78 Amazing Ankle Tattoo Designs To Try In 2024

Because these tattoo designs can symbolize the peaceful and serene side of you.

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Ankle tattoo designs for women and men are everywhere. They are fun, flirty, and really pretty. What makes the ankle the best place to get inked is that you can choose to flaunt it when you want and keep it covered when you don’t. Ankle tattoos can also make your feet look more appealing. If you are looking for some inspiration to join the ankle tattoo club, we’ve got your back. Check out these 78 ankle tattoos that you will want to screenshot.

78 Super-Cute And Dainty Ankle Tattoo Designs For Women And Men

If you are a fan of anklet tattoos and want to show off your dainty design, here is a long list of ideas to get you inspired. Whether you like floral designs or minimalistic ones, there is one for every one. Check them out now!

1. Wrap Around Ankle Tattoos

A woman with wrap-around band tattoo on her ankle
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The ankle is the perfect body part for a wrap-around tattoo. You can go for simple thin bands with geometric designs or elaborate visions of ink. If you are a fan of colors, you can get the same tattoo done using colors of your choice. Most commonly, traditional designs like Hawaiian, Maori, Samoan, or tribal tattoos are often done in bands wrapped around the leg. These hold cultural significance, sharing heritage tales for all to see.

2. Feminine Ankle Bracelet Tattoo

Why wear an anklet when you get it permanently etched on your skin? If you prefer feminine tattoos, this gorgeous tattoo is surely the one for you. The realistic style of the tattoo brings the jewels to life. You can get this tattoo done with the gems of your choice, like your birthstone. Also, the placement on the ankle gives it a feminine charm.

3. Small Ankle Tattoos

A woman with a fine-line heart tattoo on their ankle
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The ankle is the perfect place to flaunt a minimalistic design, as it is concealable but can also be showcased with ankle jewelry or when you wear clothes like capris or shorts. Rather than opting for the general placements like the forearm or shoulder, the ankle stands out. You can go for a simple outline heart or a star and place it at the side of your ankle. You can also add a dab of color if you like.

4. Ankle Tattoos For Men

A man with a black star silhouette on their ankle
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If you are looking for a design that speaks volumes without being over the top, look no further than a blackened star. You can get this star tattoo scaled as per your preference. The simple black silhouette makes it ideal for all skin tones. You can also add a name or a date under the design as a homage to a loved one.

5. Flower Ankle Tattoo

Ankle tattoo of a rose just below the ankle bone
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Most of the time rose tattoos, representing romance, are inked as a dedication to someone you love. This elegant tattoo is designed with fine lines just near the ankle bone. The delicate pink shading pairs well with the wearer’s skin tone. If you want to add more meaning to it, you can include the name of the person who you want to dedicate the tattoo to.

6. Back Of Ankle Tattoo

The back of the ankle is a popular tattoo body part all over the world. While it can be quite painful, it does make the tattoo stand out. You can opt for both minimalist and detailed designs for this tattoo. This matching ginkgo leaf tattoo is both attractive and meaningful, as it stands for resilience and strength.

7. Inner Ankle Tattoo

A line star tattoo on the inner ankle
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If you are someone who prefers to keep their tattoo hidden from everyone till you want to flaunt it, the inner ankle is the perfect place. This traditional star is a great design to ink on your skin. You can scale the design according to your preference and even add colors to the star if you like.

8. Ankle Tattoo Cover Up

A traditional colored tattoo to cover up a tattoo
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If you have been lamenting over an old tattoo that you now regret and want to cover it up, this elaborate flower design may give you an idea of how to go about it. You can go for any colorful and elaborate design but it has to be bigger than the one you had inked before.

9. Sunflower Ankle Tattoo

A sunflower tattoo drawn using traditional colored ink style on the ankle
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A sunflower tattoo represents a desire for warmth and growth in one’s life. Inking it on your ankle may symbolize the need to be grounded in positive transformation. This elaborate and colorful tattoo adds more beauty to your body art. You can also put a date to remember your achievement forever.

10. Front Ankle Tattoo

Having a tattoo inked on the front of your ankle signifies what motivates you. While some may want a design that symbolizes a driving force, others prefer a more creative or abstract look. Mandala designs are a perfect balance for both, as they represent spirituality and look very beautiful.

