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Posted on Dec 22, 2017

Shoulder Tattoo Ideas for Women

The shoulder is a great place to show off tattoos. Check out these ideas if a semi-permanent shoulder tattoo is on your to-do-list...

The shoulder is a great place to show off tattoos.  A tattoo placed here can complement off-the-shoulder blouses, pair well with tank tops, or act as an extra accessory to any outfit.  You can place a tattoo squarely on the deltoid muscle, position it to incorporate the collarbone, or curve it like a bra strap for a fun twist. Check out these ideas if a semi-permanent shoulder tattoo is on your to-do-list...


Circular designs look wonderful positioned squarely on the deltoid muscle.  Consider this round-up of rounded options:


A mandala, a circular symbol with an intricate pattern symbolizing the universe native to Hinduism and Buddhism, is an excellent choice for the deltoid. Consider applying one of many mandalas in our catalogue, including these:


Left: Shi Shen | 2.7 inches | $21

Center: Prink | 3.4 x 3.6 inches | $26

Right: Yantra | 2.6 x 2.6 inches | $24

If you’ve got an inner-Picasso yearning to get out, grab our freehand ink and design your own shoulder mandala, taking your cue from any of these creative designs:


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The Sun
The sun’s circular shape also makes it a great candidate for the deltoid muscle.  Scoop up one of several suns and sun/moon hybrids in our catalogue:


Left: Syzygy | 2.6 x 2.5 inches | $21

Center: Bloomin' Moon | 0.8 x 0.8 inches | $19

Right: Solluna | 1.25 x 1.0 inches | $19

For some DIY-approaches, use our freehand ink to copy or remix the following:


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With petals that radiate around a bud, flowers are imperfect circular shapes that will work well on the rounded deltoid.  Choose one of numerous flowers in our collection for a beautiful accent on your shoulder:


Left: Rosoideae | 2.4 x 2.5 inches | $21

Center: Sunny D | 2.0 x 2.0 inches | $21

Right: Dahlia | 2.5 x 2.0 inches | $21


If you’d rather design your own flower, grab our freehand ink and get inspired with one of these ideas:


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Our catalogue features a number of random circular designs that will look great on any lady’s deltoid as well:


This abstract tattoo is meant to evoke the Zen idea that a circle represents a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. If you want your own creativity unleashed, this may be the shoulder tattoo for you.


Enso | 1.0 x 1.0 inches | $19


This tattoo combines lettering and shape in an artistic way to remind you to love what you do and do what you love.  Place it on your deltoid to keep yourself going confidently in the direction of your dreams.


Renai | 1.4 x 1.4 inches | $19

Engage the Collar Bone

These designs in our catalogue will look great positioned horizontally from the deltoid muscle to the collarbone, creating visual interest and an artful accent to any outfit:


Left: Palm de Rosa | 1.75 x 3.5 inches  | $23

Center: Sakura | 1.4 x 3.75 inches | $23

Right: Bloom | 0.8 x 4.5 inches | $23

And check out these collar bone-friendly tattoos that you can emulate with our freehand ink:  


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The shoulder is an optimal place to display an important phrase or quote. Keep it on the rounded muscle, or run the quote along the collarbone.  For your consideration:



Thwart | 2.5 x 1.5 inches | $21

These words and phrases will also look great hugging your collarbone:


Fabular (Adventure) | Savor (Enjoy the little things) | Extrano (Stay Weird)

Or put your lettering skills to use with our freehand ink and copy these ideas:

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