40 Gorgeous Ways to Get Inked This Summer

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Every summer countless women get their first tattoo.

The decision to get your first tattoo is usually a spontaneous one—which doesn’t always produce the best results. That’s kind of how the process works, but today I’m going to show you what’s possible when you dedicate a little more time to the design process. Each of these designs were beautifully executed and obviously a lot of time was spent getting the design just right. Take a look, and don’t forget to save and share your favorites.

40 Gorgeous Ways to Get Inked This Summer

This floral heart.

by Cara

(Photo: Cara)

If you’re in the market for something girly and beautiful with a modern and creative twist, then something along the lines of this gorgeous floral design may be in order. Heart-shaped floral designs are far from unique online, but the chances of you running into someone with the same design on the street are slim to none.

This sun.

by EQ

(Photo: EQ)

There’s always one design on the list that stands out above the rest. And this delicious-looking sunshine is definitely that one. Dynamic dimension in terms of both color and structure lend this deign an almost three-dimensional appearance.

This bracelet.

by Bicem

(Photo: Bicem)

Few designs will compliment your summer attire better than this stylish little charm bracelet. Designed to appear as if it’s hanging loosely on the subject’s hand, this is one of those designs that looks so good you’ll have to tell people it’s a tattoo.

These peonies.

by Bryan Gutierrez

(Photo: Bryan Gutierrez)

Peonies are one of the most beautiful flowers in existence. And that’s a pretty bold statement considering there are thought to be some 400,000 different varieties of flowering plants on earth. The way the petals are visibly layered in the peony make it a popular choice for artists.

These leaves.

by Doy

(Photo: Doy)

If you’re getting sick of all the flower-less foliage tattoos we’ve been posting as of late, than I’d recommend getting your head checked. Because most of the “leaf-only” designs featured on this site are more fascinating than ninety percent of the floral designs we feature.

This Little Prince.

by Banul

(Photo: Banul)

Paying homage to the film The Little Prince, this design captures the very essence of the film in stunning color and splendid detail.

This kitty.

by Kozo

(Photo: Kozo)

For those of you who’ve never seen a cat smoking a pipe, now you have. When I come across a tattoo as quirky and well-designed as the one above, I feel legally obligated to feature it on the site. Notice the texture of the wood and curtains.

This sleeping beauty.

by Kozo

(Photo: Kozo)

This tattoo is of a scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Who would have ever thought that someday we’d be seeing screen grabs from films as tattoo designs? Kozo is a relatively new artist to us. But expect to see a lot more of his work featured in the future.

These diamonds.


(Photo: EQ)

Hidden inside these diamonds are what appears to be fabric samples of different colors and textures. Sometimes the best tattoo designs are the ones that make the least amount of sense.

This anchor.

by Giang47

(Photo: Giang47)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an anchor tattoo that better represents the ocean and all things in it better than this beautiful cosmic design. The cosmic theme of this piece illustrates the seemingly endless nature of the ocean.