Since the human being began to tattoo his skin, legs, by dimensions and by the possibilities it allows, it has been perhaps one of the most common parts for tattooing. Both men and women choose their legs to tattoo many reasons that remind them of experiences, memories, feelings, longings, illusions, goals and objectives.
Religious images, soccer teams, newspaper icons, famous people silhouettes, landscapes, promises, specific dates, family, tribal, Maori, Aztec tattoos, flags, shields, arms, everyday objects, literary characters, bracelets can be tattooed on the leg … .
Legs may be the ideal body part for creeper tattoos, those that intertwine flowers, climbing plants, and thorns. The legs due to their dimensions allow these tattoos to shine with their maximum expression, since they can take advantage of the “irregularities” themselves (understanding irregularities as areas of different texture and size) of the human body.
Tattoo artists can take advantage of the thighs and calves to, for example, tear the skin and simulate the presence of bones and muscles, for that, obviously, they use the colors, the reliefs and the shadows to give more realism to the tattoo, as well as the own contraction-relaxation movement of the muscles that generates a quite visual and interesting effect.
We can imagine as many tattoos as we are stories of creating, or reliving daily passages from reality. For example, a girl who loses her balloon, while the girl appears tattooed on one leg, the balloon appears walking away tattooed on the other leg. The famous scene of Guillermo Tell shooting an arrow with his bow to hit the apple on his son’s head. The San Francisco bridge tattooed between the two calves. A hair shirt as an element that represents chastity or a garter to represent just the opposite, sensuality and sexuality.
Something that from my point of view is essential in a tattoo is that it tells you something, that it is more than just a colorful and decorative imageI like tattoos with an associated feeling, that have a story behind them, that have a goal. I consider that they are elements more engraved by fire, and from which it will be more difficult to discard.
Ancient, medieval and even fictitious civilizations (cinema, literature, comics) are also a fundamental motif in tattoos that cover the legs, perhaps because of the exoticism they give off, who has not seen Maori, Aztec, pirate and corsairs, orientals or vikings?
A tattoo on the leg that particularly fascinates me is the one that represents the Phoenix Bird rising from its ashes, with the ashes installed on the ankle and the bird rising powerful and reaching flight near the knee. Or those who use their knees to represent the muzzle of a panther or a tiger and, as before, the game of contraction-relaxation of the muscles gives it much more realism.
Perhaps a drawback that tattoos can present on the legs, and this is suffered more by men, although also women, is the presence of hair. But you can also play with that factor, serving for example as the ground of our savanna where we can tattoo an elephant, a lion or a majestic giraffe eating acacia leaves.
On the other hand, one of the great advantages that tattoos have on the legs is that since they are not visible for a good part of the year, because they are covered, they avoid causing misgivings in some works that maintain the old image that the tattoo is typical of informal settings.
The legs, unlike for example, the arms or the belly, are places where less fat is stored, or at least it is not as appreciable as for example between the shoulder and the elbow, that allows the tattoo not to be disfigured if we have caught a few kilos. This is a factor to consider if the tattooed is a person with a tendency to gain and lose weight, because the famous stretch marks can indeed ruin a tattoo, which, we must not forget, is another form of art.
These are some of the keys to choosing tattoos on the legs, obviously there are many more, I hope that these tips have helped you if you had doubts and if on the contrary, I have tangled your head even more, it is not so serious, surely at finally you decide.
This boy has the US Army initials tattooed on his leg. Americans are very patriotic and even if they are not soldiers, they get these kinds of tattoos.
It is the first time that I see a flower like this and I have already seen thousands of tattoos with flowers on this blog. If anyone knows what flower this is, please write me a message to change and add that description.
For car lovers, here we can see a car with two people inside.
A bicycle that occupies part of the ankle and part of the leg.
This boy has his whole leg tattooed with a Maori pattern. The tattoo ends on the foot.
Haha, a very funny tattoo of a young boy who is peeing on a tree. It is the first time that I see something similar.
One star above, one below and in the center of a bicycle. Lovely tattoo for those who like cycling.
It is also the first time I have seen a tattooed lighter.
One of the most horrible reasons I have seen in this article but you have to understand that there are very rare people in the world. I also have to say that I have seen worse than this.
This man has tattooed his baby’s little feet, his name on top and his date of birth on the bottom and only using black ink.
Patriotic tattoo with the popular Canadian leaf and the phrase “made in Canada”.
Contour of a tattoo on the leg with figures in fight
Color tattoo on the legs of two dolphins with a seabed that also has several white stars.
The same tattoo but seen from different perspectives so that it looks perfectly.
Tattoo with mechanical shapes on the leg and with full color details despite the fact that the poor quality of the image does not allow us to perfectly see the details
Tattoo on the leg with an eagle and very patriotic message
Nice leg tattoo with tribal turtle figures
Beautiful tattoo on the leg with three small green clovers with three leaves each.
It is not easy to tattoo and get a good result when we talk about biomechanical tattoos. In this case, the result is great as you can see in the photo.
Tattoo on the leg with initials and simple letters. These acronyms belong to the American Navy, so surely this man is an American soldier.
Tattoo with a double meaning message, very fashionable
Tree with very convoluted branches.
Very original dolphin decorated with bright colors.
Nice Celtic symbol with great shading.
Skull with hat and very current colors.
An evil jester.
Simple mathematical symbol with smooth shading.
Great patriotic design in full color.
In color and with wonderful flowers.
Funny tattoo of the famous television character.
Small colored symbol.
Tattoo with a sinister figure in shading and warm tones for the light of the lamp
Beautiful turtle tattooed in color and with bubbles around it.
In this case, we can a solo palm tree with a person’s signature just below.
Shadowed tattoo on a fiery demon’s neck
Patriotic tattoo with the face of the Statue of Liberty.
Small symbol in black.
Tattoo on the leg of a symbol with bright green and yellow tones
Is it the symbol of the Adidas sports brand? I can’t 100% say for sure, but I think it is.
I have seen this tattoo in the article on cherries. Take a look if you want to see more cherries.
Two equal designs of a colored symbol and soft shading.
Various pictograms. It may have some kind of hidden symbolism but only this man knows what it is.
Colorful, with many figures superimposed and in very funny tones.
Very emotional tattoo of an angel hugging a baby
Elaborate and beautiful landscape.
Both images represent the same tattoo of a cabin in the forest, of a lake or river and of a boat where a man is rowing
In vivid gun colors alongside a message. On the left leg he has a revolver with the word “hate” and on the right he has a back daring to a heart and the word “love”.
Women’s faces. Both similar but tattooed women are different. One is blonde and the other is brunette.
Several women and men who belong to the same athletics club have all had the same tattoo and they all have it on the right leg. The tattoo is a horseshoe.