Tattooing is an art. People love to get a tattoo because of various reasons. Some get tattoos for displaying their love for someone, for some tattoos are just for fashion and style, whereas, many get it to show their support to a group or community. Well, whatever the reason be, tattoos are the way to unveil your true personality to the world. Any tattoo you get should match with your personality, should have relevance with who you are, whether it’s a tattoo on neck or a hand tattoo.
Though a tattoo can be placed on any part of the body, wherever you choose to, but tattoos on hands are most common amongst tattoo lovers. Hand tattoos are for those who want to have a tattoo that is visible easily, as hands are one of the most visible parts of our body. Also, not to mention hands and their movements while doing something or talking reveals too much about our personality. For instance, when we shake hands or move them while talking to people or crowd, we always make an impression with our hands. So, a hand tattoo can be a great way to leave a lasting impression!!
Hand tattoos are incredibly beautiful and amazingly stunning, and a skilled tattooist can always ensure a great artwork on your hand. Hand tattoos can be etched in varied shapes and sizes, based on your choice and hand tattoo design. Any design from a butterfly to an intricate mandala can look great as a hand tattoo.
Here is a list of top hand tattoo designs for you in 2022….. Don’t miss to see them all, you might find your favorite in the list…. Have a look!!
1. A beautiful white butterfly on your hand
Butterflies are cute, I think cutest. And when they are tattooed they look mesmerizing. White tattoos are rarely seen, for, many people go for the darker shades. Yet, white butterfly tattoo will look amazing, especially when it is well-made. The delicate white wings of the butterfly look even more enchanting. White butterfly tattoos are very much feminine, nature-inspired and look striking on dark skin tone.
2. A pine tree on your hand
Pine trees, found naturally in the northern hemisphere make for a wonderful nature-inspired tattoo. This can be done in just black ink or you can get the tree inked in its natural color on your hand.
3. A poppy flower on your hand
Poppy flowers have long been used as a symbol of sleep, peace, and death. However, red poppies are a common symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. A perfect tattoo design for your hands. Good design for soldiers! Get a red poppy etched on your hand, it will look mesmerizing.
4. A cute bumblebee on your hand
Bumblebees look cute when tattooed ☺. A bumblebee tattoo on your hand or on your wrist in black ink will look stunning. Bumblebee tattoos makes for a perfect small tattoo design for those who do not want to flaunt big art works on their body.
5. An autumn leaf on your hand
A subtle autumn leaf drawn on your hand will make for an eye-catching tattoo. This one will be in color and looks amazing on your hand. This is for those who do not want to go for big tattoo designs and just want to have something simple from nature. Get this in color, it will look original.
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6. Henna-inspired tattoo on your hand
Henna-inspired tattoo has it all. This tattoo will have everything from beautiful leaves, flowers to other elements required for making a perfect henna-inspired tattoo on your hand. And intricate design that looks beautiful. Have this design on your forearm, you will never need to get a henna work on your hand, and this tattoo will take care of that part too. ☺ ☺
7. A captivating moon on your hand
For all the moon lovers, simple moon will do the needful. Get a beautiful moon inked on your hand and see how people will react on it. You will love the compliments, as they are also going to be as beautiful as your tattoo design.
8. A rose on your hand
A rose tattoo on hand is for those who do not want to flaunt big artwork on their body. You can have any colored rose on your wrist or hand with leaves on it. Simple yet beautiful, this one makes for an insanely beautiful girl tattoo.
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9. A tropical sunset on your hand
A tropical tattoo – for all the beach lovers! With all the elements creating a tropical scene, like a palm tree, boat, water, and the sun is setting, it will make for an eye-catching tattoo design on your hand. This will look like a pencil sketch. Get it either in color or just in black with shades.
10. Paw prints on your hand
Paw prints on your hand or wrist will look stunning. This makes for a simple tattoo design, but looks really very, very cool! The design had only few paw prints in black and the tattoo still looks enchanting and captivating. Good for those who don’t want to have a bigger tattoo design.
11. A name tattoo on your hand
You may be thinking what’s so special in it, but trust this one looks so beautiful in italics…. You can get your name etched on your hand maybe in your or in different languages. It makes for an eye catching tattoos!!
