Wrist tattoos are great options for those seeking small, concealable tattoos. Easily hidden by long sleeve shirts, jackets, watches and wrist bands, wrist tattoos can be seen and enjoyed by the wearer at any time—unlike neck or back tattoos. They are most often applied to the undersides of the wrists; however, some people choose to bare wrist tattoos on the top of their wrists or as bands encircling the entire wrist area.
Popular Wrist Tattoos
Although many of the designs found in tattoo shops today can be sized and drawn to proportionately fit one's wrist area, star tattoo designs seem to be a popular choice for those seeking wrist tattoos. With the ability to be simple or complex designs, star wrist tattoos can portray a variation of meanings including inspiration, a love for astronomy, rising to one's potential, and fame.
Other common wrist tattoo design choices are words that have meaning to the individual such as "believe," "love," "eternal life," or "truth" to name a few. Often a phrase or meaningful piece of scripture from the Bible is incorporated into a wrist tattoo design. These words and phrases can also be translated into foreign languages or inked as Chinese symbols for a more exotic and artistic look. Small fairies, flowers, tribal designs, suns and moons are all also popular wrist tattoo designs.
Many armband tattoos can be reduced in size to become bands around one's wrist. Tribal armbands, floral armbands and pinstripe armband designs are great options to consider. They are all generally simple, eye-appealing designs that are able maintain their sense of impact and beauty when reduced in size. Whether monotone or multi-colored, wristband tattoos can range from stark and bold to delicately feminine works of art.
Celebrity Wrist Tattoos
Wrist tattoos are among the most popular tattoos sought by some of today's most famous celebrities. Here is a short list of Hollywood A-listers and the designs they chose to have inked on their wrists:
JESSICA ALBA / Actress: Sanskrit text meaning "lotus flower" on the inside of right wrist
VICTORIA BECKHAM / "Posh Spice " of the Spice Girls: Script wrist tattoo on inside of right wrist
AVRIL LAVIGNE / Musician: Star on inside of left wrist and the word "breathe" in white in on right wrist
LINDSAY LOHAN / Actress: Stars on inside of left wrist
EVA LONGORIA / Actress: Small star tattoo on inside of left wrist
ALYSSA MILANO / Actress: An ouroboros (snake biting it's own tail) tattoo on inside of right wrist
JENNIFER NETTLES / Lead singer for the country music band Sugarland: Word "believe" on outer left wrist.
BRITNEY SPEARS / Singer: Lips on inside of right wrist
RHIANNA / Singer: Star tattoo on inside of right wrist
KELLY RIPA / Actress and Talk Show Host: "Consuelos" on inside of left wrist (her husband is Mark Consuelos)
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