50 Eye-Catching Wrist Tattoo Ideas

Wrist bow tattoo

Placement is one of important factors to have tattoo. Wrist tattoos are getting popular because they are conspicuous, lovely and full of creative designs. It’s also flexible to cover or show. Just take a long sleeve shirt if you don’t like to flaunt your wrist tattoo.

Just like the foot, wrist is a body party having less fat. That’s why somebody may
experience more pain when getting their wrist tattoos. But wrist tattoo poses no more risk than any other location. No matter on the right or left wrist or both, it’s important to have a study of the design to get your favorite design. In addition, it’s the same important to find a professional artist as he knows how to make you feel comfortable and less hurt.

Wrist is a small area. So it’s not feasible to get a tattoo of big size. Most tattoos on the wrist are found cute and lovely, carrying rich meanings. If you are looking for inspirations to get a wrist tattoo, here you may find helpful from the collection of 50 awesome wrist tattoos. Let us know which one you like the best. Do pin it if you like anyone of them.

2 Wrist Tattoo

Wrist script tattoo

Carpe Diem is a Latin aphorism which means “seize the day”, taken from a poem in the Odes in 23 BC by the poet Horace. “Seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow”. In this tattoo, the phase is surrounded with heart symbol and music notes, which gives the meaning of enjoy everyday and do things today.

1 Love Wrist Tattoo


The simple word tattoo is a direct signage to reflect one’s attitudes, compassion and affection. The lettering tattoo is quite popular and easy to design. Find meaningful words and fancy tattoo fonts are imperatives to have an eye-catching tattoo on your wrist.

3 World Wrist Tattoo

World Map Wrist Tattoo

What makes me unbelievable in this tattoo is that the artist managed to shrink the complex world map on the tiny area of the wrist. When the whole is under your view, what else are your difficulties?

Amazing flower wrist tattoo 56

Amazing flower wrist tattoo

People wear wristband for different purposes in different places. The wristband with lovely flower is apparently a feminine tattoo for women.

Black ink wrist tattoo 52

Mountain landscape

This is another wristband tattoo painted with Chinese ink. The mountains are ups and downs. On the tiny canvas is a beautiful landscape painting.

Leaves wrist tattoo 51

Realistic leaves wrist tattoo

It’s hard to believe it’s a tattoo inked on the wrist unless the person puts up his hand. The realistic leaves form a shape of love, which has sent its direct message. Leaf itself has rich symbolic meanings. Green leaves symbolize hope, renewal, and revival.

Love wrist tattoo 54

Love myself

If you love others, start from love yourself. In other words, start from self-acceptance. For instance, this wrist tattoo is an example of self-appreciation with heart shape in the Ombre color of pink-to-gray and the script “love myself”. The cute design appears nice for girls.

Mandala wrist tattoo 53

Mandala wristband

The Mandala inspired tattoo looks pleasant as if one wears a flower wristband. Mandala pattern usually means balance, harmony and cosmic infinity. So you will feel no surprise that many tattoo designs adopt the idea.

Mandala wrist tattoo 55

Mandala Divergence

This is another Mandala inspired tattoo design with half on the wrist. The semicircular petals extend upwards from the same center. The special pattern makes one unique to have the tattoo.

Simple wrist tattoo 57

Simple Bracelet

Sometimes you need to take a look at things in front of yours eyes, as there is beauty in simplicity. Like this one, it looks cute as if one wears a simple wristband.

3D pen wrist tattoo 58

3D pen wrist tattoo

4 left wrist tattoo Mason

Name wrist tattoo ‘Mason’

The heart-shaped symbol at the top-right corner reveals the love to lover.

5 Half Tone Tattoo

Half-Tone Tattoo

The geometric pattern creates stunning visual impact on the viewers. Although the motif could be personal, the abstract representation leaves broad room to interpret its meaning.

pretty henna inspired tattoo

Pretty henna inspired wrist tattoo

Henna is a beautiful body art popular in southeast Asia and Arabian Peninsula. This pair of rose tattoos fuse the henna style and make it difficult to tell they are on the different wrists of sisters.

6 crown tattoo

crown tattoo on the wrist

7 feather wrist tattoo

feather wrist tattoo

8 Heart and Star Tattoo on Wrist

Heart and Star Tattoo on Wrist

9 Swallow Tattoo

Swallow Tattoo

10 Feather Tattoo on tattoo

Feather Tattoo on wrist

11 Mermaid Tattoo on wrist

Mermaid Tattoo on wrist

12 Quote tatttoo on wrist

Quote tatttoo on wrist

13 feather tattoo on wrist

Feather tattoo on wrist

14 Small dragonfly tattoo on wrist

dragonfly tattoo on wrist

15 Cool camera tattoo on wrist

Cool camera tattoo on wrist

16 starbursts tattoo work

starbursts – tattoo work

18 One more music

One more music

19 heart web tattoo on wrist

heart web tattoo on wrist

20 Hearts + Thoughts wrist tattoo

Hearts + Thoughts wrist tattoo

21 wrist tattoo

Heart beat wrist tattoo

Heart beat L’amour Fou

This tattoo appears nicely on the wrist with the sign of heart beat and French phase L’amour Fou. The rhythm of heart beat means “from the heart” and “eternal”. L’amour Fou is translated literally as “crazy love” or “insane love”.

23 Sharpie Rose Tattoo

Sharpie Rose Tattoo

24 music note on wrist

Music note on wrist

25 Tweet Tweet on wrist

Tweet Tweet on wrist

26 I Climbed The Tree

I climbed the tree To see the world

It’s amazing to have the cute tree and quote tattoo blended into one on the small canvas of the wrist. For a fresh university graduate, it’s really positive to have the excitation quote with him to discover the unknown world going forward.

27 Quote wrist tattoo

Quote wrist tattoo

28 Owl and key lock custom tattoo

Owl and key lock custom tattoo

29 Granddads watch custom tattoo

Granddad’s watch custom tattoo

30 Angel Wing Tattoo on wrist

Angel Wing Tattoo on wrist

31 Dandelion tattoo on wrist

Dandelion tattoo on wrist

32 Dandelion tattoo

Dandelion tattoo

33 Black bow on wrist

Black bow on wrist

34 rose tattoo on wrist

rose tattoo on wrist

35 wrist tattoo

Wrist tattoo

36 owl tattoo on wrist

Owl tattoo on wrist

37 Flower skull wrist tattoo

Flower skull wrist tattoo

38 Beautiful until death do us part

Beautiful until death do us part

39 Watercolor tattoo on wrist

Watercolor tattoo on wrist

40 Skull feather on wrist

Skull & feather on wrist

41 Anchor Tattoo on wrist

Anchor Tattoo on wrist

42 Butterfly wrist tattoo

Butterfly wrist tattoo

43 Wrist Butterfly Tattoo

Wrist Butterfly Tattoo

44 Perfect Raven and Flower tattoo on wrist

Perfect Raven and Flower tattoo on wrist

45 Dragonfly tattoo on wrist

Dragonfly tattoo on wrist

46 name tattoo on write

Name tattoo on write

48 Cool Big Black Quote Tattoo on wrist

Cool Big Black Quote Tattoo on wrist

49 anchor tattoo on wrist

Anchor tattoo on wrist

50 Rose Tattoo on wrist

Rose Tattoo on wrist

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  1. Looking something to cover up letters on my wrist. Tattoo wasn’t done like I wanted.

  2. Nice Post..!!!
    You have great tattoo images which i liked most.
    Specially you provide a good information about tattoos. It is very useful.
    Thank you.

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