- Choosing an area for hidden tattoos is one of the toughest parts of the decision process.
- Some spots to hide tattoos are easier than others, like your rib cage, back, butt, or thighs.
- Hidden tattoo spots are also perfect for first-timers.
Even if your body is already a tattooed wonderland, there's something fun and rebellious about secret ink. On the flip side, if you're still easing into the idea of your first small design, getting something etched on one of the best places to hide tattoos can make it all seem less stressful.
No matter your reasoning, hidden tattoos are a great way to ink your body just for you (though don't be surprised if you suddenly feel the need to post it all over Instagram). Some of the best hidden places for a tattoo are your rib cage, sternum, stomach, and back. You also can't go wrong with hidden small hip tattoos; they're a classic. Depending on the placement you choose, you can play peekaboo or let it be your own little secret.
The best hiding places for tattoos come with different pain levels. A stomach or rib-cage tattoo might be a little more painful than a tattoo around the hips or on the back of your neck. Luckily, these types of designs are typically tiny with fine lines and little to no shading, so they're relatively quick and easy.
Whether you're a tattoo newbie or this isn't your first rodeo, we rounded up some of the best hidden tattoo places for you to peruse ahead. Keep scrolling to see how to hide a tattoo like a pro.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano, Haley Lyndes, and Clara Amelia