Sexy Tattoos for Womens

Everyone has different ideas about their favorite sexy tattoos. Is a lower back tattoo sexy? What about an armband? What makes a tattoo sexy is definitely in the eye of the beholder.

Lower Back Tattoos

There's controversy in the tattoo world over lower back tattoos. Some people think they're incredibly sexy, an ornament for an already beautiful part of the female body. Others are tired of seeing lower back tats and have taken to calling them "tramp stamps."

Are these types of lower back tattoos sexy or not? You decide.

  • A stylized tribal design or Celtic knotwork.
  • A butterfly or fairy with wings spread across the back.
  • A small image of a flower, a dolphin, or other nature symbol.
  • A word like "goddess" or "angel" in stylized script.

Armband Tattoos

Armbands are popular with men, who often think a the tattoo accentuates a pumped-up bicep. They've become as ubiquitous as lower back tattoos, and stir up just as much admiration and annoyance.

If you're going for an armband and you want it to look sexy, consider the following:

  • Make sure you keep your arms in shape. An armband will draw just as much attention to a flabby bicep as a fit bicep.
  • Hire the best artist you can find. Good work shines, no matter where it's placed.
  • Wear your tattoo with confidence. It's not just the tat that's sexy, it's the attitude of the person who wears it.

Hidden Tattoos

Some people think the sexiest tattoos are the ones most people won't see. These hidden tattoos include tats on the breasts, lower abdomen, groin, and genitals. Depending on your personal idea of sexy, you might choose a pretty design, a sophisticated pattern, or a blatant sexual come-on.

When you're in a relationship, getting your partner's name tattooed someplace private might seem like a very sexy idea. However, tattoo artists often refuse to do that kind of tattoo - they've seen so many people come in for cover-ups after break-ups, they consider it the kiss of death for romance!

Sexual Images

Search online for "sexy tattoos" and you'll find plenty of naked women inked on arms, chests, and legs. It's a little hard to know whether these tattoos are just for the wearers, or if they expect others to think they're sexy. Men with these tats are presumably admirers of women, or else they wouldn't have chosen images celebrating the female body. The question is, do they really think women will want to look at those images on their mate?

Still, from the numbers of such tattoos, it's clear that a lot of people think they're sexy. Sometimes called "pinup girls", after 1950's-era calendar girls, these tats feature:

  • Large-chested, bare-breasted women in all sorts of poses.
  • Fully naked women wearing lascivious looks.
  • Fantasy girls dressed as bikers, vampires, devils, and angels.
  • Leather-clad beauties, sometimes bearing whips and chains.
  • Schoolgirls, nurses, and other uniformed gals.

Women sometimes get tattoos of gorgeous women, too. Wearing these sexy images doesn't necessarily indicate sexuality; these tats can also represent female power. Some women choose to have sexy men tattooed on themselves to make a statement as well.

Temporary Sexy Tattoos

Always wanted a tattoo but not quite ready to get one? Does your partner admire tattoos on other people? Temporary tattoos can be a way to get sexy without making a permanent change to your body. You can find temporary lower back tattoos, ankle tattoos, even tats for your nipples. Some temporary tattoos include tiny, sparkling crystals that adhere to the skin.

You can put a temporary tattoo in as public or as private a place as you want. If you find that you like it, you might want to see an artist about getting a sexy tattoo that will last a lifetime.

Laser Tattoos for Body

"Pain." He felt increased tingling in his hand, pressed his lips tightly together. How could this be a test? he wondered. The tingling became an itch... The itch became the faintest burning... It mounted slowly: heat upon heat upon heat... . The burning! The burning! He thought he could feel skin curling black on that agonized hand, the flesh crisping and dropping away until only charred bones remained.
This excerpt from Dune exactly describes the feeling of getting a tattoo burned into skin using a laser cutter; however, this is just the feeling. When sight, smell, and sound are added, the process turns out to be quite an experience.

The sound by itself (meaning no body parts in the cutter), is probably the easiest thing to deal with. It is just the normal whine of gears, belts and cooling fans. When that sound is mixed in with the sensation of burning flesh, it turns the laser cutter from a simple machine shop tool to a futuristic torture device.

The sight is not too bad, just a light tracing its way back and fourth across the body. As long as you don't think about the fact that the small wisp of smoke trailing the light, is actually vaporized skin, everything will be fine.

The smell is bad. It does not travel far, but when you catch a whiff of the burnt flesh stench, it is quite nauseating. The thought that you have just inhaled some of those vaporized skin flakes, and they have settled on the bottom of your lungs, is the worst.

I am leaving a disclaimer out of this, because any person with access to a laser cutter who is dumb enough to try this, deserves what they get.

Tattoos Ads Turn People Into ‘Walking Billboards’

NEW YORK - What does Angelina Jolie have in common with Joseph Stalin and Thomas Edison as well as two out of every five Americans between the ages of 26 and 40?

