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Top 30 Graffiti, Tattoo and Counter Culture Art Trends in 2008

— December 30, 2008 — Art & Design
This micro graffiti trend report features the top graffiti trends in the last year. The report is a crowd-filtered ranking based on TrendHunter.com monthly traffic (several million monthly views) and our graffiti trend database, which now has more than 7557 graffiti trends.

If you are looking for professional graffiti trend research and trend clusters, check out our 2009 Trend Reports.

Implications - In 2008, we saw commercial body painting and dolls evolve from their traditional cookie cutter look. Body modifications continue to grow as the year continues and self-expression is more appreciated through intense changes to a person's physical form. From a real-life Wolverine to the human leash, 2008 was filled with intense physical transformations.
6.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
30
Floating 3D Graffiti
Floating 3D Graffiti
“Tagged in Motion” by DAIM
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29
Piled Bodies Photography
Piled Bodies Photography
Bodies in Urban Spaces
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28
Horror Fashion
Horror Fashion
Freddy Krueger Nike Sneakers
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27
Real-Life Cartoon Violence
Real-Life Cartoon Violence
'Splatter' Sparks Controversy in London
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26
Superimposed Naughtiness
Superimposed Naughtiness
'Guise' Portraits by Deborah Oropallo
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25
Little Humans as Caged Pets
Little Humans as Caged Pets
Amazing Photography by Julian Wolkenstein
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24
Faceless Photoshoots
Faceless Photoshoots
Recontextualizing the World With Melanie Bonajo
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23
Parodies of Magazine Covers
Parodies of Magazine Covers
Gallery of the Absurd
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22
Urban Body Graffiti
Urban Body Graffiti
Walee's Graphic Designed Skin
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21
Bad Images Made Good
Bad Images Made Good
Monkeyman Loves to Photoshop Himself
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20
Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Street Art
Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Street Art
Banksy Paints New Orleans
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19
Human Leash
Human Leash
Goth Fashion Gets Couple Kicked Off Bus
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18
Untooning Video Game Characters
Untooning Video Game Characters
Bowser Gets Real
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17
Screaming Photography
Screaming Photography
Scream by Ashkan Sahihi
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16
Extreme 3D Tattoos III
Extreme 3D Tattoos III
Tentacle Implants
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15
Invisible Outfits II
Invisible Outfits II
Desiree Palmen's Camouflage Art
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14
Pizza Cutters for Bikers
Pizza Cutters for Bikers
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13
Skeletons of Cartoon Characters
Skeletons of Cartoon Characters
'Animatus' Pop Palaeontology by Hyungkoo Lee
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12
Mechanical Angel Wings
Mechanical Angel Wings
Cybertek Wings
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11
Kaleidoscopic Photography
Kaleidoscopic Photography
Kim Joon's Body Art
<
10
Dolls Evolved
Dolls Evolved
The Enchanted Doll
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9
Barbie Torturetography
Barbie Torturetography
Is This a New All-American Pastime?
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8
Horror Cosmetics
Horror Cosmetics
Extreme Facial Bodypainting
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7
Eternal Errorts
Eternal Errorts
Misspelled Tattoos
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6
Extreme Body Painting
Extreme Body Painting
Live Art from the World Championships
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5
Comic Book Tattoos
Comic Book Tattoos
Superhero Body Art
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4
Full-Body Zombie Tattoos
Full-Body Zombie Tattoos
Rick Zombie
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3
Commercial Body Painting
Commercial Body Painting
John Vargas' Work
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2
Street Art Body Ink
Street Art Body Ink
Banksy Tattoos
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1
Extreme Body Modification
Extreme Body Modification
When Rebellion Goes WAY Too Far
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