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

Katia Kleyman
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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 Basic Ankle

Getting a tattoo on your ankle is a really popular spot, but it can be easily hidden by pants or socks. It’s going to hurt though. There is zero fat on your ankle, and a tattoo directly on the bone may leave you crying in the tattoo parlor.

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The Back Of Your Neck


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When you hear "neck tattoo," you might think of someone who probably wouldn’t be hired at a corporate office. But you can get a sophisticated, small tattoo right below the base of your hairline. You can also wear your locks down for your nine-to-five, and Susan in HR will be none the wiser. Also, on the pain scale, people say that this location isn't too bad. 

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The Side Of Your Foot

A tattoo on the top of your foot is going to absolutely kill, as the needle will hit many tiny bones. The meatier part on the side of your foot may be less painful. If you don’t wear sandals, nobody will realize that you have a tattoo.

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