Post # 1
Does anyone have an arm tattoo or a shoulder blade tattoo? How did you choose placement? Did being able to cover it up play into the decision? Does being able to wear strapless dresses and shirts affect your decision?
I have 1 on my neck and 4 on my legs but love this design and am thinking arm or shoulder blade. I am a middle school math teacher and think it would be easier to cover if it was on my shoulder blade but I wouldn’t get to admire it as easily.
Post # 3
I am getting one of my left shoulder blade and ease of covering was a big factor. In my experience, I’ve also seen more men than women with arm tattoos
Post # 4
Mine go from my shoulder down my arm and will eventually be a full sleve. I never thought about covering mine up, I love thme and I got them to represent family members and friends. I guess I really just do not see the point of having something put on yourself, especially since they are usually not cheap, just to over them up. Of course I understand if it is for your career, not that I agree it should be that way, but I understand it.If you are only going to get the one, it would better IMO on your shoulder.
Post # 5
@Vion: I would only cover it up while at work. My husband threw out the idea of getting it on my thigh so that it would be more visible to me, unlike the shoulder, and very easily covered when at work. That is a great idea.
Post # 6
Post a pic when you get it. I love seeing beautiful ink!
Post # 7
@GatsbyMama: I regret getting tattoos on both of my arms. I don’t know what the dress code is at your school but at other jobs I’ve had it was a bitch to have to cover them, especially in the summer. Shoulder blade would be more practical.
Post # 8
I say shoulder blade because I think upper arm tattoos that aren’t accompanied by anything look very masculine.
Post # 9
I am also a teacher, and I got my tattoo on my shoulder blade specifically so that I could cover it up while at work.
Post # 10
@GatsbyMama: It also depends on the design. Some designs fit better in different areas. The shoulderblade would be easiest to cover, though.
Post # 11
I have an upper back tattoo, and I do like being able to cover it up or show it off when wanted.
Post # 12
I have right shoulder blade tattoo – it’s easier to cover at work. The tattoo I have wouldn’t work on my arm