Elbow tattoos

Elbow Tattoos: 36 Most Amazing Inked Elbows You’ve Ever Seen

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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.

Nautical compass tattoo on the right elbow
Black nautical compass tattoo on the right elbow.

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.

Beautifuly colored mandala tattoo on the left elbow
Beautifully colored mandala tattoo on the left elbow.
Old school spider web tattoo on the elbow
Old school spider web tattoo on the elbow.
Floral mandala tattoo on the right elbow
Floral mandala tattoo on the right elbow.
Black spider web tattoo on the elbow
Black spider web tattoo on the elbow.
Black outline snowflake tattoo on the right elbow
Black outline snowflake tattoo on the right elbow.

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.

Ship wheel elbow tattoo
Ship wheel left elbow tattoo.
Outline black mandala tattoo on the left elbow
Outline, black mandala tattoo on the left elbow.
Laurel wreath tattoo around the elbow
Laurel wreath tattoo around the elbow.
Geometric black tattoo on the right elbow
Geometric black tattoo on the right elbow.
Classic rose tattoo on the right elbow
A classic red rose tattoo on the right elbow.

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.

Black mandala tattoo on the right elbow
Black mandala tattoo on the right elbow.

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.

Snake tattoo around the elbow
Snake tattoo around the elbow.
Black snake - ouroboros tattoo on the elbow
Black snake – Ouroboros tattoo on the elbow.

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.

Squid tattoo on the right elbow and arm
Squid tattoo on the right elbow and arm.
Black traditional rose tattoo on the right elbow
Black traditional rose tattoo on the right elbow.
Blue mandala tattoo on the left elbow
Blue mandala tattoo on the left elbow.
Butterfly tattoo on the right elbow
Butterfly tattoo on the right elbow.
Circular flowers tattoo around the elbow
The circular flower tattoo around the elbow.
Sun tattoo on the left elbow
Sun tattoo on the left elbow.
Clouds and thunder tattoo around the left elbow
Clouds and thunder tattoo around the left elbow.
Traditional wildflower wreath tattoo on the elbow
Traditional wildflower wreath tattoo on the elbow.
Colorful mandala tattoo around the left elbow
Another colorful mandala tattoo on the left elbow.
Devil tattoo on the elbow
Black devil tattoo on the elbow.
Floral tattoo on the left elbow
Another floral tattoo on the left elbow.
Geometric black tattoo on the left elbow
Geometric black tattoo on the left elbow.
Flower tattoo around the left elbow
Flower tattoo around the left elbow.
Matching mandala tattoos on both elbows
Matching mandala tattoos on both elbows.
Maze tattoo on the left elbow
Maze tattoo on the left elbow.
Outline black mandala tattoo on the right elbow
Another outline black mandala tattoo on the right elbow.
Black rose tattoo on the left elbow with a word fearless
Black rose tattoo on the left elbow with a word fearless above.
Sun tattoo around the elbow
Sun tattoo around the elbow.
Traditional eye tattoo on the elbow
Traditional eye tattoo on the elbow.
Yellow rose tattoo on the right elbow
Yellow rose tattoo on the right elbow.
Traditional tattoo of a Panther on the right elbow
Traditional Panther tattoo on the right elbow.
Elbow Tattoos: 36 Most Amazing Inked Elbows You’ve Ever Seen
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