50 Stunning Tattoo Ideas For Women

Female tattoos can range from cute and fun to beautiful and erotic, and they are great for women that want to show off their personality through a form of art. These stunning tattoo ideas for women below are extremely sexy and will definitely turn some heads. Women getting tattoos today is certainly not out of the ordinary. Back in the day, tattoos were rarely seen on women. Now, tattoos on women are quite common and are accepted openly, even in the work place.

There are many popular designs and ideas for women out there that plan on going to a tattoo studio to get a tattoo of their own. Butterflies, Fairies, Flowers, Hearts, Dragonflies, Religious symbols, Stars, Suns, and Tribal designs seem to be the standard for most female tattoos. Tattoos on women has become a trend as of late and some women show them off as a fashion statement. Women tattoos are usually more dainty and have thinner lines versus male tattoos, but it’s not a guideline or a rule that women have to follow. There are some women out there that look great with more bold tattoos that have thick lines. It all comes down to the body style of the woman and how she carries herself.

Star Tattoo On Neck

A soft and starry tattoo depicts femininity and is a hot pick among women these days.

Star Tattoo On Neck

Star Tattoo On Neck

Simple Butterfly Tattoo

Butterfly reminds of the mystery of nature and the richness of human imagination and is also associated with fire.

Simple Butterfly Tattoo

Simple Butterfly Tattoo

Full Phoenix Tattoo

The phoenix represents the sun, dying in flames at the end of the day and rising each morning and so instils positivism.

Full Phoenix Tattoo

Full Phoenix Tattoo

Garter Clips

This funky little tattoo depicts endurance for pain and depicts a strong female personality.

Garter Clips

Garter Clips

Matching Tattoos

Stars are often encountered as symbols and the meaning of a particular star depends upon the number of points it has.

Matching Tattoos

Matching Tattoos

Butterflies Tribal Tattoo

A love for the roots, this tattoo depicts powers of delight, magic and transformation.

Butterflies Tribal Tattoo

Butterflies Tribal Tattoo

Swirly Floral Foot Tattoo

Flowers are the embodiment of nature and concise symbols of the cycle of birth, life, procreation, death and rebirth.

Swirly Floral Foot Tattoo

Swirly Floral Foot Tattoo

Cherry Blossom Tattoo

Within the language of herbal lore of the Chinese, the cherry blossom is the symbol of love.

Cherry Blossom Tattoo

Cherry Blossom Tattoo

Lotus Flower Tattoo

The lotus is universally accepted as a symbol of estranged love and the associated empty yearning it entails.

Lotus Flower Tattoo

Lotus Flower Tattoo

Backpiece New School Tattoo

The intricate interweaving shows no beginning and no end, reflective of the cycles of the seasons and of life.

Backpiece New School Tattoo

Backpiece New School Tattoo

Arm Tattoo

A generally feminine tattoo design choice and a perennial favorite, a butterfly design depicts fire.

Arm Tattoo

Arm Tattoo

Star Tattoo On Side

The star has long been considered as a symbol of truth, spirit and of hope and the tattoo is a hot favorite among women.

Star Tattoo On Side

Star Tattoo On Side

Paisley Tattoo

Paisley are like symbols resembling mangoes and are common with South Asian countries women, they depict passion.

Paisley Tattoo

Paisley Tattoo

Dog Paws Tattoo

A paw print tattoo is mostly symbolised as a tribute to a beloved pet cat or dog and is a common tattoo among pet lovers.

Dog Paws Tattoo

Dog Paws Tattoo

Hello Kitty Tattoos

One of the cutest tattoo design for women, this can easily be made to reflect your persona, or merged with an existing character.

Hello Kitty Tattoos

Hello Kitty Tattoos

Gun Tattoos

Women brandish gun tattoo designs to mark their unwavering and straight-out personality.

Gun Tattoos

Gun Tattoos

Foot Tattoos

Flowers figure prominently as design motifs in most tattoo design genres and are consider feminine.

Foot Tattoos

Foot Tattoos

Star Tattoo On Shoulder

Star tattoos are one of the oldest preferred designs by women and depict spiritualism and hope.

