29 Amazing Tattoo Ideas So Clever And Lovely Even Your Mom Will Approve

Gone are the days when tattoos are only for sailors and bikers. Getting a piece of ink is almost a rite of passage these days. And if you're considering going under the needle, you're in good company: according to an NBC News poll, 40% of respondents said someone in their household has a tattoo.

To get something permanently etched into your skin, it better be pretty special. To inspire your next piece, here are 30 tattoos that'll make you want to book the next appointment at your local tattoo parlor.

Ink a pretty lady on your person.

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Show off your inner book nerd.

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How cute is this sailor-inspired ink?

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Permanent stocking seams.

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How about a pinup girl?

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Representing your home city never looked so cute.

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It’ll be like having a garden on your arm.

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How about a beautiful thigh piece?

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Your wrist is the perfect place for some pretty ink.

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Rihanna’s chest piece is bad*ss.

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These pops of red are absolutely gorgeous.

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Second star to the right and straight on till morning!

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White ink for the win.

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Lovely.

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Shine bright like a diamond.

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You don’t always need bright colors to make an impact.

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The perfect spot for some ink.

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Spinal tat.

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Butterflies on your thigh.

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Pump up all your strapless tops with a wonderfully placed work of art.

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Tattoos can be cute, too.

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The awesomeness of these tattoos needs no further explanation.

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Give yourself something to look at during your morning tea.

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Keep your home on your sleeve.

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A tattoo with a message.

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Super sweet.

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Set a scene on your skin.

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Go big with a full sleeve.

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Or keep it simple.

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