11. Ankle Small Beach Tattoo

A line art of a beach with palm trees and islands
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Calling all beach lovers, we repeat, calling all beach lovers! This ankle tattoo speaks to all laid-back, party loving people who just want to take life as it comes without stressing over everything. Placing this beach tattoo on the ankle may symbolize the laid-back attitude that grounds the wearer.

12. Cute Ankle Palm Tree Tattoo

 

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A palm tree tattoo signifies regeneration and victory. This minimalist palm tree is just what you need if you like simple designs. You can add a name or date to the design to remember a loved one or special event in your life.

13. Rosary Ankle Tattoo

 

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Rosary tattoos are a symbol of faith. Having the rosary tattoo inked on your feet is a sign to walk in the path of Christ always. You can scale the size of the cross and even get it inked in a different style if you like. You can also add a Bible verse under it if you like.

14. Cool Ankle Tattoos

An arrow tattoo inked just above the ankle bone
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Arrow tattoos signify direction in life and determination, and are typically designed in a tribal style. If you want a cool tattoo inked on your ankle, then this design will surely inspire you. You can add your name or a hint of your life goals on the tattoo to give it a personalized look.

15. Ankle Scar Tattoo

A flower tattoo to cover up a scar
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Tattoos are one of the best ways to camouflage a scar. Some people surround the scar with tattoos to make it a part of the design. If you want to conceal a scar or add a message of bravery to it, then this flower design is perfect. If you want to cover up the scar, opt for a design that is colorful.

16. Ankle Cross Tattoo

A minimalist cross tattoo on the ankle
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A cross tattoo commonly signifies faith, but can also be used to remember a deceased loved one who believed in Jesus. It may indicate that you believe your loved one is in heaven, a better place. If you want a traditional tattoo, this is the one you can go for. You can also add a name and date under it to personalize the tattoo.

17. Wrap Around Mandala Ankle Tattoo

A mandala tattoo with a band that goes around the ankle
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Mandala tattoos have a mesmerizing appeal. This tribal mandala band tattoo may symbolize the wearer’s firm belief in spirituality. You can scale the size of the tattoo according to your liking. You can also add colors to it.

18. Dragon Ankle Tattoo

A man with dragon tattoo on his ankle
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Dragon tattoos symbolize protection and courage. This minimalist tattoo, drawn in black ink, features details that are commendable. You can add colors to the tattoo if you are a fan of colorful tattoos.

19. Charm Anklet Tattoo

Charm tattoos are a popular choice for ankle body art among women. They can be designed in different styles. There are common symbols you can add to the charm tattoo such as a clover for good luck, a star for guidance, a heart for love, and more. You can opt for a minimalistic design or a more elaborate realistic tattoo.

20. Matching Ankle Tattoos

Matching heart tattoos near the ankle
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If you want to get a matching tattoo done with your friend or partner, opt for a simple line art heart tattoo. You can also scale the tattoo as you wish and add each other’s names to the design. Additionally, you can also color the heart in each other’s favorite shades.

21. Ankle Wing Tattoo

angel wings near the ankle
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Wing tattoos on the ankle may represent the Talaria of Mercury, the Roman deity who acted as a messenger for the gods. Mercury wore shoes with wings that helped him travel different realms such as Earth and the underworld. They also symbolize growth and freedom.

22. Ankle Cuff Tattoo

Ankle cuff tattoos are another popular design option for those who want a unique tattoo design. This tattoo of a broad band tattoo with a traditional flower with leaves is one of a kind that is sure to bring you many compliments. You can choose to go colorful or just black and white or even leave one uncolored as seen here.

23. Lotus Ankle Tattoo

A bold ink lotus tattoo
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Lotus tattoos are very meaningful on their own, as they symbolize resilience. Though a lotus emerges from muddy waters, it makes the whole area beautiful. This may represent the wearer’s tough journey. They may have started out with many obstacles, but have ultimately shone through.

24. Turtle Ankle Tattoo

Black turtle on the ankle
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Turtle tattoos are popular worldwide. Regular turtles are different from sea turtles, as they spend their life on both sea and land, indicating the wearer’s love for waterside areas like beaches.  Turtles generally signify life and strength. If you want a simple tattoo that shares your love for water, this design may be the one for you.

