43 Inspiring Arrow Tattoo Ideas for Women

Arrow tattoos are simple and stylish, so it is easy to see why these have become so popular. An arrow has many different meanings some of which include positivity and moving forward, love and an arrow can also be a symbol of protection. Of course, you can get an arrow design just because you like it! To show you how cool these tattoos can be we have found 43 trendy arrow tattoo ideas. There is a design for everyone from subtle to bold and colorful.

1. Trendy Arrow Tattoo for Forearm

First on our list is this forearm band tattoo. The arrow has been designed so it wraps around the arm and the two ends meet. Forearm tattoos are very trendy and almost act as a piece of jewelry. We love this design as the arrow is simple but stylish. You could add color to the arrow if you wanted a bolder look.

2. Arrow Dot Work Tattoo

Our next tattoo idea features intricate dot work. Dot work tattoos have become very popular and the finished result is beautiful. The arrow itself has a cool design and something like this is perfect for anyone who wants a creative and unique tattoo.

Arrow Dot Work Tattoo

Source: @thomasstreetink

3. Artistic Map and Arrow Tattoo Idea

You don’t just have to choose a single arrow. You could make the arrow part of a larger design like this map tattoo. A world map and arrow tattoo like this is a great choice for anyone who loves to travel. You could have your design with lots of color like this or maybe with one or two for a subtler look.

Watercolor Map and Arrow Tattoo Idea

Source: @josiesexton

4. Mandala Arrow Tattoo

Next, we have an idea that combines two very popular designs. The tattoo features an arrow and a mandala. Mandalas have beautiful and intricate patterns and the style works so well with an arrow. A design like this is perfect for anyone who wants a stylish and delicate tattoo.

Mandala Arrow Tattoo

Source: @ellamorra

5. Personalized Arrows

Many choose to have their tattoos personalized with names, initials or dates. This next idea shows one pink arrow and a blue arrow. Each is personalized with a name and date. A design like this is perfect for someone who wants a tattoo with their children’s names. You could also have a similar design and use any name and date, maybe a loved one or friend.

Personalized Arrow Arm Tattoos

Source: @lydia_malin

6. Simple Arrow Tattoo Design

If you want a subtler tattoo, then this idea could be for you. The arrow is black ink and has a simple design. A tattoo like this will suit anyone, it would also be a great first tattoo as it is quite small. You could have this placed almost anywhere on the body, maybe consider the foot, arm or leg.

7. Pretty Floral Bow and Arrow

Our next idea is this pretty, floral bow and arrow tattoo. It is very feminine and delicate due to the light flower design. This tattoo has a romantic look, so it would be great as a symbol of love. You could have a similar tattoo created but you could use your favourite flowers instead.

Pretty Floral Bow and Arrow Tattoo

Source: @bybtattooshop

8. Stylish Arrow Tattoo Design

Next, we have a stylish tattoo idea. The arrow has been inked onto the leg and features beautiful swirls and dots. We love the design of the arrow, it would suit everyone and can be placed anywhere. You could also have a similar design created but try it smaller, you could maybe even add some color.

9. Matching Arrow Tattoos

Matching tattoos have become very popular. This couple have chosen a matching arrow design. They both have the same arrow tattooed on their arms and there is also each other’s initial to. You could a tattoo like this created with your other half, friend or family member. We love this cute and trendy idea!

10. Geometric Arrow Tattoo Design

Arrows can be designed in so many ways, one which a lot of people seem too choose is an arrow with a geometric design. This arrow uses a triangular pattern. Geometric patterns like these suit arrows so well. You can have a similar tattoo or be creative and choose your own unique look.

Geometric Arrow Tattoo Design

Source: @kennywynn04

11. Trendy Arrow Finger Tattoo Idea

Finger tattoos are super trendy. Our next idea is an arrow finger tattoo. As you can see the simple tattoo is very stylish. You could have a black ink arrow like this one or even try a color. A small arrow like this would be a great first tattoo.

Trendy Arrow Finger Tattoo Idea

Source: @arushaink

12. Unique Compass and Arrow Design

Here is another example of how you can use an arrow and make it part of a bigger design. This arrow is part of a beautiful compass tattoo. We love the colors and technique used on this one, it is like a work of art. Something like this is perfect for someone who wants a unique tattoo.

13. Arrow Leg Tattoo

Next, we have this cool leg tattoo. The design on this arrow is stylish and features a cute feather and dot work. As the tattoo is on the leg it can be covered when needed or shown off when you want to. It would look awesome in the summer to.

