Behold, 80 Tattoos Every Girl Needs to See

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This face.

A face by Mr. K

(Photo: Mr. K)

Human anatomy is one of the most difficult things for an artist to recreate. Whether it’s a simple pair of hands or a couple of eyes and a nose, you’ll definitely want to vet your artist to make sure they can pull off the task at hand in an acceptable manner.

These wildflowers.

Wildflowers by Doy

(Photo Doy)

Here we have another wildflower creation that any floral lover will instantly appreciate. Tiny wildflowers are beautiful in their own way, which larger, more popular commercial varieties will never be. For the love of me I can’t name any of these flowers without doing a little research but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate their beauty.

This floral shoulder piece.

A floral shoulder piece by Zihwa

(Photo: Zihwa)

The point of these lists is to inspire others and make them as knowledgeable as possible so they can make the best design decision available to them. I try not to include too many similar looks but many artists have a particular style they tend not to stray too far from so their works appear somewhat derivative, but not in a bad way, that’s just their style.

These seeing hands.

by Pawel Indulski

(Photo: Pawel Indulski)

Pawel Indulski is one of those artists that you just know you can’t afford. I don’t usually talk prices, because they tend to vary so much, but when you have detail like this coupled with a big name artist like Pawel, you know “affordable” becomes a very relative term.

These little leaves.

Little leaves by Doy

(Photo: Doy)

Tiny leaves decorating your thigh, what’s not to love? If you’re interested in the whole “less is more” concept and have your mind set on something that captures nature’s natural beauty, then a small branch dotted with delicate little leaves may be of interest to you.

This small X-ray flower.

A small x-ray flower by Hongdam

(Photo: Hongdam)

We’ve all been wowed by those extravagant x-ray tattoos that look as if they transcend all the laws governing what we can and can’t do when it comes to tattooing. But lately these smaller x-ray designs have been popping up and we couldn’t be happier. Now maybe I can get my local tattooist to attempt one of these designs which he previously dismissed as “above him.”

A ribcage rose.

A ribcage rose by Nando

(Photo: Nando)

Korean tattoo artists are really on point when it comes to staging photos just so. That is, unless the nude tone of this girl’s skirt matching the base color of the rose is just a happy coincidence. But it’s a reoccurring theme I’ve notice with most of the top Korean tattooists, which leads me to think that it’s more than simply coincidence.

A single cherry blossom.

A single cherry blossom by Nando

(Photo: Nando)

Single cherry blossom designs are really popular right now. In fact, I think almost every “tiny tattoo” list that I’ve created over the past year has had at least one cherry blossom on it—there’s simply no way around it. In the example above, the glare from the flash blows the design out a little but the beauty of the design is still apparent.

An ear poppy.

An ear poppy by Flower

(Photo: Flower)

There’s no question that Flower is a fitting name for a tattooist that loves to ink flowers. I’ll admit, it is a little confusing for new readers but when you’re creating works of art like the one above I guess it really doesn’t matter. Tattoos in this location are referred to as “ear tattoos” but I like to call them “behind-the-ear” tattoos as not to confuse them with tattoos on the actual ear itself.

This butterfly.

Butterfly by Victoria Do

(Photo: Victoria Do)

When it comes to butterfly tattoos, designs with crisp and clean lines have always stood out to me. For a while butterfly designs kind of fell the way of the dolphin tattoo, deep into the land of cliches. But unlike the dolphin tattoo, butterfly designs never really went anywhere, even though we don’t see quite as many as we did before.



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