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Ankle tattoos are a very popular spot for a tattoo amongst women, along with the wrist, hip, and shoulder blade. An ankle tattoo is a good place for a tattoo as it can be easily exposed or covered up with a quick change of clothing.
Women love to show off their ankles in summer, and a tattoo in this spot is quite sexy and mysterious.
Ankle tattoos for women come in a diverse range of designs, the most popular being butterflies, fairies, flowers and even kanji tattoos.
Just be aware that getting a tattoo in this spot can be quite painful as there is a lot of bone in that area. You may bleed a bit more after getting a tattoo on your ankle than on other areas of the body. After you get the tattoo, just be prepared to sit, relax and elevate your leg for quite a while. Don’t plan any long walks afterwards.
Don’t let the thought of pain stop you from getting an ankle tattoo, as they look amazing.
Shoulder tatoos are popular among both men and women. Women particularly seem to like this area for a tattoo because it adds a bit of mystery to a sexy area, but is not visible from the front or on most occasions and so is perfect if one wants to expose it as a fashion accessory, especially in summer and other conditions. Shoulder tattoos for women that are placed in this area range from small to large.
Many different tattoo designs work well in this area. Nautical stars, shooting stars, anchors and swallows, are all seen in shoulder tattoos. It’s also a great spot for memorial tattoos, as it’s wide and flat enough to get an image of a person’s face as well as memorial dates.
Women can use this spot for images like flowers, kanji, celestial themes and exotic pictures. The shoulder is hidden, so many women feel they can be adventurous with this area.
Wrist tattoos for women have become a popular way for women to show off their tattoos.
There are various different types of tattoos that can be tattooed on the wrist area:
- A bracelet or wristband style of tattoo. This usually encircles the entire wrist. It’s like an armband tattoo, but is placed around the wrist instead of the upper arm.
- A tattoo on the top of the wrist. This is usually the most visible, and can often extend onto the arm or hand.
- Tattoos on the inner wrist. These are very popular because they are less visible are extremely popular, largely because they are less visible than other tattoos and are considered more interesting than full wristband tattoos.
Women often choose the bracelet style of wrist tattoos, and choose such images as flowers, Celtic knot bands and even barbed wire.
Other popular images for wrist tattoos include stars, compasses, words and names, hearts and kanji. Simple designs are usually placed on the wrist as it’s not a huge area of the body.
Just be aware when getting a wrist tattoo that it can be quite painful as there isn’t much fat and muscle to cushion the needle. It might also take quite a while to heal, more than a tattoo on a another area of ones body because of the high mobility of this area.
When we think of a skull tattoo, the image that comes to our head is a masculine demonic looking image. But not all skull tattoos have to be designed that way.
Skull tattoos can be stylized into a more feminine design that will appeal to women. Skull tattoos for women or feminine skulls tend to be of pink and purple colors and an also have bows. Many tattoos for women have hearts as the eye sockets instead of the usual circle and oval shapes.
Fairy tattoos for women are considered symbols of youth and an innocence and a desire to retain ones imaginitaion from when they were a child. They also represent wonder and awe.
Therefore fairy tattoos are for women who want to keep the images of their childhood as part of their lives on an ongoing basis.
The fairy is a female mythological figure that has magical powers and originates from Celtic mythology. They live in a fantasy wonderland and can take people there as well. A popular belief is that fairies are the dead.
Tattoos of fairies complement well with other tattoo designs and these can create a delicate feminine design.
Some popular design combinations include:
- Fairy and butterfly tattoo
- Fairy and angel tattoo
- Fairy and dragon tattoo
- Zodiac fairy tattoo.
- A fairy sitting on a mushroom.
- Fairy and clover
- Fairies work well with Celtic designs
When we refer to small tattoos for women, this generally means that women get smaller tattoos than men. Women are usually physically smaller than men and that is why we consider more delicate things feminine. That’s why tattoos for women are generally smaller than male tattoos.
Most women who get tattoos usually only get one or 2 and place them on isolated parts of the body. Some women however do get tattoos that cover large areas of their bodies, like a full sleeve tattoo, but this is rare.
Usually women’s tattoo designs are also less bulky and less aggressive when compared to men’s tattoos. They usually have thinner lines, brighter colors and are overall more petite. This is of course a generalization, but overall this is what is seen in mainstream tattoo designs on women.
Dragon tattoos for women come in many different designs, styles, shapes and colors. There are different styles of dragon designs, the most popular being Japanese and Chinese. But today dragon tattoos have been created to either look traditional or modern, tribal or realistic.
In different cultures dragons have a certain meanings. In western culture, dragon are seen as nasty and mean, but in the Asian culture they are perceived quite differently and are seen as holding onto the pearl of wisdom and are a source of good luck and wealth. The Japanese dragon also represents freedom and being fearless.
To women, dragon tattoos can mean they are the creator and protector of life. It is believed that dragons and women possess the qualities of protection and the mystical properties of creating life. Women usually place their dragon tattoos on the shoulder, ankle or foot.
After tattoos became the norm in modern society, very few women got tattoos, and only those that did were in the minority and were seen as rebellious.
Around 20 years ago getting a tattoo became more acceptable, and this was attributed to celebrities who started getting tattoos and displaying them in public. Some of theses celebrities were women and so the tattoo became more acceptable on females.
A tattoo today is seen more like a fashion item, just like a pair of earrings and a handbag. A tattoo on a woman is seen as sexy and intriguing, and is no longer shocking. People don’t judge a woman’s character based on whether they have a few tattoos on their body.
Some of the most popular tattoo designs for women are: Butterfly tattoos, Tribal tattoos, Star Tattoos, Flower tattoos, Fairy tattoos, Heart tattoos, Dragonfly tattoos, Dolphin Tattoos, Celtic tattoos, Zodiac tattoos.
Sometimes women will get tattoos that are more suited to males, but they are modified to suit females. For example, a woman might choose to get a dragon tattoo, but have it coloured in a way that looks more feminine. Some women get flames, but have them colored in pink and purple instead of red and yellow. Other designs might be skull designs that have flowers incorporated into the design.
In future posts we will explore the meanings behind different tattoos for women.
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