The Pros and Cons of Finger Tattoos

finger tattoosThe most common places to get a tattoo are the arms, legs, ankles, chest, and back. However, more and more people are now getting finger tattoos. Read on to find out the pros and cons of finger tattoos.

If you want a tattoo that is hidden or not easily seen, the sides of the fingers would be one of the best places to have them. One study has shown that around 40 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo. This may be fashionable among these youngsters but would future employers approve? Thus, it will be a good idea to make certain that any tattoo can be easily covered up with clothing.  Tattoos that are placed on the sides of the fingers may be fitting since these are small and not easily visible.

These tats may not appeal to those who want hidden inks but on the other hand, visibility can be used to their advantage. Finger tattoos, more particularly ring finger tattoos are popular because they are just like real rings but without the worry of losing it or having it stolen. It can be a constant reminder of an event, person, place, or thing yet a very comfortable accessory to have on.

Finger tattoos are also trendy among women because they are small and there are many dainty designs available.  Some of these are the Celtic knot, pretty flower designs, cool cursive fonts, small cross, and many other charming patterns.

One problem about finger tattoos is that they have a tendency to blur or fade quite quickly. This can be because the fingers are washed and used so often. Also, the skin on the fingers is much thinner compared to other common tattoo areas in the body and may not hold pigments well. Because of the thinner skin on the area, the pain around the fingers is said to be very intense.

Tattooing the area is difficult because of the small space available. Likewise, removal of finger tattoos can also be quite tricky. Doing a cover up job will be complicated as well.

For those who want to get finger tattoos, it is better to choose a simple tattoo design since complex patterns are more prone to flaws. Getting matching ring finger tattoos with your partner is also something to think about. A finger tattoo, no matter how small, is a permanent thing just like bigger tats. You would want to make sure that you will stay happy with the design even years later.