When it comes to tattoos, the body is basically one giant canvas that's just waiting to be inked. And yet, most people — when getting their first tattoo, second, third, or beyond — opt for more typical locations, such as the bicep, ankle, shoulder blade, wrist, or foot. As a society, we tend to stick to these more conventional areas, which makestattoos in more unique locations seem all the more exciting.
Even though certain tattoo locations might not be that common, it doesn't make them "wrong." In fact, in many ways, it can make them more special. "Even though this may seem like a 'social statement,' in essence the physical body holds energy and in a very unique way some body areas call for tattoos," tattoo expert Lisa Barretta, author of Conscious Ink: The Hidden Meaning of Tattoos, tells Bustle."Similar to acupuncture, the piercing of the skin stimulates energy held within the physical body [...] What we may view as a weird place to get a tattoo, in a sense these odd tattoos have a deeper meaning for the wearer."
Of course, for others these rare locations may seem like a great place to get a tattoo, simply for the fun of it or the novelty. Getting a tattoo is a unique experience for everyone, and one that can have all sorts of layers and meaning. With that in mind, here are some of the "rare" tattoo locations, according to experts.