit to anything, when you decide to get a tattoo, you would have to oblige.

Whether it’s micro or a full sleeve, you would want to get it right.

To help you, at least a little, Bounce News got some design suggestions from celebrity tattoo artist Shatta.

He has inked celebrities like Wizkid, Davido, Diamond Platinumz, IK Ogbonna, B-Red, Iyanya and Tekno.

Bounce News asked him for suggestions on the most popular types of tattoos today.

These are the most commonly requested types of tattoos of late, says Shatta.

Matching tattoo’s

matching tattoos

Nothing says 'friends for life’ or ‘love you forever’ quite like getting a matching tattoo inked on your skin, and Shatta points out that this is one tattoo that is common.

A good example is the Chidinma and Kiss Daniel matching tattoos.



Nigerians are very religious people, Christian and Muslim alike, and one way they show their spiritual affiliations is by getting a cross design on their skin.

Valentine tattoo


Shatta cites “Valentine” or heart tattoos are common among Nigerians. This type come in various expressive color palettes, and geometric designs.

They also come in many sizes.



Lettering tattoos as simple as a significant date, a quote, a loved one’s name, or a significant word are popular.

The font and lettering style depends on the taste of the client.

Beauty Spot

beauty mark

Shatta says that ladies like to enhance their beauty by applying a black spot just above their lips.

In the past ladies, applied temporary beauty spots with liquid eyeliner, but now they can get it inked temporarily or permanently.



With tattoos now at days, you can get fake eyebrows.

“We do what you call microblading, you don’t just paint it. You use the machine to do something like hair, so that no one will know that you’re wearing a tattoo” he said.

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