99 Girly Tattoos to Consider for 2017

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99 Girly Tattoos to Consider for 2017 | TattooBlend

2016 is almost over, which means the countdown to finding the best tattoo for next year is under way. A new year means new year’s resolutions and of course, new ink. It can be hard to settle on a single tattoo design that you’ll be content with for the rest of your life. With all the designs out there, it seems as if every tattoo you see is the one, that is, until the next one comes along. This article is filled with the girly tattoos galore.

Finding the perfect tattoo should be fun. Over the years, technologies have evolved, methods improved, and new styles have emerged making the process of getting inked more exciting than ever.

For your convenience, we’ve searched high and low to put together a list of the best tattoos out there. Whether you’re in search of a tattoo for yourself or just appreciate the beauty of a well designed work of art, you won’t be disappointed with any of the tattoos on this list.

These birds on a branch.

Bird on a branch by Lindsay April

Earlier we posted a similar tattoo design that quickly went viral. This design is is the same basic concept yet different in many ways, if that makes sense. A perfect tattoo for any woman looking for something small, elegant, and classy. (Photo: Lindsay April)

This floral neck wrap.

Floral neck wrap by Vlada Shevchenko

While the we were not able to find any alternate views of this piece, we instantly fell in love with this design for its originality. Blackwork floral branches form a necklace that doesn’t quite connect.  (Photo: Vlada Shevchenko)

This stunning longhorn skull.

Floral longhorn skull tattoo by Amanda Wachob. Perfect for any Texan!

I know. This looks like a professional oil painting. But that’s just how good Amanda Wachob is at her job. A gorgeous piece with a country vibe to it.  (Photo: Amanda Wachob)

This orchid piece on rib cage.

Orchid piece on rib cage by Lianna Sabrina

Filling triangular shapes with flowers is a recent trend that has exploded in popularity over the last few years. This large rib cage piece (ouch) was done with black and grey ink and boasts a wonderful composition that suits the location perfectly.  (Photo: Lianna Sabrina)

This gorgeous rose.

Gorgeous rose by Tattooist Flower

Done in Flower’s signature vintage watercolor style, this piece almost looks as if it has x-ray aspects to it, especially visible in the stem. (Photo: Flower)

This little snake.

Cara Delevingne's snake tattoo by Doctor Woo

This particular piece was done on model Cara Delevingne (pictured above). She now has 21 tiny tattoos and counting. However, this little snake is by far the coolest.  (Photo: Doctor Woo)

This floral heart.

Floral heart by Bryan Gutierrez

Various species of flowers are strategically placed to form a heart-shaped design. Pink roses and purple lilacs are among the many flowers featured in this design.  (Photo: Bryan Gutierrez)

This supercool back piece.

Amazing back piece by Anton

Everything about this tattoo just oozes awesomeness. From the faint blue hue of the water to the paper airplane contrails, this piece is as impressive as it is unique. If you’re looking for a travel themed tattoo, this is it.  (Photo: Anton)

This delicate floral wreath.

Colorful floral wreath by Zihee

Framing the base of the tibia bone, this colorful floral wreath is a perfect tattoo choice for any woman looking for something fun and pretty. An instant conversation piece if there ever was one.  (Photo: Zihee)

This black and grey ink rose.

Black and grey ink behind the ear rose by Kane Navasard

Regardless of what you call them, behind-the-ear or neck tattoos, these highly-visible tattoos are starting to enjoy a rise in popularity among women. It’s nice to see this location, which was once dominated by men, getting more ink time with the female gender. (Photo: Kane Navasard)

This glass case.

Rose in a glass enclosure by Carin Silver

Inspired by the Disney film Beauty and the Beast, this rose floating inside a glass case has been reproduced on a few different occasions. A chance to tattoo glass lets the artist put their reflection skills on full display. (Photo: Carin Silver)

This spectacular flower-filled crescent moon.

Flower-filled crescent moon by Tattooist Grain

This is the first of many floral crescent moon tattoos on the list. While we don’t usually like to include multiple examples of the same design on our lists, there were just too many amazing examples in this particular style floating around right now to pass up. This design is unique in the fact that it features jewelry work hanging from the moon.  (Photo: Grain)

This wonderful painted forearm piece.

Watercolor flower on forearm by Magdalena Bujak

As you probably noticed, realistic florals are a huge thing right now. Roses, lilacs, and other common flowers have always been popular tattoo choices but now we are starting to see a wide range of different flora being inked. (Photo: Magdalena Bujak)

These paper airplanes.

Paper airplanes on airplane by Shel Tattoo

Tattooist River and Anton do some really cool mini paper airplanes. Here we have three different colored flyers tattooed high on the ankle. (Photo: Anton)

These phases of the moon.

