There’s nothing wrong with playing it safe and sticking to the traditional tattoo locales. But for those of you looking for something different, unique locations can prove to be even more attractive than the tried-and-true places people usually get inked. Because you’re here, I’ll assume that the idea of getting a tattoo in a unique location, like on your hand, is something that entices you. Below, I’ve rounded up some of the best examples of tattoos people chose to get on their hands. You can thank me after everyone in your life falls in love with your new tattoo.
Here we have another tiger which is a repost from the lion and tiger article I posted a few days ago. I don’t usually like to post a design more than once, but what would this list be without this magnificent example of a hand tattoo.
A radiating pattern of dots
Subtle but not too subtle, this dotwork design is one of those tattoos that you can stare at for hours. Symmetric designs have a pleasing aesthetic that make them popular choices for both men and women.
A panda in a tuxedo to be more precise. Make your hand all the more interesting by adding something in ink. This panda design has its own identity. One that goes further than a simple geometric design or a clever phrase.
A little G
Cool, creative, and cute is this tattoo of a little homie. Using the fingers to illustrate the bandana was genius, and I would love to see this design in person.
A smoking woman
This woman enjoying a cigarette is one heck of a conversation piece. Talented tattoo artist Jefree from Istanbul is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists. His skill and versatility put him right up there with the best in the business. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Bang Bang comes a knockin’. That is, if they haven’t already.
A couple bracelets
Most of the designs on the list are of a more substantial nature. However, delicate designs like the bracelets above are just as impressive. I would have included more of these type of designs on this list but they aren’t so easy to come by.
OOZY has a really special illustrative style that’s extremely distinctive. If I had to describe it, I would say it looks like it belongs in a comic book. This portrait of Johnny Depp from Edward Scissorhands was done to perfection. The negative space portion is especially interesting.
A whisp of smoke
Abstract tattoo designs are a relatively new concept. It wasn’t until about 10 years ago that artists started to incorporate abstract art into tattoo design. Since then, we’ve been treated to some pretty spectacular designs, including this wandering whisp of smoke.
Never underestimate the power of the lynx. The way this design seems to hug the curvature of the hand makes for a super clean appearance—it looks like it belongs on this guys hand.
For girls with way more style than me, something along the lines of this rose tattoo will no doubt give you that extra oomph you need to push you into that fashionista category.