, trends don’t really apply. You want something that is meaningful and evergreen — a design that will never lose its magic long after your skin gets . If you’re thinking of getting new ink and looking for tattoo ideas, check out these eye-catching tattoos for women, as seen on our favorite tatted celebs. 

Go Bigger and Bolder

  is an iconic tatted queen. Currently, she has 11 designs that go from tattoos to striking inks. The latest one is a lotus flower she got in 2020. It’s a lot bigger than the rest of her tattoos and makes quite a bold statement.

The designer at Vinmana Tattoo posted the rationale behind it on their Instagram: “The secret to is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it.” The quote comes from No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering by Vietnamese author Thich Nhat Hanh.

Make It a Family Affair

Ariana Grande has 55 known tattoos. Her latest is an outline of a crescent moon and stars placed on the back of her hand. The design is by Grande’s go-to tattoo artist Mira Mariah, who specializes in tattoos for women. Ariana got the tattoo the same time her grandmother got her first tattoo, which was the word “Ciccio.”

Try Tiny and Adorable

Lucy Hale’s cartoon elephant design is an adorable example of small tattoos. The tattoo is meant to commemorate Hale’s trip to Cambodia. She posted it on her Instagram with the caption, “Tattoos everywhere I go.” If you want a more subtle design that still makes a great impact, not to mention constant “OMG SO CUTE!” comments, this is the tat for you.

Explore New Tattoo Placements

Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner’s super-feminine tattoo is by artist Curt Montgomery, who also does the ink for her husband, Joe Jonas. The design is a woman looking over her left shoulder. Fans of the show speculated that it is a tribute to her character, Sansa, although the real meaning of the tattoo hasn’t been revealed. The design and placement of this tattoo feel really powerful, don’t you think?

Tattoo for a Cause

Emma Watson, who is famously outspoken when it comes to challenging and advocating for causes close to her heart, got this “Time’s Up” tattoo in 2018 when the Me Too Movement first shook the entertainment industry in the U.S. There’s the tiny issue of the missing apostrophe — thankfully, the tattoo was temporary! Hey, if you care about something, go ahead, make yours permanent.

When in Doubt, Go Minimalist

The minimalist tattoos that have gotten so popular over the past couple of years are here to stay. If you want to go for the understated route, take this “Dream” tattoo in the shape of a cross on Anne Curtis as inspiration. The actress got it during a trip to Seoul, South with her husband Erwan Heussaff, who got a palm tree in the same place. Meaningful wrist tattoos are great starter inks because they can be subtle and showy at the same time.

Pro-tip for first-timers: care for your new tattoo with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. Once the bandage is safe to take off, with and water and gently pat dry before applying the product. Do this twice a day to protect the area and keep it , which aids in the healing process.

Tattoos for women don’t have to follow trends. If you find inspiration in any of the above designs, go ahead and make it your own. Share these ideas with your friends, too!