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When it comes to tattoos, there so much a person can say about them. First of all, they are a work of art. Then, they are permanent, yet astonishing accessories. There is no greater way for someone to express himself/herself than through a specially-designed tattoo. And, also, tattoos can help you make friends! If your tattoo is intriguing and partially (or entirely) visible, do not be surprised if someone approaches you to ask you what it means.
Leg tattoos are very special, and they are suitable for both men and women. When a woman gets a leg tattoo, it is usually described as “hot,” “sexy,” or even “appealing.” Why? Well, usually because legs are one of the attractive parts of the human body, and when decorated with tattoos they become even more attractive.
Now, since leg tattoos can be viewed as feminine some gentlemen get worried. Logically, what men would like a girly tattoo? But, guys, don’t worry. Skin is skin, and it is all tattoo canvas. And, with the right tattoo design, there is no way your tattoo will look feminine.
We are here to provide you with 37 amazing leg tattoo designs, both for men and women.
However, keep in mind that before you hit the tattoo shop, leg tattoos can be painful. Unlike with the other parts of your body, gravity can take its toll on your legs. It is very likely that your legs will swell up, and your ankles may turn bright red. Even when taking it easy you’ll experience a surprise in the morning as you wake up and blood rushes down to your feet.
37. Tribal Leg Tattoo for Men
Tribal tattoos never cease to amaze people. What is special about these tattoos is that their origin goes back 5000 years ago, to the Bronze Age. Amazing, isn’t it? Even back then people appreciated body art. However, these tattoos were usually a symbol of membership, but nowadays they are mostly used to give a person a traditional and significant appearance. Tribal tattoos look good on almost every part of the body, but they look incredibly good when done on legs, from the knee and below.
36. Amazing Leg Tattoos
When getting a leg tattoo across the entire leg, people usually try to make it connected somehow. For example, it may be a tribal tattoo, or a huge design on the side of your leg that starts under your hips and ends above your ankles. But, that doesn’t always have to be the case. These so called “sleeve leg tattoos” do not have to always be connected to each other. As you can see in this picture, you may get a number of different symbols that are not quite attached to each other, but mean something to you.
35. Mandala Thigh Tattoo
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Mandalas are extremely versatile, especially when they are inked as leg tattoos, and they can carry a number of meanings. However, the main goal of a mandala is to be a tool on one’s spiritual journey. The design of a mandala tattoo is not only meant to be visually appealing, but also to absorb the mind in a way that silences chattering thoughts and allows the observer to gain a higher level of awareness. Typically, mandalas are designed from the center outwards and that is why they have a floral appearance. You may also combine other symbols and tattoos with your mandala tattoo, for example flowers and have your tattoo be the symbol of femininity, eternity and balance.
34. Polynesian Leg Band Tattoo
Polynesian tattoos are believed to date back from 2000 years ago. They are very similar to tribal tattoos, and can be placed on almost any part of the body. What is special about Polynesian tattoos is that they usually carry a meaning. Do you notice all these symbols? Well, they are ancient symbols and every symbol means something. For example, you may notice a symblo of a turtle. Turtles were very important in Polynesian culture and they symbolized long life (eternity), wellness, fertility, union, family and harmony.
33. Gorgeous Nature Leg Tattoos
If you want to have a truly unique tattoo, then you may come up with a design similar to this one all by yourself. Leg tattoos that represent the nature like this tattoo does are not very common, don’t you think? And, I believe a tattoo like this would look amazing with skirts, dresses and shorts.
32. Butterfly Leg Tattoo
Butterfly tattoos are truly remarkable and they carry various meanings. In some cultures, it is believed that a butterfly is actually the soul of your departed loved one. But, also, butterflies may represent the souls of your loved ones, who you want to have always by your side. Butterfly tattoo designs are almost infinite. For the best 113 butterfly tattoo designs, click here.
31. Matching Lower Leg Tattoos
Well, these tattoos are matching, in a way. When you put your legs together, you do realize that these two tattoos are a part of one whole. The true meaning of this tattoo is unknown to us, and the wearer of this tattoo knows it. However, this tattoo looks incredible. And, if you see a certain meaning behind these symbols, then this tattoo is the right choice for you.
30. Simple Thigh Tattoo
Leg tattoos do not always have to be complex. A simple thigh tattoo is still considered a good leg tattoo. If you have a certain quote that is your life inspiration, or that means a lot to you, then you can get it tattooed. Great thing about quote tattoos is that there are numerous fonts and styles for you to choose from.
