Women are increasingly opting for large tattoos. ‘New school’ hearts, stars, roses and tribal tattoo designs on the lower back are increasingly being asked for by females. Women are definitely becoming more experimental in the shapes and sizes of their designs.

Stereotypes and the stigma associated with tattoos prevented women from feeling confident with a tattoo up until even a decade ago. They don’t want to be told what they can and cannot do. 40 or 50 years ago 10 percent of people with tattoos were women. Now it’s close to 65 percent.

A lot of tattooists report that when musicians, especially hip-hop artists get tattoos, there is usually an influx of clients wanting that particular tattoo.The popularity of lower back and stomach placement of tattoos suggests that most women still don’t want their tattoos to be too noticeable and also a desire for a more sexual placement of the tattoo.

See Erotic Tattoos and Hip Hop and Rapper Tattoos for further reading.

When it comes down to it, its what makes you feel good. Its going to be around for quite a while so you may as well choose a tattoo that has lasting appeal. There are so many good tattoo designs and custom pieces a tattoo artists can do nowadays so don’t be tempted to get some cartoon character such as Betty Boop ‘off the wall’ which will date really fast and end up looking tacky.

Source by Deku Chan