Although they were initially worn by sailors, wrist tattoos for women are more popular today. They look simple and clean, but require great skills to draw and are very meaningful. As the wrist is a very prominent part of the body, a wrist tattoo can increase your beauty and reflects your personality. Therefore, it is very important to put in lots of thought before getting a tattoo. You can choose anything from quotes, flowers, and Celtic designs to birds, tribal signs, and music symbols for a spectacular tattoo on your wrist.
While men like tattoos that show strength and masculinity, girls often choose designs that express some kind of emotions or associate with their personality or life in some or the other way. You will find most wrist tattoos for women on the inner side of the wrist because the veins here are directly connected with the heart and are prominently visible. Though it is very painful because the wrist area is less fleshy and has prominently visible nerves, women are crazy about wrist tattoos.
SUPER-CUTE AND SENSATIONAL WRIST TATTOOS FOR WOMEN
Before you decide to go for a tattoo for women on the wrist, think for a while about the design and theme. Do you want a tattoo to honor a relationship, mark a milestone in your life, or express your emotions? Once you know why you want it, think of the designs, images, or themes that best express your reason. Often women know why they want a tattoo, but are unable to find appropriate design inspiration to relate to it. If that’s happening to you, scroll down to explore some of the cutest female wrist tattoo design ideas to write your story.
BLACK ROSE WRIST TATTOOS
Flowers are one of the simplest of design ideas for wrist tattoos. But that doesn’t mean they are easy to ink. The beautiful tattoo above clearly show off the precision required in creating a masterpiece. The rose with folded petals is shaded in tones of black. However, you can choose colorful flowers to show your delicate side.
#2: Butterfly & Stars Wrist Tattoos
Stars and butterflies go nicely on wrist tattoos for women. The stars add a magical touch to the tattoo and enhance its beauty.
A beautiful butterfly can be seen drawn on a girl’s wrist. The sparking stars are trailing behind the butterfly. It’s giving the impression as if the stars are coming out of the butterfly itself.
#3: SEWING SPOOL AND NEEDLE TATTOO
Meaningful tattoos like this sewing spool and needle tattoo reflect your personality. Depending on how people conceive them, they could be simple or complex to understand. Such simple tattoos create a lot of curiosity amongst viewers and thus make you a center of attraction for all good reasons.
#4: THINK POSITIVE
It’s a nicely done simple yet classy motivational tattoo. If you like simplicity, try this design idea. You can choose different fonts like the girl did or go for intricate object mix calligraphy for a more sensational appeal.
#5: MANDALA WRIST TATTOOS FOR WOMEN
Mandalas in every shape, size, and pattern are a very popular design inspiration for tattooing. If you need something abstract and amazing, think of a design like a mandala above. With its fine detailing, the wrist tattoo instantly catches your attention. Isn’t that?
#6: VINE BRACELET WRIST TATTOO
Why do you need jewelry when you have a wrist tattoo? While this is a sleek vine bracelet tattoo, you have an array of opulent options to choose.
#7: 3D BUTTERFLY WRIST TATTOO
Do you know butterflies represent transformation? A butterfly wrist tattoo could mean you have evolved or in the process of transforming yourself into a better and more beautiful stage. The transformation could be of anything – you thoughts, your relationship, your career, and possibly anything. A butterfly tattoo is nice to signify it.
#8: DRAMATIC HEART TATTOO
If you want to put your heart on your sleeves, then this is a nice design idea for doing it. Heart wrist tattoos are quite popular. Definitely, they express love but a heart tattoo on the inner wrist also signifies the connection of it with your heart as you have it just above the vein.
#9: VICTORIAN STYLE FLOWER TATTOO
Victorian patterns and jewelry have long been a design inspiration for tattoos. Here, the wrist tattoo looks like an ornate cuff bracelet with a bold flower for added glamor. You don’t need any accessory to create a buzz when you have such a spectacular tattoo on your wrist.
#10: RED STARS INNER WRIST TATTOOS
What a pretty tattoo! These red stars could represent anything from a hope of achieving goals to your special interest in astronomy or childbirth. Star tattoos are very meaningful and personalized. Have you got some inspiration now?
#11: ORNATE MOON WRIST TATTOOS FOR WOMEN
Do you believe in celestial bodies and the influence they have in our lives? Or you need a design to represent your whimsical side? Different phases of the moon have effects, and thus a discreet tattoo like the above one is perfect to express the many facets of your personality.
#12: HALF MANDALA TATTOO
This is another example of how mandalas can be a promising design for wrist tattoos for women.
