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Emo Tattoo Ideas: Stars, Hearts, and More

Kitty is no expert on tattoos, but she does have a few of her own. She enjoys sharing ideas on tattoos inspired by various topics.

The best emo tattoo designs

The best emo tattoo designs

What Is an Emo Tattoo?

An emo tattoo is probably cute and quirky, dark and sad, big-eyed, or inspired by rock, punk, goth, or pop culture. Emo is short for emotional.

Emo Star Tattoos

What does every emo girl want on her body? Emo star tattoos! The star is one of the most popular symbols of the emo world, and there are many requests at shops all over the United States for them! Below, I have posted my two favorites.

The first is a very cute and popular emo star tattoo design for girls these days. The stars are different sizes and start at the breast, curving their way up to the neck. You could even get the same design on the other side of the chest to go for that symmetrical look that many emo girls like to get (other examples of this symmetry are matching swallows on each shoulder or matching guns on each hip).

The second is a hip-to-side emo star tattoo with whimsical wispy lines between what appear to be shooting stars. A very feminine flower tattoo adorns the top. You could make the stars bigger or smaller. Add color to the middle of the stars—blue, yellow, or even red! You could use this idea for your emo heart tattoo.


Emo Heart Tattoos

Hearts are not a new design by any means. In fact, they've been popular since the early 20th century. Now that we have emo kids around, there are many emo versions of heart tattoos.

Emo hearts are not all pink, happy, gushy, and romantic: They incorporate the dark side of love, as well. Take the classic traditional-styled heart stabbed with a dagger and a banner with a loved one's name or a bound heart tied to a dead tree. Or how about a bleeding anatomical heart with wings or a broken heart or one with arrows sticking out of it? Classic emo.

Emo Poem and Song Tattoos

Another big design for emo kids is to tattoo a poem or meaningful song somewhere on your body. Song tattoos are a great way to express yourself . . . just remember to pick a song that will be meaningful to you for the rest of your life.

You could have the words of your favorite song accompanied by musical notes. If you don't want words, consider a musical note with treble clefs and sheet music dancing across your back and up to your shoulder. The possibilities are endless!

This girl has a poem tattooed in cursive down the back of her shoulders and upper back.

This girl has a poem tattooed in cursive down the back of her shoulders and upper back.

A song tattoo

A song tattoo

Other Miscellaneous Emo Tattoos for Girls

There are many other designs that an emo girl can choose. Think of what inspires you or what you have a deep emotional connection to. For me, it's sunflowers, because they remind me of my childhood. What about a flower that reminds you of your childhood or maybe yourself?

Roses mean love, a hibiscus represents the ocean and happiness, and daisies are representative of innocence. A bleeding rose is the quintessential emo flower tattoo. Instead of making your emo flower bleed, you could also make it cry.

Or think about your favorite book as a child . . . Nancy Drew or Dr. Seuss would make a cool and unique design. Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock are also ideas. Make a whole half-sleeve of characters from your childhood . . . make it your own!


© 2011 Kitty Fields


kila on January 22, 2012:

These are amazing designs and I have never seen nothing like it

sagar on December 24, 2011:

it not emo

ava on November 01, 2011:

nice tattoo

anuja on October 24, 2011:

awesome designs!!

Jess on September 29, 2011:

I got my first tattoo at 19 and i was surprised when it didn't hurt but I don't regret getting it and I'm looking forward to getting another tattoo one for all my family members and a few for me I got my tongue pierced when I was 17 and I still have it now

Kitty Fields (author) from Summerland on September 29, 2011:


angelica on September 29, 2011:


Kitty Fields (author) from Summerland on August 22, 2011:

Thanks mabmiles & F - I appreciate your comments. :)

mabmiles on August 22, 2011:

Cool Emo tattoos for girls.

f on August 19, 2011:

Some very intricate artwork.

Kitty Fields (author) from Summerland on August 11, 2011:

I don't know what that has to do with this hub, but thanks!

cheap oakley sunglasses on July 26, 2011:

Good article makes constant progress, thank you share, the accumulation of knowledge is to keep learning, attention is the beginning of wealth.

Kitty Fields (author) from Summerland on July 23, 2011:

Ebower - Yes, the stars are very cute. Thanks for voting!

Erin Bower from Georgia on July 23, 2011:

I love the star tattoos! These are very interesting options; I voted this up and useful!

Kitty Fields (author) from Summerland on July 19, 2011:

Hi, Dr. Aaron LeBauer! So nice to meet you on Hubpages. Yes, they are all very pretty and definitely emo! :) Thanks for reading.

Aaron LeBauer from Greensboro, NC on July 18, 2011:

Excellent Hub,

I love the designs, they are all very beautiful, totally Emo.

Kitty Fields (author) from Summerland on July 14, 2011:

prasetio30 - Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it. Tattoos are works of art in their own unique way.

Fashion - I don't know that I agree that ALL tattoos are artwork...some just suck. But these are all pretty, that's why I picked them. Thanks for stopping by, again!

fashion on July 14, 2011:

What a hub!Almost all tattoo designs are beautiful and look like an art work.Thanks for sharing.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on July 09, 2011:

This was so beautiful. I love art and this was become a great art work. Thanks for share with us. Vote it up!

Kitty Fields (author) from Summerland on July 08, 2011:

Matt in Jax - Thanks so much! While I'm not emo any longer, I thought these were beautiful emo tattoo options for emo girls.

Matt in Jax from Jacksonville, FL on July 08, 2011:

Nice Hub and tat designs.