25. Cherry Blossom Ankle Tattoo

pink cherry blossom tattoo on the ankle.
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Cherry blossom tattoos signify seizing the moment and appreciating life as it comes. If you like floral tattoos, this gorgeous cherry blossom tattoo on the ankle is the way to go. You can also get it done in other inking styles like realistic and minimalistic designs.

26. Cat Ankle Tattoo

a cat in suit bust tattoo on the ankle
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If you are a cat lover, this tattoo is sure to inspire your next design. The use of black ink makes it suitable for all skin tones. The design is also very minimalistic yet eye-catching. You can scale the design according to your liking.

27. Barbed Wire Ankle Tattoo

Barb wire tattoos stand for resilience and endurance. This tattoo may symbolize getting over a particularly tough situation to reach the other side. You can get this tattoo inked on one ankle or both. Some like to get it done in silhouette ink and others prefer traditional inking or realistic.

28. Mushroom Ankle Tattoo

A black and gray mushroom tattoo on the inner ankle.
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Mushroom tattoos are said to represent rebirth and renewal. This inner ankle tattoo of a black and gray mushroom is sure to impress you. You can add colors to the tattoo to make it stand out more.

29. Fine Line Ankle Tattoo

A heart made out of fine lines inked on the ankle
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Fine-line tattoos have a charm of their own. Each line is believed to represent a special memory or journey in the wearer’s life, either indicating the passing of a loved one, establishing their company, or falling in love and getting married.

30. Daisy Ankle Tattoo

A minimalistic shaded daisy tattoo inked above the ankle bone
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A daisy tattoo signifies a joyful and carefree spirit. This tattoo of a simple black and gray daisy on the ankle is perfect to portray your personality. You can scale down the tattoo you like. If you like colors, you can also get it filled up with colors of your choice.

31. Ankle Chain Tattoo

 

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If a delicate tattoo is what you like, this one is sure to impress you. This tattoo uses pretty gems and fine beads in the form of dots to go around your ankle. It creates the illusion of a chain being worn as an anklet. This dainty tattoo is perfect for anyone who likes feminine designs.

32. Ankle Name Tattoo

Name tattoos will never go out of trend, as they make your design more personalized. You can choose the font you want and also scale the tattoo accordingly. One cute and feminine idea to go for is to add the name along with an anklet surrounding it.

33. Phoenix Ankle Tattoo

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Phoenix tattoos are a sign of rebirth and resilience. If you love a good minimalist design with a big meaning, this is for you. Instead of a classic vibrant orange, yellow, and red colored phoenix, this simple black design speaks volumes. Though you may be going through a difficult, colorless time in your life, you will rise out of it, much like a phoenix.

34. Sea Turtle Ankle Tattoo

A black and gray sea turtle tattoo done above the ankle
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A sea turtle tattoo is a sign of perseverance and strength. Getting a tattoo of a sea turtle may also indicate the wearer’s love for the ocean, since these creatures spend most of their life in the water. If you want a more elaborate design, you can add elements like water bubbles and seaweed to show the turtle swimming.

35. Hawaiian Ankle Tattoo

A hibiscus line tattoo on the ankle
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Hawaiian tattoos mostly mimic natural elements found on earth. If you are a fan of Hawaiian culture, you can get this hibiscus tattoo inked on your ankle. You can add colors or get it done in a simple, yet masterful line art style. You can also add more flowers to it and make it look like a garland around your ankle.

36. Octopus Ankle Tattoo

A realistic black and gray octopus on the ankle
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Octopus tattoos stand for adaptability. If you are someone who is good at navigating life, this is a tattoo you can go for.  The traditional inking style makes the tattoo look very authentic and appealing. You can also get it done with colors if you like colorful designs.

37. Sun Ankle Tattoo

Sun tattoos signify positivity or coming out of a dark phase. Inking a sun tattoo on your ankle is a very creative way to remind yourself to stay positive. You can design the sun in different styles, like a minimalist simple circle with lines or a more traditional colorful idea.

