21 Stylish Wrist Tattoo Ideas for Women

The wrist has always been a popular place to get tattooed. There are so many designs that can be created. No matter what style you like from subtle and sweet to edgy and trendsetting there is a wrist tattoo for everyone. It’s not only the endless creative possibilities that makes these a favourite. These tattoos are as noticeable as you want to make them. A small piece will subtly catch the eye and a bolder design will make a statement. It is a brilliant first tattoo with the bonus of a low pain level. So, if you’re looking for inspiration check out our 21 best picks of stylish wrist tattoos.

1. Elegant Typographic Tattoo

Inspirational words or meaningful phrases are a beautiful way to express how you feel. You could choose anything from a favourite song to an encouraging message. A tattoo like this one features the word love in an elegant font. It is small and subtle but makes a powerful statement. There are so many different tattoos you could create with any word.

2. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

If you’re looking for a cute tattoo, then this is something for you. This tat features a small heart outline on the wrist. It is simple but trendy. You could have a minimal design like this one or mix it up and add some color – maybe a different shade on the outline or color in the heart. A heart tattoo is a feminine and will never go out of style.

Heart Outline Women's Wrist Tattoo Idea

Source: @sophia_gaiia

3. Ohm

The Ohm symbol is spiritual design that can mean different things to different people. It is a very popular symbol with yogis as it is the mantra chanted at the beginning of and at the end of yoga sessions. Whether you’re exploring your spiritual side or not this is a cool tattoo like looks beautiful on the wrist.

4. Written in the Stars

This star constellation design is perfect for the astronomy and astrology lovers out there. It’s a quirky design that could be created to your star sign or your favourite set of stars. We love this as it is personal, can be as bold or as subtle as you like and will intrigue anyone that sees it.

Star Constellation Wrist Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @manaviivi

5. Bracelet Wrist Tattoo

A bracelet tattoo is more than just a tattoo, it can also act as a piece of jewelry! There are so many possibilities with the look you could create. From floral garlands to chunky cuffs or simple chain bracelets like the one featured here. This is a trendy tattoo that has a charm bracelet vibe to it. You could make it personal to you by adding initials or meaningful symbols just like this one.

Bracelet Style Tattoo for Women's Wrist Tattoo Ideas

Source: @chumreon

6. Floral Mandala Tattoo

There are so many intricate designs that an artist can create on the wrist. Even though it is a small space you can make the most of it with a tattoo like this one. This floral mandala is bold and beautiful. It will be eye catching with any outfit. As the design goes up the wrist you can also easily cover it up allowing you to get the best of both worlds.

7. Double Wrist Tattoo

The designs you choose don’t have to be limited to one wrist. Why not tattoo both? This design features birds on a branch and on the other, flying birds. Which creates a link between the two. Not only are they part of each other but also work separately. It’s kind of like a 2 ways to wear – together or not. There are endless creative possibilities for ink like this.

Double Women's Wrist Tattoo Idea with Birds

Source: @cactuna

8. Moon Wrist Tattoo

Our next pick is a quirky moon design. There are many variations of the moon on tattoos. This one features flowers and a glam chain pattern. These elements make it different and unique. You could have a tattoo like this but choose a different moon phase or different flowers. Whatever you choose, it will be a beautiful wrist piece that will give everyone tattoo envy!

Crescent Moon Tattoo for Women's Wrist Tattoo Ideas

Source: @elliedutt13

9. Floral Bracelet

If you’re looking for something feminine, floral and stylish then this is the tattoo for you! This creation sits on the wrist beautifully, it’s bold but very elegant. You could choose any flower for a tattoo like this. Keep it as an outline like this one or add a flash of color. A tattoo like this is the way to do a floral bracelet.

10. Moon and Sun

Here is another trendy example of how getting both wrists inked works together. Here we have a cute little moon on one wrist and sun on the other. These are subtle tattoos separately but you can also show these off together to create a different look. Tattoos like these will never go out fashion and would be a nice idea for your first one.

11. Pretty Patterns

Intricate patterned tattoos will never fail to wow. This next tattoo is actually a henna tattoo. It is a gorgeous piece and would be stunning as a permanent tattoo to. The design features beautiful botanical shapes and detailing. It really catches the eye and looks stunning.

12. Cute Kitty Tattoo

This one is for the cat lovers! It features a very small, shaded in cat and is one the cutest tattoos we have ever seen. If you want a fashionable feline design then go for something like this. It is subtle and chic. Black cats are also said to be good luck so this is one trendy good luck charm.

Small Cat Design for Women's Wrist Tattoo Ideas

Source: @mukatattoo

13. Bold Cat Wrist Tattoo

If you love cats and tattoos but want a bolder design, this is might be what you’re looking for. This tattoo features beautiful dot work and has little flowers that give it a pop of color. The tattoo is cute, fun and stylish. What more could you want?

14. Minimal Lines

Our next pick is a trendy and minimal take on the bracelet tattoo style. There are no fancy patterns or colors it just three black lines. The simplicity of it, is what makes it so stylish – it will never be out dated or go out of fashion. You could even experiment with different line thickness to give it a funky look. This is minimal at its finest.

15. Lovely Lotus

Lotus tattoos are delicate and feminine. Even more so when colored with pink shades just like this one. This design shows that tattoos can be soft but bold. The whole tattoo is just beautiful and if pink isn’t your thing experiment with a different bright shade. It would look lovely in any color.

16. Molecule Wrist Tattoo

Molecule patterns have become must haves in everything from mugs to jewelry. These styles have become a tattoo favourite to! So, unleash your inner chemist and consider a molecule tattoo. These are unique and will get everyone talking. There is a molecule to suit everyone.

17. Roses are Red

If subtle flowers aren’t your thing you will love this because the roses in this tattoo have had an edgy makeover!  This design features bold roses in a traditional tattoo style. The old school style gives it a bold and rebellious vibe. It is the perfect wrist ink for any rock chick.

18. Sparrow Wrist Tattoo

We are carrying on with the traditional style tattoos with this cute sparrow wrist tattoo. This ink has a traditional vibe with the bird but with a modern twist. The clean and minimal lines keep it fresh and and up to date. It is a cute little classic tattoo that will stand the test of time.

Sparrow Tattoo for Women's Wrist Tattoo Ideas

Source: @thunichtgut

19. Origami Elephants

Elephants are amazing creatures making it no surprise that these are a tattoo favourite. This fresh take on an elephant design is one of our faves! It features two elephants in origami shapes. The tattoo is so cute and trendy making it a great choice that will suit everyone. If you like the origami style, try using this technique for a different animal or pattern.

Origami Elephant Wrist Tattoo Idea for Women

Source: @worstgeneration_tattoo

20. Cute Floral Wrist Tattoo

This pink floral design would look beautiful on any wrist. It is subtle but has a vibrant pop of color that will catch people’s eye. A design like this is perfect for any girl looking for a pretty wrist tattoo.

21. Bold and Floral

The last tattoo on the list is a big tattoo with a beautiful bloom. This is for someone who wants to make a statement as it will be seen all of the time.  It is a stunning wrist piece that would also look lovely with a splash of color.

We hope you have been inspired by all these amazing wrist tattoos!

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Rebecca Puttock


3 thoughts on "21 Stylish Wrist Tattoo Ideas for Women"

  1. Dany says:

    Wow… Very cool Wrist Tattoos.

  2. Stephanie Hogan says:

    my daughter and I are looking for tattoos that matchup together or are eye catching but appropriate to see at work place

  3. Monique says:

    Then you’re on the right place. We have 2 articles with mother daughter tattoos –, and We hope our collection will inspire you. 🙂

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