Palm tattoos are undeniably some of the coolest and most unique tattoos you can have on your body. If you were considering getting yourself a uniquely placed tattoo in a spot that is not only eye-catching but noticeable almost right off the bat, then the palm of your hands may just be the spot for your next tattoo!
Be warned that although tattoos are permanent, palm tattoos fade faster than most any other tattoo on your body alongside with the bottom of your feet and inside of your lip. This is due to the fact that your hands come into contact with essentially everything, this includes washing your hands on a daily basis.
If you want these kinds of tattoos, know beforehand (no pun intended) that you will need to get touch ups more often than a normal tattoo. Besides the occasional touch-ups and pain, palm tattoos are perfect for any tattoo enthusiast!
Besides koalas and apes, our hands are structured to do far more than most any other animal can do and it’s all thanks to our opposable thumbs! Our hands are used for everything such as driving, eating, playing video games, holding your lover’s hand and for just about everything else you can think of!
No two pair of hands are alike in this world, and part of that has to do with our fingerprints! Before we used fingerprints to help catch criminals, it is believed that our fingerprints were used to help our ancestors grip onto rough surfaces, such as climbing up trees or rocks. However, there is still a mystery behind as to why we have fingerprints at all.
Hands go beyond the limits of just picking up and holding objects. For the blind, their hands are a tool to see. For those who are mute, their hands are a tool to help them speak. Our hands are an important tool to help us create, destroy, cherish, and experience new things. They allow us to touch, feel, and hold the things in our surroundings. Why not decorate them with something you love or find beautiful and cool?
As you can see, some people like to get rather intricate with the design of their palm tattoos. Below we have two dotwork mandalas inspired pieces.
Here we have another dotwork piece but done in a spiral pattern instead. That must’ve hurt! Then again, what tattoo doesn’t?
Simple “Lone Wolf” piece done by the talented Kid Kros
I really love the design of the black workpiece, its unique and the work is very clean.
This palm tattoo of the Santa Cruz Skateboards logo is simple, clever and perfect for any skateboarding tattoo enthusiast!
This gun palm tattoo is also really well done, unique and cool.
Here is another awesome dotwork piece of an octopus that covers the entire base of the hand.
This palm tattoo is absolutely adorable!
Gorgeously done, yet simple butterfly piece that forms when bringing both hands together.
One thing that people like to get tattooed on the palm of their hands is eyes. This one was exceptionally well done!
And last, but not least, we have this heart noose palm tattoo.