38. Paw Print Ankle Tattoo

A dog paw print tattoo near the ankle
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If you want to dedicate a tattoo to your paw-some friend, this is the perfect design to go for. The beauty of this design is that you can scale it to your convenience. You can also add a name and a date to it to make it more meaningful and close to your heart.

39. Ankle Bone Tattoo

The ankle is not the easiest place to tattoo, especially if you have a low pain tolerance. However, if you are confident you can bear the temporary pain, this is a wonderful place to flaunt designs that ground you. This flower tattoo may represent a desire to be one with nature, calm, peaceful, and flourishing in its natural state of being.

40. Large Ankle Tattoos

A large tattoo inked on the  ankle bone
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If large tattoos are what attracts you, then you can go for this lily tattoo. It covers the side of your ankle bone and adds a floral charm to it. You can also add more flowers to the tattoo and put it on the computer ankle if you like.

41. Mermaid Ankle Tattoo

A black silhouette of a mermaid tattoo inked above the ankle bone
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A mermaid tattoo signifies a love for the ocean, magic, and fantasy. This tattoo of a mermaid silhouette fits above the ankle perfectly. You can scale the tattoo as you like. You can also add blue as a background to make it more eye-catching.

42. Butterfly Ankle Tattoos

Butterfly ankle tattoo
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Butterflies symbolize love and piousness. The word for butterfly in Greek is psyche, who was the goddess of the soul. She was depicted with the wings of a butterfly. A butterfly tattoo is a symbol of resurrection and rebirth and represents the changes you face in your life and the challenges you overcome. This beautiful black and gray butterfly tattoo is perfect for flaunting on dusky to beige skin tones.

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You may add colors to signify deeper meanings. For instance, a blue butterfly tattoo is considered a good luck charm, while the yellow butterfly symbolizes joy and happiness.

43. Tribal Ankle Tattoo

Tribal ankle tattoo
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Bold strokes with colors and sharp designs are unique and have been used by tribal people for centuries. This beautiful band tattoo with black, red, and camel colors encircles your ankle, giving it a delicate feminine vibe. The color palate used makes it perfect for lighter skin tones.

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You can also go for Celtic ankle tattoos, which are very similar to tribal ankle tattoos. Celtic tattoo designs are considered a good luck charm and are believed to ward off evil.

44. Japanese Ankle Tattoo

Japanese ankle tattoo
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Japanese letters and alphabets have been inspiring tattoo artists to create unique and new designs. The beautiful font used in this tattoo makes an outline of two letters. The tiny area required to ink this design makes it perfect for ankle tattoos. The use of plain black monotone makes it suitable for every skin tone.

45. Airplane Ankle Tattoo

Airplane ankle tattoo
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The airplane tattoo brings out the traveler in you. If you are fond of exploring new places, no other tattoo can depict your personality better. The beautiful outline of the airplane silhouette makes it look classy.

46. Arrow And Constellation Tattoo

Arrow and constellation ankle tattoo
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If you are a fan of star signs and astrology, this constellation tattoo is sure to impress you. You can portray your sun sign as dotted stars along with an arrow. While the constellation symbolizes the mysteries of the universe, the arrow symbolizes courage and direction.

47. Elephant Ankle Tattoo

Cute elephant on the ankle tattoo
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An elephant tattoo represents wealth and good luck. It symbolizes power, potency, self-respect, and durability. If you are looking for something small, adorable, and meaningful on your feet, this cute baby elephant on a flower bed holding out a blue winner ribbon is an excellent choice. The light shade work and blue and green inks make it ideal for lighter skin tones.

48. Bold Snake Ankle Tattoo

Bold snake ankle tattoo
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A snake symbolizes the eternal cycle of life and reawakening. This beautiful gold and blue cobra design coils around your ankle to give it a realistic appeal. The use of contrasting royal colors makes the design perfect for light skin tones.

49. Feather Ankle Tattoo

Feather ankle tattoo
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A feather tattoo represents freedom, dreams, hope, and wisdom. The red heart within the feather represents freedom, true love, and courage. The beautiful colors of the feather and the detailing make it look very cute and elegant.

50. Compass Ankle Tattoo

Compass ankle tattoo
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Compass tattoos have been sported by sailors and navigators for centuries. They symbolize a sense of direction and guidance. If you are a traveler and love adventure, this tattoo is perfect for you. It not only serves as a reminder and motivation for you to stay on track but is also a symbol of protection.

