So you’re a woman, thinking about getting a new tattoo but not quite sure where to put it. The choices are endless. The ankle, wrist, stomach, and back are all popular locations but what about the shoulder? It’s an undeniably seductive spot that’s just as easy to conceal as it is to show off. Not to mention a great excuse to go on an off-the-shoulder-top shopping spree. But just any shoulder tattoo won’t do. You’ll want to keep it classy of course to reflect your style and sophistication.
If you’re in the market for a shoulder tattoo and having a hard time finding inspiration, consider some of these designs.
This colorful rose.
If you’re looking for a real attention getter and don’t mind flying to Poland, then Ewa is your gal. Her watercolor style, if that’s what you call it, is second to none. (Photo: Ewa Sroka)
This back shoulder piece features a small dog looking through a u-shaped wreath. Whether on the front or back of shoulder, this work looks about as lovely as lovely can be. (Photo: Grain)
These geometric sharks.
Here we have what appears to be two sharks or possibly even fish done in black and grey ink. The bodies themselves are made up of geometric shapes shaded with varying degrees of linework looking almost like a yin yang. (Photo: Pink Tattoos)
This minimalistic heart.
Nothing’s more elegant than a simple well drawn outline of a heart. The placement and almost perfect symmetry makes this design a pleasure to view. (Photo: Anna Bravo)
Although we can’t make out the lettering on the stem, the overall design just screams elegance and sophistication. (Photo: ilwol)
This line of colorful flowers.
Here we have four different color flowers all in a row. Their small size and detail make this composition something any women would droll over. (Photo: Little Miss Jess)
This blackwork whale.
Just based on it’s size, this large whale shoulder tattoo might not be for everyone. But if you’re looking for something this size, then the sheer execution of this design makes it a worthy contender. (Photo: XKM)
This floral band.
There’s nothing more classy then a small floral tattoo. Especially when it’s located on the shoulder. (Photo: Lara M. J.)
This lovely lunar tat.
The moon with all it’s craters and dark spots. The moon’s craters are well preserved due to the lack of atmosphere and weather. (Photo: Sou)