18 Best Glitter Tattoos That Sparkle On Your Skin

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

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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.

18 Best Glitter Tattoos That Sparkle On Your Skin

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 18 stunning designs for you to experiment with. Check them out.

1. Black Glitter Tattoo

Black skull glitter tattoo on the arm of a man
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The glitter effect on this grayscale skull tattoo adds a unique sparkle to the ominous skull. The intricate details and shading create a dynamic contrast. The sinister skull melds with the artistic impact of the glitter, creating a captivating artsy depiction of the phrase “all that glitters is not gold.” This tattoo is perfect for gothic fans looking to add a touch of uniqueness to their body art.

2. Glitter Realism Tattoo

Purple night sky glitter realism tattoo on the arm of a woman
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Get a tattoo of a magical evening on your skin and add shimmer to capture the essence of the sparking stars in the night sky and the glow of fireflies. The blue and purple sky blends seamlessly to bring out the beauty of the twilight. The luminous moon casts a gentle glow that adds to the mystic feel of the scene. The addition of fine glitter makes the tattoo come alive as if the stars were embedded in your skin.

3. Dolphin Glitter Tattoo

Happy dolphin glitter tattoo on the back of a woman
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Add oceanic charm with this gleeful dolphin tattoo. The sparkling effect adds to the beauty of this blue dolphin. The simple addition of the glittering sea indicates that the creature is mid leap. The happy expression of the dolphin symbolizes a sense of freedom. This glitter tattoo is an ideal choice for those who want to carry a piece of the ocean’s wonder.

4. Black And White Glitter Tattoo

Black and White bow glitter tattoo on the back of a woman
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This simple yet elegant black and white floral tattoo with a glittery pistil embodies all things feminine. The shading, blackened leaves, and flowy outlines join together to create a stunning work of body art. The shimmer at the pistil gives the flower all the sparkle it needs to shine bright!

5. Glitter Henna Tattoo

Floral henna design glitter tattoo on the hand of a woman
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The black floral henna design elegantly adorns the palm of a woman. The bold flowing lines and traditional motifs are accentuated with some magical glittery sparkle. The glitter makes the design stand out by adding a modern twist to classic henna art.

6. Glitter Octopus Tattoo

Glitter octopus tattoo on the arm of a woman
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This striking glitter tattoo is a funky piece of art colored in dusky pink and teal shades. You know how when you see creatures underwater, they reflect the sun rays, making it look like they shimmer? This tattoo beautifully mimics that effect, giving a playful and feminine feel to the marine creature.

7. Glitter Ghost Tattoo

White glitter ghost tattoo on the arm of a man
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The adorable neon glitter-in-the-dark ghost tattoo gives off a mysterious and spooky vibe perfect for those with a penchant for all things supernatural. It is a perfect pick for Ghostbusters and other halloween and horror film and series enthusiasts. The black glitter outline is blended skillfully into the white interior, giving the ghost a unique aura.

8. Glitter Rose Tattoo

Pink glitter rose tattoo on the neck of a woman
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This elegant glitter rose tattoo embodies strength, femininity, and a love for nature. The rose is skillfully shaded in hues of pink, contrasting perfectly against the green glitter leaves. The shimmer and shading blend together to give the tattoo a realistic 3D appearance that stands out like a pendant right below the neck.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

Key Takeaways

  • Glitter tattoos are highly popular among children and adolescents.
  • Glitter designs like stars, hearts, fairies, and butterflies are appealing to teenage girls.
  • They can be done in various colors, shadings, and sizes to add to the style and fun element.
10 Best Glitter Tattoos That Sparkle On Your Skin

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Scott TerryProfessional Tattoo Artist

Scott Terry is a distinguished tattoo artist and has over 20 years of experience in the field. He specializes in color and black-and-gray realism. Scott graduated from the Joe Blasco School of Professional Makeup Artistry. His work has graced the pages of esteemed tattoo magazines and earned him accolades at various conventions. His accomplishments include trophies, such as 3rd place...read full bio