51. Bee On The Ankle

Bee on the ankle tattoo
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Bees are hardworking creatures that symbolize define teamwork, loyalty, and courage. This light, thin-lined bee tattoo can represent your hardworking nature. In some ancient cultures, the bee was considered a symbol of the soul because it could travel distances and still have the ability to find its way home. This tattoo looks best on ivory and beige skin tones.

52. Rose Ankle Tattoo

Rose ankle tattoo
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A rose tattoo symbolizes balance, promise, and hope. It represents beauty and elegance. This monotone rose tattoo with thorns and a pointed sword at the bottom symbolizes overcoming pain and suffering and rising in life. This tattoo design suits all skin tones.

53. Hummingbird Ankle Tattoo

Hummingbird ankle tattoo
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This monotone shaded hummingbird tattoo looks classy and elegant. Hummingbird tattoos inspire the wearer to live their life to the fullest. Just like the bird, the tattoo stands for hard work, beauty, love, hope, peace, and good luck. It also represents agility, energy, and perseverance.

54. Moon Ankle Tattoo

Moon ankle tattoo
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The moon symbolizes feminine powers. The half moon is a sign of fertility, growth, and the duality of life. This simple black block crescent moon design is perfect for flaunting on your ankle and will serve as a constant reminder to remove negative energy and people from your life.

55. Mandala Ankle Tattoo

Mandala ankle tattoo
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Ankle tattoos are usually small and meaningful, but this mandala design breaks all norms. Mandalas symbolize balance and wholeness. The intricate mandala art and extensions of a dream catcher in black monotone make the tattoo look delicate and feminine.

56. Vine Ankle Tattoo

Vine ankle tattoo
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Vines depict fertility and growth. They also symbolize endurance, determination, and strength. If you want a tattoo that brings out your feminine and elegant side, this delicate vine design is a great choice. The colors used make it look realistic and close to nature. The light colors suit skin tones ranging from ivory to porcelain.

57. Mountain Landscape Ankle Tattoo

Mountain landscape ankle tattoo
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What could be more amazing than inking a symbol of your love for adventure on your ankle? The mountain tattoo symbolizes power and the ability to overcome obstacles. The monotone dotted shade used in the tattoo makes it the ideal design for all skin tones.

58. Deathly Hallows Ankle Tattoo

Deathly Hallows ankle tattoo
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Shout out to all Potterheads! The Deathly Hallows tattoo is a triangle with a circle inside and a vertical line cutting through it. It represents the Elder wand, the resurrection stone, and the cloak of invisibility – three items that can make one the master of death. This tattoo looks good on every skin tone.

59. Chinese Ankle Tattoo

Chinese ankle tattoo
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The Chinese lion symbolizes strength and stability. This colorful tattoo shows a Chinese lion with a swirling mane. The polka dots on the skin, in contrast with the blue, red, and yellow inks, make it the classiest tattoo choice ever.

60. Leaf Ankle Tattoo

Leaf ankle tattoo
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Leaf tattoos have been a popular choice among women. Leaves represent life, hope, growth, and renewal. They also symbolize the cycle of life and death. This dainty leaf tattoo indicates happiness and peace.

61. Band Ankle Tattoo

Sexy band ankle tattoo
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Band tattoos are the most simple and best ways to grab attention. If you love simple and attractive tattoo designs, you can opt for this one. The black thin twin bands encircle your ankle and look elegant.

62. The World At Your Feet Ankle Tattoo

The world at your feet ankle tattoo
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This tattoo signifies conquering the world. The dotted gray lines forming the continents and the latitudes and longitudes covering the globe make the tattoo look alluring. The monotone color palette makes the tattoo perfect for all skin tones.

63. Anchor Ankle Tattoo

Anchor ankle tattoo
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Traditionally, anchor tattoos were sported by sailors and navigators. They represent hope, deliverance, serenity, calmness, and devotion. This tattoo indicates that the person is grounded and in tune with who they are and their values.

