Tattoos are a great way to demonstrate individualism and they have become increasingly popular as they reach the mainstream of society.
Some research has indicated that as many as 40 per cent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 – the so-called ‘millennial’ generation – have got ink. A Harris poll in 2012 also found one in five adults have at least one tattoo, so this has clearly become a major part of society.
Many people who get a tattoo soon find themselves tempted by adding more designs to their skin, showing off their passions through the artwork they select. But what if it is betting and gambling you are passionate about – which designs could you get as a tattoo in that case?
At the end of the day, everyone has different types of personalities and individuals should look within themselves to come up with a tattoo they are passionate about adding to their skin. Remember – a tattoo will be with you for the rest of your life, so it is a decision that should never be taken lightly. And always try to use a tattoo studio that comes highly recommended as well.
Not all employers are open-minded about tattoos so it is key to think carefully about whereabouts you are going to get body art, especially if it includes something gambling-related of which that some people may not approve. And last but not least, make sure you follow all the guidance given by your tattoo artist regarding protecting the ink and keeping it looking its best.
What’s your pick
One of the most common tattoos for people who like gambling features dice, which can have a number of different meanings – perfect for those who want to remain enigmatic about their ink.
Dice tattoos also bring to mind the cult 1971 novel The Dice Man, where the lead characters decides to start making life decisions depending on outcome of the roll of a dice. Even nearly 50 years after the publication of the book The Dice Man remains almost a hugely popular concept and a dice tattoo could be recognition of a love for that story.
Dice obviously play a key role in a number of different casino games as well, so they have a clear link to gambling that can act as an indication of a passion within some body art. Dice pictured as ice cubes in an alcoholic drink is one of the coolest gambling tattoos possible.
Playing card tattoos
Another popular tattoo design for people who like to gamble features playing cards.
Poker is a phenomenally popular game all over the world – some people are lucky enough to make a living out of the sport – and getting a tattoo could be a great way to show love for poker.
Playing card tattoos can also feature a range of elements including some of the other typical poker paraphernalia such as stacks of chips to make them more individually unique.
Another good way is to take facets of playing cards out to feature on their own in a tattoo. The Ace of Spades icon is always popular, especially for fans of the band Motorhead!
Tattoos with a Las Vegas theme
Anyone with a passion for gambling really should try to visit Las Vegas at least once. The Nevada gambling mecca is a trip of a lifetime, with a huge array of casinos to choose from. Your holiday could even pay for itself if you get lucky at the roulette wheel or blackjack table.
A tattoo could be the perfect way to remember a visit to Las Vegas, with the famous welcome sign at the entrance to the city one of the most popular icons people use for gambling tattoos.
Other options could include incorporating the skyline of the city, which may take on a more poignant resonance for people who love the area following the horrific, shocking gun attack at the Route 91 Harvest music festival that took place on the Las Vegas Strip in 2017.
Roulette wheel tattoos
Another option to consider for a cool gambling tattoo could be getting a design that features the roulette wheel, which is always a centrepiece of any visit to a casino.
Roulette is one of the most pure gambling games possible, with no skill involved at all. It is purely down to the run of the roulette ball whether you come out as a winner or a loser. This randomness appeals to a lot of people and getting a tattoo that incorporates a section of a roulette wheel could be a great choice for someone looking for betting-related ink to get.
For those who do not like the idea of getting the whole wheel on their skin, just using a design of the roulette ball could be a good short cut. After all, the ball could be any type of ball and you do not have to explain what it means to people if you would rather keep it to yourself.
Getting a tattoo of your favourite number in the design of a slot on the roulette table could also make for a cool gambling tattoo – as long as your favourite number is less than 36, of course!