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12. A phrase or quote with a miniature birds on your hand
Phrases or quotes make for a perfect tattoo designs. If you have any quote in your mind which you want to get inked on your hand, then that’s a perfect idea. Because of the uniqueness and elegance quote or phrase tattoo carries, many people go for a quote. If also like any quote specifically, get this with a miniature bird on your hand. It will look cool!!
13. A quote or phrase on your hand
Quotes or phrases make for really wonderful tattoo designs. They look stunning. There are many quotes though, but you choose the one which you think represent you the best. You can get a quote on your hand in italics or in running font. Moreover, you can choose quote in any language, the only thing you need to take care is to know the meaning of the quote particularly.
14. Heart on your hand
This one is a delicate tattoo design …! It is for those who wants to have a little more than a heart. This tattoo can be etched alone or along with a line stretching from the endpoint of heart and at a little distance the line will break and will have a small gap. This design looks really cool.
15. A music symbol on your hand
A perfect design for the music lovers, especially for the ones who breathe music. Music symbol tattoos make for tiny tattoos. Specifically for people sensitive about music, who knows how to express their love for music without showing it off on a large scale to the world! A small symbol of music note on your hand will look super cool and stylish.
16. An angel on your hand
An angel on your hand will make for an eye-catching tattoo design. Angels are however common tattoo designs, but believe you me they never lose their charm, come what may. If you also love angels and want one for yourself too, then get the one on your hand, it will look mesmerizing.
17. Roman number on your hand
If you have some lucky number, which you want to get inked on your body, then don’t wait….go for it. Roman number look really cool when tattooed on the inside of your wrist. They really make cool tattoo designs. Roman numbers stand for grace, elegance and boldness. Getting a roman number tattoo on your hand will leave people awestruck.
18. ‘FAITH HOPE LOVE’ on your hand
This one lies under the category of a chain Ambigram tattoo. It has three words arranged in a way that they will form a shape of a diamond. Each word when viewed from different directions, will form the other two words. This one makes a classic tattoo and very creative. Ambigram tattoos make for a great tattoo designs and look perfect on hand.
19. Your loved ones name on your hand
For those who want to flaunt their love and care for the person they love, be it mother, father, wife, partner, etc. Just their name etched on your forearm will tell everything about the love and bond you share. If you also love someone get his/her name etched.
20. A crescent moon encompassing trees on your hand
Another beautiful tattoo design for hands is – a crescent moonencompassing trees. A beautiful tattoo for those who love moon in any way. The design looks very pretty and enchanting. Get it in black.
21. Just the initials on your wrist
Some people do not go for the complete name, rather they prefer to get the initials of their loved one’s name etched on their wrist, chest or neck. If you also want to flaunt your love for your love, get her/his initials etched this time.
22. A compass along with a World Map
For the travelers, who are born to explore everything in the world! A beautiful compass along with the world map will make for an amazing tattoo design on your hand. The design has everything the direction and the destination ☺ ☺
23. A pair of feather on your hands
Well, if you want to have a tattoo in pairs, then a pair of feathers on both hands will make for a perfect tattoo. You will have one feather each arm. A cute tattoo design for hands.
24. An outlined heart on your hand
If you are looking for a sweet and cute tattoo design on your hand, then this is the one to go with. This little outline heart looks really sweet, simple, and adorable. Perfect for those who want to have a tattoo but do not want to flaunt it to anyone.
25. A sun on your hand
A beautiful tempting sun on hand, whether outlined in black ink or a colored looks great. Sun really makes for a cute tattoo designs for everybody. Simple yet beautiful!!
26. A heartbeat on your hand
Heart beat tattoo looks mesmerizing! You can have this one in the form of a bangle and the heart between the beats, it will look amazing….. The tattoo can be done either in black color or in the combination of black and red, however you want.
27. An Egyptian architecture style tattoo on your hand
This hand tattoos are for those who are inspired by history. Egyptian art and architecture has always been famous for its excellent buildings and monuments. You can choose any design for your architectural style hand tattoo from this style of architecture. And not to mention the Pyramids. You can also get a beautiful pyramid etched on your hand along with the design.
