The pain of an elbow tattoo keeps all but the most passionate ink lovers from taking this plunge. Despite the pain, though, elbow tattoos are one of the most unique and interesting tattoos that a person can get. Since it’s not a commonly tattooed spot, you can be sure that not everyone and his sister will have a similar tattoo. The elbow is right on a joint and it’s one of the most unique areas of the body as well. Tattoos on the elbow will look different when the elbow is straightened or bent.
Because it’s a joint, elbow tattoos must be designed very carefully. They must look just right when the arm is extended and bent. The wrong design can end up looking strange and just plain distorted when placed on the elbow.
The following elbow tattoos don’t look a bit distorted, though! In fact, they look pretty awesome! Be sure to check them out for a little inspiration for your own elbow tattoo…
1. Spiderweb Elbow Tattoo With Wrenches
When people think of elbow tattoos, spiderwebs are usually the designs that pop into mind. However, this fun take on a spiderweb elbow tattoo also includes a couple of wrenches, making it the perfect tattoo for a gear head or grease monkey!
Ouroborosâ€”snakes in a circle biting their own tailsâ€”are symbols of the cycle of life, from birth to death. Although they can look pretty amazing on most parts of the body, ouroboro elbow tattoos look particularly smashing, almost as if they were created just for this part of the body!
Nautical themed elbow tattoos might be just the thing for some people, like salty old sailors perhaps? If you’re looking for a nautical elbow tattoo, this ship helm design would be ore than acceptable!
Before getting a tattoo on the elbow, keep in mind that elbow tattoos are very painful for most people. Chances are the tattoo design you get will be totally worth a short period of pain, though, so don’t let that stop you! You’ll also want to make sure you choose an experienced and talented tattoo for your elbow tattoos. The right artist can create a smashing elbow tattoo for you, while the wrong artist…well, you won’t want to look at what the wrong artist comes up with every day.