Tattoo Placement Question!

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
8389 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Nikkimcq:  I think there are a few things to consider with tattoo placement, do you want it to be visible regularly?  Meaning, if you’re wearing clothes for work/everyday outfits, will the tattoo be easily seen (i.e forearms, neck, etc).  Second, how much pain can you tolerate?  Areas such as the inner arm or rib cage can be particularly painful.  I have one tattoo on my back and it hurt like crazy, but I may not be the best judge since I’m a big wuss lol.

Post # 4
91 posts
Worker bee

I would either say down you side/ rribcage, or the front of your thigh…. just wondering what are you getting?

Post # 5
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My main concerns with figuring out tattoos were: how easily can it be covered? (this meant no arms for me at all, as I like to be able to wear short sleeves to work) And, how will that body part age? I’d hate to get a large tattoo somewhere that is going to sag horrendously and be absolutely hideous one day, ya know?

Thus, most of my tattoos are on my back. I have one on each shoulderblade, one on my lower back, and then a huge snake taking up most of the rest of the real estate on my back. Tattoos on the upper back really meet my criteria well, plus there’s lots of space to add more if you want! So that’s what I’d recommend you go with. I didn’t find my shoulder blade tattoos to be particularly painful compared to some of the others.

Post # 6
1368 posts
Bumble bee

Ribcages can be sensitive.  Upper thigh isn’t bad or back. I’d be interested to see what you are getting as well.

And yes placement is important if you dont want your work to know you have one.

Post # 7
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I have a back/shoulder tattoo. It shows in tanks but not tees, so it’s covered for work. I also have one on my belly, which looked cute at size 6, ok at 14, and will look like hell if I ever get pregnant.

Post # 8
2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My biggest piece is on the front/side of my thigh, towards my knee. It wasn’t too painful – I think the fat helped  – and I’m able to cover it at work since I don’t wear anything that short. I have one on the back of my shoulder, but it bums me out that I can’t see it as much as I’d like! So that’s also something to consider.

Post # 11
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Nikkimcq:  I’m so touched by this and I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sure the tattoo will look amazing, I can’t wait to see pictures when it’s finished!

Post # 13
437 posts
Helper bee

i have a tattoo about that 8×8 inches on my thigh.  it’s a memorial piece for my grandma.  i absolutely love it, BUT i wouldn’t recommend that location if you’re worried about hiding it.  mine is out all summer and not everyone loves tattoos lol. 

here’s some pics as a reference (what it actually looks like & how it looks in shorts/dresses)


Post # 14
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Nikkimcq:  Calf may be nice, but if it needs to be covered up for work, skirts are out of the question without tall boots or daqrk leggings. Something else, though, you may want to talk to an artist about your idea. That’s a lot of things to put in one tattoo and you want it to look cohesive. Generally with tattoo design, less is more. I think keeping it to a rose, tied with a ribbon and the ladybug. Adding text to a design is always tricky and not every artist does so very well. You want it to look like it’s part of the tattoo as opposed to a separate entity, something script has a tendency to do. I’d definitely have this drawn up just to make sure you like how it looks. What style of tattooing are you looking at? That will also affect how it all comes together.

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