50 Awesome Finger Tattoo Ideas for Men & Women in 2023
Like face tattoos and hand tattoos, finger tattoos are not for everyone. In fact, I’d advise most beginners to steer away from these tattoos – leave them to the experienced 😎 Why? Because these tattoos generally don’t age very well compared to many other body parts. Fading and blowout are quite common amongst finger tattoos. Despite all of that, finger tattoos make awesome statement pieces.
But before you go and get your own finger tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the most unique, most stylish, and best-looking finger tattoos of 2023. You’ll surely be inspired with the perfect idea for your next piece of ink.
With that said, let’s begin.
We Hope You Enjoy These Finger Tattoo Ideas! First Off: Minimal Dot Color Ring Finger Tattoo
Dotwork style is characterized by the presence of several adjacent dots as seen in this tattoo. Married with the Minimal style as it is here, the goal is simplification. With the exception of color, nothing but essential elements are included in the design. The result, a masterpiece like the works of the French Pointillism painters which adorn museum walls. This masterpiece though adorns your finger; for you and all others to admire.
Mandala Line Work Finger Thumb Tattoos
The Mandala, with its origins in South Asian and eastern religions, is often composed of lotus flowers with their repeating geometric patterns. The lotus is more than just beautiful. It’s a symbol of enlightenment and rebirth. Although the roots of the lotus flower are found in the dirtiest of waters, it produces the most beautiful flower. As an analogy for the human condition many want the lotus Mandala to adorn their skin. These Mandala tattoos are done in the Line Work style using the customary black ink.
Minimal Blue Watercolor Snake Tattoo on Woman's Finger
What a pretty splash of blue color adorns this woman’s thumb. With the use of Watercolor style, this little snake is more beautiful than menacing. Although the black lines on the body of the snake showcase an attention to detail, the overall design softly screams simplicity. Simple yes but a very sophisticated snake tattoo too.
Semi Colon Tattoo on Middle Finger
This little tattoo, discreetly tucked away on the side of the finger, is done in the Minimal style. Consisting of nothing more than a semicolon, it follows this style’s dictate of simplicity. Yes, simple in design but bold in its significance. The semicolon has come to mean support for those dealing with suicide, depression and other mental health issues. So with just this tiny inking you can make a strong statement for all to see. Thank you.
Women's Minimal Color Hello Kitty Finger Tattoos
Is that Hello Kitty right on this woman’s index finger? These little figures are all so cute. The playful nature is enhanced by the use of Minimal style where a simplified design is the goal – no unnecessary detail or shading to impart complexity. Then this sweet design is all wrapped up with a pretty red bow. The End
Women's Blackwork Leaves Finger Tattoo
This tattoo is done in Black Work style where, as the name implies, only black ink is used. There’s no gray or shading incorporated into the design. Here a a branch gracefully wraps itself around the index finger. As noted above, the leaves have no shading and are rendered in solid planes of black ink. Bold and Beautiful. The similarly colored mani is the icing on the cake.
Women's Minimal Finger Tattoos - Heart ,Moon, Snake, Waves and Dots
The individual tattoos here are done in Minimal style; black ink only, fine lines and the use of simplified design components. The space within and around the snake, moon, star, heart and squiggle add to the design theme without the need to include additional details. The mani even complements the design.
Old School Red Rose Finger Tattoo
Old School style has come a long way in this tattoo. Old School, also known as American style, is characterized by bold black outlines: simple shading along with a simple color palette. It’s what was used for your Grandpa’s tattoo; think pin-up girls. Who wouldn’t think this red rose tattoo is so fresh. Taking the place of jewelry, it beautifully adorns the finger of this lucky lady.
White Ink Star Finger Tattoo
What a perfect example of “Less Is More”. This tattoo done in White Line style has, as the name implies, only lines done in white ink. Its simple design casts a continuous light, forever adding sparkle to this woman’s finger. Like a star in the sky, this star casts a bright light for all to see. No diamonds needed.
Men's Black Ink Brush Style Tattoo on Fingers
Tattoo artist Lee Stewart is credited with creating the Ink Brush style. It’s used to simulate brush strokes on a canvas. The style marries the East Asian style of ink wash paintings and the street art of Berlin. Many looking for something other than the harsh outlines and coloring of traditional tattoos have been drawn to this still new style.
