Although tattoos are often considered painful in general, the hips rank among the most painful parts of the body to tattoo. Nonetheless, many people (mostly women) still choose to get a tattoo there because of aesthetic considerations. A tattoo on the side of your hip is not only sexy, but also conveys such positives aspects as strength, individuality, and confidence.
Tattooing the side of the hip is more painful than other places because of the anatomy. There is not a lot of fat or muscle in this region, so there is a lot more pain from the needle pressing the nerves against the hip bone. But pain is a relative measure that depends on the person.
Women are more likely than men to get a tat on the side of the hip since this area is very sexy. Additionally, the prevalence of low rise jeans allows women to reveal this part of the body quite easily and inadvertently. Among the various places a woman can get a tattoo, the hip is definitely one of the most attractive and sensual.
Popular designs for the hips include predominantly feminine images like flowers, butterflies, and fairies, but it’s the location rather than the symmetry the makes the tattoos seem feminine. While some women tattoo a masculine symbols (skulls, scorpions), the hip softens the tattoo. Another popular choice for this area is a private tattoo of a lover’s name or initials.