We’re a long way away from looking at inked people like they’ve come from another planet. In fact, tattoos have become so mainstream that it’s hard to find a person who doesn’t have a single tattoo. Social media is rife with beautiful designs, techniques and talented tattoo artists sharing their work with the world.
If you’re thinking of getting a tattoo, placement is just as important aschoosing a design. The choices are endless: the ankle, wrist, collarbone and back are all top spots, but the shoulder has been gaining popularity with women over recent years. An undeniably seductive spot, the shoulder is the perfect canvas for creative artwork. Since the shoulder is rounded, a design that curves to its shape works best. You can go small or choose something more elaborate that extends down the back, arm or chest. And shoulder tattoos have another thing going for them: they’re just as easy to conceal with clothes as they are to show off, depending on the occasion.
Need some inspiration? Click through the gorgeous shoulder tattoos in the slideshow above.