"A great tattoo is a statement, not a style. And getting it, is a journey, not a destination."
― Vince Hemingson
Even though some people think of tattoos as just another fashion statement, they are in fact a means of getting something permanent which signifies self-discovery or even as a symbol of your personality. There are infinite options for tattoo designs. One of the most popular tattoos for men and women are wrist tattoos. The popularity of these tattoos are on the rise because of the versatility of the location. You can ink almost any design on the wrist; be it a heart, shooting stars, vines, or even a flower. Despite the choices of designs available for the wrist, the most favored designs are bracelet tattoos.
These tattoos inked on a wrist are basically a style of tattoo that encircles the entire wrist, or sometimes just the curves on the top and the side of the wrist. This kind of tattoo design is very similar to armband tattoo designs. The tattoos are a great choice for almost anyone, but are more popular with women as most designs are very intricate and exotic. Plus, as it is said, no pain no gain. So, while the designs look amazing, they are also one of the most painful places to get a tattoo. The reason for this is that the wrist is a very sensitive part with very little fat to cushion the inking. Hence, the actual process can be quite painful.
Tattoo Designs to Choose From
Depending on what you're looking for and/or are interested in, the following design ideas can be of some help. Take your time in selecting a custom design for yourself as a tattoo is a lifetime commitment.
The most common choice for tattoos are the flowers. When inked around the wrist, this design makes you look classy and elegant, and can also show your love for nature. You can include leaves and vines along with the flowers to make your tattoo more elaborate and original.
Tribal tattoo designs are very versatile, and can be inked in any size and shape that suits you. These tattoos always make a style statement because of the swirling lines and patterns. Though tribal tattoos are mostly made of various shades of black, in order to make it vibrant, a lot of women are including various colors. However, make sure you keep the tribal tattoo thin on the wrist.
Hearts and Stars Tattoos
You can either make a string of stars all around the wrist, or just up till the sides. Either way it looks great. Heart tattoos are also a very popular choice for wrist tattoos because of their versatility and symbolism. Put them both together and you have a gorgeous-looking design.
Most of the tattoos for men generally includes a Celtic barbed wire design, crosses, knots, or hearts; out of which, the knots are quite popular. The knots consist of endless loop work that intertwines all through the design. Celtic tattoos are easily identifiable because of the colors used, and the complexity and intricacy of the design.
The popularity of such tattoos are on the rise. There are many celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie both have these tattoos. The tattoos not only look great, but also can be easily hidden, if required, with the help of a watch and bracelets. With a talented tattoo artist, your design can be unique and original. Regardless of the design you choose, make sure it demonstrates your style and individuality.