25 Coolest Hand Tattoos
Long gone are the days of parents freaking out over their children getting tattoos. Over the years, tattoos have become more common and popular, now accepted by most generations.
Whether you want your tattoo to have meaning and purpose or you'd just like to have beautiful art on your body, what better way to do that than by getting a tattoo on your hand or wrist? Hands are meant to lead, touch and feel and are almost always seen, which is why this is a bold destination for a tattoo.
Here are 25 of the coolest hand tattoos we've seen for both women and men.
The Lunar Moth can represent determination and transformation, as they undergo many changes in their lifetime.
The Lunar Moth can also symbolize luck.
Dainty and beautiful, these vines and ornamental elements make excellent small hand tattoo ideas.
Almost appearing as if it's moving, this unique finger tattoo idea will turn heads.
Visible tattoos of quotes can oftentimes be part of the healing process, whether you're healing from grief or your own mental health issues.
Quotes like this can be a good reminder of power and strength after overcoming adversity.
Eye tattoos can represent many things, the all-seeing eye, seeing the world, clairvoyance, omniscience and/or a gateway into the soul.
Seen less often, a hand tattoo design that covers the palm of the hand is original and interesting.
In Hindu and Buddhist symbolism, the mandala represents the universe and can also represent the dreamer's search for completeness and self-unity.
It can also make a beautiful black-and-gray henna tattoo for those looking for something less permanent.
Medusa is one of the baddest b's in Greek mythology.
Instead of hair, she had a head full of living venomous snakes, and those who gazed into her eyes would turn to stone. We love how the tattoo artist made this a statement piece.
Neo Traditional Owl
Neo-traditional tattoos have become popular — and for good reason.
Featuring bold lines, an illustrative look and bright colors, they are sure to stand out.
A bit of dainty decoration for your digits, these small tattoos on the left hand are subtle and charming.
Continuing on the dainty tattoo trend, this wrist tattoo is a great way to use several designs at once.
For those interested in astrology, the hand makes a perfect canvas for a zodiac tattoo.
The stag symbolizes stamina, virility and grace — making it an especially popular tattoo for men.
Peony Hand Tattoo
Flowers are always in, and this peony design makes a beautiful tattoo on the hand.
A Little Spooky
Love Halloween? Pay tribute with this tiny, spider-web tattoo.
Snakes are always in, and this little guy fits perfectly on the thumb.
Keep it classic with traditional-style rose tattoos on the thumbs.
Butterfly tattoos were popular in the '90s and early 2000s, and it looks like they're making a comeback.
The fine lines and shading on this peony hand tattoo add extra depth and interest.
Tiny little star tattoos make a great addition to hand ink.
Here's a bolder, darker choice for this popular style of tattoo.
Sun and Moon
Sun and moon tattoos create balance as opposing hand tattoos.
Jewel Hand Tatttoo
This ornate hand tattoo takes it up a level with jewels.
For a hand tattoo with meaning, tigers often represent strength, courage and bravery.
This geometric tattoo extends all the way up the arm creating a dynamic piece of art.