The Best Places To Get A Tattoo This Summer

Photographed by Beth Sacca.
The top tattoo artists in the game might have conflicting opinions over designs — especially whether or not inking your partner's name on your body is bad luck — but the one thing they can agree on is that there's no wrong time to get body art. We, on the other hand, like to play favourites with the one time of year we have ample opportunity to show off our fresh ink the most: summer.
The season of heat waves might not come to mind as perfect tattoo weather, but once you see the designs that are currently trending online, you may just change your tune. From thighs to backs, the placement trends sweeping Instagram are perfect for summer clothing and long days outside.
Need help figuring out exactly where to start? All the inspiration you need for the four sweet spots to consider inking this summer, ahead,

More from Celebs & Influencers

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Fashion
A look at the subcultures around the world that color what we wear — and why.
Watch Now
Travel
Explore the world's most most vibrant cultural and culinary centers—in 60 seconds, of course.
Watch Now
Beauty
The craziest trends, most unique treatments, and strangest subcultures in the beauty world.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Millennial survivor-woman Lucie Fink dives headfirst into social experiments, 5 days at a time.