Many women enjoy adding body art to their already sexy legs to enhance their appeal and give them a bigger, better reason to flaunt them in public. Getting a leg tattoo can be a tricky decision, being that you have a plethora of options to choose from. Legs are not only a larger palette for more creative and decorative body art designs, they can easily be covered up wearing pants or jeans (and even long skirts) to ensure the woman keeps a professional demeanor when needed. Choosing the right one might take a while – which is why we’re providing you with some amazing pics of inked leg art.
It’s important to ensure the beauty of your legs is sustained by keeping the skin healthy and preventing infection from the tattoo. The following are some pointers to consider before even deciding to get that new piece of body art:
- Keep the bandages on to prevent infection as long as possible. Washing the tattooed area with anti-bacterial soap and warm water will soothe it after you remove the dressing. Pat to dry, don’t rub.
- Don’t hesitate to ask if any of the inks can invoke a body allergy in certain skin types. If the ink is diluted, ask if they use sterile water.
- Ensure that the tattoo artist uses proper hygienic procedures, and NEVER uses used gloves, needles, pigments, tubes, etc.
- Find a professional and experienced tattoo artist to ink your body. Make sure s/he has a license and follows laws and regulations.
- Keep the tattooed area moisturized by applying a quality moisturizer around 3-5 times a day. Unscented is best and won’t irritate the new piece of body art.
And now, Creem hands you over to the 99 photos of women’s attractive & sexy leg tattoo designs – Enjoy!
1. Creating Leg Sleeves
Wow, that’s a lot of tattoos! This woman has incorporating several differing designs onto her skin’s palette, including animals, daggers, cartoons, stars, lightening, skulls, roses… Interestingly enough, they all go together well because she’s placed them evenly apart and allows them to blend with one another elegantly.
2. Oriental Tattoos
Oriental tattoos have been popular for decades, and this fashion trend isn’t going anywhere. Calligraphy isn’t just a language – it’s an art form, and can make any word or phrase seemingly more beautiful with its sleek lines and strokes.
3. Skull with Rose Tattoos
Women are renowned for making the morbid symbolism of a skull more beautiful by adding roses, flowers in general, stars, or other forms of beautiful art and patterns to it. Here lies a perfect example of such a tat. You can add anything you desire to the eye cavities, mouth, nose, or even place designs on the teeth.
4. Divine, Surreal, Native Tats
Spirituality is a popular theme for leg tattoos, along with culture and ancestral lineage. Here we can see mythological creatures that have been mentioned in many cultures’ old tales, paired with the moon and sun that are significant to many religions. The Native American women facing each other add a bit of a hint as to where this women’s lineage might come from.
5. Bow Tattoo
This tattoo gives off a 3D, realistic appeal that truly looks as if a bow is encircling the woman’s leg. It reminds me of a ballerina’s tie, though we can see it doesn’t continue down to the foot. Many women find bow tattoos such as this one appealing since its a lovely symbol of femininity.
6. Framed Dagger & Rose with Embellishments
Usually we’re accustomed to seeing a dagger pierce through a heart, but here we can see it’s piercing through a rose. The symbolism is is different and makes this tattoo unique to the wearer, but framing a dagger with a vintage design is often a lovely way to bring your audience’s eye directly to the tat. These piercing colors and shades stand out, giving the wearer a gothic look.
7. Remembering the Dead
If you’re familiar with Dia Des Los Muertos, then you’re accustomed to seeing skull designs similar to this one around Halloween time. The skulls are decorated to enhance the beauty life gives us, not to scare the onlooker. Here we see the woman has also included a name, “Felipe”, in remembrance of someone she loved (perhaps a grand father, uncle, brother, etc.).
8. Dream Catcher Tattoo
Dream catchers are of Native American origins, normally hung above the bed of an individual to catch the nightmares and bad dreams of the sleeper, represented by the beads within the web, and to allow all the good dreams to pass through the center hole where all the geometric folds of the web come together. Getting dream catchers permanently tatted on your body is sure to help you have a better night’s rest (wonder if it works?).
9. Pirates and the Open Sea
Are you a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean? Or maybe you enjoy the “old skool” classics such as the legends of Blackbeard and other famous pirates who presumably truly existed? Or maybe you just love old ships! In any case, we like this piece of body art because its symbolic and the framing is lovely, done in ropes normally found on ships and beautiful flowers that pirates would have found on tropical islands.
10. Insect Tattoo Design
Insects have often been identified with the progression of transformation. Some, such as butterflies, must undergo a transformation from a caterpillar. Such symbolism is present in life – we go through changes every year; every month; every day! We constantly evolve, just like insects have which have allowed them to be present on the planet since the time of the dinosaurs.
11. Henna Tattoo
Henna is normally done using herbs that stain the skin and eventually wear off after several weeks. However, it’s become increasingly popular to have these designs permanently inked onto the skin. Despite their use for weddings in certain countries such as India, more and more women are getting these designs simply because they’re beautiful.
