Today, you are as likely to see a woman sporting a tattoo as well as any man but as far as fairy tattoo design choices – I would have to say this is a choice primarily adorned on the bodies of women. Certain tattoo subjects seem to be more acceptable and popular with women that just want a feminine, tasteful, subject choice. Flowers, butterflies, and fairy’s are the top 3 that would fall into this category.
The type of fairy chosen for the tattoo can sometime be a giveaway to that person’s personality or traits. The beautiful artwork of Amy Brown gives you an idea of what I am referring to. Her fairies have themes and she emits a personality trait via her artwork. She has dark gothic fairies, mischievous fairies, curious fairies, and so on.
Fairy tattoos usually come in 2 different flavors. The more innocent fairytale version reminding us of our childhood or our childish side. The other type of fairy is the more edgy, sexy version with tight, scanty outfits with cleavage showing – maybe even a whip involved in the picture – a pinup with wings.
Finding a fairy tattoo piece of artwork is easy. At your local bookstore you will be able to find books depicting many different type of artwork depicting fairies.
Fairies are appropriate for just about any area of the body your imagination can come up with. As in any body part choice, look at how the pose of the fairy fits with the body area you have chosen. If it is more of a horizontal fairy, laying down and stretched out – this is not a good selection for the arm or leg area. These two extremities would be best suited for a fairy in a standing position. The shape of the tattoo design should flow with the contours of the body area you choose to place it on.
Fairies are mythical creatures that are usually depicted as helpful creatures befriended by humans. They can be male or female, although most are depicted as females. They are usually thin in stature, youthful and childish, flitting and flying. Sometimes fairies are almost cherub in depiction. Chunky, chubby, babyish look. Fairy artwork is limited only to the imagination.
When it comes to choosing a location, the shape of the art and pose of the fairy, and how it works with a part of the body is one of the most important considerations.