28. An intricate mandala on your hand
Mandala heart tattoo really looks wonderful, mandala designs are intricate and beautiful. Hence a mandala design done inside the heart also looks as beautiful as any shape mandala design. You can have this in black and white ink.
29. Greek revival architecture style tattoo on your hand
An architectural movement style tattoos are inspired by the style of ancient Greek architecture, particularly the Greek temple. The tattoo with Greek revival architecture have varying degrees of thoroughness and consistency. If you admire the Greek architecture then this designs can be yours!
30. A tattoo for your tommy on your hand
For all the pet lovers! Dogs are the most loyal and faithful animals, and if you think your tommy deserves some reward in return of its faith and loyalty and if you love your dog so much and want to show off
your love or honor your favorite dog. Then this design is for you, you can get a tiny dog tattoo on your hand. It will only have the outline in black color and it will look amazing.
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31. An armband on your hand
An armband as the name says looks like a band on your arm as they encircle your arm just like a band does. Armband tattoos look elegant and graceful complementing your well-toned arms. A great choice for all, from a regular gym-goers to a college girl. You have a myriad of options when it comes to armband tattoo designs, as they come in numerous designs, which include floral patterns, wrath, Polynesian, barbed fence, name armbands, and tribal patterns. You can associate an armband to people you love, or to the memory of someone who is no more etc.
32. An orchid flower on your hand
Orchid flowers make for an insanely beautiful tattoo. Orchids come in a wide range of colors, they mostly appear to be hanging from a thread off of the stem. These highly coveted ornamental flowers represent love, beauty, luxury, and strength. Like a flower, orchid floral tattoos also look amazing.
33. Stamps tattooed on your hand
Stamps tattooed on your hand will simply represent your love for travel and will signify the countries that you have already traveled. You can get stamps from as many countries as you want etched on your hand. Or you can get those ones which you have already covered so far, or the ones you love the most, up to you!! ☺ ☺
34. A latin phrase ‘Soli Deo Glory’ on your hand
The meaning of this Latin phrase is Glory to God alone. The phrase will look mesmerizing of your hand. If you also believe in the glory of God then definitely this one is for you. The tattoo will not only look unique, but also will add charm to your beauty.
35. A feather with birds on your hand
Just imagine cute little birdies along with a feather etched on your hand. Yeah, the design looks stunning! The design will have many small birds giving appearance as if coming out of the feather. Just try it out in color or black.
See more: Feather Tattoo With Meanings
36. A landscape in a circle on your hand
This one will be a colorful tattoo, as it has a lake, mountains, trees, sparkling water, and a beautiful moonlight. Actually a painting but tattooed on your hand. This tattoo looks beautiful, it is done inside the circle but if you want, you can get it without an outline too. A very beautiful and colorful tattoo to go for. Also, you can have variation in it, by simply adding a flying bird with trees and mountains, your tattoo will become extraordinary.
37. A peacock feather with a flute on your hand
In Indian culture, if you see a Lord Krishna’s idol or picture – it always has a peacock feather and a flute. If you also want to take two most important elements from Lord Krishna for your tattoo. Then get a flute etched on your hand, and in place of string attached to the flute have a peacock feather hanging. It looks really cool tattoo design.
38. A skull on your hand
Another out of the box tattoo design is a skull tattooed on your hand. You can get this in black ink along with bit of shades, it will make for an incredibly beautiful tattoo design.
39. A pinwheel on your hand
Pinwheel tattoos make for a small tattoo designs. Pinwheel tattoos look gorgeous and cute when done in black ink, if you want, you can give it a try.
40. A Pisces fish on your hand
Pisces fish looks very cute and when you get them etched on your hand they make for a beautiful tiny tattoo design. This tattoo can be done in black or any other ink of your choice, as it looks good in black or in colors as well.
41. A star on your hand
Star tattoos seriously make for the prettiest tattoos in the world. And the best thing about star tattoos is, they can be done anywhere on your body but wrist will be the best place for this small tattoo, believe you me. This tattoo design looks elegant and classy.
