Thigh Garter Tattoos for Girls
Thigh Garter Tattoos for Girls
The classic thigh garter is enjoying a revival—in ink, that is!
Undoubtedly one of the sexiest places a girl can get a tattoo, a thigh tattoo is as easily hidden as it is shown off on a whim.
View a range of garter tattoos for girls, from simple black lace or abstract details to highly detailed three-dimensional masterpieces.
Aside from the usual ribbons and bows, consider something unique like a script design encompassing one or both thighs, perhaps mirrored or opposing design. It's the perfect place to get creative!
Ribbons, Lace, and Romance
Classic elements to the garter typically include ultra-feminine details like lace, satiny ribbons, and bows! It's not surprising these same things often show up in the inked versions, as well. Lace trimming, hearts, and romantic details are popular, and they work well if you're after a realistic look.
If you're looking to get a garter in this style, check out images of real lace styles to give you an idea of what's out there. A few different lace styles for inspiration could be: eyelet, battenberg, chantilly, Victorian, Edwardian, crochet, and gothic lace.
Adding personal details is another great idea, too. Consider birth flowers, charms, and jewels worked into your garter design to personalize it.
Traditional Ribbons, Bows & Frills: Vintage Pinup Girl Style!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Know What You Want But Can't Draw?
Honestly, the best place to get a custom tattoo drawn up for you is online—and I'm not just saying that because I'm one of the artists, either! Plenty of brilliant designers and artists battle artistically to come up with whatever YOU want. It starts at around $20 and comes with a money-back guarantee. You can't beat that.
For Those Who Fear Pain: Stockings or Tights
If the idea of ink is more appealing than the reality, consider stockings or tights with patterns woven into them for the same kind of look! Infinitely changeable and great if you're on a budget, too. A couple of nice options include these or these tiger pantyhose, but there are tons of other great options out there, as well. fishnets
Simple, Elegant Black Lacework
Because black matches everything...
If, like me, you change your style as often as your socks, perhaps deciding on a specific color (or range of colors) just isn't for you. Luckily, there's nothing that doesn't look good with black, and sometimes just a simple but well-done band of finely detailed "lace" re-created in ink is the most effective and striking design, no frills and fluff required.
If yours is a classic style, and you want a sexy garter with a timeless look to it, this might be just the ticket.
Sexy Sheer Lace!
Pretty in Ink
The level of detail in some of the realistic garters is amazing nowadays, but don't expect every tattooist so be able to pull it off! The subtle shading and delicate coloring takes time to master, and expect to pay accordingly.
Rates vary from place to place, and the price is not nearly as telling as a portfolio of work. If you are after a realistic garter, make sure your artist has a background in photo-realism and portraits. The ability to make light and shadows look real is a true art, and it is priced accordingly.
If your garter is to have a gun, dagger or other accessory, consider the fabric the garter is made from. If it's sheer or lacey, it should be transparent and show some of the item. These little details can make all the difference if you want your piece to look like a piece of clothing from afar.
Pretty Little Pistol
If you're considering a realistic garter with a gun (or dagger, whatever), make sure your design is correctly proportioned! Nothing looks worse than having one element too large or small, it can throw your whole design off. Whether or not you choose to angle your gun can make quite a difference to the final look as well so try a few different layouts before you decide.
Be sure your tattooist (or designer if you're having your art made by someone else) also takes into consideration the shadowing change where the lace of the garter would be stretched over your gun/blade! If the lace is more transparent, some of what's underneath should be visible too.
Sass and Violence
Ladies packin' heat...
Another common element in garter tattoos is a weapon of some type—usually a dagger or pistol. Vintage guns with elaborate detailing and engraving are popular, as are daggers and short blades.
The small Derringer is a common gun for a garter tattoo, due in part to its small size and popularity with ladies and also to the fact that it was often ornately decorated, perfect for a tattoo design.
In recent years, heavier and more modern guns have found their way into the delicate garters of many inked ladies. Maybe it's the contrast of metal and lace—or perhaps it's the connotation of strength and femininity together—but the classic combo of garter and weapon is as hot as ever.
Gorgeous Lifelike Detail
Some of the most beautiful thigh garter tattoos don't even look like tattoos at a distance; many are so amazingly detailed it's hard to believe they're real. This style requires an artist with the utmost experience and attention to detail; photorealism is one of the more advanced styles to master. A skilled artist can make fabrics appear to sit on the skin, ribbons shimmer and jewels sparkle—simply exquisite and perfect for the level of detail this gorgeous style demands.