As the design in the picture shows, hand tattoos can not only be beautiful but can have an immediate visual effect on the observer. The unusual placement also makes the hand tattoo somewhat of an oddity as well. But, getting a hand tattoo is never something that should be taken lightly. There are many negatives to getting ink on this part of the body so it’s something that requires a lot of planning and forethought. The biggest drawback is social acceptance of the tattoo. I know that at first glance that may seem contrary to the whole purpose of getting a tattoo.
After all the whole idea behind getting a tattoo is to be rebellious, right? But, that rebellion doesn’t do you a whole lot of good if you are shunned by people that you meet or your future employer won’t hire you. Another thing to consider before getting a hand tattoo is your pain tolerance. That part of your body is particularly bony, with very little tissue to cushion the pinch of the needle. But, don’t let me burst your bubble. If you take all these factors into consideration then there is no reason why you can’t get a hand tattoo that you will enjoy for the rest of your life.
Hand Tattoo Designs
On the brighter side, one may be happy to know that nearly all the tattoo designs look cool on hand and can be made without any trouble. However, before inscribing a tattoo on hand, one should take into consideration one’s career or job profile as tattoos are not happily accepted in the corporate world and can be looked down upon. If you are okay with it, then you can go forth with it. The hand can be divided into four parts and different tattoos can be made on each part. The following are some ideas for the same.
One of the advantages of finger tattoos is that they are smaller in size and hence, are not easily noticeable. Although there is lack of space on the finger, there are several options of designs available for finger tattoos. One of the most popular finger tattoos is the wedding ring or wedding band tattoo. You can have a design similar to that of the wedding ring or even write the name of your beloved in the form of a ring around your ring finger. Either way, it simply looks classy and also portrays your love for your beloved. Secondly, one’s own name can be inscribed on the fingers as a tattoo design. This is one of the best and the most unique design for finger tattoos.
Tattoos on the wrist are yet another tattooing options that has gained popularity in the recent years. One of the simplest and beautiful wrist tattoo ideas include bracelet tattoos of flowers or vines in circular manner. Secondly the star or butterfly tattoos are also one of the most favored small hand tattoos for women. Both, the butterfly as well as the star represent several meanings and symbolism and hence, are very popular among men as well as women.
Many of the wrist tattoo designs can also be made on the forearm if you wish to have them made in a larger size. The cross tattoo is one of the best forearm tattoos. Along with the cross, you can also make other religious symbols like the crescent, the Egyptian cross, the Celtic knot, etc. Secondly, the heart tattoo is yet another hand tattoo that has great symbolic meaning. The heart tattoo needs no explanation as it is the universal symbol of love. There are several different designs and ideas of the heart and the cross available today. You can even go for the Celtic as well as the tribal designs for these symbols.
Upper Arm Tattoos
Dragon tattoos are the best hand tattoos for men that can be made on the upper arm. Symbolism like power, might, etc, are associated with the dragon which makes it one of the popular tattoo designs today. Secondly, military tattoos and bikers tattoos are other options of sleeve tattoos for men. On the other hand, portrait tattoos depicting picture of one’s favorite celebrity, sportsmen, idol, etc. can also be made. Lastly, Zodiac tattoos also cool hand tattoos that can be made on the upper arm.