We're always the first ones to tell you that bold will hold. And if you want a tattoo that will stand the tests of time, we recommend something that has a black outline and is large enough to see from 100 feet away. However, we know that this isn't everyone's cup of tea. And you know what? That's totally okay. Tattoos are for self-expression and for some, they want a tattoo that's light, delicate and less permanent than a trad banger. In that case, why not opt for a pretty pastel piece?
There are dozens of artists out there who are exploring pastels in their work and let me tell you, the results are seriously spectacular. Pastels make a tattoo look totally unreal and the end result is subtle yet sophisticated. Plus, they really transform a galaxy, bouquet of flowers or gem stone into something marvelously magical. We've curated a list of 50 (yes, 50) of our favorite pastel tattoos from talented artists around the world in the gallery below, so take a look at our picks and let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section on social media. So what are you waiting for? Bring on the pastels, please!