Phases of the moon by Doctor Woo

We have featured a few different “phases of the moon” tattoos over the past year. This design by Brian Woo adds a naturalistic twist to things by incorporating botanical designs on each individual moon. (Photo: Doctor Woo)

This slender watercolor flower.

Slender watercolor flower on back by Anton

Gorgeous watercolor poppy tattoo, check. Now on to purchasing all of those new backless tops. (Photo: Anton)

This diver.

Diver by Violeta Arus

Well, this is cool, and a definite conversation piece.  (Photo: Violeta Arus)

This spider.

Spider earing tattoo by Zihee

Earring tattoos are not as popular as you would think. But this little spider design shows you just how fun they can be. (Photo: Zihee)

This olive branch.

Olive branch tattoo by Doy

Did you know that green olives are just unripe black olives? This tattoo design is not your typical olive branch. It’s so much better.  (Photo: Doy)

This watercolor jay.

Watercolor jay by Koray Karagozler

Koray is one of our favorite watercolor tattoo artists. Working strictly in the watercolor style, Koray’s designs are always full of color and over-the-top awe-inspiring.  (Photo: Koray Karagozler)

These black eyes.

Black-eyed goldfish by OOZY

Here we have a perfect blackwork goldfish with a pair of deep black eyes. (Photo: OOZY)

This dancer with a floral tutu.

Dancer with floral tattoo by Giulia Carnio

This creative sketch style ballerina is fitted with a white and pink ink floral tutu. Any dancer’s dream.  (Photo: Giulia Carnio)

This fascinating watercolor back piece.

Beautiful watercolor back piece by Alberto Cuerva

If you were looking for an elegant watercolor back mural, could you hope for something better than this? No, and that’s why we love Alberto’s work so much.   (Photo: Alberto Cuerva)

This elegant Aquarius design. 

Aquarius tattoo design by Olga Koroleva

A dotwork goldfish and bird decorate this bicep with an Aquarius constellation thrown into the mix. Hints of color perfectly compliment the soft shading.  (Photo: Olga Koroleva)

This caticorn.

Caticorn by Cynthia Sobraty

New and interesting species are all around us. This caticorn tat is pure magic. (Photo: Cynthia Sobraty)

These matching stags.

Matching stags by Justice Ink

Even though they’re both male, one seems to have a feminine theme, complete with pink ink and a floral crown.  (Photo: Justice Ink)

This watercolor crescent moon.

Watercolor crescent moon tattoo by Sku

Pinks, purples, blues, and greens make up this wonderful watercolor crescent moon. Tiny white ink stars give the piece a cosmic feel to it. (Photo: Sku)

This pink flower.

Pink flower on calf by David Mushaney

While we’re not exactly sure what type of flower this is, one thing is for sure. This thing is friggin clean. The bold black outlines give the flower a crisp and clean look. Possibly a peony?(Photo: David Mushaney)

This detailed circular landscape.

Detailed circular landscape tattoo by Eva Krbdk

Another masterful circular landscape by Eva Krbdk. If you enjoy this piece, be sure to check out Eva’s Instagram page for many more like this. (Photo: Eva Krbdk)

This blackwork botanical piece.

Blackwork botanical piece by Nando

Here we have various blackwork florals winding their way from the back shoulder up to the side of the neck. (Photo: Nando)

This lavender ear tat.

Lavender flower on ear by Nando

This ear tattoo is done to perfection. What a unique location. (Photo: Nando)

This watercolor fox with butterflies.

Watercolor fox with butterflies by Stupenka

Possibly inspired by a scene from The Fox and the Hound?  (Photo: Stupenka)

This tasteful globe.

Tasteful globe tattoo by Tattooist Flower

This abstract dotwork globe is accented with geometric lines and shapes as well as a few leaves. (Photo: Tattooist Flower)

This watercolor bird on a branch.

Watercolor bird on a branch tattoo by Jemka

OK, what came first, the tattoo or the shirt? (Photo: Jemka)

This rose on forearm.

Rose on forearm by Diego Monteiro

Here we have a dotwork rose surrounded by a triangle. (Photo: Diego Monteiro)

This fancy rose.

Fancy rose by Tattooist Banul

A pretty pink rose is always a popular tattoo design for women. Especially if you have the chance to get one from the talented South Korean tattooist Banul.  (Photo: Banul)

This cooky cat.

Linework cat tattoo by Panakota

Created using a series of lines, this cat is cute, if a little bit scary. (Photo: Panakota)

These spray paint roses.

Spray paint rose tattoo by Uncl Paul

Uncl Paul is known for his unique spray paint/graffiti style. Not to be confused with the watercolor technique, the graffiti style has been adopted by several artists but we have to say, no one quite does it like Uncl Paul. (Photo: Uncl Paul)

This crazy cool back piece.

