If you take a sheet of paper, draw a line in the middle, and write “Pro’s” on one side and “Con’s” on the other, it’s easy to understand why finger tattoos have become so popular these days. They are small, they are cheap, and they are great for those who want to dip their feet in the tattoo pond without doing anything bigger.
However, finger tattoos are not without their disadvantages. For example, finger tattoos may make it difficult to land certain business jobs that involve policies that prohibit visible tattooing.
In addition, the skin on the finger is far less than ideal for maintaining bright colors and sharp lines. The skin around the joints is prone to wear and the skin on the fingers in general is considered one of the worst places to get a tattoo because it does not age very well.
A little bit about the history of finger tattoos
Finger tattoos or knuckle tattoos are much older than you think. In fact, some of the earliest known tattoos have been found on the fingers. Archaeologists discovered the mummy of a Peruvian farmer who arose a thousand years ago with four unknown motifs over his knuckles.
Later, knuckle tattoos became a favorite of gangs around the world that somehow matured into the mustache tattoo craze which actually has its own Wikipedia page and eventually to an overall acceptance of finger tattoos, which now seemingly feed into just about every Instagram appear on the net.
This doubled rosary.
Although rosaries should not be worn around necks or fingers, this little finger wrap looks good enough to possibly be picked up by the Pope. (Photo: Pinterest)
This colorless peacock feather.
Here we have a beautiful black ink peacock feather accented with a touch of white ink. (Photo: @ CARLA101X)
Do you love me?
This four letter word.
Script writing always looks so elegant. Especially if it spells the most romantic word in the English dictionary. (Photo: gudungisengblog)
I know what you’re thinking, another mustache fingerprint tattoo that serves as a support for countless selfies. But this is too adorable not to love. (Photo: Gplus)
The perfect fleur – de – lis.
This photo was originally made to show off this beautiful representation of nail art, but of course things are never done the way they do on the internet. As far as finger tattoos go, this perfect lily has been pinned, posted and with viral gusto on the internet and in the record books. (Nail art)
Points, lines and arrows.
This series of dots, lines and arrows is about as cool as it gets. (everything)
These hanging chains.
These stylish and sophisticated chains fashionably drape the upper part of the ring finger. (Photo: Dr. Woo)
Why arrows are so popular, we’ll never know. But their dimensions make them more than viable candidates for finger tattoos. (Photo: Oldtimeyridge)
This royal crown.
If you like King and Queen tattoos, you will probably like this article.