Arrow Tattoo Design for Leg

Source: @redinkfenil

14. Minimal Arrow Design

If minimal tattoos are more your style, then this idea could be for you. The arrow is unique as it has been split into two and features a simple black ink design. We love this tattoo because it is a creative twist on the arrow design. Something like this will suit everyone.

15. Delicate Personalized Tattoo Design

Our next idea is a delicate and personalized arrow. The arrow has been inked down the spine and features a name as a part of the design. There is also a subtle dotted circle in the middle. Spine tattoos like this one are unique and stunning. An arrow is perfect for this type of tattoo, and this is beautiful example.

16. Bow and Arrow Design Idea

Earlier in the post we featured a bow and arrow. Here is another bow and arrow idea with a trendy design. The tattoo has been created with black ink and has a more realistic look. It is a very stylish tattoo idea and would look cool inked on the arm or leg.

17. Vibrant Arrow Tattoo Idea

If you are looking a more vibrant design, then this could be the idea for you. Here we have an arrow tattoo that features a blue feather. You could have a similar arrow created but maybe use your favourite color for the feather instead. We love this cute and bold tattoo.

18. Arrows and World Map Tattoo Idea

Next, we have another world map and arrow idea. This one has a trendy black ink design and features beautiful shading, it also has three arrows. A tattoo like this perfect for someone who likes to travel and for anyone who wants a statement design.

19. Arrow with Floral Design

Your arrow tattoo can feature so many designs. You don’t just have to choose a simple arrow with a straight line. This next arrow features swirl designs, dots and a beautiful flower in the middle. We love this arrow because it is unique and creative.

Arrow Tattoo with Floral Design

Source: @billyhardintattoos

20. Peacock Feather Arrow Design

Looking for a bold tattoo? Then this peacock arrow design could be for you. Arrows sometimes have simple feathers on the end, but this arrow has been glammed up with a peacock feather. By adding a different feather, you will get a bold, artistic and unique tattoo.

21. Simple Arrow Tattoo Idea

Our next idea is a very simple arrow with a dotted circle around the center. This is a pretty arrow and you could recreate it with any feather design. You could also add more dot work or just choose to have the feather on its own. You could have a tattoo like this placed almost anywhere on the body.

22. Floral Bow and Arrow Tattoo Design

Next, we have a floral bow with a love heart arrow. This is such a beautiful tattoo idea. You could have this design as a symbol of love and even add the initial of your other half. You could have this recreated with any flower for the bow.

23. Watercolor Arrow Design

Next on our list is this vibrant arrow tattoo. The arrow features a colorful floral design with swirls. We love the beautiful colors used and think the watercolor technique is awesome. A tattoo like this is perfect for anyone who wants a statement making piece.

24. Trendy Arrow Back Tattoo

The next tattoo we have to show you is trendy and edgy. Here we have an arrow that is tattooed down the spine. The arrow has a stylish patterned design and a beautiful feather too. It is a stunning tattoo that will suit everyone. Recreate this tattoo or try a different arrow design of your choice.

25. Arrows and Initials

Next, we have a unique arrow idea with initials. There are two arrows that cross with four letters inside. This is a cool tattoo and it is a creative way to add names into the design. You can use the initials from your family members names, the name of your other half, or you can include your friends. Either way, it will be meaningful and stylish tattoo.

26. Arrow Rib Tattoo

Thinking about having a rib tattoo? Then you need to see this next design. Here we have a beautiful arrow that is tattooed on the ribs. The arrow has a cool pattern and a delicate feather too. A tattoo like this will suit everyone. Try a similar arrow or you can have a larger and bolder design.

27. Matching Arrows for Sisters or BFFs

Matching tattoos have become very popular. People have matching tattoos created with family members, friends or their partner. Here is a cool arrow idea. Each arrow has been tattooed in the same place on each person and has the same design too. We love this idea because these are great matching tattoos but will look awesome as individual tattoos too. You can choose any arrow for your matching tattoos.

Matching Arrow Tattoos for Sisters or BFFs 

Source: @lucasmilk

28. Arrow with Delicate Feather

Our next idea is beautiful. This arrow tattoo has a very delicate design and features a stunning feather too. It is just a pretty tattoo and it will look gorgeous on anyone. This arrow has a blue feather but you can choose a feather color of your choice. A tattoo like this can be placed anywhere. The foot, ankle, arm or back would be cool places to try.

29. Paw Print Arrow Tattoo

Do you have a pet or love animals? Then this is the tattoo for you. Here we have an arrow with a super cute paw print. It is a trendy tattoo but it can also represent your pet. This would be a beautiful memorial tattoo for your pet too. You can try a similar tattoo to this or create your own paw print arrow.

