There is plenty of real estate for cute and clever tattoos to get inked on your body. The age of “job-stopper” tattoos is over. Now famous tattoo artists and celebrities across the globe are sporting fresh and cool “secret” tattoos that have hit trending pages like a cannonball. If you’re ready to get inspired for a spot of new ink, then there’s no time better than the present.
It’s cute. More than cute, it’s microscopic. Finger tattoos are the type of cute and clever tattoos that don’t allow you to worry about being ostentatious. They’re highly versatile, unique – even quirky – and popular in the celebrity circle (see stars like Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and Katy Perry). Many stars even opt for a sexy design, like Rihanna’s “ssh” tat. Despite their super cute “mini tattoo” appeal, finger tattoos do have their ups and downs. They’ve been known to fade quickly and are prone to ink blotting. It goes far to do your homework on these before committing to one.
Besides the sting of a needle, the most difficult part about getting a collarbone or clavicle tattoo is choosing a design. They are so many! Whether it is a wreath of flowers, a constellation, or a meaningful script (perhaps even your birth coordinates), the clavicle is an excellent area to hide cute and clever tattoos. Having a medium to high pain tolerance is handy with tattoos like these which rest directly on top of the bone. The tightness of the skin can make it extra sensitive to the needle, but if you can tough it out, you’ll have a cute, secret collarbone tattoo as a reward.
Side of Your Foot
If you’re familiar with the reputation of the notoriously cute foot tattoo, you undoubtedly know how painful it is (like being scratched by a cat in the same spot repeatedly). But don’t forget the upside: an inspiring work of art that can be easily shielded from the public eye, if need be. Tattoos on the inner side of your foot have the advantage of naturally hiding out of view, along with the intense trend factor. Celebrities like Britney Spears and Kelly Osbourne flaunt foot tattoos, and they aren’t getting any less popular. Just know what you’re in for – and remember, it’s totally worth it!
On Your Ear
Even tinier and more easily hidden than a finger tattoo, ear tattoos have earned their place as one of the trendiest ink spots of the decade. They pair nicely with constellation piercings, such as tragus piercings or daith piercings, and they have a remarkably delicate look. This could easily overshadow the disturbing thought of having a needle in your ear (or not!). It may be scary and painful, but the upsides are many. You don’t have to wear any kind of outfit to hide it – just let your hair down!
Back of The Neck
The back or nape is a great low visibility zone for tattoos. It is easily hidden by everyday clothes and long hair, and the pain ratio for ink like this is relatively low. The skin isn’t close to any bones and it is thick enough to make the hour or two spent in the studio chair feel quite bearable. Cute and clever tattoos like these have the perk of extra surface area. If you want a piece a little more elegant and intricate, you’ll definitely have enough real estate for it.
Or we can just call it what it is, an underboob tattoo. Popularized by Rihanna and adopted by women all over the web, there’s zero chance of your mom, boss, or pastor seeing this tattoo on you (unless, like Rihanna, you prefer to wear a bikini all day). It’s sexy, chic, and most importantly, sexy. If anything, it will emphasize your assets in a classy way. Sternum tattoos designs can also be small and isolated to the lower area of your chest. Just be prepared not to wear a bra for a week (yay!).
Read that again: underarm tattoos. Tattoos under your arm. Armpit tattoos. Yep, it’s a thing. Just search “#armpit tattoos” on Instagram and you’ll find thousands of examples of this sweeping trend. This delicate if not sensitive area can house the prettiest, most intricate designs without setting off any work policy alarms. Armpit tattoos are mostly sought after by extreme tattoo fans, but that doesn’t stop tattoo moderates from cashing in on the trend. It’s a sure way to jazz up your deodorant zone.
Behind the Ear
Out of all the cute and clever tattoos out there, this is hands down the cutest. This tiny peek-a-boo tat is so discrete even short hairstyles can hide it. It is a trend that tiny tattoo enthusiasts everywhere have instantly fallen in love with. Behind the ear is a sweet, subtle hiding place for a spot of ink. These tattoos usually look delicate and charming, if not somewhat badass and rebellious for being placed so high on the neck (a spot typically reserved for “job-stoppers”). First-time tattoo recipients might consider this one to be a winner.
If you’re a fan of whimsical tattoos, then this one is for you. You literally can’t hide a tattoo better than this. Imagine walking barefoot along the beach and showing off your cute, secret tattoo to friends and dates. It is an instant conversation starter. However, it must be said that doing your homework on this one pays off. Intricate designs and colorful shadings do not tend to heal correctly with these tattoos, which is why most people get bold outlines and minimalistic art done. It’s perfect for a small, cute tattoo or a simple piece of art.
This is the best spot for a tattoo you can pair with a sexy backless dress. It is also the most spacious! Imagine the ‘ooh’s and ‘ahh’s you’ll get when you reveal this secret tattoo. It can be a bold, dazzling statement piece or a complex work of art – either of which will be perfectly concealed when you want them to be. Since there’s more skin to work with, creativity is unlimited! Get wild, moonchild!
Rib tattoos can be sexy, thought-provoking, or cute as a button. Many people may shy away from rib tattoos because of their pain factor and miss out on the opportunity for a daring and showy piece of art. Much like the sternum tattoo, the likelihood of anyone accidentally catching sight of it is low. You have complete control over the visibility of this tattoo. Not to mention how much freedom you have with your design because of so much space! The natural arch of the ribs creates a beautiful canvas for even the wildest designs.
One word: bombshell. Think of this as the hip tattoo but evolved to be even sexier, bolder, and more feminine. Thigh tattoos cling to your curves and capitalize on your figure without compromising job opportunities. You can go for pure sex appeal or add something meaningful for your most intimate partner to see. Show it off when you wear mini shorts and skirts and then hide it when your mom is around!
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