Rainbow Ring Finger Tattoo
Now this is a pretty tattoo. Most tattoos done in the Line Work style are devoid of color; done only in black lines. Not here. The use of the muted shades adds a lightness, a delicate feel to this work. Perfectly inked (look at those lines), it adorns the index finger just like a piece of fine gold jewelry just waiting for the compliments to roll in.
Women's Blackwork Middle Finger Tattoos
These angular leaves are done in the Black Work style. With the use of only black ink and no grays or shading, a boldness is delivered. The leaves and adjacent smaller designs look like hieroglyphics; like they’re here to stay. Along with her red mani and choice of tattoos, this woman is definitely making a statement; I’m fierce.
Men's Black Script Finger Tattoos
When you use only letters or words and all done in bold black ink, you’ve got the marriage of Script and Black Work styles. The ornate stylization of the letters looks like calligraphy or graffiti; art in itself. There’s nothing subtle with this man’s hand tattoo here; no grays, no shading. The boldness of design complements these very masculine hands.
Female Linework Finger Tattoo Designs
As seen by this woman’s mani she’s a fashionista. So it comes as no surprise that she’d chosen these beautiful Line Work style tattoos to further adorn her fingers. They’re done in black ink only with no addition of color; typical of this style. It’s like fine jewelry was painted on. The overall design has an ancient feel to it but feels so fresh.
Lucky 777 Side Finger Tattoo
Here’s another discrete tattoo making a loud statement. The Text style, typically one or two words, is like graffiti. Rather than words, the numbers 777 are used here imparting significance to the tattoo.” 777” implies that the universe is with you and supporting you on your spiritual path. May you go forward and prosper.
Minimal Wave Finger Tattoo
Anyone saying “Instagram”? This tattoo is totally Insta-ready. With only one, continuous, fine black line you get an awesome minimal tattoo. It’s not only great looking but also interesting. What does it mean? I’m not sure but, I’d guess this person likes the beach. And I am sure that this little tattoo will invite lots of conversation. Good way to meet people.
Minimal Floral Finger Tattoo
This floral themed finger tattoo is done in Minimal Style. Thin black lines are used to impart a light, delicate feel to the leaves and branch. This makes it seem like the branch is indeed gently wrapping around the finger. I like how the branch extends up and across the knuckle. Nice touch.
Ying Yang & Dagger Finger Tattoos
Line Work style is done using black lines without the addition of color. That’s what we see here. When the Minimal style is layered over it, there’s an added simplification of design. The feather elements seen are inspired by Greek, Roman and Indian ornamental art.
I also really like how she went with the sticker theme, where you incorporate so many different elements that you like. If I were to do something similar, I’d include a butterfly design in there as well.
Fine Line Rose, Stars & Sun Finger Tattoos
Here are some very pretty Minimal style tattoos. Done entirely in black thin lines, the designs highlight the basic components of the image; no extra detail, no extra lines. Look at the sun; that’s classic. On each of the fingers there is a distinct image at both the top and the bottom of the finger. The long stem of the rose on the middle fingers accentuates the vertical sweep of the total design.
Women's Minimal Heart Outline Finger Tattoo
This little ring finger tattoo is clearly inked in the Minimal style. The heart design, consisting of one thick continuous black line, is devoid of any embellishment. We have only the symbolic outline of a heart and nothing more. Yet without any extras the meaning of this tattoo is clear. It says LOVE.
Realistic Minimal Skull & Crossbones Thumb Tattoo
Black and Gray style uses only black ink which is then watered down to create different shades of gray. This small tattoo is a fantastic showcase for shading skills; from the skull to the bones. The Minimal style’s philosophy of simplification, also used here, calls for inclusion of only essential design elements. Rather than adding additional detail, space around and between the skull and bones frames this design. Of added note; the detailing in the skull is Off The Charts.
Gothic Script Finger Tattoos
Heavy rendering of black ink in solid planes is of course Black Work style. It’s bold; it’s super masculine. Here the Text style, where only one or two words is used, looks like graffiti. This man’s fingers really look like a canvas for some street art.