Star Tattoo On Shoulder

Star Tattoo On Shoulder

Portland Tattoo

Preferred by adventurous and fun-loving women, these tattoo designs look cool and depict calmness.

Portland Tattoo

Portland Tattoo

Music Heart Tattoo

Music can stir the soul and inspire whole range of emotions and a heart symbolises love.

Music Heart Tattoo

Music Heart Tattoo

Koi Tattoo

The koi tattoo symbolises courage, the ability to meet high goals and overcoming life’s difficulties.

Koi Tattoo

Koi Tattoo

Wing Tattoo

As tattoos, the wing design is often infused with inspirational or spiritual significance.

Wing Tattoo

Wing Tattoo

Wao Tattoo

This is the perfect depiction of power of love and courage to overcome all odds with help of loved ones.

Wao Tattoo

Wao Tattoo

Belly Tattoo

Belly tattoo designs are an interesting means to pamper and decorate one’s body

Belly Tattoo

Belly Tattoo

Tape Measure Bow Tattoo

A cute little design that is one of the most awesome crafty tattoos available for women.

Tape Measure Bow Tattoo

Tape Measure Bow Tattoo

Corset Tattoo

A tattoo for all the women who want to pull everything together, the corset depicts a little something to stop everything from falling apart.

Corset Tattoo

Corset Tattoo

Owls Tattoo

Owls epitomise wisdom and experience and so women having these are knowledgeable souls.

Owls Tattoo

Owls Tattoo

Animal Print Tattoo

A perfect tattoo design that symbolises the natural instinct and innate nature of a woman.

Animal Print Tattoo

Animal Print Tattoo

Buttons Tattoo

A true depiction of limits, buttons are a preferred women tattoo design and highlight reserved and introvert natures.

Buttons Tattoo

Buttons Tattoo

Snake Tattoo Practice

Adopt the pace of nature as the secret of a women going for this tattoo is her patience.

Snake Tattoo Practice

Snake Tattoo Practice

Little Birdy Tattoo

The little bird has been linked to health, wealth, loyalty, and the rigors of long-distance travel.

Little Birdy Tattoo

Little Birdy Tattoo

Rainbow Splatter

As the spectrum of color is awesome, you can use the rainbow theme in an extraordinary variety of settings.

Rainbow Splatter

Rainbow Splatter

Oak Tree Tattoo

The oak symbolises strength, protection, wisdom, knowledge, sustenance, beauty, forgiveness, salvation, and growth.

Oak Tree Tattoo

Oak Tree Tattoo

Tribal Ideas With Butterflies

The symbol reminds of the mystery of nature and the richness of human imagination and wisdom.

Tribal Ideas With Butterflies

Tribal Ideas With Butterflies

Angel Tattoo

An angel is a symbol of devotion, spirituality and faith and signifies a relationship with God.

Angel Tattoo

Angel Tattoo

Celtic Clover Tattoo

These are very culturally significant and deeply symbolic and are a distinctive way for people to express their culture.

Celtic Clover Tattoo

Celtic Clover Tattoo

Love Tattoo

Heart tattoos are not only representative of love, but also faith, passion, life, desire, and several other things.

Love Tattoo

Love Tattoo

Broken Angel

A broke angel is a symbol of loss of spiritualism and losing belief in the almighty.

Broken Angel

Broken Angel

Cool Foot Tattoo

Tattoos on the foot usually denote connection with the roots and women who are well-connected with family go for these.

Cool Foot Tattoo

Cool Foot Tattoo

Magical Tattoo

Magical tattoos depict a belief in the supernatural powers and women who are mysterious may prefer these.

Magical Tattoo

Magical Tattoo

Important Tattoo

The dragon is a culturally far-ranging character whose apparent bad temper should be interpreted as simply amoral.

Important Tattoo

Important Tattoo

Star And Tribal

A true depiction of the power of spirituality and the firm belief in the rules of nature and change.

Star And Tribal

Star And Tribal

Lady Face Tattoo

A depiction of feminism and a preferred cool pick for ladies who have been tortured in the past.

