Ankle tattoos have always been, are and will be one of the favorite types of tattoos for girls. The soft and sensual nature of this part of the body is perfect for works of body art such as these tattoos. Take a look at our beautiful and delicate gallery of ankle tattoo images, you will surely find the perfect excuse for a new acquisition for your body.
The history of this type of tattoos is located in the tribal areas of China, where it was tradition to place a ring around the ankles, and from there ankle tattoos were also sometimes used to adorn women and children, so if something happened to them, it was possible to identify them by their tattoos.
The ankles are one of the most popular parts among girls and women when it comes to acquiring a tattoo. And it is that tattoos on the ankles have certain advantages. A woman’s ankle is a very delicate area and suggests a point of interest full of charm, since the tattoos around the ankles attract a lot of attention. A tattoo located on an ankle is easy to cover and at the same time to expose, since they are usually small or not very large, which, in addition, are generally inexpensive to do.
But these tattoos on the ankles also have some disadvantages. The main one is the fact that, because the ankle is an area where the skin is very close to the bone, it is usually a quite sensitive area and therefore getting an ankle tattoo is usually somewhat painful, but without being extreme , obviously.
Another difficulty when it comes to getting an ankle tattoo may be finding a design that is valid to adapt well to the particular shape and size of the ankles, since being areas with a reduced skin area, can cost find designs that when tattooing do not lose any of that detail that a priori was intended to have.
Another aspect to consider when getting a tattoo on the ankles is that the ankles are an area of the body in which, when a tattoo is done, they must be kept clean and with great hygiene conditions, since it is easy for them to pick up dirt.
In the area of ankle tattoos, there are essentially two basic styles of designs for these tattoos. On the one hand there are the designs of bands and bracelets, such as rosaries, drawings that adorn the ankle surrounding it, being popular and common in both boys and girls.
On the other hand there are the designs of small and delicate images, such as flowers, hearts, stars, or feminine designs in general. Whatever it is, the most common thing is to find this type of tattoos made in black ink.
As you have seen, ankle tattoos are a great option, especially for girls, and you may have thought about tattooing some of the designs from our gallery in the future. If so, we always like to recommend that you put yourself in the hands of professional tattoo artists. In this way you will get the best results in a beautiful tattoo that will accompany you all your life.
|What designs are the most popular here?||The most popular on the ankle are flowers, feathers, stars or butterflies for example.|
|Is it more feminine or masculine?||Much more popular area among women as it happens with the foot but that does not mean that there are no men or that the result in men is not pretty.|
|How do they usually look like?||It is an area mostly used by women and they prefer small designs.|
|Average difficulty of designs||In this part of the body, as you have seen in the gallery, they are simple designs that hardly have difficulty.|
What does a girl think about these designs?
This is another one of my favorite parts to tattoo. As I have said on several occasions I consider myself passionate about tattoos and I respect any design or part of the body to capture designs, however, there are always areas and drawings that I like more than others and the ankle is one of my favorites, because even Being a lover of the world of tattooing, I understand that a tattoo on a very visible area of the body can cause difficulties for carrying out some work or for some clothing. The ankle has the advantage of being able to be shown whenever we want. With long pants it goes unnoticed, but with shorts you can show the design, which if it is tiny can be less visible, but if it is one of the largest it can attract the attention of others and that everyone contemplate these works of art.
Bird in green, blue and other warm colors, whose feathered tail rotates around the ankle. The design adapts very well to this area of the body and the colors used make the design lively.
It looks like modern or abstract art, the colors used and the faded ones are beautiful and as for the visual part it has a result that does not displease the eye. Regarding the meaning, we have no idea what you want to convey with this particular design.
Although the photo has been taken from a bit far, you can see the kite on the instep of the girl’s foot in blue tone. Original figure for tattooing that is usually rare, but with a favorable result and that also represents childhood and everything related to it: fantasy, innocence, …
Design of a rosary that surrounds the ankle of this woman, is one of the most common designs found in this area of the body and women tend to opt for this tattoo.
Dragon in black and blurred tones (it should be noted that the blur in this design has been done by a tattoo artist who has experience in this technique and this can be seen in the final result).
In this first image of the article we can see a bracelet connected to an Indian feather. The bracelet is on the ankle but the feather has been tattooed on the side of the foot. A tattoo is not very difficult to do although the small details of the pen have a much greater difficulty.
Gorse ties tied to the two ankles. Beautiful and colorful design that gains strength thanks to the white accents that give it light and the shading of the bow that gives it a realistic look and a three-dimensional finish.
In this image we can see another design of another rosary in black tones that falls on the instep of the foot.
Black dragon located above this person’s ankle. Simple design and in my opinion a little old-fashioned, it has already been seen on many occasions and in the case of the photo we see that it does not add any innovative element that draws our attention.
A climbing plant but it is a little different from the plants that we normally see in this category because not in this case, the plants are formed by thin and black lines that start at the foot and end at the ankle completely surrounding it.
Maori tattoos are very difficult to describe. What would you say about this design? We can only say that the result is great and the best are the different gray colors used.
Daisies intertwined through green branches around this young woman’s leg at the top of the ankle. A simple design but with a nice and discreet result.
In the chaos of this design it seems that they are feathers of different colors such as green and orange. The blue details at the end of the feathers are effective and give it a more professional touch.
Fluttering butterflies with a tribal in between the two. In my opinion they are two elements that should never appear together because butterflies represent femininity and elegance and tribals are more aggressive elements. In my opinion they are elements that should appear separately.
We don’t understand what this design can be about, but both shapes and colors are unpleasant choices for the eyes in my opinion. With the orange background there is nothing else to do but spoil the final result, if that is possible.
Delicate representation of various flowers linked together by a vine with green leaves. Highlight the work of using pink tones in colors and the transitions from lighter to darker in a very natural way.
Design of two fluttering butterflies with curved lines in the same tones as a background. In my opinion, butterflies should be colorful or at least shiny, and the design would win if the main element, the butterflies, were to be distinguished from the lines that did not add anything new to the final result.
We can’t see what kind of drawing it is, but it seems a little old or homemade because the color is a little worn.
Another design of a rosary knotted at the ankle, is a very recurring element and in my opinion very seen.
Unfinished and Hawaiian style that integrates the color of the flowers in contrast to the blue background. We cannot continue commenting on this design until we see it finished.
Cross with multiple details and blue and green tones that stand out above the rest of the design. Unlike the rosaries seen so far, this one gives more protanognism to the cross and includes new elements and touches of color.
Another rosary in the same area of the body.
Crachateristic the rosary as an ankle-level bracelet with the cross falling on the instep.