Elbow tattoos became very popular in the past few years, so there are lots of designs to choose from. Usually, men like to tattoo their elbows more than women, but there are also a lot of ladies with elbow tattoos too. We consider this part of the body as the most neutral of all. If you like tattoos, it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman – elbow is a great place to get it.
Some facts about elbow tattoos
Your elbow is a part of the body that you don’t see very often. So, if you get a tattoo there, you might even forget about it, unless you bent your arm to take a look at it. Of course, you will probably see it in a mirror or a photo with yourself. Another thing is that for almost half a year it will be covered. So other people also won’t be able to see it. But that’s ok if your tattoo isn’t for a show-off. If it’s just for you – it’s even better.
Another important thing about elbow tattoos is the pain. Don’t listen to those who are telling you that they didn’t feel a thing. Of course, everything depends on your tolerance to pain. If it is going to be your first tattoo, we suggest doing it on some other part of the body. However, if you did this before, you should know your tolerance levels. Nevertheless, we recommend asking your tattooist to ink your tattoo in several sessions to let the pain ease.
The main reason why elbow hurts when you ink it is that the skin there is very close to the bone. The same applies to shoulder blades, knees, and other areas. The center of the elbow is the most painful area, while the parts around it are less intense.
Elbow tattoo ideas
One of the best things about elbow tattoos is that you can make the same design on both elbows. We don’t recommend getting an intricate tattoo, because it will deform when you bend your arm. Apart from that, you can get whatever you want. Both tiny and large tattoos look great on both elbows.
The most popular designs though are tattoos with the center of the elbow left blank. For example, an outline star with an empty area at the center. Mandala tattoos are another fantastic design idea for this area.
No matter which design you will choose, remember to be creative. Elbow tattoos are fantastic, so you might want to spend some time finding the perfect one. Check out our collection below. We’re sure you will discover some great ideas for your elbow.