The popularity of the wrist tattoo is on the rise, as evidenced by the number of celebrities who get them. There are many types of wrist tattoos such as stars, words, and wrist bands. The wrist is a great location for a tattoo that you can hide or show off however you like. What an ideal place for your favorite saying or symbol.
Types of wrist tattoo designs
The most common location is on the inside of the wrist. They are very popular because it is easier to hide a tattoo on the inside of the wrist. Some people like to have their wrist tattoo on the top of the wrist in combination with a tattoo sleeve or hand tattoos. Even more daring is a tattoo that goes around the wrist like a bracelet. Such a tattoo is like an armband tattoo but much lower. Pink has “What Goes Around Comes Around” and “TRU LUV” around her right wrist. Peaches Geldof has a crucifix tattoo around her left wrist.
Stars and nautical words are probably the most commonly used wrist tattoos. Wristband tattoos are usually Celtic knots or barbed wire. In addition to English words, both Kanji and Sanskrit are often used. Women sometimes get tattoos of flowers, hearts, or kisses on their lips.
Getting a tattoo on your wrist
Are they painful to get? This is to be expected as there is little to cushion the needle in the wrist area, but most people with tattoos say no. Also, since the wrist area is exposed, the healing time may be longer and future touch-ups may also be necessary. Also, 25% regret their decision to get a tattoo after the fact, so consider this before getting one.
You will most likely need to keep it hidden while you are at work. Unless you want to wear long sleeves all the time, a great trick is to make sure a wristwatch can cover you. After hours, you can discover and display your ink as much as you like.
Celebrities With Wrist Tattoos
A growing number of top celebrities sport wrist tattoos. Nicole Ritchie has tattoos on the inside of her wrist of a red shooting star on her left wrist and the word “virgin” on the right. Lindsay Lohans’ wrist tattoo is the word “breathe” in white and is located on her right wrist and a small star tattoo on the inside of her left wrist. Britney Spears has a tattoo on her lips. Jessica Alba has a Sanskrit character for the lotus flower on her wrist. Ashlee Simpson has a star tattoo and a “love” tattoo. Orlando Bloom’s wrist tattoo is from the elven word for “nine.” All nine actors from “The Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring” have this same tattoo to celebrate their participation in the films.
Once you’ve done your homework, you’re ready to get some ink. Emulate your favorite actress or celebrity or create something completely original. These tattoos are an extremely popular type, so join the crowd and get one soon.