42. A wishbone on your hand
A wishbone is V shaped bone located between the breast and neck of the bird. After the bird like turkey is cooked, there will be a fun competition to grab the biggest part of the wishbone. It is time honored American tradition. If you have some association with this tradition then this one is a good tattoo design for you.
43. Directions tattoo on your hand
Get all the four directions defined by arrows inked on your hand. The design will look mesmerizing, make sure it is not too big in size.
44. A shell tattooed on your hand
Are you looking for some unique and extraordinary tattoo design for yourself? If it is so, then a small shell etched on your hand will make for an amazing tattoo design. Shell tattoos look cool.
45. A rough look tattoo on your hand
The tattoo will be inked in black, it has the face of a fierce looking owl with white specks. The owl’s head will be placed on the biceps, whereas a dark and dense forest along with different trees and small birds flying around will be inked on the arm. The tattoo put together looks fab, and is sure to turn a lot of heads.
46. A mother daughter symbol on your hand
A mother daughter symbol tattooed on your hand will look mesmerizing. You can get this symbol either on your shoulder or on your forearms. This tattoo looks cool in black ink. Just an outline will do wonders.
47. An olive branch on your hand
A unique option for those looking for something extraordinary. However, it looks good done anywhere, but the best placement for this is your hand. Looks great in black ink.
48. A tribal heart tattoo on your hand
Another beautiful and simplistic heart design tattoo that looks compact and neat is this. Specifically meant for women. The heart tattoo is inspired by tribal artwork, having one big heart and two other small ones on top of the bigger one.
49. A dragon tattoo on your hand
A bit peculiar but looks enchanting. Dragons are ancient symbols of power! In China, dragons are considered to be the master of all elements, viz; fire, water, wind, and earth. They are the symbol of magic. If you’re in search of something unique get this one… You’ll never regret.
50. A country map tattoo on your hand
For those who simply love to adorn their hands with the maps of their countries and some other significant marks and symbols that are associated with that nation to flaunt their love for the nation.
Also see: 80+ Travel Tattoo Ideas
51. Lord Ganesha on your hand
If you are looking for some traditional hand tattoos, then go with Lord Ganesh. It will simply look amazing when it is inked on hands. The scripture of Lord Ganesh will give both a traditional and devotional meaning.
52. A verse etched tattoo on your hand
There are many verses in Hindu tradition which are not just meaningful, but also look enchanting when tattooed. If you also love some such verse, get it etched on your hand in black.
53. Small flying birds on your hand
You can get a black silhouettes of birds inked along the side of your hand. It will look pretty and feminine. A flock of birds together symbolizes the power of family, and represents loyalty and love. It is one of the cutest hand tattoo designs for females, go for it!!
54. A bow tattoo on hand
Cute little bow in red etched on your hand will make for a beautiful hand tattoo. A unique and simple tattoo design for those who are looking for some simple hand tattoos.
55. A diamond tattoo on your hand
Diamonds also make for a perfect tattoo design. They make for an eye-catching hand tattoos. You can even get two diamond symbols etched together. You will love this one, go for it…. ☺ ☺.
Happy Tattooing….. ☺ ☺
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Key Takeaways: Tattoos are becoming more popular than ever as we segue to 2022.What is the most common hand tattoo? ›
Rose Hand Tattoos
Roses are the #1 choice for hand tattoos, both for men and women. Rose tattoos are a popular choice in the floral tattoo category, period, but they work especially with on hands because of both the shape of the area, and the shape of the design itself.
"Spiritual tattoos — hamsa, mandala, chakra, tree of life, Buddha, lotus, etc. — is a trend that took over 2021, and it's definitely sticking around for 2022," he said.How big should hand tattoos be? ›
|Up to 1 inch||1||Toe, finger, wrist, ear|
|1-2 inches||2-3||Ankle, wrist, clavicle|
|2-3 inches||2-5||Ankle, calf, wrist, upper arm|
|3-4 inches||4-5||Lower arm, neck, chest|
A finger or hand tattoo can start at $50 for something very simple and go up to $300 for more elaborate designs. Most people don't spend a lot of money on finger tattoos because they tend to fade quickly.What tattoos are trendy right now? ›
- '90s-Style Butterflies. Genesis, a Fleur Noire tattoo artist, says she's had a lot of requests for '90s aesthetic tattoos, including arm band and tribal tattoos. ...
