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Browsing the web in search of tattoo ideas for women? You've come to the right place. Deciding what to permanently ink on your body (eek!) can feel like a huge decision, especially if it's your first time. After all, there's a lot to think about.

First up, placement. As well as thinking about whether you want your tattoo constantly on show or if it needs to be easily covered by your clothing (some jobs have a no-no policy when it comes to visible body ink), deciding where to get your tattoo will ultimately influence what design you go for. Namely, the size of your design. From your underboob to your wrist, your tattoo can only be as big as your selected canvas area allows. If you have a low pain threshold, it might also be worth avoiding the most painful places on your body to get inked.

Next, you'll need to consider style. Most tattoo artists will specialise in a select aesthetic, from simple black fine line drawings to large-scale colourful scenes. If you're after a cute small tattoo, it's definitely worth heading to someone who knows what they're doing. Otherwise, you risk your tattoo blurring over time – and tattoo removal isn't cheap, not to mention painful!

And we haven't even gotten to your actual tattoo design yet – we told you, there's a lot to decide. Luckily, we're here to help. We've rounded up a wide range of tattoo ideas for all the inspiration you need. Simply screenshot your fave and head to the tattoo parlour to show your artist for reference or as a starting point for something custom.

If you're starting from square one, we've included sentimental ideas, such as a small initial or date. If maximalism is more your vibe, we've also found fresh statement designs for a sleeve, or to add to your hip, back or shoulder. Once you dive in and start looking, there are so many options, from delicate watercolour styles to rainbow text and intricate art pieces with shading. Plus, some of our favourite celebrity tattoos also feature, alongside matching tattoos that are great for you and your best friend or mother/ daughter tattoo ideas if you've convinced your mum to go under the needle with you.

The last thing to mention is tattoo aftercare. A super important step in getting a tattoo so don't skip this part!

Okay, ready? Scroll on to get pinning, screenshotting, and saving your ideas:

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