Cute, Paw Print Arrow Tattoo

Source: @renan.sampaio

30. Unique Patterned Arrow Tattoo

Next, we have a unique arrow to show you. This arrow has a bold feather design and the rest of it is made up with trendy patterns. We love this tattoo because it is so unusual. Take inspiration and create something similar or add your own shapes and patterns. A tattoo like this would look awesome on the back, down the spine.

31. Arrow and Wreath Design

Our next tattoo idea is pretty and is perfect for people who love plants and flowers. This tattoo features a small arrow with a wreath design. The wreath is so delicate and beautiful. You can make a tattoo like this unique to you by choosing a wreath that includes your favorite flowers.

32. Stylish Arrow and Lotus

This tattoo combines two of the most popular designs. It is a back tattoo with an elegant arrow and a beautiful lotus flower. This is a trendy tattoo idea that will suit everyone. Try a similar tattoo to this or you can even add some color to the lotus to create a bolder design.

Stylish Arrow and Lotus Tattoo Idea

Source: @lucasmilk

33. Floral Bow and Arrow

Earlier in the post we featured a floral bow and arrow tattoo. Here is another example of how you can wear this type of design in style! This tattoo is just black ink with a floral bow and beautiful arrow. It is such a chic and gorgeous design. Recreate this or add your favorite flowers to the bow, you can add a pop of color too.

34. Cute Back Tattoo

Next, we have a cute back tattoo to show you. This one has an arrow that is tattooed down the spine and it has different shapes too. There is a cross, heart and sun which are all placed on the arrow. This is a cool and unique design and you can add any shapes or patterns to the arrow for your tattoo.

35. Half Sunflower and Arrow Tattoo

Our next idea is another unusual tattoo. This tattoo features half of a sunflower with a cool arrow design. Along the middle, there is a line that looks like a compass with an arrow going through the center. It is like a unique version of the compass and arrow tattoos. You can recreate this with any flower of your choice.

36. Unique Plane Arrow Tattoo

Do you love traveling? Then this is the tattoo for you. Here we have a paper plane with a dotted line with an airplane at the top. These designs create a cool arrow. This is the perfect design for the globetrotters because it shows that you keep moving forward and exploring new places.

37. Trendy Patterned Arrow

You can make your arrow stand out from the crowd by adding stylish patterns to the design. This arrow is a beautiful example. The arrow is tattooed on the back and features diamonds, hearts, elegant lines and more. It is a trendy tattoo that makes a statement. Try something like this or create your own geometric arrow.

Trendy Patterned Arrow Design

Source: @lucasmilk

38. Arrow and Quote

Another cool design you can try is an arrow and quote. This arrow features a bible verse about strength and courage, but you can have an arrow like this with any quote or word that you like. Choose something that inspires and empowers so you can have a cool tattoo with a positive message too.

Arrow and Quote Tattoo Idea

Source: @graffittoo

39. Feather Arrow

Earlier in the post we featured an arrow with a feather. If you loved that design, then you may like this one too. This arrow has a feather at the end and a feather dangling off it too. It is a stylish design and it is a different version of the classic arrow tattoo. You can choose any feathers you like and even make them colorful.

40. Arrow and Compass Tattoo Idea

Next, we have another arrow and compass tattoo. This one is tattooed on the back and features a full compass with an arrow in the center. It is a bold and statement making design. This is another tattoo that is perfect for the travelers as it is a symbol of guidance and moving forward in the right direction.

Arrow and Compass Back Tattoo Idea

Source: @lucasmilk

41. Rose Arrow Tattoo

Our next idea is another floral design. Here we have a tattoo that features a beautiful rose. This combination of the flower and arrow creates a stunning tattoo! You can recreate this or add color to the rose. A bright red rose would look amazing. You can also try a larger arrow design and you can also swap the rose for your favorite flower too.

Beautiful Rose Arrow Tattoo

Source: @lucasmilk

42. Statement Arrow Design

Looking for a large piece of body art that will make a statement? Then this is for you. Here we have an arrow tattoo that is placed on the arm. It is a large arrow and the detail is amazing. We love the design around the arrow as it makes it look like the arrow is flying through the air.

43. Geometric Heart Arrow

Geometric patterns are so trendy and our next idea shows how to add shapes to an arrow tattoo. This design features a slim arrow in the center with triangles, hearts, diamonds and lines around the outside. These shapes create such a stylish and unique tattoo. Recreate this or add any shapes and patterns.

Geometric Heart Arrow Design

Source: @lucasmilk

We hope you have found inspiration for your next tattoo!

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