There are many reasons why people opt for tattoos and while many choose body art as a means of self expression, others use it to display their sensuality and thigh tattoos definitely come into this latter category. For both men and women, this can be a very intimate place to have a tattoo done, especially if you decide to place your on the inner thigh which is considered one of the sexiest places to get inked. Many women in particular opt for this placement simply because of the erotic connotations such a design evokes which makes them feel sexy, even when the tat is out of view. This is one of the main benefits for this type of body placement as it is easy to conceal most of the time and need only be revealed when you choose to do so. On the other hand, if you want a tattoo that is more prominent then you should probably look at designs for another part of the body instead. In centuries past, the placement of a tribal tattoo significantly altered the symbolism depending on the placement so a design on the ankle may represent innocence and the forearm was a symbol of toughness. However, if a woman sported an inking on a more intimate area such as the stomach or inner thigh this was deemed to portray seduction and sensuality.
Let us take a look at some of the favorite images selected by women for thigh tattoos before we compare them to the choices made by their male counterparts. A small flower or butterfly design is popular on the inner thigh as are fairies for those who like pretty feminine body art. The fairy in particular has a nostalgic feel for many females but apart from being a symbol of youth and magic there is also a mischievous side to fairies which make them ideal to place on such an intimate body part. Hearts are another motif that are popular here, not least because of their association with love and romance, but also because they symbolize the sensuality of the soul. For the outer thigh, one of the most popular images used by both men and women is the humble dolphin. To many universally, these are viewed as highly symbolic representing positive attributes such as intelligence, loyalty, friendship, benevolent protection, joy and abundance.
Zodiac sign designs are also popular for both male and female thigh tattoos and can be created using the designated image for your specific sign or the glyph which is the symbol that represents it. Some often use both combined and this will work well on all areas of the thigh in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Male tattoo enthusiasts also widely request tribal artwork designs to be inked on their thigh and these tend to be larger more elaborate affairs than those chosen by females. Oriental themed images such as the dragon, koi carp, geisha girls and samurai are also popular with guys for this location as are potent animals such as big cats and snakes.