- Choosing an area for your new tattoo is one of the tougher decisions in the process.
- Some spots are easier to hide, like your ribcage, back, hips, or thighs.
- Hidden tattoo placements are also perfect for first timers.
Even if your body is a tattooed wonderland already, there’s something fun and rebellious about getting new ink in a hidden place. On the flip side, if you’re still easing into the idea of your first tattoo, getting something etched on a part of your body that’s usually covered could be just the way to make it all seem less stressful.
No matter your reasoning, hidden tattoos are a great way to ink your body just for you (though don’t be surprised if you suddenly feel the need to post it all over Instagram). Some areas are easier to hide than others — like your ribcage, stomach, back, or hips — while with others, the best part is you can choose to play peekaboo or let it be your little secret depending on your outfit each day. Ready to find some inspiration for your next hidden tattoo? Browse these ideas ahead.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano and Haley Lyndes