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Leg Tattoo Designs And Symbols-Popular Leg Tattoos And Ideas-Leg Tattoo Pictures

Updated on July 22, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


One popular area that men and women choose to get inked is on the legs. Leg tattoos are sported by both men and women. There are several tattoo symbols and designs that are appropriate for leg tattoos. Depending on the size of your legs, you could have a small area or large area to support a tattoo. In this article, we will discuss why men and women choose leg tattoos, popular tattoo symbols, and you will also be able to view several different leg tattoo designs. In the end, hopefully you will be able to gain some ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo project.

Just like any other location on your body, when it comes to being tattooed, there are advantages and disadvantages to leg tattoos. No matter what location you choose, there will be negatives and positives. We all want to show off our tattoos proudly. They are a part of us and often symbol what we represent. Although this is all true, there may come an appropriate time that we need to cover up our tattoo. It could be because of an interview, a meeting, or a death. For whatever reason, one advantage of leg tattoos is that they can easily be covered. As you will find out though, this can also be a bad thing.

Although leg tattoos are easy to cover up, they can also be difficult to show. You may live in a cold climate or a seasonal climate. During the cold months or winter, it can be difficult to show off your tattoo. If you live in a cold area, you may want to choose another location on the body. However, you may know creative ways to show it off. This is just something you want to keep in mind before you get a leg tattoo. What if you live somewhere tropical? If you do live in a tropical area, such as Hawaii, it will be much easier to showcase your tattoo. Just remember, climate can effect such things.

When it comes to leg tattoo designs, they can be designed to flow into other areas of the body. Leg tattoo designs can include the ankles, groin, and hips. Some designs may also include the sides and lower back. Men typically choose a leg tattoo symbol rather then a full design. Women do choose long tattoo designs that stretch from the legs to the sides. These types of tattoos often include flowers, ivy, or vines. They do look absolutely gorgeous on women, if this is something you would consider.

Men and women can also choose tattooing art styles to decorate their legs with if they wish. Men and women both can choose from a variety of designs done in tribal and Celtic art. For men, the most popular choice is tribal art tattoos. Tribal tattoo designs can be influenced by Pacific, Hawaiian, and Polynesian art. These tattoo designs can look very detailed and stunning. Although women usually prefer popular tattoo symbols for their leg tattoos, they can go with the same type of tattooing as men.


When it comes to popular leg tattoos, there are a variety of symbols and designs that can be mentioned. As you already read, tribal tattoos are very popular among men. Also, for women, flower tattoos are quite popular. It just depends on what you are looking for in your tattoo. Men and women choose to get a tattoo for two main reasons. Women and men choose tattoos for symbolic purposes and for decorative body art. If you are just looking for a cool unique design without the meaning, there are still a variety of designs and art to choose from. Be sure to ask your tattoo artist or take the time to research designs online.

Since most men and women choose tattoos for symbolic reasons, we will now take a look at some popular tattoo symbols. One popular tattoo symbol for women is the butterfly. Butterfly tattoos can portray the butterfly alone or it may be portrayed with flowers or stars. The butterfly tattoo is symbolic and represents a variety of things. The main meanings behind the butterfly tattoo are transformation, new beginnings, and femininity. Another popular tattoo symbol for women is the cherry blossom. The cherry blossom tattoo also holds symbolic value and it represents beauty, fragility, and hope. More popular tattoo symbols that can be chosen for leg tattoos include star tattoos, moon tattoos, ladybug tattoos, and feather tattoos.

Just like women, men have several options as well when it comes to leg tattoos. There are several popular tattoo symbols that men can choose from as well. One popular tattoo symbol for men is the lion tattoo. The lion tattoo can symbolize masculinity, courage, and bravery. Another popular tattoo symbol for men is the koi tattoo. The koi is a Japanese carp that is very symbolic in Eastern cultures. The koi tattoo represents honor, courage, and strength. The dragon is also a popular tattoo symbol among men. The dragon tattoo can symbolize good luck, balance, and freedom.

Before you choose your leg tattoo or any tattoo, there are some important things you should remember before you get inked. Make sure you take the time to do your research. Make sure you fully understand what your tattoo symbol represents and stands for. Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that rush to get inked usually have regrets about their decision later on down the road. Don't make this mistake, think it out. Remember, this tattoo is for life. Even with laser removal and cover ups, all tattoos can't be fixed. If your not sure, think it out until you are completely sure. If you feel that leg tattoos are not for you or you want to view more on tattoos, please feel free to follow the links below. Thanks for your visit.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia







      Thank you all for taking the time to comment and drop in. It can be a difficult choice to choose something that will be there for the rest of your life. That is why it is so important to make the right choice. It does cover up a lady's beautiful legs. It can also look great with the curves. Just all depends on what you are looking for.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Very expressive! Those look like fun =)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I am not in to tatoos, but I see some very artistic designs here.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wild, crazy and colorful.

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      roxygurl464 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Very fun read! It's kinda crazy, my boyfriend is about 80% covered with ink and I still haven't gotten one! It's tough trying to chose something that is going to be there for the rest of your life.

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      Kari Pete 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

      I wasn't able to get the thumbnails to work. Still I love the pics. The art is gorgeous. I have one on my calf a Norse rune-bind.

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thumb not up on most of these Ricky- hides too many a shapely leg on the females. Some of them are decently inked though.