Since I am very active in the tattoo world I get many questions in general about tattoos. The most recent question I received was what are the most popular tattoos designs for women. I didn’t know off the top of my head but I did some research on forums and blogs and compiled a list of the top 5 tattoo designs for women. I was quite shocked at what the numbers showed.
5. Portrait of Pet or Family Member
This was a shocker for me. A lot of women have tattoos of their pet (cat, dog, horse) or of a child. What we found more shocking was that if a woman has more than 1 tattoo, the chances of a portrait tattoo are almost tripled!
Names of children, deceased family members or a spouse was the fourth most popular tattoo designs for women. We asked and 95% of women said they WOULD get a name of a child or past loved one (death) and 56% of women who had a tattoo of a boyfriend/husband’s name said they would NOT do this again.
3. Tribal Bands or Designs
This is what shocked me the most. I would have never figured that tribal tattoos were so popular among females but they really are. There were a lot of women who had tribal designs on the back and pelvic area. The most common reason they got this type of ink done? Not because of the meaning but because the designs “looked cool”. You wonder how many women are running around with a tattoo that means “death” or something else crazy. Make sure if you do get one of these designs you find out what it means first!
2. Moon, Stars and Sun
It seems that the second most popular tattoo design for women was anything dealing with the solar system. Stars on the foot representing the number of children they have, lost friends or to track traditions were pretty common. However the half moon and half sun on the lower back or calf was the most tattoo’ed. Suns with a funny face or a moon with tears were also very prominent in our research.
As expected the flower or floral tattoo seemed to be the most popular tattoo design for women. I personally think these designs are boring unless you find a site or artist to put a unique twist on the design. The “rose” was by far the most popular type of flower tattoo with a daisy coming in second.
What did not make the top 5 but are still very popular are tattoos of butterflies and dolphins.
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