They all have tattoos.

Once seen as a silent cry of rebellion, tattoos now posess a status so firmly mainstream that advertisers are using them to market everything from tires and shoes to wine and energy drinks. That has its downside, though. The more acceptable tattoos become, the more they lose their edginess — and their value as advertising.
"There is always an element of rebellion or rite of passage with these things," said David Crockett, assistant professor of marketing at the University of South Carolina. "What makes them interesting is how the marketplace appropriates that rebelliousness and serves that back to you in the form of an energy drink."

The 7-Eleven convenience store chain recently started selling an energy drink called Inked, aimed at people who either have tattoos or those who want to think of themselves as the tattoo type. The company plans to market the drink at motorcycle rallies and tattoo conventions.

"We wanted to create a drink that appealed to men and women, and the tattoo culture has really become popular with both genders," said 7-Eleven's manager of non-carbonated beverages, Michele Little. "The rite of tattoo passage isn't only limited to the young, but also to those who think and act young," she said.

As the attention of young consumers gets spread between TV, blogs, online video and other distractions, marketers have resorted to alternative methods to get their interest.

Marketers use tattoos both as a cultural icon and as the method to deliver the message, said Kevin Lane Keller, a marketing professor at the Tuck business school at Dartmouth College.

"It's an attempt to do something different in a fresh way," he said.

On a never-ending quest to appeal to the young and young-minded, companies from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to Volvo are using tattoos in advertising and promotion. Even wine sellers have adopted the tattoo, with managers of the popular Yellow Tail brand sending 600,000 temporary tattoos out with an October issue of the New Yorker magazine and wine importer Billington Wines taking the name Big Tattoo Wines for its $10 a bottle brand.

For three years, Goodyear's Dunlop tire unit has offered a set of free tires to anyone who will get the company's flying-D logo tattooed somewhere on their body, and 98 people have taken up the offer. Some of them are brand loyalists who already own Dunlop tires, while others were tattoo fans who wanted to add to their body art, Dunlop brand marketing manager Janice Consolacion said. One returned for his third Dunlop tattoo this year.

For those friendly to the idea of being a walking billboard, the Web site connects advertisers with people who want to be paid for sporting tattoo advertisements.

Volvo recently utilized tattoos in another way, by creating a fictional character whose tattoos spelled out the coordinates of an undersea location of $50,000 in gold coins and the keys to a new car. Linda Gangeri, national advertising manager of Volvo Cars of North America, said the tattoo man was a way to get people to think differently about the Volvo brand.

Tattoos are becoming so pervasive that some see them as less effective in marketing to trendsetters.

Nathan Lin, a tattoo artist and organizer of the annual Boston Tattoo Convention, said the event's sponsors reflect the shifting demographics of tattoo culture in the U.S. This year, it was Toyota Motor Corp.'s Scion brand and Anheuser Busch Cos.' Budweiser. Next year's convention has gotten sponsorship interest from Internet service provider NetZero among other corporate names, he said.

"It puts it far outside the stereotypes of bikers and rough types," Lin said. "People think of urban moms having tattoos."

A study done last year by the Pew Research Center shows that 36 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds have at least one tattoo, while an even higher 40 percent of 26- to 40-year-olds have at least one.

Once corporations use tattoos, it's clear they have lost some of their edginess, Crockett said.

"You've got this constant game of cat and mouse, of youth culture and these companies. That lifecycle just gets shorter and shorter and shorter," he said.

General Mills has been selling Fruit Roll-Ups with tattoo-shaped cutouts that let children make temporary tongue tattoos. Shoe maker Nike Inc. has employed celebrity tattoo artist Mister Cartoon to design six lines of limited-edition shoes. And just this month, the glass and crystal seller Steuben Glass announced it would sell tattoo-inspired vase and crystal sculpture designs by artist Kiki Smith.

"I would certainly say it has lost most of its social stigma," said Vince Hemingson, a writer and documentary filmmaker who runs the Vanishing Tattoo Web site. The American stereotype of tattoos being for military types has become passe, he said.

American consumers watched as rock stars of the 1980s got tattoos. Their supermodel girlfriends followed, and that, Hemingson said, made tattoos visible on the women who are seen by many as icons of beauty.

That led to the proliferation of tattoos, as seen in Pew's survey results.

To underscore that, corporate lawyer David Kimelberg published in April a book, "INKED Inc., Tattooed Professionals," that features photos of doctors, lawyers and other executives, first in their normal work clothes then dressed so their large-scale tattoos can be seen. Kimelberg, who lives and works in Boston, said the goal of the photos is to show how tattoos are gaining popularity in corporate America.

Noting the shifting trends, he writes: "The rest of the world is finally catching up to us."