Looking for a tattoo that isn’t cute and pretty? Then you are in the right place. We have put together 23 of the best badass tattoo ideas for women. There is something for everyone from fierce tigers to skulls to unique ink like head tattoos. These are perfect for the women looking to add a bold and edgy tattoo to their look.
1. ROSE RIB TATTOO
Flowers don’t have to be pretty and feminine, you can have awesome badass flowers like these ones. This rib ink features multiple flowers in black ink. Rib tattoos can be covered or shown making them great places to get tattooed. It would look amazing on the beach.
Skull tattoos have become very popular and with this tattoo we can see why. This detailed skull sits on the shoulder with two roses. Something like this has both feminine elements and badass ones. You could get this tattooed anywhere on the body.
Rose tattoos are usually pretty and feminine. Mix it up and you get an edgy ink like this one. This rose hand tattoo looks trendy and is perfect for a rock chick. Hand tattoos look amazing but cannot be covered so you should take this into consideration. You could have any design tattooed on the hand.
Want a tattoo that will wow? Then think about a dragon tattoo. This ink features a big, bold dragon covering half of the arm. You could have a black outline dragon like this or add some color. Dragon tattoos will look amazing on everyone. We love this and it could be tattooed on the leg or ribs for a trendy look.
If you are looking for a unique design then consider a palm tattoo. This is quirky and will catch everyone’s attention. A tattoo like this is for the trendsetters! The floral design is pretty but the location makes it a badass tattoo. We have seen many of these designs from butterflies to flowers so the design ideas are endless.
Be fierce and get a lion tattoo like this one. This woman had a stunning blue ink lion tattooed on her back. It is a design that will wow anyone that sees it. You could have a lion tattooed anywhere in any design, this image is great for inspiration.
Here is another fierce tattoo. This thigh ink features a wolf. It is a stunning and unique design that combines pretty patterns with a badass design. Wolves are strong. Something like this would be perfect for a woman who wants a symbol of strength. You could have a wolf created in just one of these styles.
Next, we have a back tattoo that is unique and bold. It is a different take on the usual pretty florals. Back tattoos are great because they can be covered up and when you do show it off it will look awesome. It would be great for the summer.
Looking for something with a vintage vibe? Then check out this rockabilly skull. This is a different take on the vintage tattoos. It has the vintage look but has a badass vibe with the skull. The flowers add a feminine touch. You could recreate this in many ways to make it unique to you.
Sleeves are badass tattoo ideas. These are bold and make a statement. The full sleeve might not be for you so consider a half sleeve. This gives you the look but can be covered up when you want or need to. The pretty floral design has been given an edge because it has been used as a sleeve. We love this!
Old school tattoos look amazing as you can see. The technique gives the tattoo a bold and vibrant look. You could have traditional looking tattoos created into a sleeve like this one. Each tattoo is different but because the colors and technique are similar it brings the tattoo together. You could have any images tattooed into a sleeve.
Here is another way to create a skull for women. This one is very quirky and colorful. The colors soften the skull a little, making it great for women who want something badass but a little feminine to. You could add any shades you wanted into a design like this.
This next design is actually body paint. Even though it is not permanent it shows the awesome thigh designs that can be created with florals. The black ink flower is bold. It would look amazing with shorts or a skirt. You could even add some color.
Our next pick is for the bold trendsetters. This badass woman has had a head tattoo and it looks awesome! It a unique tattoo and will make a statement. You will have to shave your hair but half hair shaves and other styles like it are bang on trend. With a tattoo like this you will have a badass hair do and tattoo.
Here is a unique way to wear skull. It isn’t the classic human skull but an animal one. This twist on the tattoo gives it a fresh look. You could have any flowers added and you could even have a touch of color. It looks great on the thigh but would look amazing in other places on the body.
Wings and feathers have been popular tattoos for years. We love this ink because it has mixed up the design to create a winged half sleeve. The design looks like she has her own wings like a bird. Something like this is perfect for the free spirited badass.
Tigers are magnificent so it is no surprise they have inspired tattoo designs. This tiger tattoo is bold and the detail is very intricate. A badass tattoo like this is perfect for the ladies who love nature and animals. It is the perfect symbol for a strong woman. You could have a tiger tattoo placed anywhere but this particular design looks great on the arm.
Birds are beautiful but can be fierce to. The same can be said for women. This back tattoo is stunning and will wow everyone who sees it. It can be covered but would look awesome in the summer with a tank top or swimwear. You could have any bird placed here and you could even add some color.
Here is another edgy rose tattoo. The whole design makes this a badass piece, the black ink, the style of the flowers and where the design has been placed. It is a gorgeous tattoo that has given us serious style envy. Make it personal to you and have your favourite flower designed.
This woman has had the word badass tattooed on her foot. It is a quirky tattoo that would suit anyone and as it is a small design it would be great as a first ink. You will have to be badass though because we heard foot tattoos are painful!
Thigh inks are just badass. A floral design like this has the edge and the prettiness to. The detail on this design is stunning. This would look amazing with shorts or a skirt. You could choose any flowers to recreate a tattoo like this. Add some vibrant color for a bold look.
Watercolor tattoos have become a must have. Combine this technique with a skull and you have one trendy tattoo. You could have any colors added to a skull as the dark ink goes with everything. Something like this would look cool as part of a sleeve.
Last on our list is this spider neck tattoo. It is a quirky and stylish design, that has a Gothic look to it. You could have any spider created in any color and have it tattooed anywhere on the body. We love the neck design because it looks like it has traveled down its web.