43 Badass Tattoo Ideas for Women

Looking for a tattoo that isn’t cute and pretty? Then you are in the right place. We have put together 43 of the best badass tattoo ideas for women. There is something for everyone from fierce tigers to skulls to unique ink like head tattoos. These are perfect for the women looking to add a bold and edgy tattoo to their look.

1. Rose Rib Tattoo

Flowers don’t have to be pretty and feminine, you can have awesome badass flowers like these ones. This rib ink features multiple flowers in black ink. Rib tattoos can be covered or shown making them great places to get tattooed. It would look amazing on the beach.

2. Skull Shoulder Tattoo

Skull tattoos have become very popular and with this tattoo we can see why. This detailed skull sits on the shoulder with two roses. Something like this has both feminine elements and badass ones. You could get this tattooed anywhere on the body.

Skull Shoulder Tattoo for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @aceshightattooboynton

3. Rose Hand Tattoo

Rose tattoos are usually pretty and feminine. Mix it up and you get an edgy ink like this one. This rose hand tattoo looks trendy and is perfect for a rock chick. Hand tattoos look amazing but cannot be covered so you should take this into consideration. You could have any design tattooed on the hand.

4. Dragon Arm Tattoo

Want a tattoo that will wow? Then think about a dragon tattoo. This ink features a big, bold dragon covering half of the arm. You could have a black outline dragon like this or add some color. Dragon tattoos will look amazing on everyone. We love this and it could be tattooed on the leg or ribs for a trendy look.

Dragon Arm Tattoo for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @joaoboscoart

5. Palm Tattoo

If you are looking for a unique design then consider a palm tattoo. This is quirky and will catch everyone’s attention. A tattoo like this is for the trendsetters! The floral design is pretty but the location makes it a badass tattoo. We have seen many of these designs from butterflies to flowers so the design ideas are endless.

Floral Palm Tattoo for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @vvitch.xiii

6. Lion Back Tattoo

Be fierce and get a lion tattoo like this one. This woman had a stunning blue ink lion tattooed on her back. It is a design that will wow anyone that sees it. You could have a lion tattooed anywhere in any design, this image is great for inspiration.

7. Wolf Tattoo

Here is another fierce tattoo. This thigh ink features a wolf. It is a stunning and unique design that combines pretty patterns with a badass design. Wolves are strong. Something like this would be perfect for a woman who wants a symbol of strength. You could have a wolf created in just one of these styles.

Wolf Thigh Tattoo for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @gbohochic

8. Unique Badass Tattoo

Next, we have a back tattoo that is unique and bold. It is a different take on the usual pretty florals. Back tattoos are great because they can be covered up and when you do show it off it will look awesome. It would be great for the summer.

Floral Back Tattoo for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @botykanna

9. Rockabilly Skull

Looking for something with a vintage vibe? Then check out this rockabilly skull. This is a different take on the vintage tattoos. It has the vintage look but has a badass vibe with the skull. The flowers add a feminine touch. You could recreate this in many ways to make it unique to you.

10. Half Sleeve

Sleeves are badass tattoo ideas. These are bold and make a statement. The full sleeve might not be for you so consider a half sleeve. This gives you the look but can be covered up when you want or need to. The pretty floral design has been given an edge because it has been used as a sleeve. We love this!

Half Sleeve Rose Tattoo for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @instattoo2

11. Traditional Style Badass Tattoo

Old school tattoos look amazing as you can see. The technique gives the tattoo a bold and vibrant look. You could have traditional looking tattoos created into a sleeve like this one. Each tattoo is different but because the colors and technique are similar it brings the tattoo together. You could have any images tattooed into a sleeve.

Traditional Sleeve for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @lewisparkin

12. Creative Skull

Here is another way to create a skull for women. This one is very quirky and colorful. The colors soften the skull a little, making it great for women who want something badass but a little feminine to. You could add any shades you wanted into a design like this.

13. Floral Thigh Ink

This next design is actually body paint. Even though it is not permanent it shows the awesome thigh designs that can be created with florals. The black ink flower is bold. It would look amazing with shorts or a skirt. You could even add some color.

14. Head Tattoo

Our next pick is for the bold trendsetters. This badass woman has had a head tattoo and it looks awesome! It a unique tattoo and will make a statement. You will have to shave your hair but half hair shaves and other styles like it are bang on trend. With a tattoo like this you will have a badass hair do and tattoo.

15. Thigh Skull Tattoo

Here is a unique way to wear skull. It isn’t the classic human skull but an animal one. This twist on the tattoo gives it a fresh look. You could have any flowers added and you could even have a touch of color. It looks great on the thigh but would look amazing in other places on the body.

