Guns. Love em or hate em, they sure do make cool tattoos. Gun tattoos have been extremely popular for years, first cropping up in American Traditional. They hit their peek in the mid-2000s, when every badass hot girl had one (or if she was really tough, two) tattooed on either her hip or in a garter on her thigh. And if you don't believe me, you aren't watching enough porn.

Many of our favorite celebrities have gun tattoos, proving how big and bad they are. First and foremost, Rihanna has a gun tattooed on her ribs like the OG bad bitch she is. There's also model Alexis Ren, who has a small gun on her finger, as well as rapper Asian Doll, comedian Margaret Cho, actor Ruby Rose and the queen of teeny tiny tats, Hailey Baldwin Bieber.

As someone who has a dagger tattoo, I see somewhat of a rivalry going on between the knife tattoo girls and the gun tattoo girls. We're both trying to prove that we're tough and luckily, no one actually gets hurt. Take a look at 45 epic gun tattoos from talented tattoo artists around the world in the gallery below, then let us know your favorite tattoo of the bunch in the comments section on social media.