Dotwork masterpiece by Gergo Augusztiny

What is this craziness?!? Awesome. (Photo: Gergo Augusztiny)

These butterflies.

Butterflies by Marshall Smith

In the past two years x-ray tattoos have become a thing. The first examples to show up were flowers, followed by virtually everything else including these blackwork butterflies. (Photo: Marshall Smith)

This floral ankle piece.

Floral ankle piece by Fatih Odabas

What’s more fascinating, the shoes or the tattoo? (Photo: Fatih Odabas)

This floral bracelet.

Floral bracelet by Frauke Katze

Here we have a floral armband executed with only the most delicate of lines. Sometimes less truly is more.  (Photo: Frauke Katze)

This dot and linework peony.

Dot and linework peony by Tritoan Ly

Peonies are perhaps even more popular than roses these days. Well, for the time being that is. (Photo: Tritoan Ly)

This Mexican painter.

Frida Kahlo tattoo by Felipe Mello

By far the most commonly tattooed painter, or artist for that matter, Frida Kahlo seems to manifest herself into a new tattoo design on an hourly basis. She’s pictured here with her signature bold eyebrows and ever-present floral crown. (Photo: Felipe Mello)

This watercolor ribbon around thigh.

Watercolor ribbon around thigh by There Tattoo

Here’s something new and unique you don’t see every day. Still puffy-fresh, this watercolor ribbon appears as if it wraps around the entire thigh, tied with a bow. (Photo: There Tattoo)

This cherry blossom.

Cherry blossom by Effervescent

This cherry blossom tattoo was created using only pink ink. The way the artist incorporates negative space into the design makes this girly foral tattoo one of our favorites. (Photo: Effervescent)

These three cats.

Three cats by Hongdam

Even non-cat people can appreciate these tiny kitties. (Photo: Hongdam)

This watercolor owl.

Watercolor owl by Junior Lopes

This cosmic creation features everything you might see during a night under the stars.  (Photo: Junior Lopes)

This koi with subtle floral accents.

Koi fish with subtle flowers by Nando

Delicate barely-there flora frame this beautiful koi fish. (Photo: Nando)

This cosmic constellation.

Cosmic constellation by Banul

If there is a cuter or more endearing constellation tattoo we have yet to see it. Banul is definitely one the most talented tattoo artists out there that caters almost exclusively to women. (Photo: Banul)

These daisies.

Daises by Tattooist Banul

Love how they follow the lines of her collarbone. (Photo: Banul)

This jeweled dreamcatcher.

Jeweled dreamcatcher tattoo by Seyoon Gim

So much beauty here. The faded feathers hanging from the hoop. The gold framed turquoise stone. And the pear-shaped ruby all vie for your attention.  (Photo: Seyoon Gim)

This hamsa piece with rose.

Hamsa hand with rose by Chris Rigoni

Spectacular color combination. (Photo: Chris Rigoni)

This geo mandala sleeve.

Stunning blackwork geometric and mandala sleeve by Black Geometry

We featured this tattoo once before on one of our other lists but it was just too beautiful so we decided to bring it to you again. The depth accomplished in this sleeve is almost unbelievable. (Photo: Black Geometry)

This sketch style nature piece.

Sketch style nature piece by Kamil Mokot

Another design with great depth that creates a 3D feel. Sketch style tattoos are definitely one of last years biggest treads and there’s no doubt it will continue its run well into the future. (Photo: Kamil Mokot)

These linear finger tats.

Linear finger tattoos by Shpadyreva Julia

So simple yet so beautiful. Want. (Photo: Shpadyreva Julia)

This purple flower.

Purple flower by Maiya Summer

Mariya has a unique way of drawing leaves, with small expertly placed dots and lines which are instantly recognizable. (Photo: Mariya Summer)

This bunny in space.

Bunny in space by La Machine Infernale

We have all seen the photos of colorful galaxies but did you ever wonder where they get their color from? Red sections represent old stars while the blue sections signify clusters of new stars.   (Photo: La Machine Infernale)

This angel.

Angel tattoo by Tattooist Doy

Notice the shading on the white wings. (Photo: Doy)

This blackwork floral piece on back.

Blackwork floral piece on back by Zihee

Here we have dark leaves framing negative space flowers.  (Photo: Zihee)

This triangular wave tattoo.

Triangular wave tattoo by Shpadyreva Julia

Another popular triangle glyph with a killer black and white barrel. Surf’s up.  (Photo: Shpadyreva Julia)

This long-stemmed rose.

Long-stemmed rose cover-up by Devin Mena

(Photo: Devin Mena)

This feather.

Feather by Baris Yesilbas

Here we have a beautiful negative space feather flanked by turquoise and green watercolor accents. (Photo: Baris Yesilbas)

This tiny heart.

Tiny heart tattoo on wrist by Jon Boy

A simple heart outline decorates the wrist. We could do that. Naw, probably not. (Photo: Jon Boy)

This otter.