64. Roman Numerals Ankle Tattoo

Roman numerals ankle tattoo
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Roman numeral tattoos are one of the most popular tattoo designs that never go out of fashion. The numbers are usually a date that means a lot to the person. The size of the tattoo is usually small to fit the fingers or the wrist. This monotone number tattoo on the ankle forms a circle, which makes the design unique and attractive.

65. Dragonfly Ankle Tattoo

Dragonfly ankle tattoo
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The dragonfly represents optimistic forces, harmony, success, development, vigor, decency, fortune, and coherence. The elegant design and wings of a dragonfly represent femininity and power. This beautiful design of a dragonfly in blue with pink blossoms brings out the ladylike virtues in you. The color palette is best suited for light skin tones.

66. Chrysanthemum Blossom Tattoo

Chrysanthemum blossom ankle tattoo
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Flowers define femininity. The use of flowers in tattoo designs shows the elegant and dainty side of your personality. Chrysanthemum signifies generosity, prominence, and willpower. This beautiful purple flower on your ankle looks realistic and suits all skin tones.

67. Miniature Ankle Wave Tattoo

Mni ocean wave ankle tattoo
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Waves are considered one of the strongest and most powerful natural forces on earth. A wave represents emotions, secrets, and opportunities. It also represents passion and signifies the ups and downs of life. Getting this tattoo indicates that the wearer wants to harness the power of the waves to get through obstacles in their life.

68. Scorpion Ankle Tattoo

Scorpion ankle tattoo
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The scorpion tattoo is a symbol of great power, passion, dominance, defense, loyalty, and powerful sexuality. This tribal design scorpion tattoo on your ankle shows that you are not someone who will cow down with fear in the face of difficulty. This design suits all skin tones.

69. Sword Ankle Tattoo

Sword ankle tattoo
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The sword symbolizes protection, strength, and courage. This sword tattoo on the ankle represents inner strength, a strong heart, and willpower to deal with any challenges that life throws at you.

70. Floral Ankle Tattoo

Floral ankle tattoo
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Flowers are an amazing way to exhibit your femininity. They symbolize love, birth, and growth. This tattoo shows the sketch of a rose, which represents hope, love, passion, and new beginnings. The bold colors and borders make it a pretty design to flaunt on your ankle.

71. Floral Heart On The Ankle

Floral heart on the ankle tattoo
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Heart tattoos never go out of trend. Combining it with floral design makes the tattoo look even more delicate and attractive. This simple lined black heart with a tiny miniature rose represents love and passion. The dull red and light green make it perfect for lighter skin tones.

72. Hawaiian Hibiscus Ankle Tattoo

Hawaiian hibiscus ankle tattoo
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The hibiscus is the national flower of Hawaii. It is a symbol of delicate beauty, purity, and elegance. It also symbolizes power, royalty, and respect. This design suits all skin tones.

73. Paper Plane Ankle Tattoo

A paper plane tattoo shows your love for travel and a carefree attitude. This tattoo shows a beautiful paper plane flying above a date, which might be the first day you flew together and found love. The dotted lines form a heart, which makes this tattoo look cute. This simple design looks beautiful on all skin tones.

74. Abstract Ankle Tattoo

Abstract ankle tattoo
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Abstract art never fails to turn heads. In this tattoo, delicate triangles form a seahorse. The seahorse is a symbol of good luck, power, and strength. The simple black lines make this design ideal for all skin tones.

75. Tie A Bow Around The Ankle

Tie a bow arounf the ankle tattoo
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A bow tattoo denotes beauty and elegance. If you like keeping your tattoos simple and attractive, this design is sure to attract your attention. This cute shaded bow around your ankle is perfect to match your cute attitude and teasing nature. The black and gray shades make it the perfect design to match dusky skin tones.

76. Infinity Ankle Tattoo

Infinity ankle tattoo
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Infinity means forever. While they can mean different things to different people, people usually get matching infinity tattoos with their special ones to make the relationship last forever. This cute infinity symbol with curled designs and a sweet miniature butterfly in blue is the cutest thing. The color choice makes it well suited for lighter skin tones.

77. Celtic Knot Tattoo

Celtic Knot Tattoo
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Celtic Knot tattoos have intricate, intertwined patterns that are immediately recognizable as manifestations of the Celtic spirit. These knots are associated with a variety of meanings, such as unity and the unending cycle of life. The intricate patterns of these tattoos are believed to symbolize the interconnectedness of the universe and the everlasting nature of life. You can get this inked with someone you love for a deep symbolic representation of your connection.