#13: SUN WRIST TATTOO
This sun tattoo is another beautiful example of celestial inspired designs. Sun represents power, energy, and strength. So a tattoo like the above one can signify abundant energy and courage you have within.
#14: JOIE DE VIVRE
What a wonderful wrist tattoo to express the exultation of spirit and enjoyment of life. ‘Joie de Vivre’ is a French word that is often used to express a delight of being alive and exciting.
#15: SOLID WRIST AND ARMBAND TATTOOS
Historically, arm bands were used as a symbol of mourning. However, the design has evolved over time and now considered a style statement. While there are infinite design variations, the tattoos in the above image are the basic yet most acceptable style. It is because it has a solid look and clean simple detailing which most people want.
#16: FLOWER TATTOO
You don’t always have to have a meaningful tattoo that has to signify something. This simple flower tattoo is equally good to impress others. It is beautiful and dramatic and has a very distinctive appeal.
#17: STARLIGHT WRIST TATTOOS FOR WOMEN
This is another resonating example of impressive star tattoos. The tiny stars are bright enough to spread endless light.
#18: HOWLING WOLF
Animal lovers often choose designs with animal images. If you love the wilderness, then this wolf tattoo is a nice option to think.
#19: FAITH HOPE AND LOVE
A nice idea of wrist tattoos for woman is this heart rate with inscribed words. The heart line makes a heart at the end and says no to lose the hope ever in life.
#20: CUTE OWL ON BRANCH TATTOO
Let the magic of your personality cast a spell on others with a beautiful tattoo like this cute owl tattoo.
#21: EMMA STONE’S WRIST TATTOO
There is a special story behind the tiny wrist tattoo of the Oscar winner star. It’s a bird’s feet design inked by the Beatles star Paul McCartney to celebrate her mother’s success in fighting breast cancer. Wrist tattoos are really nice to immortalize a significant memory!
#22: MILEY CYRUS’ WRIST TATTOOS
The ‘Hanna Montana’ fame singer has an anchor on one wrist and the religious word ‘Aum’ on the other wrist. Religious and sacred tattoos are quite popular. You can think of something like Miley or choose your own sacred wrist tattoo.
#23. SMALL WRIST TATTOOS
Women love to get small tattoos on their wrists. Usually, small wrist tattoos for women are vibrant and simple looking. They give a fresh look to their styles.
A vibrant and colorful tattoo on this women’s wrist is looking amazing. The minimalist design on the tattoo and the bright colors give s a summer vibe. A great choice of a lightweight piece.
A small jet can be seen inked on a lady’s slim hand where a jet is flying across the wrist. The sound wave-like beat is used as the smoke coming out of the jet. It inspires the tattoo bearer to travel and enjoy music.
Bees are wonderful creatures and are a vital element of nature. The tiny bee drawn on this young woman’s carpus carries a huge responsibility. It teaches the lesson that although a thing might be small it can have a huge impact.
#24. COVER UP WRIST TATTOOS
A lot of the time wrist tattoos are used to hide marks, spots on the skin, or even other tattoos. Cover-up tattoos on women’s wrists are getting very popular these days.
Dove is a symbol of purity and love. Usually, they are white but in this case, the region on her wrist is back and ic covering the space without showing much detail. A good example for a cover-up tattoo for women’s wrists
The contrast between the blue and the green color is eye-catching. Most likely there was already a small tattoo on her wrist where the black color is used. The green and yellowish tint on the leaves makes the tattoo more attractive.
Small Girl Patchwork
The before & after of a cover-up tattoo on a girl’s hand. There was a block of text on the spot but it’s now replaced with a cute girl who is blushing and has lots of flowers underneath her feet. An amazing transition to a new style.
#25. CROSS TATTOOS ON WRIST
Crosses are a sign of belief in religion. Religious girls tend to get these tattoos on their wrists to show their beliefs. They tend to be very small in size.
The tattoo on this girl’s skin is drawn as a bracelet having on her wrist. The dots create a thread-like design and the minimal cross is hanging on to that.
Hands down it is one of the smallest wrist tattoos for women. Ther’s literally a cross made of two thin lines and two dots on the side. A perfect fit for women with skinny arms.
A 3d cross is drawn on the left carpus of this woman. The use of black shades adds the 3d effect on her skin. The color creates a good contrast against her fair skin.
#26. INNER WRIST TATTOOS
The inner side of the wrist has a smooth and flat area that tattoo artists can utilize to produce amazing designs. It’s liked by the female audience as a wrist tattoo option.
