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Tattoos & Body Piercings

Get ink-spired as you browse through these tattoo galleries and discover the meaning behind popular iconography. Learn what to consider before you select your body art and artist, and how to properly care for your tattoo or piercing.

Delicate Wrist Tattoo
Praise for the Silly Little Tattoo

Close-up of two ears with several piercings and jewelry
The 9 Piercings That Heal the Fastest (and How to Care for Them)

Close up of an abstract tattoo on an arm
Wait—How Often Should I Be Moisturizing My New Tattoo?

Colorful berry tattoo
2023's Coolest Tattoo Trends Include Chrome, Color, and Lower Back Placement

Numbing Cream
The 11 Best Numbing Creams for Piercings of 2023

Mariah Carey with a rhinestone butterfly tattoo
Y2K Rhinestone Tattoos Are the Silly Beauty Trend We're Loving Right Now

Transverse love piercing
The Complete Guide to Getting a Transverse Lobe Piercing

arrow tattoo
Arrow Tattoos Have a Deep History—Here's What the Symbol Means

closeup of hand with fresh tattoo
55 Word Tattoo Ideas and Designs That Are Anything But Boring

Woman with many ear piercings
How to Treat Infected Ear Piercings, According to Derms

Everything You Need to Know About the Healing Stages of Tattoos

tattoo coverup makeup design
The Best Makeup to Cover Up Tattoos

womans tattoo
The Complete Stick-and-Poke Tattoo Guide for Newbies

Tatted Woman
Tattoo Aftercare Contradictions: Methods and Advice

woman with nose hoop ring looking to the side
Nose Piercings Explained: Cost, Pain Level, and Placement Options

womna's torso with belly button piercing against white wall
Getting a Belly Button Piercing? Here's What to Know

Woman with arm tattoos and sunglasses on
What Does Getting a Tattoo Feel Like?

close up of woman's ear featuring many different gold piercings
The 16 Types of Ear Piercings: How to Choose Based on Pain and Placement

woman with septum piercing staring into sun
Septum Piercings 101: Pain Level, Price and Everything In-Between

hailey bieber in sunlight showing small wrist tattoo
Tattoo Aftercare: The Complete Guide, According to Dermatologists

Woman tattoo leaking fluid healing
Should You Be Concerned If Your New Tattoo Is Leaking Fluid?

zoe kravitz
Considering a Daith Piercing? Here’s What You Need to Know About Pain and Healing Time

Snake Bite Piercings
Considering a Snake Bite Piercing? Here's What to Know

Selena Gomez semi-colon tattoo
30 Semicolon Tattoos That Are Simple but Super Meaningful

Close up of the singer FKA Twigs with several piercings in her conch
Conch Piercings 101: What to Know Before You Pierce

henna removal
11 Ways to Remove Henna Dye From Your Skin Quickly and Easily

Rook piercing with a hoop
Rook Piercing 101: Everything You Need to Know

Forward Helix
What to Know Before Getting a Forward Helix Piercing

woman playing with earring
What is (And What Isn't) a Keloid
ear piercing
The Complete Guide to Industrial Bar Piercings

dermal piercing
Dermal Piercings: Everything You Should Know Before You Commit

40 Rose Tattoos We Can't Stop Staring At

Lip Labret Piercing FAQ
Lip Piercings: Cost, Placement, Aftercare, and More

Henna Tattoos: A Complete Guide to Popular Designs and Meanings

person with gemini tattoo
The Best Astrology Tattoos to Get for Every Sign

Ashley Graham
What Is a Helix Piercing? Here's Everything You Need to Know

cartilage piercing
A Complete Guide to Cartilage Piercings

woman with blue eyeshadow and septum nose piercing wearing a yellow blazer
How to Clean a Nose Piercing Correctly, According to a Derm

Medusa Piercings: What to Expect During and After

tattoos on dark skin tones
Atlanta Tattoo Artist Kandace Layne Discusses Tattoos on Dark Skin Tones

pineapple tattoo
Pineapple Tattoos Are Trending—Here Are Our Favorites

Septum Piercings
The Complete Guide to Getting a Septum Piercing

A person with two small tattoos on their wrists
26 Small Wrist Tattoos Perfect for the Ink Minimalist

woman with tattoo
These Are the 11 Most Painful Areas to Get a Tattoo

lotus tattoo
28 Lotus Flower Tattoos To Help You Find Your Zen

12 Tattoo Lotions For Faster Healing, According to Tattoo Artists
The 12 Best Lotions for Healing a Tattoo

ankle tattoo
37 Delicate, Fun, and Bold Leg Tattoo Ideas

Coconut Oil for Tattoo
Is It Safe to Put Coconut Oil on a Tattoo? We Asked the Experts

numbing cream on top of arm tattoo
Numbing Creams For Tattoos Are Trending—But Are They Safe?

woman with pierced septum looking in the mirror
How to Clean and Care for Your Piercing

32 Hand Tattoo Ideas for Every Personality Type

types of tattoos
A Comprehensive Guide to Every Type of Tattoo

woman wearing many gold earrings in ear
The Crusty, Dry Skin Around Your Piercing Is Normal—Here's Why

Woman with tattoos
The Best Soap for Tattoos, According to a Dermatologist

What's the Deal With Elephant Tattoos?

Back Tattoos: What to Know Before Getting Inked

Behold: All the Tattoo Inspiration You Need

Heal Facial Piercing Scars
Can Anything Be Done for Facial Piercing Scars?

Drew Barrymmore tongue piercing
Tongue Piercings: Your Complete Guide Including Healing Time and Cost

woman with ear piercings
Piercing 101: Everything You Need to Know About Tragus Piercings

Om tattoo neck
Your Guide to Getting an Om Tattoo

woman with celtic knot tattoo on back
41 Celtic Knot Tattoo Ideas (and Their Meanings)

Mandala Tat Inspo
17 Mandala Tattoos That Are Beautiful and Balanced

Ourfa Zinali
Ashley Piercing: What to Know About the Unusual Stud