Hand Tattoos for Women With Meaning

Best Hand Tattoos for Women

Tattoos For Girls On Hand

The popularity of hand tattoos has skyrocketed in the past few years. They can be big and bold, covering the entire backs or palms of the hand, or small and simple hiding on the side of a finger. A skilled tattoo artist can work miracles on the small canvas that is the hand or fingers – injecting color or a classic monochrome palette, creating an intricate and eye-catching design, and utilizing your preferred tattoo style, be it traditional, watercolor, or new school. If you have been thinking about getting a new tattoo, get some inspiration with some of our favorite hand tattoos for women.

1Fern Frond Hand Tattoo

The fern frond tattoo has really increased in popularity over the last few years and it is not hard to see why. This design has been perfectly placed to wrap around the thumb – simple and beautiful.

2Dot Work Mandala Tattoo

Dot work tattoos involve creating an entire design, including shading, using just black dots. This Mandala design across the back of the hand and wrist is so intricate and beautiful, don’t you think?

3Breathe Feminine Hand Tattoo

In such a hectic and stressful world, sometimes you need a reminder to just take a moment for yourself and ‘Breathe’. This gorgeous little tattoo will always serve as a reminder to take a deep breath when things feel difficult or overwhelming.

4Zodiac-Inspired Libra Tattoo For Girls

There are so many great Zodiac-inspired hand tattoos, like this Libra one, which is placed perfectly along the side of the thumb. Beautiful!

5Photo-Realism Lion Hand Tattoo Cover Up

You might be thinking the hand is too small a space for a quality photo-realism tattoo, but you would be wrong. There are some hand tattoo ideas and designs that are big and bold like this one! This lion fits on the back of he hand beautifully and the monochrome palette with the pop of blue in the eye is stunning!

6Delicate Bow Finger Tattoo on Hand

If you are a fan of more subtle tattoos, you might just fall in love with this delicate black and grey bow tattoo on the ring finger. Super sweet and easy to cover up if needed.

7New School Raccoon Tattoo Cover Up

New School tattoos are full of color and cartoon-like designs and this raccoon hand tattoo is the perfect example. Super eye-catching with the surrounding crystal and leaf details.

8Coiled Snake Tattoo

The snake is such a popular tattoo design and this traditional version on the hand is timeless and cool. A small amount of shading has created a recognizable coil shape and gives a 3-D effect.

9Lotus Tattoo on the Palm

I love the simplicity of this outline lotus tattoo. The bold thick black lines really stand out against the pale skin of the palm. Loving the placement too.

10Bold Color Rose Hand Tattoo Idea

The design of this rose hand tattoo is incredibly clever, with the flower on the back of the hand and the stem and leaves spread out over the fingers. The dark and deep colors are to die for.

11Traditional Woman Hand Tattoo Cover Up

The traditional design and colors of this crying woman tattoo are beautiful. The highlights on the lips and eyelids really bring the tattoo to life. If you’re looking for a super unique hand tattoo cover up idea, this is definitely an option.

12Angel Wings Finger Tattoo

These tiny angel wings are so pretty and could serve as a beautiful dedication for a lost loved one, a way that they can always be with you. So beautiful.

13Kooky New School Cat Astronaut Hand Tattoo Cover Up

How fun is this new school astronaut cat tattoo? Super cute and colorful, with a pretty floral border, this hand tattoo cover up has so much life and personality. Look at those eyes!

14Watercolor Feather Hand Tattoo

The watercolor pinks and red blended behind the outline of the feather has created such a soft tattoo that is feminine and beautiful. The placement along the index finger is slightly unusual, which really makes the tattoo stand out. We just love this watercolor hand tattoo idea!

15X-Ray Style Skeleton Tattoo

Definitely not a tattoo for the faint-hearted, this hand tattoo creates an X-ray effect of all the bones in the hand being visible. Although the design is pretty dark, there is definitely a softness to it that contrasts perfectly with the strong image.

16Pretty Butterfly Hand Tattoo

This mix of flowers and butterfly hand tattoo is super popular and for good reason. It’s girly and elegant. The butterfly tattoo symbolizes femininity, faith, and freedom.

17Cute Unicorn and Stars Tattoo


18Live Without Limits Hand Tattoo


19Allover Neo-Traditional Rose Hand Tattoo Cover Up


20Intricate Traditional Finger Tattoos


21Henna-Inspired Finger Tattoos 


22Large Floral Mandala Tattoo on Hand


23Bold and Bright Moth Tattoo


24Small Anatomical Heart Tattoo


25Dagger Thumb and Rose Hand Tattoo


26Unique Floral Hand Tattoo Design


27Tiny Little Bee Tattoo


28Henna-Inspired Leaves Hand Tattoo


29New School Crystals and Butterfly Hand Tattoo


30Pretty Flower Hand Tattoo Design

31Have Hope Finger Tattoos


32Traditional Hopeless Romantic Tattoo


33Day of the Dead Hand Tattoo Cover Up


34Colorful Japanese-Inspired Rose Hand Tattoo Cover Up


35Delicate Monochrome Finger Rose Tattoo


36Multiple Cute Finger Tattoos


37A Trail of Pretty Stars Hand Tattoo


38Long Leaves Hand Tattoo


39Life Quote Tattoo


40Flower Hand Tattoo

41Geometric Glyph Hand Tattoo


42Henna Style Analome Tattoo


43Ring and Bracelet Tattoo


44Moon Stars Tattoo


45Family Hand Butterflies Tattoo

46Grunge Style Tattoo


47Blessed Hand Tattoo


48Astronomy Hand Tattoo


49Feminine leaves Tattoo


50Short Phrase Wrist Tattoo


51Strength Wrist Tattoo

52Family Hand Tattoo

53Delicate and Simple Flower Hand Tattoo

54Astrology Arm Tattoo

55Henna Style Tattoo

56Hand Butterflies Tattoo

As you can see there is so much variety in hand tattoos for girls. From the barely there tattoos to the big and bold tattoos, there is something to suit every taste. So which of these hand tattoo ideas do you like most?

You may be desperate for a tattoo on the hand, but there are still some workplaces that don’t approve of visible tattoos. Luckily there are a number of concealers and foundations that have been developed that can cover visible tattoos whilst you are at work, so you can have them on the show any other time. Furthermore, if you have some time off work, you could try out a henna hand tattoo. They usually last around 2 to 3 weeks and it may help you decide it a hand tattoo is definitely for you.

So, if you are thinking about taking the plunge with a hand tattoo, get in touch with your favorite tattoo artist and discuss designs and colors. As the hand tattoo is something that you will always see, make sure it is a design that you really love, don’t just pick the first design that you think is ‘kinda cute’. Even better, choose a design that has a personal meaning to you – but perhaps not a partner’s name, that rarely ends well.

So do you like quote tattoos, or maybe hand butterflies tattoos? If you have a beautiful hand tattoo that you love, why not share it in the comments? You may just inspire someone.


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