When it comes to tattoos, the body is essentially a giant canvas just waiting to be inked. And yet, most people – at their first tattoo, second, third or older – opt for more typical places, such as the biceps, ankle, shoulder blade, wrist or foot. As a society, we tend to stick to these more conventional areas, making tattoos in more unique places more appealing.
Even though some tattoo sites are not so common, it does not make them “fake”. In fact, in many ways, it can make them more special. “Although it may seem like a” social statement, “the physical body is energy-carrying and in a very unique way, some regions call for tattoos,” says Lisa Barretta, tattoo expert, Conscious Ink Ink: The Hidden Meaning of Tattoos Brouhaha “Similar to acupuncture, piercing the skin stimulates the energy contained in the physical body […] What we can consider as a strange place to get a tattoo, in a sense, these strange tattoos have a deeper meaning for the wearer. “
Of course, for others, these rare places may seem like a great place to get a tattoo, just for fun or for something new. Getting a tattoo is a unique experience for everyone and can have all kinds of layers and senses. With this in mind, here are some of the “rare” tattoo sites, according to experts.
1. Whites Of The Eyes
Believe it or not, some people choose to get tattooed on the whites of their eyes. This is not only a unique place but also a bit dangerous, which can be attractive to someone who wants to make a statement or try something new.
“It’s a risky place to get tattoo ink,” says Barretta. “All that is visible on the face shows that we are expressing [as such] in the outer world and that the white of the inked eye is definitely sending the message that you are unique, different and daring.”
And yet, because of possible complications, you may want to discuss it (and discuss it again) with your tattoo artist – and maybe even a doctor – before doing so.
Eyelid tattoos are another rarity. “Aside from permanent makeup, designs on the eyelid are starting to crop up,” Barretta says.
Tattoos of the eyelids are another rarity. “Apart from permanent makeup, patterns on the eyelid are starting to appear,” Barretta said.
However, there is still an incredibly rare place on the body for the ink. Since the skin is exposed to the sun, it may not be very good for aging, which may explain why you do not see it too often
3. Inside The Ear
According to Houston-based tattoo artist Bobby Mack, one of the most unique places he’s ever tattooed a client was inside the ear.
According to Houston-based tattoo artist Bobby Mack, one of the most unique places where he has ever tattooed a client was his ear.
He “tattooed flowers on the cartilage of the ear, then put diamond buttons inside the flowers.” Although it sounds beautiful, it’s certainly not a tattoo place that he sees asked every day.
4. Bottom Of The Foot
It’s fairly common to see tattoos on the foot or near the ankle. But how often do you spot one on the bottom of someone’s foot? (Probably not very often.)
It is quite common to see tattoos on the foot or near the ankle. But how many times do you mark one on someone’s foot? (Probably not very often.)
In his five years as a tattoo artist, Mack declares that he has only made one “on the bottom of his foot […] although these tattoos often fade [because placement and natural friction “, which may explain why it is so rare.
Mack only asked two customers to get a tattoo on the palm of their hand. Just like the bottom of the foot, this location does not hold the ink very well. Therefore, while it may seem interesting in the short term, it is important to keep in mind that this is not likely to last.
6. Inner Lip
While this tattoo site is gaining steam among celebrities for its uniqueness, tattoos on the inside lips are not the most common place for everyone.
“It’s a more intimate place, so considering that tattoos tend to be a form of expression, it’s not typical to get tattoos here,” says Mack.
Tattoos for the face, in general, have many stigmas. And although it is the wearer who decides what suits him best, they are still quite rare.
As Mack said, “It’s typically the case that people avoid the face because of” social norms. “
“It’s a very private and private body,” says Barretta. “The body art placed here is usually tied to symbols that relate to your most private personality.”
But this can also be done as a novelty or as a partner liaison experience – among many other reasons. It may not be an area that people are quick to talk about either, but it’s always safe to say that genital tattoos are not the most common.
9.Area Above The Butt
Another rather rare place includes all tattoos, such as those that cover the area of crack, says Barretta.
“No doubt it’s a place to ink when you have to show your idiotic side,” she says. “Can they be sexy? I guess it depends on what you choose to ink on this area.”
They might not be mainstream, but again, does someone get tattooed as a way to fit in? The inking process and the choice of the direction of your art can be deeply personal. You can decide that it’s just for fun, or even for a process that touches something spiritual.
A tattoo can be in a rare place, but all that matters is that you love it.