The 12 Sexiest Places To Get A Tattoo.
About 14% of all Americans have at least one tattoo. In a 2006 study by Northwestern University, about 25% of their subjects had tattoo regret and 17% were considering tattoo removal. Still, millions of others will continue to get tattoos. But how do you prevent that 'Oh no, what have I done?' feeling afterwards.
First of all, don't just get a tattoo because you want one. If you have a reason to get one - you, not your friends or that girl you're seeing because, really, who knows how long she'll be around? - then you probably have a good idea of what it might look like.
Don't be afraid to sit down and consult with a reputable tattoo artist. Make sure they listen to what you want and also listen to any suggestions they might have. Your friends might think themselves experts because they have tattoos but you really want to spend your time talking to the experts. They've been at it for years.
Knowing what to get is one thing and knowing where to get it is another. In the end, it really depends on your personal style. Do you have a particular style or does it change often? How will your tattoo tie into all that? Do you need to hide it for your workplace?
Below we have some of sexiest placement ideas for you to consider (no, we didn't include the tramp stamp). We're not suggesting you copy these as you see them but it's always a good idea to see examples before you get one.
Chest & Arm
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson got this Polynesian tattoo in honor of his heritage. The placement makes it look like armor, don't you think? This wouldn't work for everyone but if you've got broad shoulders, it can highlight your best assets.
One Full Sleeve
Adam Levine has tattoos all over his body, and we can't imagine him without them. Notice his one arm sleeve in clean black ink. They are outlined rather than filled in.
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'Your Body Is A Wonderland' singer sure knows beauty. Although he is also pictured with a one-arm sleeve, he chose to highlight the design with vivid colors. By the way, sleeves can also look really good on women.
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in Game of Thrones, made a smart move in both typography and placement. Together with co-star Sophie Turner, she got this tattoo of the date they discovered they'd been cast for the now award-winning show.
If you work in a place where tattoos must be concealed, something like this could be perfect.
Selena Gomez got this tattoo of an Arabic statement that translates as 'Love yourself first.' The placement graces the beloved pop star's body in a subtle way.
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