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Just ten or twenty years ago, hand tattoos may have been thought to only belong to the most rebellious prison detainee. Lots of double takes, a quizzical expression or furrowed brow, and women clutching their purses. Truth be told, even now in 2022 hand tattoos aren’t very common but as ink is permanently injected onto more and more people, where the artwork is found on the human body becomes less rebellious. We all know the “tramp stamp” of the late 90s and 2000s. Then there’s the location I call “the rebellious Christian,” an inspirational word or Bible verse on the inside of the wrist. You’ve got your sleeves, your half-sleeves, calf tattoos, thigh tattoos, shoulder blade tattoos, side body tattoos, and of course, the “sexy foot top” tattoo that became popular in the 2010s. With all these tattoos becoming less about the outsiders of society, only one thing could happen next: Locations on the body where safe people just won’t go. These are the neck tattoos (becoming more common though), the face tattoos, and the topic of this post, hand tattoos.
It seems like of those three, hand tattoos might be the next one to become more mainstream. It might possibly be neck tattoos because of popular sports stars and actors already going this route.
The other day I was at an event that had a henna booth. First of all, wow. These artists are amazing and the detail of the designs are crazy. I was amazed seeing people walk away with some beautiful pieces. I was able to get some on my hand and it only served to make me want a hand tattoo even more than I already did.
Henna isn’t painful and I imagine a permanent tattoo on such a thin area would bring some pain but I can’t help but want one. It took me 30 years to get my first tattoo and it’s been over a decade since then so I’m not in a rush, but I can foresee a day when I will have a hand tattoo… you know, once more soccer moms are doing it and all that.
-Out of the Wilderness