Single Needle Tattoos on Woman's Fingers
Thin black lines, no color, no shading all impart a light dreamy feel to this tattoo. Done in the Ornamental style, it’s inspired by Greek, Roman and Indian art. The nail polish shade is indicative of color and mood preferences of this woman.The tattoos definitely are in sync with those preferences and will easily be enjoyed for a lifetime.
His & Hers Black Line Matching Finger Tattoos
There could be no clearer example of Line Work style than these tattoos. Nothing here but thin lines, no color, 2D and simple minimal design. To me the perfectly straight lines running the length of the ring fingers of this couple, are a new take on an old statement: wedding bands or simply commitment. Beautiful, Strong and oh so Original.
Women's Cute Flower Finger Tattoos
What a great way to adorn your hands (and light up your day) than with these cute flower tattoos. As is done with Minimal style, a simple flower design is central; no added embellishment. The goal of this style is to capture the essence of the object; in this case a flower: prettiness personified.
Women's Red Ink Finger Tattoo
The all important thumb is often neglected when choosing jewelry. Well now that’s come to an end. This beautiful thumb tattoo takes on even more importance with its red inking; and such a pretty shade of red. Inspired by Greek, Roman and Indian art, this is Ornamental style with its curved lines. Although women in parts of the world do adorn their fingers with ink, this little red tattoo is a welcome modern day update.
Women's Minimal Black Snake Finger Tattoo
This tattoo is done in the Minimal style with only one continuous black line making up the design. It’s beautifully centered over the finger and conforms to the space provided here. This small, sensuous snake is like a piece of modern art for the hand. No rings needed.
Black Lotus Flower Finger & Hand Tattoo
This is a stunning example of Black Line style. As is seen here, flowers are often the subject of choice and depicted with only black ink. There is an absence of color usage which generally is associated with floral-themed art. From the skilled shading of the petals and leaves, to the gracefully swirling stems, this lotus tattoo is pure sophistication.
Linework Thumb Tattoos
Not just one but two identical tattoos adorn this woman’s thumbs. Although inked with bold black lines these matching finger tattoos remain feminine. Of course the floral theme is in itself feminine. With or without rings, you’re set to go.
Fine Line Star Tattoo on Woman's Finger
With no unnecessary embellishment this star sparkles. With delicate Fine Line style, thin black lines gracefully create a star on this woman’s thumb. It’s short, sweet and to the point; a really pretty exclamation mark to the decorative mani.
Men's Glitch Year Finger Tattoos
It’s not hard to describe this tattoo. Stylized numbers precisely inked in bold black ink are representative of Text style. Typically only one or two words are used with this style while here four numbers make up the design. I wonder what happened in 1962?
Single Needle Ornamental Finger Tattoos
The thin black lines used here create the look and feel of delicate jewelry. It looks like there’s a jeweled chain on the ring finger along with small jewels on the other fingers. The small dots above the nails and at the top of the pinky serve to add visual interest. A pretty design to be admired by all.
Minimal Blue & Purple Flower Tattoos on Woman's Fingers
Minimal style dictates this tattoo’s design. The two flowers are deconstructed into their most basic components. With the most minimal addition of color in the center of each, only black ink is used. A simple, beautiful statement on this woman’s fingers.
Minimal Dots Tattooed on Woman's Fingers
These inked dots perfectly punctuate the pretty red manicure. With the Dot Work style, dots are placed in close proximity to each other without touching. This artwork looks like delicate jewelry adorning this woman’s fingers. Very pretty indeed.
Woman's Name Finger Tattoos
These finger tattoos are done in Text style reminiscent of fine calligraphy. Here the design and execution of the lettering is the art itself. The font, tall and slender, parallels the woman’s graceful fingers. Even the positioning of the letters is thoughtful with each letter perfectly framed by the space upon which its inked. And then there’s the question: “Who’s Jade?” Guess we’ll have to ask.
Abstract Linework Hands & Fingers Tattoos
If you’re looking for unique finger tattoo ideas, you won’t find many more interesting than this one. Who knew that just a couple of thin black lines could be so absolutely beautiful. The “cords” twisting around this woman’s fingers are inked in Line Work style. Here thin black lines with no color are used. The perfect symmetry from hand to hand heightens the drama. Great skill on the part of the artist.
