It takes guts, commitment and utter badassness to get a tattoo. Tattoos have been a mode of marking your body for countless years, and tattoos have just gotten better and better with time. From 3D tattoos to white ink tats, the sky’s the limit for tattoo artists and lovers.
If you have been thinking about getting a specific tat on your back, arm, side or chest, here are some things you need to know about finding the right design that works for you:
- All tattoo designs do not work on all body parts. For example, a tattoo design for the lower back may not work for the thigh or leg
- The tattoo design has to mean something to you. After all, it is something that you will look at and live with for a very long time
- Choose a tattoo design that will go with your personality.
- Research and reflect before making your choice.
We’ve scoured the internet for the coolest tats out there to help you get the ball rolling.
Chest Tattoos for Guys
Extending over the torso, chest tattoos are popular among guys as the chest is a vast canvas ready to be filled with amazing artwork. It’s both one of the most painful areas and quite easy to hide if you wear formal shirts. But when summer comes, be ready to rip off your shirt and show off your ink.
Chest Tattoos for Gals
As a woman, it takes courage to get a tattoo on the chest, especially if it extends over the collarbone, which is painful to tattoo. Flowers are a timeless theme for female tattoos; wings, skulls, rose, birds and quotes are other popular design for women’s chest tattoos.
Back Tattoos for Guys
Back tattoos are great for guys and girls because there's plenty of skin to work with - since it’s the largest canvas on the body. Dragons, phoenixes and wings are all common back designs - but you could go with any design you want. Check out the list below for some tattoo style inspiration.
Back Tattoos for Women
The same rules apply for women when it comes to back tattoos - there's a whole lot of skin to work with so going big, bold and intricate with your back tattoo designs is totally possible. Plus, you can show off your body art easily with specialist tattoo clothing that's designed to compliment your ink.
Arm Tattoos For Men
The arm is a truly badass place for a tattoo (and one of the most popular). But just because arm tattoos are common doesn't mean they lose any of their edge. In fact, since they’re quite hard to cover, arm tats can be considered kind of daring. Arm tattoos, AKA sleeve tattoos, are popular not only because they are easily visible, but also because there are plenty of options for arm tattoo ideas, no matter your gender or design preference.
Arm Tats for Women
Full sleeves are arguably now just as popular for women as they are for men. But that's not to say your only option for an arm toatto is to get a whole sleeve of ink - you could opt for a half sleeve, a wrist tat - the list of options is prettymuch endless. Check out these hot female arm tattoo designs for some inspiration:
Rib Tattoos for Guys
We aren't gonna lie - the ribs (or flanks) are one of most painful areas on the body to get a tattoo, although the pain varies from person to person. Considering the large size of the ribs, there are plenty of choices for a meaningful tattoo, if you can stomach the discomfort that is. Ribs are also a popular choice for a tattoo location because it’s easy to choose when and to whom you’ll show your tattoo.
Rib Tattoos for Girls
For girls, tattoos in this area (almost) always have a feminine touch. Tattoos of flowers, feathers, trees, dreamcatchers and quotes are all popular designs for women's rib tattoos - but that's not to say you couldn't go with something more stereotypically masculine. It's your body, after all!
Leg Tats for Dudes
Much like the arms and chest, leg tattoos are great if you who want large artwork that can be carefully concealed when in professional situations. Show off your leg tattoos by wearing some cool punk-rock shorts or capris, or cover up when necessary with pants or jeans. The choice is yours,
Leg Tattoos for Women
Here women can have a lot of fun in designing and coming up with creative art for their legs from the upper thigh down to the foot. If you opt for something high up on the thigh, it can easily be concealed - even when you wear a miniskirt or a pair of short-shorts. Rest assured that if you want to show off the most intimate part of your design - you can complement it with totally unique tattoo inspired underwear!
These tats are a small fraction of all the tats out there. From the amazing 3D back tattoos for men, to flower design tattoos for women, let your imagination run wild as you let your body be your canvas. Be sure to see our unique collection of tattoo clothing to match your ink!
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