29. Incredible Leg Tattoo for Men
This tattoo is breath-taking! It really took time and skill to create a piece like this. This tattoo is suitable for a traveller, who loves discovering new things. But, it may also represent the fact that your life is a journey. Beneath the main part of the tattoo, you may notice three names and dates. They may be connected with the tattoo. For example, if the person considers this tattoo a symbol of his life journey, then these three persons may be those who mean to him the most and who helped him to most.
28. Polynesian/Mehandi Leg Tattoo
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This is one very subtle leg tattoo design, which is suitable for both men and women. True, this particular tattoo looks a bit feminine, but adding or changing a few symbols can also make it manly.
27. Full Back Leg Tattoo for Women
For all those daring and bold ladies, here is the tattoo design for you. Yes, this lady has a lot of tattoos, but in this article we will focus on the tattoo she has on her leg. Certainly, this tattoo design is not very common, and you do not see it every day. But, it is creative, intriguing, and of course incredibly attractive.
26. Full Leg Tattoo With Puzzle Effect
Now, this tattoo is mind blowing. It is so complex, so intriguing, and there are so many meanings it may have. The wearer of the tattoo may have gotten it just for fun, because it looks cool. But, when you think about it creating such a complex design just for fun? I don’t think so. What do you think, what are the possible meanings behind this tattoo?
25. Tribal Arrow Tattoo
Arrows are very popular tattoo designs, are you can decorate your arrow tattoo in so many ways. Arrow tattoos are also a great idea for the first timers, since they are less expensive than some other tattoos and they take less time. In Native American culture, an arrow is considered as a weapon of hunting and protection. However, two arrows crossed are believed to represent friendship.
24. Dreamcatcher Leg Tattoo
Dreamcatcher tattoos are very popular, and even though they are numerous, every tattoo looks special and has its own meaning for the wearer. For the meaning that lies behind the dreamcatcher tattoo and more amazing designs, click here.
23. Kickass Lower Leg Tattoo Idea
If your simply looking for a kickass tattoo, then you may consider designs similar to this one. A mechanic leg will look cool on every man, guaranteed! However, I believe it is better to keep this design smaller, just like in the picture. Getting your entire leg tattooed like this may not have the same effect. Or, the effect can be even stronger. What do you think?
22. Intriguing Leg Tattoo
This tattoo is very intriguing. It is hard to see what does it actually represent. There are many symbols and patterns that it is hard to recognize one central image. But, what is noticeable is the upper part of the tattoo, that reminds us of an octopus limb. If this tattoo is made to be an octopus, then it truly is as intelligent and creative as octopi are.
21. Awesome Leg Tattoo Design
Just like many other tattoos, this tattoo is very complex and its meaning may be hard to get. What could be the connection between the time (clock near the heel), skulls (or death) and a woman lost in the woods? If you do get the meaning, then a tattoo like this one is indeed the right choice for you.
20. Hot Leg Tattoos
Sometimes, you just see a tattoo and you think: “Wow, this tattoo is hot!” Well, I believe that is the case with this tattoo, too. There are so many symbols and quotes on these legs, but together they all look amazing. What you may notice are: a sugar skull (check out the meaning here), roses, dreamcatcher, birds, cross and quotes.
19. Optical Illusion Tattoo
It probably took a lot of time and effort to design a tattoo like this and then to ink it one the leg. The tattoo is amazing. It probably does not have any hidden, deep meaning. It is meant to represent the wearer as a very creative person, who may trick you sometimes. If you are in love with this tattoo, before you get it, make sure to find an artist who is capable of creating a piece like this. Otherwise, your tattoo will go horribly wrong.
18. Samoan Leg Tattoo
A tattoo that is similar to the previously mentioned tribal, Polynesian, or Maori tattoos, would be this Samoan leg tattoo. Just like the previous ones, the first tattoo dates back a couple of thousands of years and it was done to symbolize one’s belonging to a certain tribe. However, because of their amazing designs Samoan tattoos are becoming more and more popular.
17. Matching Leg Tattoos
Who says leg tattoos can’t be matching? A girlfriend and a boyfriend may get matching leg tattoos, best friends or even siblings. But, of course, to have your tattoos be matching, you need to tattoo a simpler piece. And, if you pay attention to these tattoos, they are not entirely the same. Do you see the difference?
16. Quote Tattoos
Quote tattoos never get old. Legs are great for quote tattoos. You can place your tattoo on the side of your leg, on your thigh, or even around your ankle! When you are choosing a quote, make sure that quote represents you and your beliefs. Your quote can also be inspirational, to remind you to stay strong when things become tough. This quote is the perfect example of an inspirational quote leg tattoo.