Skull Thigh Tattoo for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @franciskhuu

16. Feathered Wing Sleeve

Wings and feathers have been popular tattoos for years. We love this ink because it has mixed up the design to create a winged half sleeve. The design looks like she has her own wings like a bird. Something like this is perfect for the free spirited badass.

Wing Sleeve for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @ottetattoo

17. Tiger Tattoo

Tigers are magnificent so it is no surprise they have inspired tattoo designs. This tiger tattoo is bold and the detail is very intricate. A  badass tattoo like this is perfect for the ladies who love nature and animals. It is the perfect symbol for a strong woman. You could have a tiger tattoo placed anywhere but this particular design looks great on the arm.

Tiger Tattoo for Badass Tattoo for Women


18. Bird Back Tattoo

Birds are beautiful but can be fierce to. The same can be said for women. This back tattoo is stunning and will wow everyone who sees it. It can be covered but would look awesome in the summer with a tank top or swimwear. You could have any bird placed here and you could even add some color.

Bird Tattoo for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @olshery

19. Rose Tattoo

Here is another edgy rose tattoo. The whole design makes this a badass piece, the black ink, the style of the flowers and where the design has been placed. It is a gorgeous tattoo that has given us serious style envy. Make it personal to you and have your favourite flower designed.

Rose Arm Tattoo for Badass Tattoo for Women

Source: @goodtattooclub

20. Badass Foot Tattoo

This woman has had the word badass tattooed on her foot. It is a quirky tattoo that would suit anyone and as it is a small design it would be great as a first ink. You will have to be badass though because we heard foot tattoos are painful!

Badass Foot Tattoo for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @trehot

21. Floral Ink

Thigh inks are just badass. A floral design like this has the edge and the prettiness to. The detail on this design is stunning. This would look amazing with shorts or a skirt. You could choose any flowers to recreate a tattoo like this. Add some vibrant color for a bold look.

Floral Thigh Tattoo for Badass Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @nora_ink

22. Watercolor Skull

Watercolor tattoos have become a must have. Combine this technique with a skull and you have one trendy tattoo. You could have any colors added to a skull as the dark ink goes with everything. Something like this would look cool as part of a sleeve.

23. Spider Neck Tattoo

Last on our list is this spider neck tattoo. It is a quirky and stylish design, that has a Gothic look to it. You could have any spider created in any color and have it tattooed anywhere on the body. We love the neck design because it looks like it has traveled down its web.

24. Bat Tattoo

Next, we have this bat tattoo! The bat has been tattooed on the sternum and is hanging upside down. It is a cool and quirky tattoo that is perfect for the lovers of vampires, Gothic designs and those who think bats are the best animals! Recreate this look or come up with your own cute or creepy bat design.

25. Dragon Thigh Tattoo

Not much else is more badass than a dragon! Show off your fiery and feisty side with a dragon design like this. This tattoo features a dragon that has been tattooed on the thigh, it has been softened a little with flowers. You can choose a similar tattoo to this or choose a fiercer dragon.

26. Floral Half Sleeve Tattoo

Our next idea is a floral half sleeve. From the shoulder to elbow the arm has been decorated with stunning flowers. A half sleeve like this is stylish and will look amazing. The great thing about this type of tattoo is that it can be added to in the future. So, you can have a full sleeve. Try a design like this or choose your favorite flowers.

27. Fierce Lion Thigh Tattoo

Here we have another tattoo that will show off your fierce and confident self! This tattoo features a stunning roaring lion. The patterns on this are just amazing. It is a stylish and beautiful piece that can be tattooed on the thigh like on the image below or anywhere else on the body.

28. Half Skull, Half Flower

Love skull tattoos but would like something that is a little different? Then we have just the idea. This tattoo is half a skull and the other side is a flower. It is such a unique and creative idea. You get the best of both worlds the badass skull and the beautiful flowers. Recreate this with any flower or maybe have half a skull with something else cool.

29. Sternum and Underboob Tattoo

Sternum tattoos have become very popular. This is no surprise as the designs are stylish and sexy. Here we have a unique version. This botanical design has been tattooed on the sternum and it goes further than that resulting in a awesome underboob tattoo, too. This is a stunning piece of body art and you can create something similar with flowers you like.

Floral Sternum and Underboob Tattoo

Source: @dasha_sumtattoo

30. Snake Arm Tattoo

Next, we have a super cool snake tattoo. The design has been tattooed on the arm and we love how it wraps around the arm. It is a trendy tattoo idea that will look very badass. Try a black ink design like this or use the vibrant colors and prints of real snakes as inspiration to give yourself a bold snake design.

