Before I jump into this, I want to set the record straight. Like everyone else, I’m a fan of Breaking Bad. I started watching in the second season, and was hooked ever since. This past summer, I binge-watched all four seasons just to make sure I remembered every detail during the last season.
With that being said, it’s hard for me to admit this… but Breaking Bad tattoos are the new owl tattoos. Back in 2010, you couldn’t walk into a tattoo shop without seeing an owl tattoo. Hell, there were a couple artists who didn’t tattoo anything else but owls that year. Obviously I’m exaggerating, but you get the idea. To be fair, owl tattoos are just one of the many fads in tattooing. Other tattoo fads include the name across the back in the late 1990’s, the nautical star in the earlier 2000’s, and the realism explosion in the mid 2000’s. The Breaking Bad fad will continue throughout the year, and we’ll slowly see it die off. It’ll take a couple months for a new fad to be identified, but rest assured one will.
I don’t want anyone to take my little rant here in a negative light. I’ve seen some amazing Breaking Bad tattoos, and I’ve enjoyed looking at the different approaches artists have taken. Once Buzzfeed notices how popular Breaking Bad tattoos are in six months, I’m sure they’ll steal content from various tattoo blogs and make ‘The top 10 Breaking Bad Tattoos’. Until then, enjoy the ride and say his name… bitch.
Tattoo by Adam Guy Hays at Red Rocket Tattoo in New York City, NY