12. Sneaky Snakes
These snakes are placed in interesting spots on the back of the legs – perfect for women that enjoy flaunting their thighs and wearing short shorts.
13. Dragon Tattoo Designs
Dragons are consistently used to cover up lots of skin, making it a great idea as a piece of body art for a leg “sleeve” or one that wraps up the thighs, butt, and back.
14. Colorful Feathers
Feathers tattoos have been around for quite some time and are yet another design that will remain popularized. They are symbolic of many different ideas and things, and make a great embellishment on the leg to seemingly pop out of your shoes.
15. Koi Fish
This Oriental tattoo has been increasingly been gaining popularity, representing courage and strong will. They’re beautiful fish that can be inked in any color of your choosing, with details that will have your audience staring.
16. Musical Heart Tattoo
Love music? This person does, and its a great way to show it by getting a permanent tat of a line of music and heart combined with one another. You can see the embellishments of stars surrounding it too.
17. Lotus, Henna, Oriental
Lotuses are symbolic of divine beauty, blossoming even in mud and grit. They’re a lovely addition many women choose to place within their body. Here, we can see the lotus has an almost henna-like design, with calligraphy accentuating the symbolism present.
18. Musical Note Body Art
The treble clef can be seen here, done in a fleur-de-lit like design that’s similar to vines accompanied with several notes of music. This is yet another way one can express their love for music. you can choose to have random notes inked on you or choose notes from a song that means something special to you.
19. Tribal Tattoo Design
Tribal patterns come in all shapes, sizes, and designs. This one involves a lot of shading, but looks wonderful as it covers up this woman’s leg, bringing the eye to the central point near the calf where the design turns into a circular piece representing the sun and moon.
20. Bird Wings Tattoo Design
Wings often symbolize freedom and the strength to move on. Having them tatted on the ankle like seen above is reminiscent of the Greek messenger God – Hermes – also known as Mercury in Roman mythology.
21. Sun Tattoos
Light energy, acknowledgement, spirituality and intelligent nature hidden within is represented by this superb sun tattoo artwork. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” – Charlotte Whitten has greatly praised the power of sun in this beautiful quotation. You may get a sun tattooed that’s tribal, Celtic, Maori, etc. or even make it yourself by drawing an abstract one.
22. Uniquely Done Roses
Take a good look at how your tattoo artist draws. Every artist has their own unique style. The picture above may be of the common rose, but they’re done in such a lovely and interesting way that catches the eye of the onlooker, who will marvel at the rare manner in which the art was drawn.
There are some quotes or song lyrics in our lives that may have brought certain changes to our lives. Legs can be a great place to put these quotes as a reminder.
24. Sun and Moon Beauties
Symbolic of “yin” and “yang” energies – or opposing energies – one must remember that such energies need one another. Without the other, one would not exist. These symbolic body art designs have been embellished with lovely intricate patterns.
25. Owl Tattoo Design
Owls often represent wisdom in mythology (and was the animal symbol of Athena, Goddess of War and Wisdom). You can create a unique design for your own that matches any other tats you may have like seen above.
26. Lion Roaring
Incredible power is usually symbolized through the portrayal of a lion. You may choose to get a roaring lion or a calm lion depending on how you perceive yourself.
27. Castle Tattoos
Tattoos portraying castles such as the one seen above are extremely rare, but when they’re done right, they look absolutely stunning and can create a story line that’s fit for a princess.
28. Minion Tattoo
Minions have grabbed the attention and hearts of both children and adults worldwide, making these little guys a great addition to your body art if you’re also fan.
29. Mickey and Minnie Tattoo Designs
Cartoons are forever favorites for some ladies, and the one above is a classic. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will forever be cherished by those of us that are Disney fans, and the piece of body art above portraying them kissing is a lovely way for you to express your love for someone close to your heart.
30. Fish Tail Tattoo
Whoa! We’re not sure if this tat is just of the fish’s tail or of a complete fish – its position is perfect to look as if its disappeared into your shoes!
31. Gun Tattoo
This gun and holster is done decoratively, and can make any woman feel sexy and daring like a bounty hunter or old-school cowgirl ready for the poker tables.
32. Baby Wolves
These cute little forest animals are perfect for any woman that enjoys tattoos that are less scary and more appealing towards the softer side of their persona.
33. Jack the Pumpkin King
The cult classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is an excellent choice in body art designs for those of us that enjoy Halloween and/or the movie in general.
34. Hot Air Balloon
Hot air balloons can lift our spirits and help us take a look at life from above, making our problems seemingly small compared to the grand picture of our lives.
35. Story Telling Tattoos
You can cover your legs with tattoos that symbolize differing parts or beliefs in your life as you progress through it. The above tat has different scenarios that do just this.
36. Mermaid Tattoo Ideas
Mermaids have been popular for lengths of time, believed to be mythical creatures that even some seamen have claimed to have spotted out in the open oceans. This beautiful mermaid sits atop an anchor, as if beckoning to be caught.
