Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.
Hip tattoos are a popular choice for many women. Hip tattoo designs can be personal, beautiful, mysterious, and sexy. When it comes to hip tattoos, there are a variety of tattoo symbols and designs that are considered appropriate. The hip gives you a decent size area to sport a fairly large sized tattoo if you wish or any large tattoo design you may see. In this article, we will discuss why women choose to get a hip tattoo, popular hip tattoos, plus the positives and negatives of hip tattoos. In the end, hopefully you will be able to gain some ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo.
Every tattoo location on you has advantages and disadvantages compared to other areas of the body. Hip tattoos are no different. Hips tattoos for women can be designed to be cute, beautiful, personal, mysterious, and sexy. Many people believe that the hip only includes the outer hip, which is covered with clothing. This is not the case. In fact, the hip area is large and can sport some large designs. If you look at the ladies above with the star tattoos, this is considered to be a hip tattoo. Tattoos on the hips can be inked there and all the way around to the back. Women typically choose these areas so their tattoo can be seen. Women still get inked on the outer hip also. Anything above the waistline can be viewed with a belly shirt or low cut jeans. If you want it to be viewed, make sure you do the measurements with the clothing you wear just to be sure.
If you choose to get inked on the lower portion of the hips, there may only be certain times that you are able to show it off. You may be wanting to get a hip tattoo for your partner, only for them to see. You may have your own reasons for getting them. It may be possible that you are a dancer or you live in an area where you can sport a bikini for most of the year. You may just not care at all. If your wanting a hip tattoo that can be seen, do it on the top portion of the hips. All I am saying is make sure you keep that in mind. Even so, you have the right to get inked anywhere that you wish.
One advantage of the upper hip tattoo is that it can be shown and covered when needed. If you want to sport it off, all you have to do is wear a short shirt, low cut shorts, low cut jeans, or a bikini. If you want to cover it, all you have to do is wear longer clothing. We all choose to get a tattoo to show it off, but you never know, there may come a time and place that we need to have it covered. Hip tattoo designs can be designed to flow to the sides, back, legs, and groin. If you are wanting a large design, you may be able to include these other areas.
Popular Hip Tattoo Designs
Popular hip tattoo designs can include a variety of different elements. When it comes to hip tattoos, there are several different tattoo symbols and designs to choose from. Nearly all tattoo symbols can fit the hip. Since hip tattoos are mainly chose by women, hip tattoos usually include some of the most popular tattoo symbols among women. Below, you can find a list of some of the most popular tattoo symbols for women that can be considered for hip tattoos.
- Cherry Blossom
- Music Notes
The list above are just a few of the many tattoo symbols that can be used for hip tattoos. Each one of these tattoo symbols hold symbolic meaning to the wearer. The butterfly tattoo is one of the most popular tattoo symbols among women all across the world. The butterfly tattoo can represent transformation, femininity, and beauty. Another popular tattoo for women is the cherry blossom tattoo. The cherry blossom tattoo symbolizes hope, innocence, femininity, and power. The dove is also a popular tattoo symbol for women. The dove is a symbol of love, peace, and purity. To learn more meanings, just follow the links below.
Most women choose tattoos for two main reasons, for symbolic purposes and for decorative purposes. You just learned a little about symbolic tattoos, so now we will discuss the decorative art behind tattoos. If you just want to choose a hip tattoo for decorative purposes, then you can basically go with any tattoo symbol or design that you wish. Music notes and stars always look good as a decorative tattoo. In some tattoo designs, they are often included together. If you're into decorative body art, you can also go with tribal art and Celtic art tattoo designs.
There's some important things that you should remember before you choose to get your hip tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure you take the time to do your own research. This included viewing tattoo designs and understanding what your tattoo means and represents. Even if you choose a tattoo for decorative purposes, you may be labeled by what the tattoo symbol represents, something to keep in mind. Don't rush to get inked! Many women make this mistake and they usually have regrets later on down the road. Take your time and make sure your choice is exactly what you want. Even with laser removal and cover ups, every tattoo can't be fixed. If you are not completely sure about a certain tattoo, give it more time and think out the situation. Take your time when you are viewing tattoo designs. This will give you an idea of everything that is available, plus you can always find a few ideas for your own tattoo design. If you are not interested in hip tattoos or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links below. As always, thanks for your visit.
More Tattoos Designs
- ANGEL TATTOOS
- BUTTERFLY TATTOOS
- CELTIC TATTOOS
- CLOVER AND SHAMROCK TATTOOS
- DIAMOND TATTOOS
- DOLPHIN TATTOOS
- DOVE TATTOOS
- DRAGONFLY TATTOOS
- FAIRY TATTOOS
- FEATHER TATTOOS
- FLOWER TATTOOS
- LADYBUG TATTOOS
- HAWAIIAN TATTOOS
- HUMMINGBIRD TATTOOS
- MOON TATTOOS
- MOTHER TATTOOS
- NAME TATTOOS
- PACIFIC TATTOOS
- PHOENIX TATTOOS
- RIBBON TATTOOS
- ROSE TATTOOS
- STEELER TATTOOS
- SUNFLOWER TATTOOS
- SWALLOW TATTOOS
- SWAN TATTOOS
- TREE TATTOOS
- VINE TATTOOS
- WATER AND WAVE TATTOOS
- ZODIAC TATTOOS
Klavdija Frahm on October 24, 2012:
Love those tats, I love lotus flower, hope to get it someday. voted up :)
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on August 05, 2012:
Phdast7, thanks for taking the time to comment and view this article. Would love to see it! I don't think a woman can go wrong with a vine. They look great, plus if you wish, you can always add to it later.
Theresa Ast from Atlanta, Georgia on July 28, 2012:
Quite beautiful and quite a variety of designs. I was never that courageous, but when I turned 50 I had a beautiful green vine tattooed around my left ankle. Nice Hub.
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on July 26, 2012:
Thank you all for your comments, time, and votes. Many thanks:) Men do get tattooed on the hip, but mostly in a tribal sense, for tribal purposes. They look much better on women, much much better.
Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on July 23, 2012:
It looks like mostly women get these beautiful tattoos. Do men get them as well? Voting this Up and Beautiful.
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on July 23, 2012:
I agree with Katrine, beautiful but too large. I liked the musical notes..
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 22, 2012:
Wow these crazy tattoos. Look great though.
Jennifer Stone from the Riverbank, England on July 22, 2012:
Great ideas for hip tattoos, thanks. I especially like the large flower that KatrineDM likes. I've often thought of getting more tattoos but hadn't considered one on the hip! Great hub, voted up and stuff, Jen
KatrineDM on July 22, 2012:
Oh wow, stunning pictures. I was amazed by that large pink flower blossoming all the way from the hips up towards the breasts, awesome...Though I don't think I would like to have such a large tattoo, still it's a great art.
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on July 22, 2012:
I was so curious when I read the hip tattoo title and had to check on this hub and you know it's a great hub and tasteful.. yeah I like it :)
BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on July 22, 2012:
Tantalizing =) Isn't it a sensitive area? But looks beautiful!
lovedoctor926 on July 21, 2012:
The one here in the picture looks very nice. Voted up!
Murphy from Chicagoland, Illinois on July 21, 2012:
I love tattoos that tastefully follows and accents the curves of a female.. It is only when they become more than an accent where I view them as being supreme gaudiness to the point of unattractiveness... Nice Hub here 'tlw'...