The popularity of the wrist tattoo is on the rise as shown by the number of top celebrities getting them. There are many types of wrist tattoos including stars, words, and wrist bands. The wrist is a great location for a tattoo that you can hide or show off as you choose. What an ideal spot for your favorite saying or symbol.
Types Of Wrist Tattoo Designs
The most common location is the inside of the wrist. They are very popular because it is easier to hide an inner wrist tattoo. Some folks like to have their wrist tattoo on top of their wrist in combination with a tattoo sleeve or hand tattoos. Even more daring is a tattoo that encircles the wrist like a bracelet. A tattoo of this type is just like an armband tattoo but much lower. Pink has “What Goes Around Comes Around” and “TRU LUV” circling her right wrist. Peaches Geldof has a crucifix tattoo around her left wrist.
Nautical stars and words are probably the most used wrist tattoos. Wrist band tattoos are usually celtic knots or barbed wire. In addition to english words both kanji and sanskrit are often used. Women sometimes get flowers, hearts, or kissing lips tattoos.
Getting A Wrist Tattoo
Are they painful to get? You would expect so since there is little to cushion the needle in the wrist area, but most people with tattoos say no. Also since the wrist area is exposed, healing time can be longer and touching up may be required down the road too. In addition, 25% regret their tattoo decision after the fact so consider this before you get one.
You will most likely need to keep it hidden while at work. Unless you want to wear long sleeves all the time, a great trick is to make sure a wristwatch can cover it. After hours you can uncover and show off your ink all you want to your hearts desire.
Celebrities With Wrist Tattoos
A growing number of top celebrities sport wrist tattoos. Nicole Ritchie has inner wrist tattoos of a red shooting star on her left wrist and the word “virgin” on her right. Lindsay Lohans wrist tattoo is the word “breathe” in white and located on her right wrist and a small star tattoo on inside left wrist. Britney Spears has a lips tattoo. Jessica Alba has a Sanskrit character for lotus flower on her wrist. Ashlee Simpson has a star tattoo and a “love” tattoo. Orlando Bloom’s wrist tattoo is of the Elvish word for “nine”. All nine of the “Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring” actors have this same tattoo to celebrate their participation in the films.
After you have done your homework then you will be ready to get some ink. Emulate your favorite actress or celebrity or come up with something completely original. These tattoos are an extremely popular type so join the in crowd and get one soon.