18 Imaginative Thumb Tattoos

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Tattooing your hands was once the biggest taboo in tattooing, and even today is somewhat of a controversial choice.

That said tattooing your hands is becoming a lot more common! Taking the step and actually tattooing your hands is a big decision, some artists will flat out refuse you and others may take some persuading. Once an artist is found there's also the challenge of finding the right design!! Not to mention you still have to choose where to put it. Will you go with the hardcore full back of your hand tattoo or the old school knuckle option, or maybe you could tattoo your thumbs?

Thumb tattoos are somewhat of an under appreciated tattoo, the focus for hand tattoos falls largely on the fingers and hand itself but thumbs offer some great creative opportunity. The location of a thumb tattoo alone makes the tattoo standout. Finding the right design to fit the area can be a bit of a battle but once found and put in ink the tattoo is going to look all kinds of awesome! Thumb tattoos are a creative, imaginative and real badass tattoo! If you want one yourself then checkout these 18 imaginative thumb tattoos for some killer inspiration!!

Arrow Thumb Tattoo by Mitch Love
Arrow Thumb Tattoo by Mitch Love
Bold Little Barber Thumb Tattoo by Rich Lajoie
Bold Little Barber Thumb Tattoo by Rich Lajoie
Black and Grey Dagger Thumb Tattoo by James Hamilton
Black and Grey Dagger Thumb Tattoo by James Hamilton
Beautiful Butterfly Thumb Tattoo by Filip Henningsson
Beautiful Butterfly Thumb Tattoo by Filip Henningsson

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