If you like the idea of stomach tattoos and are considering designs to suit this particular body placement then you are definitely in luck as there are a great many different shapes, styles and images to choose from.
The stomach provides a fairly large area for the tattooist to work on and this particular part of the body is a big favorite especially with women whether they want a small, medium or large design here. However, there are some things that need to be considered before you proceed with body art in this area particularly among younger girls whose bodies are still developing.
Change of Body Shape
All our bodies will change as we age but some areas of skin are more prone to stretching and unfortunately, the stomach is one of them. Therefore if you are considering body art in this area you may want to think about the changing factors that may affect your tattoo as you grow and get older not least the impact of any major weight gain, like that which occurs during pregnancy.
While most tattoo designs can adjust to minor weight changes, getting pregnant will bring about a rapid alteration in weight as well as stretch marks which can affect and even distort stomach tattoos.
Losing weight rapidly can also leave the skin sagging causing the image to appear distorted so it is important to bear all this in mind before you opt for this particular style of body art.
It is also worth mentioning that the stomach is a very sensitive area so there may be a higher level of pain involved here than you would expect from other more muscular parts of the body.
Stomach Tattoos Designs
Now that we have discussed the downside of stomach tattoos, let us take a look at some popular designs chosen by those who opt for this type of body art regardless.
Floral designs around the belly button are always popular as other images of the sun, stars, butterflies, and hearts. If you prefer a lower stomach design then these can range from more elaborate images that cover the entire lower stomach such as a dragon or an angel, with the top of the head and wings appearing to peak out just above your waistband.
Alternatively smaller, single symbols work just as well here too with the additional advantage that these can be concealed easily with clothing if necessary.
Side stomach tattoo designs can be very striking too if the placement and design are well selected. This design looks particularly chic if placed more towards the hips or even running diagonally close to the belly button. Ideally designs like shooting stars suit this idea well and these can be placed on either one or both sides is preferred.
Stomach Tattoos Gallery
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