Discreet or “secret” tattoo placement

By Maryam Getz

So you have decided you want a tattoo but you want to keep it a secret or at least discreet. Maybe you already have easily visible tattoos. Or maybe your job isn't all that receptive of your ink. Then again, maybe it's as simple as that for some special reason you don't want to share your newest piece with the world. Here are some ideas that will help you.

First, your tattoo will have to be small so there is less f an opportunity for it being seen. Some outstanding tattoo creation ideas that work well for small tattoos include the following: stars, angels, butterflies, hearts, flowers, dolphins, the sun or a crescent moon, or a short phrase that holds special meaning.

Some concepts to stay away from because they will likely end up  getting too large and thus harder to hide include: wings, anything with a vine, chains, and shooting stars.

Keep in mind a secret tattoo need not be entirely hidden. There are varying degrees of discretion in terms of location. A tattoo on the arm is unquestionably not secret. But a tattoo that has to be searched for to be found will still provide a feeling of concealment.

feet tattoos

Some popular locations for a tattoo you want to be kept a secret:

•  The back of the neck just below the hair line works well, especially if you wear long hair.

•  A tiny tattoo tucked up as far as possible beneath the ear lobe.

•  Anywhere in the front or back of the pelvic or buttocks area where a bathing suit bottom would still provide cover.

•  On the lower breast location where a bra or bikini top would keep the piece under cover.

•  You can even get the inside of a lip tattooed. Ouch!

•  A little tattoo on the inside of the wrist can be discrete too, but you have to think about how you will keep it covered like with a watch or something similar.

For those that have a high threshold for pain - a great place for a tattoo you don't want anyone to know about is the bottom of the feet. Be safe with this thought, because many tattoo artists will not even attempt a tattoo here.

Quite often people will find it is so uncomfortable they don't want to continue once started. There is nothing worse than a half ruined tattoo. But, if you can stand the pain, the bottom of the foot is a great spot for sure.