Otter on shoulder by Klaudia Hołda

We don’t come across that many otter tattoos but this one is really something special.  (Photo: Klaudia Hołda)

These beautiful wildflowers.

Watercolor on forearm by Cindy van Schie

(Photo: Cindy van Schie)

These itty-bitty birds.

Tiny birds on foot by Reka Bittencourt

(Photo: Reka Bittencourt)

These brilliant dotwork flowers.

Brilliant dotwork flowers by Lawrence Edwards

(Photo: Lawrence Edwards)

These elegant roses.

Elegant rose design on back by Hongdam

Beautiful blackwork roses placed mid way up the back. (Photo: Hongam)

This tiny globe.

Tiny globe tattoo by East Iz

(Photo: East Iz)

This hydrangea.

Hydrangea tattoo by Mini Lau

(Photo: Mini Lau)

This watercolor shell.

Watercolor shell by Nora Pruyser

(Photo: Nora Pruyser)

These floral crescent moons.

Floral crescent moon on rib cage by Bonnie

(Photo: Bonnie)

Large floral crescent moon by Orianne-Marjorie Heneman

(Photo: Orianne-Marjorie Heneman)

Rose crescent moon by Rachainsworth

(Photo: Rachainsworth)

Floral crescent moon on ankle by Frauke Katze

(Photo: Frauke Katze)

This seagull.

Seagull by Shpadyreva Julia

(Photo: Shpadyreva Julia)

This pink peony.

Pink peony by Tattooist Flower

(Photo: Tattooist Flower)

This Russian nesting doll.

Russian nesting doll by Sarah Whitehouse

(Photo: Sarah Whitehouse)

This soft pink peony.

Girly tattoo, soft pink peony by Jemka

(Photo: Jemka)

This cosmic triangle.

Cosmic triangle by Sasha Kiseleva

(Photo: Sasha Kiseleva)

This segmented armband.

Segmented armband by Uls Metzger

(Photo: Uls Metzger)

This lotus flower with koi fish.

Lotus flower with koi fish tattoo by Seoeon

(Photo: Seoeon)

This dandelion life cycle.

Dandelion life cycle tattoo by Otavio Borges

(Photo: Otavio Borges)

Queen Nefertiti.

Queen Nefertiti by Shpadyreva Julia

(Photo: Shpadyreva Julia)

This circular floral design.

Circular floral design by Ben Doukakis

(Photo: Ben Doukakis)

These birds behind ear.

Birds behind ear by Jon Boy

(Photo: Jon Boy)

This perfect lavender bouquet.

Perfect lavender bouquet by Lena Fedchenko

(Photo: Lena Fedchenko)

This adorable eye.

Adorable eye tattoo by There Tattoo

(Photo: There Tattoo)

This lotus compass.

Lotus compass by Luiza Oliveira

(Photo: Luiza Oliveira)

Another bird on a branch.

Girly tattoo design by Ana Abrahao

(Photo: Ana Abrahao)

This amazing double exposure stag.

Amazing double exposure stag by Andrey Lukovnikov

(Photo: Andrey Lukovnikov)

This blackwork Alphonse Mucha piece.

Blackwork Alphonse Mucha piece by Otavio Borges

“Alphonse Mucha was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs.” Some of his most well known pieces are advertisements featuring women drawn in his signature style as seen above.  (Photo: Otavio Borges)

Stunning back shoulder hydrangeas.

Hydrangeas on back shoulder by Banul

With Korea hosting the largest variety of different color hydrangeas, it’s no wonder Banul likes to use them so much in her work. Well designed and well executed. (Photo: Banul)

This pink rose.

Pink rose tattoo by Chris Rigoni

Rigoni’s abstract watercolor works are always attention grabbers. Flooded with bright colors and geometric shapes, each of his designs feature bold lines that offer a subtle level of contrast which really brings the piece together as a whole without appearing cluttered. (Photo: Chris Rigoni)

This lower leg piece. Blackwork piece by Flo Nuttall

So much mesmerizing ink here. The dotwork pattern in the center of the heart couldn’t have been done better.  (Photo: Flo Nuttall)

These matching floral designs.

Matching floral designs by Mariya Summer

These matching tattoos remind you of the ink experiment you did in grade school where you fold the paper in half and see what the corresponding image looks like. The dark purple and green leaves give each piece a warm and soothing feeling.  (Photo: Mariya Summer)

This soft floral rib cage piece.

Soft floral rib cage piece by Sol Art

What can we say about this. Another absolute triumph of ink art. But then again, we wouldn’t expect anything less from Sol Art.  (Photo: Sol Art)

This sketch style flower.

GIrly tattoo by Kerste Tattoos

(Photo: Kerste Tattoos)


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