Hip Tattoos

hip tattoo

Some people find it a little more painful to get hip tattoos, but they look so great that many people choose to edure the extra irritation involved.

About Hip Tattoos

The hip is a relatively small area, as parts of the body go, so getting a tattoo here means that you'll either have to have a large tattoo that extends to other parts of your leg or torso, or you'll have to get a small image. Since there is very little muscle and fat available to cover this bony area, getting hip tattoos can cause a certain amount of pain due to the feel of the needle pressing on the nerves and bone. Be prepared to feel this tattoo more than you would feel a tat in the arm or the rest of the leg.

Many more women than men choose to get a tattoo in the hip region, probably because this is considered a very sexy area on women. They are also more likely to be able to display a tattoo on their hip; men don't often wear bikinis or low cut pants. Among tattoos for women, this area is considered to be one of the most attractive and sensual.

Hip Tat Images


What sort of images work well on hip tattoos? Well, since this is not a highly visible area, almost any image can be appropriate here. Intimate images, such as a lover's name or initials, make for a perfect hip tat. Other popular images include flowers, especially roses, hearts, crosses, butterflies and many other feminine items. Other women choose images that are stereotypically masculine, such as a skull and crossbones, dagger or nautical star, but placing one of these images on the hip still works and can give a woman a decidedly dangerous and sexy vibe.

Hip Tat Ideas

If you're looking to get a tattoo on your hip but don't know what you're going to get, you've got a few options. If you have any idea at all of what you'd like inked, you can always go for a consultation with a tattoo artist at your chosen tattoo studio. He or she can look at the shape and size of your hip and help you fit an image you like into the area. Another choice is to look at tattoo flash. Most of these pre-drawn images can be reduced or enlarged to fit any area. Finally, looking at tattoo galleries, such as those seen at BMEzine can also be helpful for choosing your next tattoo.

hip tattoo

Here are few ideas to inspire you.

  • Consider some scrolling vines and small flowers. The vines can flow across your own unique curves and make the most of the space available.
  • How about a little stardust? All you need are some tiny stars and dust trails swirled around them to make an understated yet sensual design.
  • For a design that is more masculine, think about inking one of the big cats, perhaps a tiger or a panther. The design can still be as small as you need it to be yet still look impressive.
  • This is also a great location for a kanji tattoo. Choose a kanji symbol that holds special meaning to you, but make sure the symbol you choose correctly portrays what it is supposed to represent.

Whatever you choose, take your time making your choice. Getting inked on your hip isn't a walk in the park, but having a bad choice removed with laser treatments also isn't much fun. Get the design right the first time.

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