Nothing is sexier in the realm of tattoos more than a superiorly inked piece of body art wrapped around a woman’s hip or waist. Creative ideas can be seemingly endless for this area of the body, and finding the right design can take time. This is why we’ve composed a photo gallery of 95 creative and artistic hip and waist tattoos that will help you out on your journey finding that right piece of body ink. You’ll get a general idea of what both large and small tats on the waist and hips look like, whether you want to embark on covering a larger area of skin, and what kind of designs will be right for your personality.
You’ll find dark and mysterious tats along with light and trendy ones – tats covering a wide range of genres and styles.
- Shamanic Skull
Our first example is an immense skull with a Shamanic headpiece worn by several Native American tribes. You can always get creative with how you décor the skull.2. A Fitting Quote
It’s a little hard to read here, but having a single quote stretch across the waist is a sure way to have it placed perfectly for people to read when you’re sporting a short shirt.3. Pearls and Roses
These pearls were enhanced using white ink, giving them a shimmer unlike any we’ve ever seen! Having roses entangled with pearls is an elegant way to add your own personality to an otherwise simple design.4. A Curled Heart
Some of us don’t want to cover up too much skin on our hip or waist, so a simple design such as the one seen above is both easy and cost-effective.5. Spirit Animal
Add some creative twist to an animal tat by having one side become an abstract design. It’s a lovely way to have your spirit animal with you always.6. Two Words: Always Destiny
Have a small saying that’s relevant to you? You can choose to have it done on your hip bone in any font you choose.7. Fleeting Bird and Single Rose
Instead of having double roses or double birds, this tat wearer decided to grab one of each, pulling their own twist on classics.8. Creative Elephant
Don’t just choose a tat out of a tat book at the tat parlor. Create your own design – it can be a design within the silhouette of your fav animal.9. Cluster of Body Art
This girl got a quote and a face done on both her hips, adding to a cluster of tattoos that all have some meaning to her.10. Detailed Dream Catcher
Dream Catchers are a favorite for the hips because you can make them large – the hip being a big patch of skin to work with concerning body art.11. Semicolon in White
This tattoo is simple and done in white – perfect for a person that doesn’t want to be too dramatic with their tat and still sport fashionable dresses with clean skin to events.12. Freedom of Flight
Here we can see the details you can create within the simple design of a flying bird.
13. Trailing, Swirling Geometric Designs
This piece of body art almost looks like a dragon, but upon looking closer, you realize its just a bunch of amazing geometric designs that extend down the leg and up the torso. Hot!
16. Loving that Archer
This tat is of a famous cartoon character named Archer that airs on Adult Swim. You can choose to have any type of cartoon inked on your bod – so long as you have the right tat artist that can fashion it the way you want.
20. Vivid Blossom
This tat has some vivid colors (the rest of the photo in black and white the emphasize this. Around any flower you may choose to fashion, you can create a unique design catered to your liking.
24. Family Art
This is a great way to show your love for your family members, having each represented by an animal. Elephants are a great choice to do this with, since they can hold one another’s tails with their trunks.
25. 3D Sunflowers
These flowers have a unique twist, looking 3D as if you could reach out for the one that’s on top. A number is inscribed in a petal in Roman numerals, perhaps displaying how old someone was before they passed.
34. An Owl for Grandma
You can always dedicate a piece of your skin on your hip to someone you love, such as your Grandma like in the pic seen above. Accompany the name with something they loved in life.
37. Displaying a Message: Hopeless Romantic
A good amount of us out there are hopeless romantics, and what better way to be okay with that than to have it permanently tatted on ourselves. At least our lovers will know…
41. Miniature Birdies
A cute example of the classic flying bird designs on each hip, but on a smaller scale. Keep in mind that smaller hip tats will be easier to hide if that’s what you’re after (just in case!).
42. When Words Fail, Music Speaks
A lovely quote that holds meaning to the wearer, accompanied with the treble clef and base clef to look like a heart – granted, the treble clef is upside to complete the look.
43. Mini Mouse Bows
These bows remind us of Mini Mouse because of their color and white polka-dots. When creating your tats, make sure you aren’t creating a design reminiscent of something you’re not trying to copy!
45. Fem Love
Two female symbols entwined with one another, and rainbow bracelets – we can be certain this woman is for equal rights, and what better way to express what you believe in by having a permanent piece of body art that displays it.
48. Orangey Red Roses
These roses are different in that they have been placed with more petals and display a vivid red, close to a deep shade of orange. Keep in mind inks will take different effects on different skin tones.
59. Flowing Feathers of a Peacock
The details of these feathers are incredible, flowing every which way and not being extremely symmetrical or geometric like we’re accustomed to seeing. You have to find the right tat artist for lovely designs like the one above.
61. The Beauty of Death
Not all tats have to show a lighter side of the wearer or be extremely girly. This one shows remarkable detail in the skull, and the roses compliment it. If you look closely, you can see a flower design on the skull’s chin.
64. Fleeting Feather
This pic is artistic, with the wind in her hair at the same angle these birds fly away from the feather tatted on her back. This design is increasingly becoming more popularized by emo culture.
65. Broken Chains
This piece of body art uses simplistic lines, lacking finer details, but for this particular design they’re unneeded – displaying a message only the wearer fully knows and leaving the rest of us to analyze.
67. A Belt of Native Beauty
We’ve all seen the designs that extend around the arms, but have you seen one that extend around a waist almost fully? This belt is reminiscent of what some Native American women would wear, complete with hanging feather and all.
68. Details of Death’s Head
For anyone that wants a huge skull on their body but can’t decide where a large design would look good, the hip and waist area has you “covered”. Details are easy to pull off on this area of the body too.
69. Flowing Air of the Butterfly
This is the image you saw as the features image. It’s large, beautiful, colorful, and filled with lovely details. The swirls represent wind, swirling around the beauty of the flowers and butterfly almost like a dream in action.
71. Flaming Cherries
Cherries are a hot commodity. They look good in drinks, on desserts, they taste great, have naughty appeal and even look fab as ink on skin.
72. Honesty is the Key
If you’ve got a certain morality that you can fashion into a piece of art, give it a try. This person was able to express her belief that honesty is the key to a healthy relationship.
77. A Colorful Personalization
Here’s a unique design that’s abstract and almost tribal-like, with colors and flowing lines that no one else will have. Create your own tat to ensure no one else will have the same as yours.
78. Coy Fish
The popularized coy fish that bring luck and happiness, with unique designs in the fins. This is a great display of the fish, as if looking down into water as they’re accompanied by lily pads.
79. Creative & Distinguished Feather
Every feather doesn’t have to look the same, you can create a feather with interesting designs within – like the one seen above – to add personality and make it your own.
88. Blood Rose
This rose is different from others in the fact its color is quite appealing, vampiric, like a blood rose. Even the leaves are a distinct green. Keep in mind different inks will look different on differing shades of skin.
90. Wrapping Waves
These waves are unique, wrapping around this wearer’s power animal and making it look as if its in stormy waves. You can even see the theme on her is of the sea, as an anchor sits below.
91. Finer Details
You don’t need a design of roses, butterflies, or any specific thing/animal on your hips to look sexy. Simple designs reminiscent of the Victorian Age (or French design) can look amazing, similar to the Fleur de Lis.
93. Little Bowed Gun
There are even diamonds on this small gun, along with a cute bow to make this metalwork more feminine. Have your holsters and weapons of choice permanently inked on your hips to show just how badass you can be.