With the increasing acceptance of tattoos in the mainstream, finger tattoos are becoming a more prevalent location for inked artwork. This article explores 100 photos of finger tattoos and discusses the relevance of style, location, and imagery seen in each piece.
Psychedelic Hand Tattoo
Bright colors carry throughout the piece and depict a flower near the base of the wearer’s hand while a rainbow is pictured on the left side of the wearer’s hand. The outline of the wearer’s finger bones are shown on the wearer’s index and middle finger in blue and orange ink respectively. The wearer’s ring finger is covered in a series of scribbles that utilizes a gradient color palette while the wearer’s pinkie finger is colored entirely yellow and covered with purple and green spots.
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A less-than-threatening shark is illustrated on the wearer’s left thumb while an anchor is inked on the wearer’s right thumb. As shown in this tattoo set a cartoon-style lends itself well to small spaces that limit detail.
Elaborate Finger Patterns
Elaborate patterns utilizing scrolls, circles, and crosshatching created with bold black lines adorn the wearer’s fingers.
A black and gray owl with over-sized yellow eyes is inked on the wearer’s ring finger. A glimmer of light is shown in the top right corners of the owl’s eyes and creates a sense of complexity in the piece.
Insect and a Pierced Heart
The wearer’s index and middle finger sport designs created using bold black lines. An insect is depicted on the wearer’s index finger while a heart pierced with an arrow is shown on the wearer’s middle finger.
Obese Chipmunk Holding an Umbrella
A cartoon-style chipmunk is depicted holding an umbrella on the top half of the wearer’s middle finger while a pair of acorns and a pair of leaves are depicted on the bottom half of the finger.
A compass is created using black ink and is depicted on the wearer’s middle finger.
Flying the Coop
These black and gray pieces pack a surprising amount of detail into relatively small tattoos. The wearer’s pinkie finger shows a bird flying away from a cage adorned with a heart pictured on the wearer’s ring finger.
“Family,” is spelled out in cursive and embellished with a small heart on the side of the wearer’s ring finger.
A Thunderbird, a prevalent character in Native American folklore, is depicted in black ink on the wearer’s ring finger.
An ornate black and gray revolver is depicted on the wearer’s palm while the barrel of the decadent gun runs along the wearer’s index finger. The pistol is embellished with a gem encrusted butt, a twisted hand grip, and engraving along the cylinder and barrel.
King and Queen of Hearts
Torn from the imagery of playing cards, this tattoo set shows the symbols for the king and queen of hearts on the wearer’s ring fingers.
A silhouette of the lost boys flying with Peter Pan is depicted on the wearer’s left index finger.
Physical Depiction of Personality
A myriad of diverse images is depicted across the wearer’s knuckles in this set of colorful tattoos. The haphazard collection of subjects is a direct representation of the varying interests of the wearer.
Mister and Misses
The abbreviations of the words mister and misses are inked onto the wearers’ ring fingers. This tattoo set is a refreshing alternative to the tradition of wearing wedding rings.
Based on the way the ink is caked on the wearer’s skin I can tell that this is a henna tattoo. Regardless, the design shows a set of bands wrapped around the tip of the wearer’s ring finger while a chain leads to a leaf-like image that has a tear-drop shape in the middle.
Plenty of Designs to Choose From
Meat cleavers, handguns, hearts, crosses, Louis Vuitton symbols, these finger tattoos draw from a diverse set of images.
Ruled lines measuring two and a half inches are inked onto the wearer’s ring finger in this tattoo that apparently conveys the wearer’s love of…measurement.
A bow is depicted in bold black ink on the wearer’s thumb. The bow has become an increasingly popular image over the past couple of years and, in my opinion, is bordering on becoming cliche.
A thin black line is drawn around the wearer’s hand and onto the wearer’s thumb and index finger so that a circle is created when the wearer touches the tip of their thumb to their index finger. While the tattoo doesn’t strike me as exceptionally imaginative, I think it would be ideal for anyone who still plays “The Circle Game.”
