48 Beautiful Tattoos For Women Over 40

Because age is just a number.

This full back piece.

Floral full back piece by Nos

You’re probably thinking Wow, that looks like a whole lot of commitment. And at my age? While you may be right in regards to the commiment aspect of things, when it comes to age, you couldn’t be more wrong. Large murals look the best on women of age, and if you’re looking for something large like the piece above, florals are always a great way to go. (Photo: Nos)

These beautiful cherry blossoms.

Cherry blossoms by Tritoan Ly

When talking cherry blossom tattoos, most people expect bright pink flowers set against plush green leaves. But cherry blossoms also come in white. Most of the cherry blossom tattoos we come across are done in Asia, where the flower is deeply rooted in their culture. (Photo: Tritoan Ly)

This perfect quote.

..and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. by Michelle Santana

People often have mixed feelings about text tattoos that feature smaller fonts, but if done right, even small fonts can be readable as they age with you. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but memories are priceless, and a meaningful phrase can be a powerful reminder. (Photo: Michelle Santana)

This elephant.

Elephant by Dino Nemec

If you’re having a hard time deciding between a floral or animal design, then something like this might give you the best of both worlds. In fact, more complex compositions always get more attention. (Photo: Dino Nemec)

These water lilies.

Water lilies by Joice Wang

Here we have another art-inspired tattoo design that features the work of everyone’s favorite pond portrayer Claude Monet. Monet’s lily pad paintings have no doubt influenced countless tattoo designs but every time we come across one we just have to feature it in a list. (Photo: Joice Wang)

This floral thigh piece.

Floral thigh piece by Zihee

Zihee has a unique style that women just fall head over heals in love with. Her use of borderline pastel color gives her work a beautiful feminine feel. (Photo: Zihee)

These lovers.

Couple kissing by Amanda Piejak

Illustrating a scene can be a powerful way to express emotion. It captures the moment in a way that other design ideas can’t. The passion captured in the design above is incredible. But what really makes this design stand out is that hair that seemingly has a mind of its own.  (Photo: Amanda Piejak)

This sprawling floral design.

Sprawling floral tattoo by Tiago Oliveira

Tiny tattoos can be impressive, but larger pieces almost always are. When it comes to tattoos for women, flowers are by far the most popular subject matter. Many artists owe their fame in large part to their floral styles. Roses will always be popular, but peonies are simply divine. (Photo: Tiago Oliveira)

This floral crescent moon.

Floral crescent moon by Eva Krbdk

For anyone who has yet to settle on a tattoo design, I highly recommend getting something with ornamental dangles, and preferably hanging off the shoulder akin to the design above. A few artists made the “dangle” popular and since then, dangleless tattoos just don’t seem to shine the way they use to. All joking aside, there’s no denying the opulence these tattoo designs possess. (Photo: Eva Krbdk)

This killer whale.

Killer whale by Mini Lau

I can’t say that I come across all that many killer whale tattoos. But I can say that if you get something along the lines of the design above, you can’t go wrong. Again, you’ll notice the addition of flowers which gives the piece more depth and a little more intrigue. (Photo: Mini Lau)