Getting a tattoo is a major commitment, and it’s not always easy to understand why a person would choose to get one thing or another permanently inked on their body. The trend for logo tattoos is one of those things that either make perfect sense to you or seems utterly ridiculous.

Love that Logo

If you’re totally in love with a particular company or product – and yeah, you have to be really sure you’re going to stay that way – getting their logo tattooed on your body is a sweet way to show your loyalty. Some of those logos can look really good, like this cute, tongue-in-cheek rendition of the Apple logo.

Of course, it doesn’t have to be a product you’re endorsing. Many, many people choose to have the logo of their favorite sports team, or music band, inked on them. There are even logos that call to mind movies or cartoons, like this Decepticon logo from the Transformers.

There’s no denying when a person chooses a logo tattoo well, it becomes so much a part of them it almost seems like an extension of their personality. Of course what happens then is the qualities of the product or brand become inherently tied up with the qualities of the person… which is essentially the kind of identification they were seeking anyway.

Designer Branding – Yourself

For those who choose to have a tattoo of a designer logo – the Ralph Lauren polo player or the Lacoste alligator on their chest, for example – the question is, are you trying to claim that you are a designer piece? (Wonder if the label would even approve of that….?)

Of course, people argue that the real purpose behind a tattoo of this kind is to show allegiance to a particular design house or label. Which is fair enough, and not that different from the sports logo or the music band logo. But it’s nice to make it a little subtler, like this fashionista’s quatrefoil which is instantly recognizable to those who love the brand, but doesn’t scream LV to all and sundry.

Logo NO-GO

So logos can be cute and even stylish, but there is always going to be some guy or girl who takes it all way too far and gets the strangest logo tattoo. This guy, we can’t figure out. I mean, even if you worked there…. nope, that still wouldn’t make it ok.

And as for this last one – well, what can we say? Yes, it is his space; no, we’d rather not have it in our face!

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