Social media has become a veritable treasure trove of tattoo ideas. Looking for one of Beyoncé crying on the phone? You can find it on Pinterest. But that's probably not what you're looking for. (Or maybe it is. We’re not here to judge.)
You are more likely looking for something like a beautiful New York City-inspired tattoo — at least if this Instagram trend is any indication. Few cities are as influential as New York, with its architecture and history and unique inhabitants, so it’s no surprise that you'll find hundreds of tats that nod to the Big Apple. Artists (and their clients) are posting their amazing NYC-themed ink on the reg. So not only do you get to gawk at stunning, clever, and meaningful tattoos, you’re also directly connected to the source of the work, so you can choose the artist (and the place) you might just want to visit someday.
Click through to see 15 of our favorites.