One of the most popular body art designs for younger female tattoo enthusiasts has to be ankle tattoos for girls as these are perfect in so many ways, particularly for any young woman who is looking for her first body art design. This particular placement has risen considerably in popularity in the past decade and this is in part due to the many advantages in a tattoo design of this type.
For a woman, the ankle is a very delicate and feminine part of the body that makes a delightful canvas for an alluring and subtle tattoo that will attract attention for all the right reasons. While this area is fairly prominent to a certain extent, body art designs here can be eye-catching without being obvious and they are also very flattering bringing focus to the legs and accentuating their shape. These designs provide the best of both worlds as they are easy to conceal or expose as desired plus as this is a smaller area, tattoos here tend to be small in size so there are less work and expenses involved in them too.
Things to Remember
However, it is therefore important to choose a design that will work to scale on this area so avoid any that are overly detailed as too many intricate lines on a smaller tattoo can bleed and smudge, distorting or even ruining your tattoo. If you stick with a design that is small and fairly simplistic then you cannot go wrong but this does not mean it cannot be colorful, beautiful and very sexy.
Main Styles of Ankle Tattoos
There are two main styles of ankle tattoos for girls and these are the band or bracelet effect that wrap all the way around the ankle or the single image design which is generally placed centrally above the ankle bone on the outer or inner leg. The latter will usually incorporate tiny picture images of a very feminine nature such as a flower, heart or cute insects like the butterfly, dragonfly or ladybug. Dainty fairy images are also popular here as are stars, particularly shooting star designs.
Other Similar Styles
For those who are attracted to the idea of a bracelet style tattoo, there are a variety of different styles and designs to choose from whether you want a delicate feminine design or a more neutral style. One of the most popular designs has to be that featuring vines and flowers however tribal and Celtic bands are also high in demand as are the religious-themed rosary and cross designs. This is popular with many young women thanks to the celebrity endorsement of the likes of Nicole Ritchie whose choice of this design inspired many to follow her example.
Unfortunately, despite the popularity of this design, it is worth pointing out that there are a few minor disadvantages to ankle tattoos for girls including the pain factor. Due to the skin’s close proximity to the bone in this area, the pain will be greater than it would be on other body parts. However, as this is a small area, your tattoo will take less time to complete so you will only have to tolerate any discomfort for a short period of time.
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