78. Bohemian Arrow Tattoo

Infinity Ankle Tattoo
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A Bohemian arrow tattoo is a widely used tattoo design that merges the arrow symbol with Bohemian elements. It focuses on the soul’s freedom and exploration. These tattoos often symbolize direction, protection, power, and the concept of following one’s own dream or journey. The tattoos are usually inked in a minimalistic Bohemian style; however, if desired, they can be customized for a more intricate design.

Infographic: Gorgeous Ankle Tattoo Designs That Women Can Try

If you are a newbie in the tattoo world or just someone with an ardent love for minimalistic art, you may want to try something simple yet cute for your ankle tattoos. To help you with that, we have compiled a list of tattoo designs that are easy to create, beautiful, and meaningful. Scroll down to find them in the infographic below!

simple yet gorgeous ankle tattoo designs for women to try in 2022 (infographic)

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Tattoos are an incredible way of expressing your thoughts, personality, and beliefs. These body tattoos designed on the ankle feel somewhat personal and can help you portray your style. You can make them simple and minimalist or intricate as per your needs. The ankle is a sensitive and small region, so make sure your design is appropriate. These intricate designs can signify a range of emotions, and each specific pattern hides a story behind it. Keep your tattooed skin from getting inflamed and infected by following some safety measures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do ankle tattoos hurt?

Yes, getting ankle tattoos can be painful as there is less skin padding in the area. If you don’t have a high pain tolerance, it is better to pick a place that is padded with muscle and fat tissues.

What are the ankle tattoo placements?

You can get a tattoo on the front, back, or sides of the ankle. You can also get a band tattoo that wraps around the ankle.

Are ankle tattoos a good idea?

Ankle is a great place to get tattooed for anyone looking for a subtle placement. You can go for detailed designs as well as minimalistic tattoos.

What is the most popular ankle tattoo?

Some of the most popular ankle tattoo designs include wrap-around sketches, band patterns, floral motifs, and anklets.

How much is an ankle bracelet tattoo?

A normal tattoo costs between $50 to $260 depending on the size and intricacy of the design you choose. Also, the more experienced your tattoo artist is, the higher the price may be.

Do ankle tattoos fade badly?

Ankle tattoos are more susceptible to fading because of the constant friction between the skin and socks or shoes. Keep the tattoo safe from getting rubbed by any surface to keep it lasting long.

Do ankle tattoos heal fast?

An ankle tattoo can heal within 2-4 weeks of inking, depending on how big the design is and how well you follow the aftercare instructions. .

Are ankle tattoos girly?

The design you choose is what defines your tattoo. You can go for bold and masculine designs like arrowheads and Maori band designs or choose feminine designs like anklets and floral vines.

Can I wear socks after getting an ankle tattoo?

Ankle tattoos heal in approximately 2-4 weeks, try not to put on covered shoes or socks during the healing period. The more you let it heal freely, the better the tattoo will come to be.

Do ankle tattoos age well?

Ankle tattoos are prone to fading and blowout due to daily wear and tear. You can get touch-ups to keep the ankle tattoo looking brand new.

Can you wear shoes after an ankle tattoo?

Ideally, wait for two weeks to wear boots or shoes. Ensure that you wear clean socks and sneakers that allow breathing space for your ankle and prevent friction.

Can you walk after an ankle tattoo?

Yes, you can walk after getting an ankle tattoo. You may find it a little difficult to walk as the tattoo is new. Avoid strenuous physical activity for a few days till the tattoo heals.

How big should ankle tattoos be?

This depends on the size and complexity of your tattoo. Since tattoo sizes are measured in square inches, you can go to a tattoo parlor and discuss with a professional before getting your tattoo.

Key Takeaways

  • Ankle tattoos have a fun and flirty appeal to them and can accentuate the beauty of your feet.
  • The ankle is a small area, so make sure the size of the tattoo is proportionate to it.
  • Compass, airplane, and constellation are common motifs for an ankle tattoo and symbolize direction, adventure, and wanderlust.
Ankle tattoo designs for women

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