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Gothic Tattoo Designs for Women

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Gothic Tattoos for Women

Tattoos with a Gothic design and theme continue to increase in popularity, and women definitely gravitate toward Gothic ink, although with a choice that fits who they are and what they want to uniquely express.

Gothic art of any kind has its own unique look, and while hard to describe, you know it when you see it.

Subject matter, ink, and design all contribute to the look and feel that entail Gothic tattoos, and even when a somewhat whimsical subject is included in the tattoo, there is always a added touch that transforms it into Gothic skin art.

While there are exceptions, Gothic tattoo design choices by women tend to have that same result. You can usually identify it first by the subject matter, then by the design itself.

Either way they look great, as Gothic art and design carry a compelling aspect with it that, whether you like it or not, always leaves an indelible impression on the viewer.

  • Gothic Makeup
    Goth culture is impossible to identify specifically, because it has a focus on expressing oneself individually and uniiquely, rather than uniformly. That include gothic makeup, which is expressed in numerous ways, as you'll see here.
  • Gothic Trench Coats
    Similar to Gothic shoes and boots, Gothic trench coats work on both men and women, and keep both masculinity and femininity intact. Trench coats have been a key part of Gothic fashion for a long time, but the Matrix films brought them out of the...
  • Gothic Gloves and Arm Wear
    Gothic gloves are an important part of the overall look many Goths want to incorporate into their personal expression, and there are a wide variety of options to choose from. Among the most popular elements of Gothic gloves are fishnet, laced,...
  • Fantastic Gothic Rings
    Gothic rings come in an enormous variety, from those designed for the finger, thumb rings, and armor rings that cover the entire finger. There are also somewhat controversial slave rings, which include a wrist band with a ring or rings extendsion. ..

Gothic Tattoo Art and Women

One difference I've noticed with women in their choice of a Gothic tattoo design, while not being afraid to display the edgy side of the genre, tend not to be gravitate as deeply into the dark side of the art as the men do.

Again, there are exceptions to that rule, but in general it holds. Let's look at what some ladies have decided to have inked on them from Gothic inspiration.

Woman with Gothic Butterfly and Scrolling Tattoo Design

Butterfly tattoos are very popular with women, and add to that the Gothic look and you have a very appealing tattoo design, as you can see below. It's a safe by very compelling tattoo, and the way the scrolling travels out towards the end of the design looks fantastic.


Gothic Eye Makeup

  • Intense Gothic Eye Makeup
    In the past we've talked about Gothic makeup in general, looking at a variety of overall ways it can be applied to achieve how you want to look. With this article we'll focus mostly on generating an intense Gothic look through the use of eye...

Gothic Fairy Tattoo Design

As with the butterfly, fairies tattoo designs are wildly popular with the ladies, and this blending with the Gothic theme also works extremely well.

That hair is great, and the outfit and boots look terrific on the little flying creature. Nice Gothic tattoo choice.


Gothic Corset

  • Goth Fashion, Gothic Corset
    One of the must haves for Goth fashion with the ladies is a Gothic corset, as they are among the more popular items for Goth women who really enjoy the vintage clothing of years ago. It's fascinating to see what some women consider one of the more...

Goth Woman with Dragon Tattoo

In what appears to be a Goth festival of sorts, this lady really stands out with that red hair and noticeably placed tattoos. Let's face it, placing them on her breasts makes it difficult for those who really want to see the tattoo designs, who are going to be distracted for sure.


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Gothic Shoulder Tattoo of Goth Woman

You have to look a little more closely on this tattoo of the Gothic woman on the shoulder to catch the details. Did you notice the skulls scattered in her hair? Also that light-colored design on the left of the tattoo is a spider web. Pretty cool and unusual design.

  • Evil Pumpkin Tattoos
    For those who love a good horror picture and scare, there's nothing much better than an evil pumpkin or Jack-O-Lantern, whether fixed on the head of an evil creature, or possibly on a scarecrow, or other creative uses to create that tense atmosphere.
  • Fallen Angel Tattoos
    Fallen angel tattoos have basically two different ways of being expressed. First, there is the fallen angels that has no care about the circumstances they find themselves in, and, according to Christian belief, were cast out of heaven because of...

Tattoo of Three Women on Thigh

At first glance this tattoo of the three women appears somewhat interesting, but tame. Taking a closer look, you see a hand reaching in the middle of them, seemingly drawing blood from the ear of one.

Gazing at the faces, you also see all three of the women pictured have lines crackle across their faces. A little too disturbing for me, but the art is good.

  • Skull Wearing Hat Tattoo Designs
    Tattoos of skulls wearing hats are awesome, and include a little bit of everything in the way of hats, including cowboy hats, top hats, jester and baseball hats. But it doesn't end there. While wearing a variety of hats, the skulls, for the most...
  • Cemetery, Graveyard Tattoos
    Out of curiosity I did some research to see if there was any interest in having a graveyard or cemetery tattooed on a person, and interestingly, there was. In my mind, when the thought of a graveyard comes up, it is differentiated from a cemetery...

Gothic Fairy Wings

While it's not necessarily the official designation, my take is the set of Gothic wings on the woman's back are fairy wings. I've seen a lot of wings in my time, but these have a different look and feel than most.

The overall design is nice, and that curling on the tips of the wings look good.

  • Tool Metal Band Tattoos
    "Tool" is an alternative metal band that started off as a heavy metal group. The band has clashed with the general public and the music industry itself, but has a strong fan base that has been extremely loyal. Some have labeled them
  • Zombie Tattoo Designs
    There is no doubt one of the more popular themes of the entertainment industry over the last several years has been vampires, werewolves and zombies, among a variety of other roles and characters representing a number of bad creatures. Zombie...

Gothic Tattoo Scene on Ankle

It's hard to believe so much detail can be placed on the small canvass of an ankle and still look this good. The only problem I have with it is you would never be able to see the amazing detail in real life, as the close in shot gives a better look for us to enjoy.

Everything about this Gothic tattoo design works for me. You have the dark birds sauntering in the air around what appears to be an old, abandoned church building, which includes a graveyard on the right.

The fog and dark clouds finish off this great piece of art.


Gothic tattoos are a great choice for women who like that type of design and image. As you can see from these tattoos, there are some with more of a winsome design, along with others that have quite disturbing ones.

To me, other than those three women on the thigh, they would probably work for anyone seeking a Gothic tattoo design.


Pop on March 15, 2012:

The 'Gothic Tattoo Scene on Ankle' is from a children's book. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.

Flickr on February 15, 2012:

totally cool, thanks for sharing.

SopranoRocks from Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA on February 11, 2012:

I want to know where the girl in the 3rd photo got that sexy corset wow I want one! The ankle tatt here has really caught my eye. Cemetery and haunted house scenes are my favorite for my desktop wallpaper - I hadn't thought to take that idea to a tattoo. Great ideas, thx!

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