Ngina Kenyatta has two tattoos; on her wrist and a new one on her ankle.
She got an ankle tattoo and that got me wondering whether the placement of tattoos has a deeper meaning than most would be aware of.
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Shaffie Weru sports two sleeves and has two more on his neck.
Adelle has several, spread out on her body, from her finger and wrist to her ankle to her forearm and the back of her neck.
So why do people opt to place tattoos where they do?
Is there any psychological reason people get tattoos in the places they do?
And so I decided to do a little digging and what I discovered is that aye, indeed there is a reason why people put tattoos where they do.
Let us take a look at the reasons why people get the tattoos they do. But before we do, I should acknowledge that I had to get a lot of the information herewithin from a tattoo article done by Elizabeth Williams and you can find the original article here.
A serious tattoo on the forearm says that the person is strong and tough. If the tattoo is sweet and girly, it means that the person might look tough on the outside, but they’re really emotional deep inside.
This place has become a favourite for both men and women recently. Many get a tattoo there to stress their toned muscles.
If the tattoo is placed at the front of the neck, it means that the person is tough and open for everyone. This tattoo will always be noticed and it isn’t usually covered, so it brings attention and the person knows it.
The nape of the neck is a popular place for girls who want to hide it with their hair whenever they want and expose it when they want. They want the freedom to change their opinion and get away without the consequences.
However, a tattoo on the lower back side of the neck has a different symbolism. It shows that the person is risky and not afraid to make brave choices.
The skin in this area is very sensitive and tattooing this part is very painful. Also, the neck is usually exposed (if you don’t have long hair), so the person is aware that the tattoo will be exposed.
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Behind the ear
These tattoos tend to be sweet and small, often hidden and not too much exposed. People with a tattoo behind the ear are free spirits. However, they are careful not to be too exposed. They want to show it off, but also want to have the choice to hide it if they want to.
The lower back tattoo says confident and sensually aware girl. Girls who have this tattoo are feminine, but they often regret getting it later.
When it comes to men, the guy with a back tattoo is probably always exercising and he is confident about himself since the only way to show his tattoo is going shirtless.
Depending on the size, this tattoo placement represents a symbol of something really important to the individual. The large tattoo close to the heart means the tattoo symbolizes something dear to the person.
Something small symbolizes a life event that ended and left an impact on the person. Men with chest tattoos are also confident. This placement has a different meaning when it comes to women. A chest tattoo on a girl represents a symbol of love and it often has a romantic meaning.
The thigh tattoo usually has sentimental value. It’s also mysterious because this part is not usually exposed and the person can choose when to show it. This placement also means that the person is fashionable because it’s a trendy placement. It will soon become a typical tattoo placement, though.
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Girls usually choose wrists for a tattoo. They are girls who want to be different and have a “unique” tattoo but are not bold enough to have a larger tattoo that is more visible. However, they will use every moment to show it off – on pictures or by playing with the hair.
The meaning depends on the size of the tattoo.
A half sleeve means the guy wants to have a career, but also show his creativity.
When the guy has a full sleeve, he is probably not trying to have a typical job or career, but rather tries to live by his own rules.
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Usually, the person who chooses this part for a tattoo must really love their feet and wants to show them off. However, they are also not so exposed, so this person might also be mysterious or introverted.
Men have calves tattoos more often than girls. These guys are usually practising some sport or they’re exercising. They will use every chance to show off their calves because of their tattoo.
Finger tattoos are not so common, so the person having it is probably unique, but also futuristic. They are bold because they are not afraid to show off their tattoo even in their professional life.
Girls who have a tattoo on their ribcage are artistic and sensitive. They’re also brave and confident about their bodies since they are always in bikinis and show off their tattoo on every photo.