9 Perfect Spots For Showing Off Your Tattoo

by Emily McClure

Before getting your next tattoo, consider have the design placed in a spot that is perfect for showing off your ink. If you're committed enough to get a design permanently drawn on your body, why keep it covered? Instead, display what you're proud of by having the artist place the tattoo in a more visible area of your body — unique places that aren't always covered up by clothing or hair. While this idea may send a few wallflowers running for this hills, consider this: You wouldn't pay for a painting if you were just going to throw a sheet over it. Why pay for a tattoo that no one can see? It seems a little counterintuitive.

While I myself have a tattoo that can be easily concealed, it can also just as easily be on display, which I love. At the time, I liked having both options available to me. However, for my next tattoo, I would want it to be visible. For me, tattoos are a symbol of self-expression, and for certain people, hiding that self expression just seems silly. If you're bold enough to get inked, then why not show off that boldness? Next time you get a tattoo, make sure you can show it off. Be proud of the ink you've chosen, and how it makes you. Wondering where you should have your next tattoo placed? Here are nine spots perfect for showing off your tattoo.

1. Finger

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Personally, I love finger tattoos. It's the perfect mix of edgy and dainty.

2. Inner Arm

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This is the perfect spot for showing off your tattoo without being super obvious about it.

3. Collarbone

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Show off your favorite ink by placing the tattoo along your collarbones. This area is especially great for tattoos involving script or wording.

4. Wrist

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No matter what the placement, tattoos around the wrist area are completely gorgeous.

5. Outer Forearm

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There is just something so edgy about the placement of these tattoos.

6. Ankle

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Take this classic placement up a notch by placing your tattoo slightly above the ankle. That way your socks and shoes won't cover up your ink.

7. Neck

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Wallflowers beware! You definitely need to be feeling your look for such a daring placement. This isn't a traditional spot for tattoos, but it definitely can look stellar with the right tattoo.

8. Hand

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Flaunt your ink by placing the art of the back of your hand. That way everyone you meet will catch a glimpse of your cool tattoo.

9. Shoulder

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While it's easy to cover this area up, it's also a great place to show off your tattoo. While this is one of the broadest areas of your body, it will immediately make any tattoo that much more eye-catching.

If you're paying for the ink, why cover it up? Show off your special tattoos by placing them in the perfect eye-catching areas.