Inside Finger Tattoos: Good Or Bad Idea?

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In recent years, tattoos on the inside of the finger have become the must-have tattoo, as shown by a number of A-list celebrities.

Tattooing, like any other social or cultural art form, experiences periods where one style is more popular than any other. Once upon a time the tribal tattoo was the must have tattoo, clearly times moved on. Perhaps Rihanna's 'shhh' finger tattoo fuelled the rise of the inside finger tattoo.

Did this tattoo really start a modern tattoo trend???
Did this tattoo really start a modern tattoo trend???

But are they all they're cracked up to be?? Let's take a look at some pros and cons.



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    At the end of the day a tattoo is a tattoo, it serves one primary purpose- to be aesthetically pleasing. People don't go round getting tattooed for it not to look good. Inside finger tattoos fit the bill quite well, there small, discrete and make an interesting talking piece. If you want a tattoo that's not to out there but is still appealing then an inside finger tattoo ticks all the boxes.

    So then, inside finger tattoos meet the requirements of looking good, but is that the only pro? ... Honestly, quite possibly yes. Inside finger tattoos are rather limited, they can't be a huge sprawling tattoo that incorporates a number of styles, in truth they have to be small and simple.

    Look quite cool right?!?
    Look quite cool right?!?

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    Yes, inside finger tattoos look good but beyond that it can be said there isn't much going for them and here's why...


    You've just got your new tattoo on the inside of your finger and it looks great, its nice and bold and easy on the eye, sadly it will not stay that way. Your hands are used almost constantly and whether you believe it or not such use will most certainly fade your awesome new tattoo. The healing process alone will probably cause great fading, think about it, how many times do you wash your hands? How many times do your reach into your pocket or bag? Simple little things like this will stop your tattoo healing in the correct way and cause some fading.

    Be ready for some fading if you walk the path of inside finger tattoos!!
    Be ready for some fading if you walk the path of inside finger tattoos!!

    Of course as with any tattoo you also have to think about employment. Yes work places are opening up to tattoos yet hand tattoos are still a big issue, you can't exactly where gloves all day. Even though a tattoo on the inside of a finger is small it is still a tattoo and still noticeable so don't be surprised if it impedes certain types of employment.

    ... Inside finger tattoos, Good or Bad?? ... Well if you want a small tattoo that you accept may not stay or always look as awesome as the day you got it then by all means get a tattoo on the inside of your finger. They are small, simple and can look quite cool. But you have to accept it may not be there forever!!


    @Robert Davies

    Tattoodo Staff Writer and tattoo enthusiast. Lover of all things traditional and blackwork!


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