White Bird Silhouette
If you’ve ever wondered why white tattoos aren’t more prevalent, there are two reasons, the first is that white ink is more expensive, the second is that white ink fades quicker than other colors. In this tattoo we see a silhouette of a bird created using white ink and depicted on the wearer’s left ring finger.
Another Hand Bindi
A bindi, a design that originated in Indian culture, is shown on the wearer’s left hand and is depicted in black ink. The tips of the wearer’s fingers are adorned with linear designs while a series of small circles run along the wearer’s middle finger leading to a large circular design on the wearer’s hand.
A Fleur-de-lis, a stylized interpretation of a flower or Iris typically associated with French monarchy, is inked onto the wearer’s middle finger in black and gray.
Taking the Index Finger Hostage
I absolutely love the concept and execution of this tattoo. A face and mask is tattooed on the wearer’s middle finger while a face is tattooed on the wearer’s index finger with a hand covering the mouth and knife to the characters throat. Therefore, when the wearer crosses his fingers it looks like the middle finger is taking the index finger hostage.
I’ve never understood the appeal of tattooing mustaches onto one’s bod, however, I don’t understand the appeal of mustaches in general. Here, we see a black and gray mustached inked onto the back of the wearer’s left arm just above the elbow.
“Smile,” is tattooed on the wearer’s index finger in this tattoo. An ideal piece considering the wearer is a photographer and the index finger is visible when the wearer is taking pictures.
Sets of four lines wrap around the wearer’s fingers at the base above the knuckle and at the tips beneath the wearer’s fingernails.
Jungle Cats, Masonic Symbols, and a Flower
These black and gray tattoos, shown on the wearer’s knuckles, show multiple images including a pyramid encapsulating an eye, the sign for the Free Masons, a bloodthirsty jungle cat, and a flower.
Bow and Arrow
These black tattoos, shown on the wearer’s index fingers, depict a bow and an arrow.
Sections of a traditionally styled and colored dagger are inked onto the wearer’s knuckles and come together to create a single image when the wearer intertwines his fingers.
A plethora of black stars are inked onto the wearer’s ring finger.
A black rosary is depicted on the wearer’s middle finger and is shaped in a way that it would frame a ring.
Mr. and Mrs. Revisited
Mr. and Mrs. are inked onto the wearer’s ring fingers in black ink in this tattoo set.
Mickey and Minnie
Mickey and Minnie mouse are depicted on the wearer’s left and right palms respectively. The characters pictured puckering up for a kiss and appear to kiss when the wearer clasps their hands.
Palm Tree Silhouette
A black silhouette of a palm tree is pictured on the wearer’s middle finger.
Naval Imagery and Flora
Five images are depicted in black ink on the wearer’s knuckles. The wearer’s pinkie sports a flower, the ring finger shows two buoys afloat in the water as seagulls fly overhead, the middle finger is inked with a ships steering wheel, and the index finger shows a palm tree. On the other hand the wearer has a pair of crossed arrows pictured on their thumb.
A black and gray paint brush dipped in red paint is pictured on the wearer’s index finger.
Ring Finger Cello
A black and gray cello is depicted on the wearer’s ring finger and the neck of the cello extends upward toward the wearer’s knuckle.
Olde English Initials
This couple shows off their ring finger tattoos depicting their spouse’s initial in an old English font.
Musical Note Smiley Faces
A bar of music is shown on the wearer’s ring fingers, underneath two musical notes a pair of curved lines are inked to create a smiley face.
A small, and surprisingly detailed, revolver is pictured in black and gray ink on the wearer’s index finger.
Gemstones and Crosses
A green gemstone is depicted on the wearer’s index finger, while a pair of crosses adorn their middle finger, and a blue gemstone graces their ring finger. The color distribution in the gemstones creates the illusion of light shimmering against the stones facade and adds a sense of depth to the piece.