- Abstract. ...
- Colorful. ...
- Spiritual. ...
- Dotwork. ...
New tattoo trends like colorful, dotwork, minimalist, abstract, and '90s themed are only a few examples of what you can expect to become popular in 2022. If you become a tattoo artist you can start making your own designs and become an influential artist who invents their own trends in years to come.Is it smart to get a hand tattoo? ›
Hand tattoos are listed by many to be among the more painful tattooing experiences. Hands have a very high number of nerve endings and are vital parts of your body's interaction with the world. Moreover, the ink doesn't fix in the skin as easily on the hands, so fading is a greater risk.What does a tattoo of a hand symbolize? ›
Hamsa tattoos symbolize the “Hand of God”. They are believed to bring their wearers happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. The use of the traditional hamsa design can be traced back thousands of years, with its first known use discovered in artifacts within the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and Phoenicia.Why do people avoid hand tattoos? ›
Hand and finger tattoos are notoriously finicky. Even the most expert tattoo artists are susceptible to a blurry, splotchy mess that fades poorly. Many tattoo artists would rather avoid that for the customers' sake and their own reputation.
The tattoo letter for animals born in 2022 is 'K'.What is the number one most common tattoo? ›
The top 12 most popular tattoos across the US:
Butterfly tattoos were revealed to be the most popular in the US, with 201,000 searches on average in a month.
Three dots in a line tattoo
This can mean the wearer is still on their life's journey, or is going through a process of change. This type of tattoo is also known as an 'ellipsis' and can have a spiritual meaning with the three dots illustrating a number of different spiritual concepts.
Those attracted to women saw a three-way tie between the upper back, shoulder and hips (with a 3.3 rating). The back: a top-rated tattoo location for women and men. The hip: a top-rated tattoo location for women. The upper arm: a top-rated tattoo location for men.What tattoo means keep going? ›
An arrow tattoo represents moving forward. Whenever you're feeling like you're stuck in a situation, it will remind you to keep going ahead. 2. The semicolon tattoo is now a symbol for mental health awareness.What do I need to know about hand tattoos? ›
Hand tattoos fade faster than tattoos on other parts of your body. Because you use and wash your hands so much, there is constant cell turnover in that skin. While that is true, that doesn't mean hand tattoos are any less permanent. You just have to give them a little more TLC to help them last.What does the 2% tattoo mean? ›
Those who bear this tattoo, wear it with pride because it points to the victory in that persons life. Most who bear the the mark of the 2% have survived a battle that many will not. The 2% is representative of the mere 2% of people who are statistically shown to have success in drug and alcohol treatment.How big is a 3 hour tattoo? ›
Palm-sized tattoo would take from one to three hours to make. Hand sized tattoo can take up to 5 hours to make. Full sleeve tattoo can take 6-10 hours to make. Very large tattoos, such as a back piece, can take up to 30 hours to make.How do you prepare for a hand tattoo? ›
- Drink plenty of water. It's important to stay hydrated during the process and you should drink plenty of water beforehand. ...
- Keep your skin moisturized. ...
- Shave the area! ...
- Sleep well the night before. ...
- Eat Well. ...
- Wear the Right Clothing. ...
- Take something to entertain yourself.
Hands, fingers, feet, and toes
Being tattooed anywhere on your hands and feet can cause severe pain. The skin here very thin, and it contains numerous nerve endings that can trigger pain when hit by a tattoo needle.
Generally speaking, finger tattoos won't start fading for at least six months, but will definitely lose color and initial vividness after a year.What colors look good on a tattoo? ›
Light/Fair Skin: White, or other light colors like pale blue, usually works well on people with fair skin. Medium Skin: Red, green, orange, and blues look great on tan or olive-toned skin. Dark Skin: The darkest colors on the color spectrum work best. Crimson, black, and dark blue look great on darker skin tones.When should you not get a tattoo? ›
But if you're taking Accutane, Minomycin (or any other Tetracycline-related medication), or any other prescription drug for acne, you do not want to get tattooed. Prescription drugs for acne can cause skin to be hyper-sensitive. 2 Getting a tattoo can be disastrous and lead to severe pain and scarring.How do I find a unique tattoo design? ›
- Gather Reference Images. ...