Women's Middle Finger Tattoo
Beautiful black lines, spirals and geometric shapes adorn this woman’s middle finger tattoo. This is Line Work style. Here the middle finger provides a long enough canvas for the sweeping design. Accented with a pretty mani, I’m sure all will agree that this is finger “jewelry” at its finest.
Best Friends Matching Snowflake Finger Tattoos
Done on the inside of each middle finger, these snowflakes are tattooed in the Minimal Style. A detailed but simplified design is employed with open spaces within and around each snowflake. With the choice of two adjacent colors (from the color wheel), a calming effect is achieved. Nice side feature: the snowflake artfully adorning the woman’s mani.
Old School Beach Sunset Finger Tattoo
Here’s a new take on the Old School style of tattoo; namely its location . This style uses bold black outlines and a simple color palette. Think of the Old School tattoos associated with sailors. These were almost always located on the arm or chest. This tattoo though is boldy inked on the finger. With skilled detail we have palm trees, ocean and a beautiful sunset . Drinks anyone?
Minimal Flower & Vine Finger Tattoo
This ring finger tattoo is as if a tiny flower and 2 branches just landed on your finger – and of course in just the right places. Oh, so beautiful. Even better, these two aren’t going to blow away. Beautifully inked in Minimal style, there are thin lines and just a tiny pop of color for the flower. Open spaces within the leaves and between the petals are used to accentuate this dreamy minimal design. Exquisite.
Women's Roman Numerals Finger Tattoo
Black line Roman numerals inked at the top of this woman’s finger are accented by two adjacent finger rings. The overall design is one of grace and beauty. The numbers are characteristic of Text style where a few words or numbers are the art itself. Of course the choice of specific words or numbers adds meaning to the design.
Men's Funny High Five Finger Tattoos
Text style is the use of one or two words to make up the tattoo design. Here Black Work style is then used for the actual inking of the words. As the name implies, only black ink is used. These letters have no shading, just bold, solid planes of black ink. Balancing this is the smiling happy face on the thumb. Nice Touch
Rainbow Dot Finger Tattoos
Aren’t the three little dots above each nail fantastic? With the Dotwork style, dots are positioned adjacent to one another without ever touching. The spacing and use of different colors make these small tattoos come to life. Small but with lots of punch. I love them!
Ace of Clubs Finger Tattoo
With the use of a word or two, maybe a symbol, you can speak volumes. This little side finger tattoo in the Text style certainly does. Text style can make a statement via its choice of words or the font employed. This tattoo is simultaneously feminine and bold. The ace of clubs is a symbol for those who are asexual but not aromantic. When you want the world to know; sometimes a tattoo says it best.
Colored Lines & Dots Finger Tattoos
Here’s an example of Line Work style in color rather than the traditional black ink. Beautiful shades of red and aqua are employed for the lines. Dotwork style is also introduced but here not used as a shading technique. Rather individual dots are added for increased visual interest.
Minimal Cosmic Finger Tattoo
With Saturn and the moon right on your finger, your pretty manicure just got. While finger tattoo designs can often times be bold, ones like this one compliment your body without being overpowering.
Black and Gray Lion Finger Tattoo
Maybe you didn’t think about it but your finger could be the perfect place for the depiction of a lion. At least this woman thought so. Done in the Black and Gray style, only black ink is used and then watered down to achieve gray tones. These in turn are then used for shading as seen on the face and mane of the lion. Considerable skill is required to employ this technique.
Really love lions? Check out our lion tattoos gallery.
Amor Eterno Finger Tattoos
Amor Eterno means eternal love. It looks very nice but for an ‘eternal’ piece I would have chosen a different location, as this tattoo probably won’t look so clear after some time (finger tattoos fade as they age).
Ornamental Dot Tattoos on Woman's Fingers
No need for jewelry when you have these beautiful Ornamental tattoos. Influenced by Indian art they gracefully adorn the fingers. More typically this style is employed for tattoos under the breasts, the upper back, neck and arms.
Beautiful Floral Leaf Tattoos on Woman's Fingers
Here’s an example of great finger tattoos done in Fine Line style with the characteristic use of black ink. The willowy leaves and stem enhance the fingers while the fingers, themselves long and willowy, enhance the leaves and stems. It’s the age-old question: What came first – the chicken or the egg? Regardless of the answer, this ink work is beautiful.