Are you hosting a custom tattoo design contest? Well then, you must ask for as wide a variety of popular themes as possible for your tattoo designs, so that participating artists have a wide range of themes to choose from to express their skills. The basic reason for artists designing tattoos is to express their innermost feelings, in a visual way. The subjects of tattoo designs are many and mind-boggling, some of the popular ones being religion, cosmic designs, animals, tribal art and mythical subjects. Of all the popular designs available, tribal designs lead the way. They have gained popularity because of their mystic appeal. Though most people are afraid of the occult, they are attracted to it enough to want designs in this genre for their tattoos, because it will help them stand out among fashionistas and adventurous types who like to experiment with something different. By adding such themes to a custom tattoo contest, its variety will be enhanced and the competition will get a new twist to it. The look of tattoos is different depending on the theme; for example, the delicate lines of angelic tattoos are different from the bold, dark and aggressive lines of tribal designs which make them look both evil and mesmerizing. Other designs that continue to attract people at custom tattoo design contests are cosmic designs like stars. Tattoos have shrunk in size and can easily be done on the shoulder, the navel area and ankles. Religious symbols are equally popular among those who are religious-minded. Apart from cosmic tattoo designs, artists love to draw designs for contests in this genre and exhibit their special talents. Other religious symbols that you can see from time to time include the Om chakra, the Christian Cross, Swastikas, etc. These can be made in varying sizes and can also fit well with other designs. Most contest holders lookout for tattoo designers who are creative and can make good designs for clients. The quickest means of doing this is, quite naturally, to search online and send them invitations to take part in the upcoming contest. However, if the contest holder is looking for something that is really unique, then his contest must spell out this theme. Only then will he get the right designs that match his description. A contest should excite designers so that they do their best in order that clients will keep going back for more and better designs. An average theme with the little scope is something clients will never come back to. The participants too, will not give of their best in such circumstances. If a contest is to be successful, the contest host must be able to motivate the tattoo designers and give them a unique theme on which to base their designs. Both the tattoo designers and the contest holders will carve out their own space in this field, and prospective clients and those interested in tattooing as the art will love to see what new designers can offer them.