- Look Through Tattoo Portfolios. ...
- Decide on Tattoo Placement. ...
- Discover Your Preferred Tattoo Style.
Black and gray are the most commonly found in tattooing for a reason. They suit all skin tones from very light to deep skin. Because black is such a long-lasting shade, it is used for line work. Things like small, detailed tattoos and scripts are better when executed in black and gray.What is the hardest tattoo style? ›
The most difficult form of realism in tattooing is probably portraiture, because it requires the artist to capture both the likeness and character of a real person.Where tattoos are most popular? ›
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The American Academy of Dermatology distinguishes five types of tattoos: traumatic tattoos that result from injuries, such as asphalt from road injuries or pencil lead; amateur tattoos; professional tattoos, both via traditional methods and modern tattoo machines; cosmetic tattoos, also known as "permanent makeup"; and ...What style of tattoo lasts the longest? ›
Simple, minimalist tattoos are enduringly popular, but bold tattoos tend to last the longest. You can count both the size and the thickness of the lines as two of the reasons why these tattoos age well. "Bold, black text and traditional American tattoos still look badass when they fade," Villani says.Where can I choose a tattoo design? ›
Check out binders at a tattoo shop.
Most tattoo shops will display portfolios of their regular artists in their waiting area. Visit a shop and peruse these binders to acquaint yourself with what each artist has to offer. Many shops will also make their artists' portfolios available on their website.
People get tattooed all year round, but there are several reasons why winter is the best time to get tattooed! It's easier and more comfortable to heal your tattoo… The cooler weather means it will be much more comfortable to heal your tattoo.Are tattoos finally going out of style? ›
Tattoos are also known to be part of various cultures going back over 6,000 years, so it is safe to assume that they will never fully go out of style.Should new tattoos be cool? ›
Icing your tattoo is an excellent way to speed up the healing process. If your tattooed area is swollen, applying a bag of ice can work wonders. Make sure to wrap it with a clean cloth and apply it to the skin for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, apply a warm washcloth to allow the blood to flow normally again.What's trending in tattoos? ›
New tattoo trends like colorful, dotwork, minimalist, abstract, and '90s themed are only a few examples of what you can expect to become popular in 2022. If you become a tattoo artist you can start making your own designs and become an influential artist who invents their own trends in years to come.How are tattoos viewed 2022? ›
Over 40% of people believe tattoos are inappropriate at work. 42% consider displaying tattoos to be never appropriate in the workplace.What tattoo color holds the best? ›
Black and gray are the longest lasting color tattoos. These dark shades are dense and bold, making them less prone to fading. Vibrant and pastel colors like pink, yellow, light blue and green tend to fade faster.What is the tattoo of 2022? ›
2022 Tattoo Trend: Microrealism
"This style has become very popular the last few years alone, especially for people who love attention to details, and creating an entire story within their tattoos," Westervelt said.
Those attracted to women saw a three-way tie between the upper back, shoulder and hips (with a 3.3 rating). The back: a top-rated tattoo location for women and men. The hip: a top-rated tattoo location for women. The upper arm: a top-rated tattoo location for men.Do people look more attractive with tattoos? ›
Key points. In a study, women rated tattooed men as healthier but not more attractive than men without tattoos. Men viewed tattooed men as more attractive but not healthier than men without tattoos. Women judged men with tattoos as worse potential parents and partners than men without tattoos.How do you get a meaningful tattoo? ›
- Ask Yourself Why You Want Body Art. Peathegee Inc / Getty Images. ...
- Make a List of Your Favorite Things. Topan Pratama / EyeEm / Getty Images. ...
- Gather Inspiration. Rawpixel / Getty Images. ...
- Look For Ideas in Unusual Places. ...
- Think Ahead.