10 Cutest Tattoo Placement Ideas for Women

Thinking about getting a tattoo? Don’t walk into the shop without checking out these best tattoo placement ideas for girls!
10 Cutest Tattoo Placement Ideas for Women

Placement is imperative when it comes to tattoos: In all honesty, it can make or break the tattoo. After all, you wouldn’t want to put something adorably cute in a place where it looks tacky or gross. That’s why we’ve picked out the best tattoo placement ideas for girls – all cute so you have zero regrets.

#1 Ankle Tattoos

Ankle Tattoo Placement

Ankle tattoos are undoubtedly one of the most popular tattoo placement ideas. Not only are they in a somewhat hidden location, but they look incredibly hot when paired with your wedges and heels. The bonus about choosing an ankle tattoo placement is that you can go big OR small. There’s absolutely no limit, but one of the most popular ankle tattoo ideas is the tattooed ankle bracelet like the one shown here. I mean, you can’t tell me that wouldn’t look amazing paired with your favorite sandals or heels!

#2 Wrist Tattoos

Wrist Tattoo Placement: Music Sign Small Tattoo

Women have naturally delicate wrists, making them the perfect grounding point for a tiny tattoo. Some of the hottest celebrities, like Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie, are rocking adorable little wrist tattoos, and we can’t help but want to follow in their footsteps. We’re in love with this cute little music note wrist tattoo, but some of our other favorites include words, sayings, and hearts.

#3 Back of the Neck Tattoos

Behind Neck Tattoo Placement

Another very delicate part of a woman’s body is, of course, the back of the neck. This is also a very discreet place to put a tattoo and looks absolutely adorable when the hair is pulled up into a ponytail or bun. It’s best to choose tattoos that aren’t too large or wild as this will cause unnecessary attention and could make your neck look manly or weird. This adorable, simple, yet fairly detailed back of the neck tattoo is a wonderful idea!

#4 Rib Tattoos


Megan Fox, Zoe Saldana, Rihanna – all beautiful woman, all sporting one of the sexiest tattoos: Rib tattoos. Tattoos on the rib cage are obviously very alluring whether you opt for a tiny rib tattoo like Rihanna’s or a written tattoo like Megan Fox. Feel free to let your creativity shine with this tattoo: It won’t be seen often unless you’re wearing a bathing suit or a cut-out shirt/dress, so why not make a statement? This gorgeous ship tattoo is the perfect example of a ribcage tattoo that is sexy, simple, yet extremely detailed. Amazing!

#5 Behind the Ear Tattoos

Behind Ear Tattoo Placement: Quote Tattoo - Love Fearlessly

Much like neck tattoos, behind the ear tattoos are very delicate and soft, and look absolutely amazing on women. These tattoos should be kept very small and subtle like the one shown here. Make it too big and you might look like something is trying to crawl out from under your skin, so make sure to keep it very small. 

#6 Thigh Tattoos


If you want a larger sized tattoo with tons of color and detail, we highly suggest a thigh tattoo. Thigh tattoos have become incredibly popular in recent years, and we’re loving every second of it. These big and beautiful tattoos go hand in hand with the currently fashionable high-waisted shorts as these shorts make it easy to showcase your tattoo in a fun and flashy way. Check out this awesome elephant tattoo: We LOVE it for obvious reasons. It’s big, detailed, and totally extravagant. Definitely a tattoo to consider!

#7 Finger Tattoos

Tattoo Placement Idea: Diamond Tattoo on Middle Finger

Another tattoo trend that has taken the industry by storm? Finger tattoos! Whether you choose to have them run across your fingers or leave it on the inside of a single finger, you’re sure to look fashionable and flirty. There’re tons of options when it comes to finger tats. Spell out a short word across your fingers or choose another small detail like an arrow, heart, or a diamond like the one shown here. How fabulous is that?

#8 Inner arm

A tattoo on the inner arm can be a great way to showcase a smaller, more delicate design, such as a word or a symbol.

#9 Chest

A tattoo on the chest can be a great way to express your personality, whether it’s a small design or a larger piece that covers more of the chest.

#10 Back Shoulder Tattoos

Tattoo Placement Idea: Shoulder Rose Tattoo

Again, if big and bold is your flavor of choice, then we recommend a back shoulder tattoo placement. There’s just no denying it: Back shoulder tattoos look absolutely stunning on women and complement our delicate shoulders beautifully. This location has tons of space, making it the perfect spot for those larger sized masterpieces you’ve been dying to get. We love this simple roses tattoo! Very cute and feminine!


There’re so many great cute tattoo placement ideas, whether you want a tiny tat on the finger or a gorgeous masterpiece on your back shoulder. So what are you waiting for? Bring your creations to life! 


About the author

Michelle Keldgord

Michelle is just a Southern California girl with a passion for fashion and fitness, always looking for the latest trends and staying current with beauty and fashion (when I'm not hounding the gym or indulging on the sandy shores, of course!)

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  • So many places to get tattooed… so hard to choose! I love the g-clef wrist tattoo you show. The placement is perfect because it’s above where you’d have to keep retouching – so many artists don’t warn clients that you have to go above where your skin will crease from regular movements but that one is placed perfectly. I love the finger tats, too, but my artist refuses to do them because he says they’re “job blockers”. One of these days I’ll find someone to cheat on my artist with and get one on the side of a finger – I love that look! Thanks for all of the new ideas. Thigh? Who would thunk it?