Don’t Ask Me About My Tattoo
“Don’t ask me about my tattoo,” is spelled out on the wearer’s index, middle, and ring finger. While the wearer must be very sick of answering questions about their ink, after reading this piece I suspect some people will ask out of spite.
Index Finger Crown
A crown, depicted in black ink, is shown on the wearer’s index finger just above the knuckle.
While this is definitely not a tattoo, a bindi design covers the wearer’s fingers in geometric patterns utilizing circular and square shapes.
“Love,” is spelled out in black ink and script font on the wearer’s ring finger.
A beautiful gold and black bindi adorns the wearer’s fingertips and forearm.
Halves of a Heart
The wearer’s each have a half of a hear tattooed on their ring fingers so they make a complete heart when their fingers are intertwined.
Eyeing it Up
Three pieces are depicted on the wearer’s fingers including a black eye on the wearer’s middle finger, overlapping circles on the ring finger, and two arrows on the pinkie finger.
Ornate patterns are inked the entire length of the wearer’s fingers in black ink. The pattern on the middle finger is centered around an eye located on the middle knuckle.
A line, reminiscent of the heart beat illustrated on a heart rate monitor, leads to a heart near the knuckle of the wearer’s ring finger.
Lines of varying length and patterns are illustrated in black ink between the middle and top knuckles of the wearer’s fingers.
A realistically illustrated elephants head is shown on the wearer’s index finger.
Scrolled Finger Bands
Black and gray bands embellished with scroll work are shown on the wearer’s ring fingers in this tattoo set.
A fishing runs along the side of the wearer’s index finger as a fishing line dangles down. The wearer’s middle finger has a continuing line with a fish on the end. This imaginative tattoo uses black, gray, and white for the fishing reel and illustrates the fish in full color.
Tools of the Trade
Four tools of a barbers trade are illustrated on the wearer’s knuckles including, scissors, a comb, hair clippers, and the iconic barbers pole.
A Monarch Butterfly is illustrated, in full color, on the wearer’s middle finger.
This tattoo, for the committed pothead, shows a blunt roach on the wearer’s thumb. When the wearer places their index finger on the piece it looks like they’re smoking the roach.
Waxing and Waning Moon
The tips of the wearer’s index, middle, and ring finger show a waxing, waning, and full moon surrounded by black dots.
Pirates Life For Me
Jolly Roger, also known as the skull and crossbones, is pictured on the wearer’s thumbs and the phrase “Pirates life for me,” is spelled out above and below the images.
The head of an Egyptian sarcophagus is depicted, in black and gray ink, on the wearer’s left ring finger.
Rocket and Planet
These black and gray tattoos illustrate an ascending rocket flying toward a ringed planet on the wearer’s ring fingers.
A black and gray whale tail is illustrated cresting the water on the wearer’s index finger.
While the wearer has multiple finger tattoos including a set of cat whiskers, and a gradually blackened circle, the most identifiable is the Batman symbol located on their ring finger.
Infinity Symbol Interwoven with a Heart
These tattoos, created using bold black lines, show a heart interwoven with an infinity symbol on the wearers’ ring fingers.
A black and gray wolf head is depicted on the wearer’s index finger between the first and middle knuckle.
A small downward pointing arrow is shown on the wearer’s left ring finger.
Skull with Floral Crown
A skull with a crown of roses is illustrated on the wearer’s index finger.
Black Crescent Moon
A black crescent moon is illustrated on the wearer’s left ring finger.
A cartoon-style set of cat whiskers are depicted in black ink on the wearer’s index finger.
An ode to the incredibly popular Star Wars franchise. This tattoo depicts a pair of light sabers, one green and one red, on the wearers’ pinkies.
Tale as Old as Time
The phrase, “Tale as old as time,” stretches from the wearer’s hand and onto their index finger. The phrase is written in a black, cursive font while the wearer’s thumb is adorned with a rose.
Dagger through the Knuckle
A traditionally styled and colored dagger is illustrated to look like it is piercing through the middle of the wearer’s middle knuckle as droplets of blood fall to the side of the finger.
