Finger tattoos have been growing in popularity in recent years and they can be a great way to make a statement. They’re also incredibly versatile, with small and subtle designs just as popular as larger, more intricate ones. An article for The Trend Spotter recently ran through the top trends in finger tattoos, as well as what you need to consider if you’re going to get one from a tattoo shop in Kings Cross.

One question we get asked a lot, and not just about finger tattoos, is whether they hurt. Of course, this depends in part on the person. What you have to remember is that the nerves and bones in our fingers are close to the skin, which can make them more painful than some other areas. However, because finger tattoos are small, they are quicker to ink, which obviously means you’ll be in pain for less time. You have to weigh it up based on your own experiences.

Another consideration is how to care for your finger tattoos to make them last. Because our hands are exposed to the elements and obviously we wash them every day, finger tattoos may fade more quickly than those elsewhere on your body. Following the aftercare instructions precisely will help ensure your tattoo looks fresher for longer.

Among the top trends when it comes to finger tattoos are ring finger tattoos, which are great for anyone who doesn’t want to wear a wedding band, or who is worried about losing one. Small finger tattoos, often an initial, symbol or shape, are also popular and a subtle way to get some ink. If you want a finger tattoo that you can easily hide, go for one that runs down the side of your finger, rather than being on top.

One celebrity who has multiple finger tattoos is Demi Lovato. Cosmopolitan recently highlighted all of her tattoos, noting that she has ‘me’ tattooed on the underside of her ring finger, as well as a smiley face tattooed on the tip of her pinkie finger on the same hand. She also has the words ‘peace’, ‘rock and roll’ and ‘free’ tattooed along the edges of three of her fingers, as well as a rose on her index finger.