31. Watercolor Wolf

Our next idea is a beautiful watercolor wolf. Wolves are strong and loyal animals so they often inspire tattoos. This wolf has been colored with stunning purple and blue watercolor shades. The colors just make the wolf look unique. You can create a wolf like this in any color. Maybe choose colors that represent you or that are your favorite.

32. Rock On Tattoo

Let out your inner rock chick with this next tattoo. This design features a skeleton hand using the rock on symbol. This is a fun and small tattoo idea. It would be great as a first tattoo or if you want something cool and subtle. You can have this tattoo placed anywhere.

Rock On Tattoo

Source: @americandebbie

33. Floral Skull Back Tattoo

Speaking of skeletons, here we have another skull tattoo. This skull has been tattooed on the back with a beautiful floral design. This badass and edgy but also pretty too. A tattoo like this will wow. Try a similar tattoo to this or use different flowers.

34. Floral Skull Tattoo

Next, we have another cool skull tattoo. This one has been tattooed on the arm and has been finished off with flowers and a leafy design. It is a stylish and pretty design that has an edge. It would be a great choice for the ladies who want something that looks cool but beautiful too.

35. Winged Sternum Tattoo

Our next idea is another sternum tattoo. It has a winged design with patterns in the center. We love this piece of body art as it reminds of Rihanna’s tattoo because of the wings. This is perfect for the ladies who want a new statement making tattoo.

36. Lioness Tattoo Idea

Earlier we featured a lion and now it time for the lioness. The lioness is another loyal and fierce member of the animal kingdom so is perfect for the badass ladies. This one features beautiful patterns and a flower. A tattoo like this will look amazing on anyone. You can recreate this or try a more realistic lioness.

37. Big Snake Tattoo

Love the snake tattoos? Then this idea is for you. Here we have an amazing snake tattoo that starts on the hip and ends on the chest. This is a stunning piece of body art that will make a statement. It will be painful and it will take a while but the end result will be worth it!

38. Floral Rib Cage

Next, we have a unique tattoo idea. This design features a rib cage that is the shape of a heart with flowers on the inside. We love this tattoo because it is cool, creative and artistic. You can create a similar tattoo to this or try using different flowers on the rib cage and maybe add some color too.

Floral Rib Cage Tattoo

Source: @lisablacksails

39. Unique Wolf Tattoo Idea

Here we have another wolf. This one is not colorful like the last. Instead it is black ink and has been created with beautiful patterns. There is also a gorgeous lotus underneath too. This is a pretty and badass tattoo. It is another one where you get the best of both worlds, beautiful but edgy.

40. Snake and Flowers

The next tattoo we have to show you is another snake. This one is a smaller and features a snake that is wrapped around flowers. It is a beautiful and unique design. You can recreate a similar tattoo or try using different flowers and a different snake design.

41. Mandala Underboob Tattoo

Earlier we featured a sternum tattoo that was also an underboob tattoo. Here is another version of the tattoo. This one does not go on the sternum it is just under the boob. It is a stunning mandala pattern that fits in the area perfectly. This is great for anyone who wants a unique and subtle tattoo.

42. Floral Shoulder Tattoos

Our next idea is beautiful matching tattoos. The design features beautiful flowers that have been tattooed on each shoulder. This is a stylish and edgy design. Try this floral look or try different flowers. You can even add some vibrant color too.

43. Ouija Planchette Design Idea

Love the paranormal? Then this tattoo is for you. Here we have a Ouija board planchette. It is such a creative and unique idea. It is perfect for the lovers of horror and ghosts. You can have a cool tattoo like this placed anywhere. We love this tattoo.

We hope you have found the perfect badass tattoo!

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Rebecca Puttock


6 thoughts on "43 Badass Tattoo Ideas for Women"

  1. Jessy M says:

    Awesome! We love tattoos!

  2. Summer says:

    This is just about one of the best tattoo websites

  3. Cajun Jules says:

    I’m not much of a skull person, but that watercolor skull is really cool! I also like the dragon tattoo, very nice!

  4. Linda Miller says:

    These are some of the best I’ve seen. I have scars from my left arm elbow down to my wrist from trying to kill myself I’m looking for some badass tattoos that will cover it

  5. Anonymous says:

    some really nice stuff

  6. Pam Merritt says:

    Is there any where to obtain a full front on image of the owl and flowers back tattoo?

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