Tattoos being trashy or ugly is a stereotype only to those who have never seen how truly beautiful they can be. Tattoos can even be elegant and sophisticated. If you are looking to get a tattoo that accentuates your own brand of chic, check out these 20 sophisticated tattoo ideas:
Simply put, in a script that looks it was created by a quill pen and an inked well, the word “Beautiful.”
An ornate arrow along this tattoo enthusiast’s spine is the perfect sophisticated tattoo to go along with any dress for a fancy event.
The phases of the moon along the spine make for a sophisticated and whimsical tattoo.
This Celtic tattoo in its simple design and feminine placement is quite sophisticated.
“Music is life” with heartbeats leading to the headphones, upward, following the spine, is done in a sophisticated fashion.
Lovely black and gray mandalas, no matter how ornate, are quite sophisticated.
Spirograph, geometric inspired lines can be very elegant, as seen on the shoulder of this tattoo enthusiast.
A simple geometric shape carefully placed on a delicate part of the body creates a beautiful effect.
Realistic flower on a lovely canvas is classically sophisticated. The pop of the yellow gives it another dimension.
This geometric shape carefully placed onto the hip of this wearer is absolutely stunning.
Here is yet another geometric design, this time on the forearm. Geometric shapes when done in a minimalistic style are often very sophisticated.
Although the rosary tattoo is a common one, there is something about this one that landed it on this list. Quite lovely.
Wispy and tiny flowers make this botanical design a very sophisticated tattoo.
Sophisticated tattoos don’t always need to be understated or minimalist. This colorful, large, painterly floral tattoo is an example of that.
Black and gray botanical illustrations always make sophisticated tattoos. This thigh tattoo is quite large, and amazing.
It’s important to choose the right style of writing, whether it’s handwritten or a font, when creating a script tattoo along the spine. This particular tattoo says “Life life with no regrets.”
Here is another example of a classical pen and ink illustration turned into a tattoo. This heart has flowers growing from it, and is placed on the side of the wearer. Very cool.
Sometimes simple is best, as in the case of these two outlined style doves.
This abstract watercolor tattoo that starts at the base of the neck and goes on down the spine, in between the shoulder blades is a real eye catcher.
Another geometric shape ends this list, done in a dot matrix pattern. Gorgeous.