The wrist has always been an appealing tattoo location. It’s where we put our watches and bracelets so it’s no surprise that the wrist would be a popular choice for that cool tattoo you’ve been so secretly coveting. But before you take the plunge, make sure you’ve considered all the ramifications that come with a highly visible tattoo. Many jobs forbid visible tattoos no matter how small or tasteful the design may be.
This was indeed a tough list to put together as the web is flooded with tons of amazing wrist tattoos that all seemed worthy of our list for one reason or another. It’s been our experience that people start to lose patience with lists over 50 items so we’ll try our best to keep it at 50—future edits included. Enjoy!
This lighting bolt.
Absolutely gorgeous. This lightning bolt appears as if it’s composed of multiple thinly-cut layers all sandwiched together. (Photo: Georgia Grey)
This elegant fern.
This floral wrap.
Anna always comes through with the most elegant blackwork floral designs and this piece is no exception. Although this design might learn more towards the forearm category, the negative space branch that wraps around the wrist more than qualifies it as a wrist tattoo. (Photo: Anna Bravo)
This tiny wing.
This tiny minimalistic wing looks as if it sprouted from the subject’s hand. (Photo: Sasha Masiuk)
These two birds.
These cherry blossoms.
Usually cherry blossom tattoos consist of a branch and oodles of cherry blossom clusters but not this time. (Photo: Asao)
This lovely display of linework.
Bracelets have always been a popular tattoo choice and this clever arrangement of spiraling lines is no exception. (Photo: Balazs Bercsenyi)
This floral wrap.
Various florals strung together wrap around this delicate wrist. (Photo: Mini Lau)
This tiny triple goddess.
This watercolor blossom.
You’ve seen them in white and pink but what about blue? (Photo: G.NO)
This pink hibiscus.
Absolute top-notch shading lends this wonderful hibiscus flower a silky three-dimensional appearance that can only be described as simply divine. (Photo: Ryson Lapenia)
This delightful definition.
The world wanderlust comes from the German words wandern (to hike) and Lust (desire). (Photo: Haruka)