Lady Face Tattoo

Lady Face Tattoo

Angel Baby

The baby angel tattoos are often seen as child like or baby like in form, with wings and depict the child in a woman.

Angel Baby

Angel Baby

Gorgeous

A special little symbol that depicts the instinct to be different and to be noticed.

Gorgeous

Gorgeous

Voodoo Girl Heart

This means pain and suffering and sorrow and is preferred by women with broken hearts.

Voodoo Girl Heart

Voodoo Girl Heart

Vampire Bite

Only someone with an extreme passion for something and who is bold can go for such a horror-struck tattoo.

Vampire Bite

Vampire Bite

Pin Up Girl

Pretty girls never go out of style especially when it comes to those classic tattoo pin-up girls.

Pin Up Girl

Pin Up Girl

Kiss Tattoo

A desperate lover looking out for passion an excitement would usually go for this tattoo.

Kiss Tattoo

Kiss Tattoo

Peacock Tattoo

The designs of peacock feather depict versatility and women of the same character prefer this tattoo.

Peacock Tattoo

Peacock Tattoo

As you can see, we have presented you with a ton of tattoo ideas for women. Hopefully they designs above will spark some of your creativity and you can come up with a tattoo design that you would like to have put on your body. Talk with a professional tattoo artist and they will be able to help you create a tattoo of your own that will look great on you.

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  • Melissa Marshall

    I’m 16 and in need of a tattoo idea. For my birthday in August my mother is allowing me to get a tattoo if we can get matching ones, i’m fine with this becasue were really close. She wants hearts and i want butterflies. I would prefer to have it on my side.. Any ideas?

    • Megan

      Look at the cool foot tattoo pictured above.. try substituting the flowers for hearts

    • candace

      I think that you can get something like a heart with a butterfly if you really want a matching tat i would go with something that matches your personal

    • susan

      ok your 16 just so u know tats hurt like a MF it will hurt on your side you have to sit still and not move i have 31 tats going for my 32nd good luck send pic

      • Anita

        I have 52 tats and I have one on my side that even goes across my rib cage and it did not hurt everyone has different pain tolerance, aia fell asleep during that tattoo. My husband is a tattoo artist. If this is her first tattoo I would go with one on my thy or something like tthat. But not all tats hurt and Im 27.

  • Alexis

    I am 19 years old and in need of a tattoo Idea my mother is allowing me to get a tattoo with a quote added any ideas

    • Stacey

      Make sure that the tattoo you want is something that means something to you, because you don’t want to regret what you get. You can always get it removed but it will be more painful and more expensive. I have a friend who removed 3 of his tattoos because he just picked something random off the wall and now he’s “grown out of it”. Hope this helps.

  • Savannah

    I am going in for my second tat in a very short time. I want to get a half sleeve on my right arm and cover my back, shoulders, and sides. I don’t know where to start. Any help?

    • Leigh

      Hiya,

      the best thing to do when picking sleeves is working out your theme first. Whether it be things that remind you of special parts of your life, a japanese theme, or just a big pattern. The important thing is to make sure its all going to be the same style. You then need to choose between colour or black and grey shading.
      If its pictures, start getting a feel for what you would like, slowly pick them out (take your time!) Then work out how thewy are going to fit together on your body. Thats the main part done! Choose a background, or something to join them up, and youre done!

    • Pebel

      Do the arm tattoo first, but make it so that later you can make it a full sleeve if you want to.
      Why the arm first? That is the tattoo that you will be able to see yourself.
      Any ideas of doing the other arm later. maybe ?

  • http://webgeek.elletis.com ansh

    probably the best collection i have ever seen

  • http://futuremanthan.com mark

    nice list of ideas

  • amanda campbell

    hi my name is mandy i got my 1st tattoo when i was 19 am now 39 and i have 13 tattoos. I don’t have any regrets about any of them because they all me something to me personally. The names i have are my kids names and the pictures all represent important people in my life. I would strongly advice anyone getting a tattoo don’t just rush in there and pick 1 of the wall or book think about what it means to you, where you get it on you’re body because i love my tattoos to be seen but some employers dont like their employess are not as keen for them to be seen as yourself (i know it’s not fair) also remember they are for life so make sure you are 100% positive of what you want and where you want it. I am lucky the tattoos i have and where i have them they all seem to match each other and in the proper places. Be happy with you’re body and where u get you’re tattoo. 1 more thing they can be addictive. Good luck and be careful and safe of who and where you get you’re tattoo done from. ta ta mandy x

  • Sarah

    Hi
    I’m looking to get a simple little tattoo on my hip, was thinking something like a dove or I’ve seen one of a dandelion with birds flying out of it but can’t make my mind up. I just want some small and really simple but also symbolises hope and/or struggles I have had to face.