37. Solar System Contribution
If you’re like me and believe that universal energy is all connected in some way, perhaps a solar system tattoo is right for you. Dedicating a piece of your body to the universe is a lovely way to signify your love of the eternal connectivity that surrounds us all.
38. Cat with Wings: Egyptian-Like
We’re not sure if this tattoo is signifying a cat’s nine lives or if its supposed to be linked to Egyptian mythology in some way. In any case, it’s lovely and fits perfectly on a calf.
39. Owl Tattoo
This owl tat looks like its on a guy’s leg, but the beauty of it could easily be transferred over to a woman’s. It’s unique design like this that make a tattoo worth having, personalizing it so that no other can ever have the same as you.
40. Geometric EscapeSometimes all we need to accentuate our legs is a nice geometric design to grab our audience’s attention. This one is personalized and undoubtedly unique to all other tats out there.
41. Creating a Match Between Legs & Arms
For the tattoo connoisseur, having matching tats is a must on the arms and legs. They can create story lines, have an ongoing life theme, and create beauty that non-matching tats can’t add up to. Ensure you employ the same tat artist for all your tattoos to ensure they match on an artistic level.
42. Vivid Leg “Sleeves” These vivid colors are classic, very representative of “old-skool” navy tattoos that many seamen would get on their arms. In this case, they’ve been transferred to the legs, each tattoo representing something of significance to the wearer.
43. Magical Night Sky
Some of us are still in love with nature and the beauty that naturally surrounds us. Contribute a piece of body art to that which you hold dear. Here we see the wearer values the night’s moon – the moth also representing freedom and attraction to light.
44. Keeping it Patchy
45. Creating a Visual Escape
When you look at this girl’s legs, it’s hard to keep your eyes in one place – they jump around wanting to soak in all the pieces of art they can. Most of them wrap around the leg, making it difficult to point out a single tattoo.
46. Different Angle
47. Quotes and Pics Combined
48. Dagger & Mirror
What’s some significant symbolism or mythology that you can think of concerning a hand mirror and a dagger? Sometimes, old childhood stories have a deeper, darker meaning behind them that we find out about when we’re older.
49. Reds and Blacks
52. Praying Girl
53. Music Bow
54. Native American Shaman
55. Totemic Pride
These leg tats are symbolic of totems, with pieces of art that are signifant to the wearer being placed perfectly down the fronts of the legs. with a word above each and matching roses of differing colors on each knee.
56. Tribal “Sleeve” or “Pants Leg”
If you want to cover up the entirety of your leg, this is a great way to do it without having too many different tats randomly placed on your leg. This is simply one tattoo, wrapping around the leg perfectly.
57. Elegance of Tat Art
58. Family Love
59. Thigh Mandala
60. Cartoons & Movies
61. Creepy Personalized Art
62. Origami, Diamonds, Ships, Daggers, Butterflies, Eagles, Roses
63. Simplistic Bear & Roses
64. Gorgeous Tearing Girl
Men aren’t the only ones to get beautiful women tatted on their skin. This girl decided she wanted to contribute a large segment of skin to a beautiful dame with elaborate hair decor and a tearing eye.
65. High as Knee-Socks
66. Aliens and Flowers
67. King and Queen of the Werewolves
68. Simple Wild Flowers
69. Shamanic Spells
70. Ribbon Tats
71. Matching Themes
72. Peeking Through the Key Hole
73. Awaiting the Right Colors
74. Bright as Cereal
75. Detailed Finery
If you want specific details added to your inked art, ensure your tat artist is right for the job by looking at examples of their work in their portfolio. Any pro will definitely have a portfolio of pics!
76. Rosed Knees & Beautiful Teas
77. Leave the Knees Alone
78. Alien Insect
79. Dripping Encirclement
The delicate strings with hearts at the ends and little tiny drips make simple and lovely additions to this encircling tattoo that goes around the entire thigh. Beautiful and sexy to anyone that gets a chance to gaze at it!
80. Connecting Abstract Patterns
81. The Conservationist Story-Teller
82. Delicate Pastel Flowers
83. Light House Symbolism
84. Faces of Inspiration
We can’t say we know exactly who those faces are – family members? Pirates? Authors? Whatever the case may be, you can always choose to have significant people tatted on your skin that have made a difference in your life.
85. Disney Love
If you’re still a bit of a child at heart and truly love the tales that Disney told to you as a child, you can always get creative Disney characters, scenes, and symbols done decoratively and elegantly on your legs.
86. Star Fillers
87. Entangled Reds
88. Haunted Mansion
89. Horse’s Beauty
90. More Fem Skulls
91. Coordinating the Legs
92. Hunter’s Contribution to Nature
93. Peter Pan Silhouettes
94. Knight’s Horse
Is she a champion in chess? Or does she just like the symbolism that accompanies a horse chess piece? In any case, the horse represents the knight. Perhaps she views herself as the knight in shining armor?
95. Mandala Tree
96. Garter Belt Love
97. Filled Feather
Lastly, we have an amazing whale tattoo that looks like a water-color painting – a perfect medium for an animal found in water!