Tattoos

Clever Places To Get A Tattoo If You Want To Keep Your Ink A Secret 

Katia Kleyman
Updated September 25, 2019 3k votes 662 voters 44.2k views 12 items

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Many people consider getting tattoos, but their jobs or lifestyles don't permit having a grand artistic statement on their bodies. Being able to easily hide a tattoo may also be essential in avoiding awkward conversations with disapproving parents who might be a little old-fashioned. There are lots of nooks and crannies on your body where you can get a tiny bit of ink without making too big of a declaration. Many celebs like Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and Katy Perry are popularizing this trend by getting small designs in discreet areas.

A few of these clever places to get a tattoo may come as a surprise. Easily hidden tattoos are cute and still allow you to show off your style in a subtle, unique way. For those of us who aren’t quite Yakuza material, the best spots for secret tattoos allow for covert self-expression.

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Along Your Ribcage
 

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This location may be one of the most painful places to get inked, but it usually leads to stunning results. The reason why it hurts so much is that the area typically has zero fat and muscle; fat provides a barrier to the needle. But this tattoo is very easy to hide with clothing.

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The Underboob
 

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This kind of tattoo has gained a lot of popularity recently thanks to Riri’s awesome Egyptian underboob tattoo. It can be easily hidden in the office, but maybe reconsider if you don't want it to be visible at the beach.

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The Inside Of Your Finger

Tattoos on the inside of your finger are subtle, and they're great for commemorating events like anniversaries, or documenting single words. The finger tattoo craze blew up after people caught on to the trend of having a tiny mustache tattooed on their finger

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Behind Your Ear
 

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There’s a little crevice right behind your ear that's perfect for an understated design. Getting a tattoo behind your ear may be a pretty uncomfortable experience, as it sounds like someone is drilling into your skull. But the final result is totally worth it. You should avoid washing your hair for a while though, as shampoo can irritate the wound.

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