A few decades ago, a woman with tattoos would have been dismissed by most of society as having loose morals. These days the art of tattoos has become so popular that around a quarter of all women between the age of 18 and 30 have at least one tattoo. The tattoo designs that girls choose are often creative and decorative, designed to celebrate their femininity.
Choosing a Tattoo Design for Girls
A tattoo on a woman can be an eye-catching art work that adds to the physical allure of the woman’s body. Although the design of the tattoo has a lot to do with the tattoo’s appeal, there are several other aspects of tattoo art to consider. The first thing to consider when choosing a tattoo design is the placement of the tattoo. Tattoos are permanent art works, inked indelibly into your skin. Consider the fact that if the tattoo is placed in a visible area of your body, such as your arms, neck or calves, other people will see it, at work, in public and at home. If the people around you don’t approve of tattoos, perhaps it is best to wear your tattoo in a more discreet area. Many employers are against the idea of tattoos, as they feel that body art reflects badly on the image of the company, so think carefully before getting inked in a highly visible place. The skin on the softer areas of a woman’s body are prone to stretching over time, especially the skin on the stomach, breasts, hips and thighs. This means that any tattoo in that area is going to become warped or “torn”.
After choosing where to wear your ink, decide on a design that appeals to you. If you’ve chosen a design from a book or found an image on the internet, bear in mind that some images are copyrighted and it would be illegal for a tattoo artist to reproduce it for you. It is also difficult for one artist to reproduce another artist’s work because of the difference in style. So if you’ve found a design that you like, give it your tattoo artist as reference, rather than the finished design. By allowing the tattoo artist a bit of freedom in the design, you will end up with a higher standard of quality in the body art work, because a tattoo artist who is enjoying themselves is capable of producing a much higher quality than an artist who is simply coloring by numbers. Better yet, allow the tattoo artist to create a design specifically for you, based on what you would like your tattoo to symbolize. This brings us to the third point.
Tattoos are either decorative body art works, in that they look good but have no real meaning, or they are filled with symbolism, representing life events or spiritual changes in the person. You’re going to wear the tattoo for the rest of your life, so think carefully about what you would like the tattoo to represent. Research the meanings of different tattoos and search online for symbols that represent the emotion or idea that you would like to encapsulate in the tattoo.
The fourth consideration is quality. It doesn’t matter how awesome a tattoo design looks on paper; if you choose a tattoo artist who isn’t capable of reproducing the tattoo on your skin, there’s a very good chance that the tattoo will come out looking quite shabby. A bit of research goes a long way. Ask to see other tattoos by the artist and check to see if they have completed other tattoos of the same complexity in the past.
The last thing to think about before deciding to get a tattoo is whether or not you really want a permanent piece of body art. It’s very easy to get caught up in the fun of choosing a tattoo design and a tattoo artist, and to see tattoos on other girls and think, “I want something like that.” So before you book your tattoo, spend a few days thinking carefully about what having a tattoo would mean for you. Is the kind of guy you’d like to marry likely to want a girl with tattoos? How will having a tattoo affect your future job prospects? Are you comfortable with being a tattooed mother and later, a tattooed grandmother?
Girly Tattoo Designs Celebrate Femininity
Femininity is often associated with flowers, colorful birds, floral patterns, cats, jewelry and ribbons or lace. All of these design elements can find their way into a tattoo design, either as the main subject or as decorative elements that add more symbolism to the design. Women often choose a small design for their first tattoo, but will often go back for a much larger design at a later date. So before choosing a small tattoo design that will hinder the placement of a second tatto, consider talking with your tattoo artist about a larger, more adventurous tattoo as the first design.
Stars, hearts and wings are symbols in tattoo designs that women simply adore. Each of these symbols has a deeper meaning; stars represent ambition, magic and success while hearts are a symbol of life, love and passion. Wings symbolize air, freedom and spiritual ascension. Each of these symbols can be displayed simply, on their own, or decoratively; as a part of a more complex design. Choosing the style of a tattoo design is up to the person who is getting the tattoo. Try to speak at length to your tattoo artist about what you would like the tattoo to represent.
Women are often very passionate about their loved ones and will choose to have the name of a boyfriend, spouse or the names of their children inked into their skin. While the relationship between mother and child will exist forever, a relationship with a partner is not set in stone. Although it may feel like the relationship is bound to last forever; before getting the name of a boyfriend or husband tattooed, think about how it will feel to have their name permanently inked into your skin if you break up. If you would like a body art work that celebrates a lover, choose a design that symbolizes the relationship rather than the actual person. Try to avoid setting yourself up for possible future regret.
An interesting style of tattoo art that is becoming more and more popular is the art of permanent lingerie. This effect is created by inking a corset, garter, ribbons or lace into the skin. Because of the association with femininity, these sexy body decorations are a perfect tattoo design for women, as they are generally a secret that can only be discovered by a lover.