10 Best Glitter Tattoos That Sparkle On Your Skin

Glitter's not only for the eye; these top shimmery tats will tell you why!

Written by Jyotsana Rao
Edited by Shatabdi Bhattacharya
Fact-checked by Shreya Mukherjee  • 

Like any other art, tattoo art is also evolving to incorporate modern concepts of style and design such as piercing, rhinestone embellishments, and glitter. Glitter Tattoos are a fast growing trend, mainly popular with adolescents and children as glitter tattoos are appropriate for underage individuals who are not yet of the age to indulge in permanent tattoos. However, glitter tattoos are also gaining a loyal adult fan following. They add a glamorous touch to the overall ensemble during festive celebrations and fun social events. There are both permanent glitter tattoos and temporary glitter tattoos available and limitless eye-catching options to choose from.

This article is a catalog of top ten amazing glitter tattoo types that are currently trending. They should help you get some inspiration to get one of your own.

Top Ten Glitter Tattoos

Glitter tattoos are for everyone. These fashionable body decorations have made tattoos look fun and accessible for all. If you are looking for inspiration to add a bit of sparkle to your unique body art, we have your back. We have put together 10 stunning designs for you to experiment with. Check them out.

1. Glitter Ladybug Tattoo

This trendy glitter tattoo with an apparent childish appeal is the perfect piece of art for a girl’s night out. Stick to the same color as depicted here or experiment with color of your own choice. You could also have it done on other parts of your body to be able to flaunt it better.

2. Floral Motif Glitter Tattoo

This silver glitter tattoo with a floral motif would suit pale or dark skin equally well. Make a note of how it creeps up from the cleavage and reaches out towards the shoulders. This will give this tattoo a definite sexual appeal.

3. Glitter Hibiscus Flower Tattoo

Girls love flowers and this hibiscus glitter tattoo is bound to be a favorite with many. Look closely at the effective depiction of the hibiscus flower in this trendy piece of art. Have it painted on to your forearms, the nape of your neck, your ankles or your midriff, this tattoo will look good almost anywhere.

4. Glitter Star Tattoo

This glittery tattoo’s depiction of stars in various sizes has a trendy appeal amongst teenage girls. Replicate this piece of art as it is depicted here or play with colorful variations and different sizes to indulge in a little bit more starry fun.

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You can also get glitter star tattoos on your biceps, nape, back, or ankles.

5. Floral Forearm Glitter Tattoo

Though most glitter tattoos are best kept as small trendy pieces of art, this floral glitter tattoo that covers the full forearm defies convention. This is only a better piece of art for it. Not easily replicated, you would have to employ the services of an experienced professional to have this done on your skin.

6. Glitter Hearts on Wings Tattoo

If you are in love with love itself or truly madly deeply in love with a special someone, this hearts on wings glitter tattoo is the perfect way for you to express your emotions. Best replicated as it is depicted here, you can however have it painted on to strategic parts of your body that you won’t have much trouble flaunting, such as your forearms, your ankles or the nape of your neck.

7. Glitter Butterfly Tattoo

Girls love butterflies and when butterflies and glitter combine together in tattoo art, it is potent combination. The creative scope is endless. This butterfly tattoo is the perfect example of trendy butterfly glitter tattoos that are popular right now. You could experiment with colors and sizes or do altogether different glitter tattoos using the popular butterfly motif.

8. Glitter Fairy Tattoo

This miniature fairy tattoo is bound to get a lot of admiring stares from the rest of your female buddies. Pink and purple are some of a girl’s favorite colors and this tattoo has it in plenty. Take a close look at how the subtle pink is perfectly contrasted by the shimmer of the purple glitter.

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You can also experiment with other fairy tattoos like Tinkerbell, the blue fairy from Pinocchio, or bloom from the Winx club.

9. Glitter Fish Tattoo

This tattoo could be a definite favorite at a kid’s birthday party. Here’s an idea for you, organize a pool party for the upcoming birthday party for your child. Then, have a professional create lots of glitter tattoos with an oceanic theme.

10. Glitter Pal Tree Tattoo

Last but not the least on our list, this palm tree glitter tattoo is a definite hit with kids. For those who are unaware, tribal tattoos such as palm trees symbolize a cool and easy temperament.

Infographic: Top 6 Sparkling Glitter Tattoo Designs

Glitter tattoos add a touch of sparkle and glamor to your look, making them a popular choice for those opting for temporary body art. In the infographic below, we have listed the 6 best glitter tattoos that will make you shine. Whether you are attending a special event or simply want to express your personality, these glitter tattoos are sure to make a statement. Check it out to choose your favorite.

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Like every art form, tattoo art is evolving to incorporate trendy modern concepts. One of these happens to be glitter tattoos. Glitter tattoos have gained popularity in children and adolescents. They have also gained a loyal fan following among adults as well. You can try out different star, floral or fairy tattoos in different colors. The best part is that you can experiment with different temporary tattoos before you zone in on your favorite and get permanently inked. Go get your favorite glitter tattoo now!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do glitter tattoos last?

If you treated them with care, glitter tattoos could last for 3-7 days.

Can you use normal glitter for glitter tattoos?

No. Normal glitter contains metal and is harmful for your skin. Hence, don’t use normal glitter for glitter tattoos.

What is the best glue for glitter tattoos?

Go for any body-safe adhesives for glitter tattoos.

Do glitter tattoos come off in the shower?

Temporary glitter tattoos are mostly waterproof and can last up to 7 days, and they don’t come off in the shower.

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