Even the primitive people decorated their skin with tattoos, to confirm their social status and show their affiliation to this or that tribe. In modern society, the culture of tattooing acquired the different meaning. It became a subculture of fine arts, the attribute of image, and some kind of entertainment.
Nowadays, the tattoos for women became more and more popular. When the tattoos began to appear in the society, only a few women dared to make them. But 20 years ago the situation has changed. Many celebrities (including women) started to make tattoos and show them to the public. It heightened the interest in tattoos and stimulated its spreading among the women.
The meaning of women’s tattoos
Making tattoos, the women mostly aim to increase their attractiveness, sexuality, express their individuality and character traits. It often happens that the women make tattoos after some turning-point, emotional shocks (such as change of job, delivery of a child, parting with boyfriend, divorce). Another reason is fashion. All the women want to keep up with the modern trends and strive to be original. The women tattoos can also have cosmetic motivations, such as a wish to conceal some defects (scars or birthmarks).
Popular tattoos for girls and women
The girls mostly choose small and elegant tattoos with plain symbols, setting off their figure or reflecting their inner world. Women often make the following tattoos: butterflies, ornamental patterns, stars, flowers, fairies, hearts, dolphins, Japanese hieroglyphs and Celtic inscriptions.
Another popular kind of women’s tattoo is the combination of several symbols in one composition: the inscription with the name of beloved person and the heart, the flowers with stars, the ornaments with flowers, etc.
Choosing the place for tattoo, women usually choose the following body parts: on the back near the shoulder or on the shoulder-blade, on the neck, ankle, and inner part of the wrist. Choosing the place of tattoo location, the girls mostly think about where it will look most attractive, and if it can be hidden under the clothes (if necessary). The most convenient places for tattoo are wrist and shoulder, while the most sexual ones are ankles and the lower back.