Dragonflies are a common tattoo subject, with some popular designs including 3D, tribal and watercolor styling. 3D designs are popular among people who want a realistic looking tattoo. Tribal tattoos vary widely depending on the tattoo artist, but many tribal designs incorporate stippling or geometric shapes.
Watercolor tattoos are an emerging trend in tattoo art, and dragonflies are translated well in watercolor art due to the bright colors and vibrant styling. Many dragonfly tattoos incorporate scenes of nature such as a flower or water into the background or foreground of the tattoo to give a softer, natural feel to the tattoo. Dragonfly tattoos are suited to place anywhere on the body because they scale up and down in size well, depending on how much detail the customer wants in the tattoo.