Fork and Knife
A fork and a knife are outlined in black ink on the wearer’s index finger.
A black feather is accented with white ink on the wearer’s ring finger.
Reddish brown bands wrap around the wearer’s fingers are accented with leaf-like shapes.
An analog camera is illustrated in black and gray ink on the wearer’s index finger.
I See You
A pair of blue eyes are inked onto the wearer’s middle fingers. When the wearer places their fingers over their eyes it appears that they are still looking at the observer.
A human, goat, sheep, and bird skull are depicted in black and gray ink on the wearer’s knuckles.
Swirling black designs are depicted on one wearer’s ring finger and the other wearer’s pinkie finger.
Where to Begin…
These tattoos remind of a junk drawer, a random assortment of stuff that you have but don’t need. The images include a middle finger, chefs knife, lightning bolt, a piece of pizza, and so many other worthless designs.
A poorly rendered diamond tattoo is shown near the tip of the wearer’s left ring finger.
A black feather spans every finger of the wearer’s hand.
Anchors, Keys, and the Letter M
Extravagant skeleton keys are depicted in black ink on the wearer’s middle and pinkie finger while an anchor is rendered on their index finger and the letter M is pictured on their ring finger.
Ouija, Crystal Ball, Pentagram, Crescent Moon
An ode to the occult, this tattoo shows the planchette from a Ouija board, a crystal ball, a pentagram, and a crescent moon. All of the tattoos are rendered in black ink and are located on the wearer’s knuckles.
A bindi inspired design is located on the wearer’s middle finger while a geometric design adorns the wearer’s index finger. Both pieces are rendered in black ink.
Day of the Dead Style Skull
A skull, located on the wearer’s ring finger, is embellished with designs and a cross reminiscent of the designs used to celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico.
Ornate Finger Band
A black and gray finger band is accented with touches of white and a dangling series of circles reminiscent of beads.
A pair of vividly colored unicorns are illustrated on the wearer’s left index finger and right middle finger.
Bindi Inspired Pattern
A black bindi inspired pattern runs from the tip of the wearer’s finger to the wearer’s knuckles.
Deer Skull and Owl
One wearer has a deer skull with a handlebar mustache tattooed on their index finger while the other wearer has a stylized owl tattooed on their index finger. Both tattoos are rendered in black ink.
A UFO ascending toward a crescent moon is depicted on the wearer’s middle finger in black ink.
I Know that Symbol
Watercolor Rose, Cross, and Dangling Beads
A watercolor rose is the crown jewel of this collection of tattoos. The rose is depicted in full color with a vibrant green stem and pink and red bud. The wearer’s other tattoos include a cross, dangling beads, and a geometric design, all of which are rendered in black and gray ink.
A series of black, gray, and white circular designs adorn the wearer’s knuckles.
The stereotypical depiction of an alien head is depicted in black ink on the wearer’s index finger.
Lotus Flower Hand
Circles, Circles, Circles
A series of circles adorns the wearer’s fingers, including blacked-out circles and empty circles as well as a small set of dots near the wearer’s fingertips.
Just Press Play
Black symbols, familiar to anyone who has owned a DVD player, are represented on the wearer’s knuckles.
Food and Jack and a Crescent Moon
Another set of tattoos that utilizes a hodge-podge of imagery is seen across the wearer’s knuckles. The tattoos are rendered in full color and include images like ice cream, pizza, a lollipop, a jack-o-lantern, a cupcake, Jack from the Nightmare Before Christmas, a doughnut, and a crescent moon.
DC Superhero Symbols
This avid comic book fan has tattooed symbols from some of DC’s most iconic heroes onto his knuckles. The images, rendered in black and gray, include the Superman symbol, Batman symbol, Green Lantern symbol, and The Flash symbol.
More Junk Drawer Images
These black tattoos, depicted on the wearer’s knuckles, show a plethora of images. None of which are particularly impressive.