Shoulder Tattoo Designs

Shoulder tattoo designs are a reflection of the person who wears them. What are the best shoulder tattoo designs? Some shoulder tattoos are elaborate and large, featuring intricate, eye-catching designs that emphasize incredible artwork. Other shoulder tats are smaller and more subtle, with sexy tattoos on the shoulder blade. What shoulder tattoo designs are the best? If you're considering getting some new ink, shoulder tattoo art could be the way to go. This list includes some great shoulder tattoo designs. Be sure to vote for your favorite tattoos and vote down those that you don't like.

Shoulder tattoos are appropriate for both men and women. Men might opt for large, dramatic tattoos, as the shoulder area is a perfect canvas for them. Tribal tattoos work well in this area, for instance. Some might choose to start a tattoo on the shoulder and extend it across the back and down to the other shoulder. Other shoulder tattoos might go down the arm and/or upper back or toward the front, near the neck.

What are the best shoulder tattoos? Women might also opt for large, elaborate shoulder tattoos, or they could choose a more "delicate" looking tattoo design - a butterfly or an angel, for instance. Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have shoulder tattoos as well. Jolie's ink is a Khumer script prayer, for instance. Rihanna has a gorgeous trail of stars body art that starts at her neck and extends down her shoulder.
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    Tribal Shoulder Tattoos

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    Tribal tattoos look great on the shoulder, whether they're on the shoulder blade or extending down the arm.
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    Skull Shoulder Tattoos

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    Elaborate, detailed skull tattoos are easily displayed on the shoulder, upper arm or back.
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    Bird Shoulder Tattoos

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    Birds are an excellent choice for a shoulder tattoo. You can choose to have just one bird, or you can have an entire flock of birds going down your shoulder and back (swallows are a popular motif).
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    Memorial Shoulder Tattoos

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    Memorializing a lost friend or family member can be done in the form of a shoulder tattoo.
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