    Please help me :)

  • Michelle

    Hi, i need help with some ideas for my 1st tattoo … i was originally going to get music notes in the form of a heart but my “friend” got it after i shared my idea with her and its no longer special or unique to me … just a little somethhing for anyone who wants to help me -> scorpio , MUSIC , animal print , animals in general . an inspirational tattoo would be good but im open minded to everything x) … thx

  • Liz

    I think the tape measure one might also be for struggling from anorexia.

  • http://Slowdive.com Robyn

    My new addiction……tattoos! I love them

  • Candace

    I am 19 and i dont have any tattoos and the first on i will be getting is on my foot and at the sametime the sencond one will be on my shoudler and i really would like to know if you get it on your foot if it hurts? What would you rate the pain scale?

    • tessa

      Any tattoo gonna hurt. but depends on how your threshold for pain is. I have 5 already and the one that hurt the most was my koi on my right arm. maybe cause it took 2.5 hours to do in one session. i have one on the bottom of my arm and my back shoulder and that one didn’t hurt that much. Looking to get my 6th one on my leg from ankle to knee i know its gonna hurt but its totally worth it.

    • Jenni

      No it doesn’t hurt. I have three tattoos so far; one on my foot, my wrist, and my back. The wrist is the worst of all, but definitely worth the pain. For your question, between 1 and 10, it is 4. BUT, you should expect the pain to be too high, so you can relax during the session.

      Good luck!

  • Jenni

    Hello! I am thinking to get more later on.. Looking around for an idea of the shoulder tattoo. I fell in love with a picture from Pinterest, but I am not sure if I should go for the full piece (shoulder to elbow)? I am thinking to get small piece, just below my shoulder, and then probably get more if I want the full piece? Suggestions?

  • judith

    woow,amizng…………….?????????????

  • Jade

    I am 17 and my parents are going to let me get a tattoo. I want Phillippians 4:13 which says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The verse means alot to me because it is something my mother always told me as a child. She said that if I ever felt like I couldn’t do something to simply just say this verse and have alot of faith. I was a compettitive gymnast for over 10 years but had to quit because I broke my back. She has told me this verse since I was a very small child and through my gymnastics carreer and still today she tells me. I want a tattoo of it but I am not sure where I should get it or how the design should look. Any suggestions?

    • Joyce

      Good luck on your tat. I also love the Philippians verse you have picked out. I wanted to mention a tattoo I saw that really stood out as beautiful and unique. It was also a bible verse but was written in the shape of a cross. I’m currently working on a similar idea but am thinking of integrating a favorite quote into a vine from a flower. I guess half the fun/struggle is deciding on what the finished art will be !
      Best wishes !
      Joyce

  • Tarun Jaitely

    Awesome collection. This is really a great share.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • emma

    Although the sentiment doesn’t seem malicious on this page, I have interpreted this as really quite ridiculous. I mean the “lady face tattoo” part is so wrong to say “have been tortured” What the hell? And I think it’s risky business categorising people into certain preferences for their extremely personal tattoos. It’s an individual journey for everyone when getting inked up.

  • Jennifer Baldwin

    these tats are awesome!!!!! wanting another one haven’t made my mind up. need to find one that means something to me. have a few ideas, we’ll see I guess <3

  • Frances

    I currently have 6 tattoos 2 of which are on my ribs. I love everyone that I have and think that they are just a reflection of someone’s personality. I will be going back in a few months for my 7th so we will see what happens with that one. I am actually thinking about getting one with a friend of mine that matches and reflects both of our styles.