Peacock Feather Tattoo Designs
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One of the newest trends in tattoo designs is the peacock feather, and it’s a type of tattoo that is highly versatile, and can be placed on almost any part of the body. Peacock feather tattoos are interesting, because they’re surprisingly busy. They often have a lot of similar colors in a compact space, which can generally be problematic in the tattoo world because as the ink fades (or if the person gets a tan), the colors can blend together and cause the tattoo to appear more like a large, intricate blotch than a colorful peacock feather. But when it’s done right, these feathers can look absolutely amazing. The most common places to find peacock feathers are:
- One Leg – Often you’ll find that women get peacock feather tattoos, where the stem of the feather goes up the leg and the actual feature itself is closer to the upper thigh. While the feather is considered the feature of the piece, it’s actually the stem that is considered the “sexiest.” The stem may also wrap around the legs, which can look great in shorts provided the feather is not in an awkward location.
- Inner Hip – It’s also not uncommon to find the peacock feather tat inked on the inner hip. Because the lower abdomen has so much empty space, the feather can be highly detailed and rich in color. Because the colors of the ink fade, you will need to remain in good shape with a taut stomach for the feather to retain its attractiveness, but if you can pull it off it can be a great complement to your body.
- Love Handle – When the feather is on the side of the stomach, it is usually similar to the leg. It’s often only on one side, although sometimes the feather is inverted, so that it shows up closer to the hip rather than up by the armpit. The feather may also be found by the breast, with the stem leading from the hip up to the top of the chest.
Peacock feather tattoos will likely never be a trend, but they are becoming more popular as artists play around with the idea of more intricate detail. It’ll be interesting to see if the improvements in color make these tattoos more popular over time, or if they are simply a random tattoo that only a few people will ink on their body.