A wrist tattoo design inspired by the filigree tattoo style on a woman’s inner wrist. The star at the middle is the centerpiece of this tattoo and the ornamental work enhances its beauty.
Although flowers are typically drawn with colors, in this instance the inner side of the cuff area of this lady is filled with a flower. The image is drawn using only one color. The different shades of color add new dynamics and variety to the tattoo.
Black is used for representing darkness, pain, and sorrow. However, a sunflower is a representation of happiness, cheerfulness, etc. In this wrist tattoo for women both of the elements are combined to balance out each other.
#27. BRACELET WRIST TATTOOS
Bracelets are very popular among women. So they incorporated that with wrist tattoos and came up with a new variation of wrist tattoos for women called bracelet tattoos.
A simple heart symbol is dangling from the lace of the bracelet. The cross on the heart means love for her religion. A perfect combination of faith and love.
This tattoo on this young woman’s wrist is spreading fresh vibes. A bunch of flowers is used to form a bracelet that is inked over her cuffs.
Although one string of this ornament is clearly visible, the bottom lace is disconnected and has tiny flowers and leaves hanging upside down. The dots complement this girl’s carpus.
#28. Butterfly Wrist Tattoos
Center of Attraction
A gorgeous butterfly is at the center of this tattoo. There are four lines that wrap around her wrist & meet at the center. A glow can also be seen on top of the butterfly.
#29. SIDE WRIST TATTOOS
Side wrist tattoos for women can be a bit tricky and painful to get. The surface area is small and the muscles are used frequently throughout the day. So it can take some extra time to heal.
In this side wrist tattoo, the main element is a tree branch with small flowers and leaves. The tattoo is slim and fits nicely on the side of her hands. It’s suitable for both fair and dark skin.
A flaming red phoenix with blue wings is tattooed on the side wrist of this young lady. The different colors of the flame create a great contrast.
The bird with a transparent wing and tail can be seen on this side piece. The transparent wings are a sign of clarity and understanding which the woman in this picture truly believes in.
#30. DAINTY WRIST TATTOOS
Dainty means delicately small and pretty. They go nicely with women’s hands. A lot of small pieces are drawn as wrist tattoos for women.
A delicate tattoo of a sparkling star is drawn on the top part of this women’s wrist. The minimal design is looking nice on her hand.
The bee tattooed on this girl’s wrist is only visible from a close range. The tattoo is very delicately drawn on her wrist and represents her caring nature.
A partially visible moon can be seen on this tattoo. It looks like a new moon and the girl having that tattoo is equally beautiful as the tattoo itself.
#31. Flower Wrist Tattoos
#32. HEART WRIST TATTOOS
#33. ROSARY WRIST TATTOOS
#34. SUNFLOWER WRIST TATTOOS
#35. WRIST CELTIC TATTOOS
#36. BIG WRIST TATTOOS
Triangle & Circle
Shaded Wrist Work
#37. COLORFUL WRIST TATTOOS
Red & Blue Spring
#38. MEANINGFUL WRIST TATTOOS
Yang & Flower
#39. FEATHER WRIST TATTOOS
Cycle Of Life
#40. NEW IMAGE
Rythm Of Music
#41. FULL WRIST TATTOO
Artwork Wrist Tattoo
#42. INFINITY WRIST TATTOOS
Flower On Infinity
Wind & Waves
#43. LARGE WRIST TATTOOS
Full Wrist Filigree
#44. LOVE WRIST TATTOOS
Love For Dad
#45. STAR WRIST TATTOOS
#46. TINY WRIST TATTOOS
#47. UNIQUE WRIST TATTOOS
#48. FEMININE WRIST TATTOOS
#49. TRIBAL WRIST TATTOOS
Moon & Tree
In my opinion, wrist tattoos are one of the best tattoos to get as a woman. Wrist tattoos are small in size and look great on girls’ hands. However, wrist tattoos for women can be a bit painful and need time to heal properly.
If you have a skinny arm you can go with one of the minimal designs from the above women’s wrist tattoo design ideas. Don’t be afraid to try out and mix your own twist to the tattoos to give new meanings.
Q: How painful are wrist tattoos?
A: They are a bit more painful than other body parts such as arms, shoulder, and chest.
Q: Do wrist tattoos swell?
A: Yes. wrist tattoos can swell after getting them. But they go away after a few days.
Q: How long do wrist tattoos take?
A: Depending on the complexity it can take up to 8-10 hours. But on average they take around 5 hours.