15. Dolphin Leg Tattoo for Men
Dolphins are amazing species, considered by some cultures “the king of fish.” Dolphins are truly gracious creatures, to whom many symbols are attached. Usually, they represent playfulness, transcendence, intelligence, friendship and generosity. But, no matter how calm and friendly dolphins may seem they also symbolize power and can be dangerous. That is why besides the cute dolphin tattoo designs, a gentleman may get a “tough” dolphin tattoo which, kind of, resembles a shark.
14. Henna Leg Tattoo
If you are having second thoughts about getting a leg tattoo, think about trying it out first. Of course, there is no ‘trying it out’ with real ink, so you should consider a henna tattoo. They look beautiful, and you can get them on any part of your leg. Also, if you like your henna tattoo design so much, you can get a henna tattoo but with real ink!
13. Feminine Leg Tattoo Design
Leg tattoos can be quiet feminine, even though if they are sleeve leg tattoos. Now, you may be confused what the term sleeve has to do with a leg. To clear things, sleeve leg tattoos refers to the tattoo done across the entire leg. Sleeve leg tattoos are great for mixing multiple symbols and images you like.
12. “The Night Before Christmas” Amazing Cartoon Tattoo
Some people have certain characters who mean so much to them. For some people those characters may be their parents, a famous person, or simply adorable couple from the amazing cartoon “The Night Before Christmas.” Did you watch it?
11. Fancy Thigh Tattoos for Women
There is a large number of leg tattoo designs. And each design can be placed almost anywhere on the leg. This leg tattoo looks quite fancy, and it is more appropriate for women rather than men. However, guys may consider, for example, a Polynesian band tattoo placed on their thighs. The thing is, that tattoo may not be seen often by other people, since guys don’t wear skirts or extra short shorts.
10. Cool Leg Tattoos for Men
But, don’t be sad guys if you can’t have a band tattoo on your thighs, because there are so many amazing replacements. Check this one out, for example. This tattoo is perfect for travellers sinc you have a ship, a compass and a lighthouse. Lighthouse is not very popular tattoo, but its symbolic meaning is pretty awesome. It may represent guidance, protection, safety, hope, warning, destiny, and the correct path.
9. Creative Leg Tattoos
You can always get creative with your leg tattoos. You can choose a couple of symbols which you like, and which have a certain meaning to you. Then, you may mix and match those symbols however you want to! This is a great way to have a unique tattoo.
8. Incredible Lighthouse Leg Tattoo
Even though I’ve mentioned that lighthouse tattoos are not as popular as some other tattoo designs, there are still some amazing lighthouse tattoo designs. Check this one out! Although lighthouse has all those symbolic meanings, some people get it also because of its amazing design. You can go for the colorful lighthouse (like in the previous example) or for the fierce, realistic one.
7. Colorful Leg Tattoo for Men
Leg tattoos look even better when they have some color. And, guys, do not thing colorful leg tattoos are girly or feminine. Take this one for example. Or, remember the mechanic leg tattoo? Colorful, and by no means feminine.
6. Wolf Thigh Tattoo
Wolves are predators, and amazing creatures. They certainly make a great leg tattoo. Wolves can be the symbol for family and bonding, protection, freedom & wild spirit, and, of course, power and strength. The design of your tattoo will send the message you want it to.
5. Adorable Elephant Tattoo
Elephants are amazing creatures, and they do make great tattoos, not only becuase of the beautiful design, but also because of the meaning of the elephant tattoo. Elephants may represent luck and fortune, wisdom, but they can also symbolize love and calmness. For more amazing elephant tattoos and their meanings, click here.
4. League of Justice Leg Tattoo
Are you a fan of comics? Or maybe of League of Justice heroes? Take a look at this amazing tattoo. This is one of the best designs you will come across on the Internet. Even though the superheroes are the main part of this tattoo, do not forget to pay attention to the small, yet meaningful quote on the foot.
3. Mechanic Leg Tattoo
We had an example of a mechanic leg tattoo. The reason why this one is in the top 3 is because of the complexity of the design. Which mechanic leg tattoo do you like more, this one or the previous one?
2. Elegant Leg Tattoo for Women
If they are unsure what tattoo design do they want, women can always go for feminine leg tattoos. These tattoos always look good, no matter where they are positioned, and they present their proud owner in the best light.
1. Awesome Batman Leg Tattoo
Mostly, men can’t go for the feminine designs when they are unsure what tattoo do they want. But, they can always go for the epic tattoos which represent the characters from their favorite movie, book, comic or even a video game!
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