There are many popular body placement areas for modern body art designs and as tattooing has soared in popularity over the past few decades, very few body parts have gone untouched by the tattooist’s needle however some are still much rarer than others. Erotic piercing and genital tattoos may only appeal to a small selection of the population but if you are interested in vagina tattoos, the chances are you will end up with a unique piece of body art that will certainly make you unique.

There are several reasons – aside from the obvious of course – that mean a vagina tattoo is still relatively rare but one of the main grounds for this comes down to the pain factor. As the genital area is one of the most sensitive areas of the body, this will heighten the feel of the needle as it pierces the skin so you will feel every painful moment in magnitude. On the plus side this is not a large area of skin and most women will opt for a very small design, just on the outside of the labia or close to the bikini line so you won’t have to endure any agony for very long. If you have any qualms about how painful this procedure may be, there are a few tests you can do to give you some idea of what is involved. Strange as it may seem, pinching yourself in the spot you had in mind – as hard as you can – then doing the same on another body part such as the arm or leg with exactly the same force, will give you a rough indication as to how much more sensitive this area is. While small motifs and emblems typically used for smaller tattoo designs do not involve a great deal of time or work, one inked in this area will take slightly longer as your tattooist will have less space to work in and will be aware of the sensitivity involved. However, it is worth mentioning that many tattooists will not undertake work of this nature so you may have to go out of your way to find one who specializes in erotic body art and piercing. It would also be recommended to find one who has previous experience in tattooing this delicate placement area for all of the reasons already mentioned but also for your own peace of mind.

There are a few popular images that are requested regularly for a vagina tattoo including a heart, strawberry and shamrock. Butterflies and floral images are another common female favourite which look pretty as a tiny single motif strategically placed however there are some designs for this particular location that are much more elaborate. These actually incorporate the genitals into the actual design so it becomes part of the overall tattoo in a similar fashion to some belly button tattoo designs. Finally, if you do decide to go ahead with a tattoo in an intimate place like this then it definitely has the advantage of discretion and few people will ever see it unless you want them too.