30 hip tattoo ideas and designs you’ll want to copy ASAP

Umm, is it overkill to get all of these?

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I’m absolutely obsessed with tattoos—I have everything from a wrist tattoo to a rib tattoo, and I’m always looking at inspiration pics to plan what I’m going to get next. And you know the spot that’s number one on my list for my next tattoo? My hip. They’re hella cute and they can be hidden just as easily as they can be shown off. Whether you want something sweet and tiny or big and bold, you’ll definitely find some tattoo inspo below. Ahead, 30 cute hip tattoo ideas and designs that you’re going to want to add to your ‘saved’ folder on Insta.

1 Lucky clover

Carry your good luck charm on your hip with this tattoo. Or it can be a dope way to show off your Irish heritage.

2 Personality type 

If you’re really into your personality type—like way more than your astrological sign—this is the hip tattoo that you’re going to want to get. If you don’t even know WTF I’m talking about, go take the test!

3 Butterfly 

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Vanessa 🖤 #jojochronicink

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TBH, you don’t have to be super into butterflies to get this hip tattoo (even though you might want to make sure you like them before you get it permanently tatted on your body). Butterflies also represent freedom, hope, and life—all good messages to keep in mind.

4 Lemon 

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sour lemon 🍋 & sweet rose 🌹 by @khoky.padgr

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There’s nothing sour about this hip tattoo. It’s a cute and cheeky way to show some love for your favourite fruit.

5 Globe 

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~traveler ✈️~ . . . . .

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Into globetrotting? Us too. Instead of telling people yourself, let your hip tattoo do all the talking.

6 Roman numeral 

This barely-there Roman numeral tattoo is a gorgeous option if you want a hip tattoo that’s a little more subtle and classic.

7 Typewriter font

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ᴮᴬᴮᵞ . . . #baby

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If you’re over the cursive tattoos you see all over your feed, go with a typewriter font for your hip tattoo. It’s simple and unique—what’s not to love?

8 Poetic text

Whether you’re into Shakespeare or you’re obsessed with Rupi Kaur, you can’t go wrong with getting your favourite prose tattooed on your hip. It’s both sentimental and suuuper pretty.

9 Lightning bolt 

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Sandra 🖤 #jojochronicink

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Hi, Harry Potter fans: This hip tattoo is just perfect for you. And even if you don’t care about The Boy Who Lived, this lightning bolt tattoo is still a cute option that’s a little bit different (thanks to the red ink).

10 Crown 

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ᶜᴿᴼᵂᴺ ♥️ . . . #crowntattoo

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This hip tattoo is legit fit for a queen. Oh, and if you’re a Leo, this tattoo was made for your self-obsessed personality (no shade, I’m a Leo too).

11 Elongated script

Let your tattoo take up major real estate on your hip, and ask your tattoo artist to lengthen out the word in this stunning script font.

12 Avocado 

Who doesn’t love avocados? If you’re a major fan of the superfood, may I suggest this hip tattoo—it’s fun-spirited and cheeky, just like you.

13 Mountain

Craving the mountains but can’t take a trip there? Keep a piece of them with you at all times with this hip tattoo. Every time you look at it, it’ll remind you of your happy place.

14 Phonetic ink

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All red. @bangbangnyc

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Yes, you could just get a word tattooed on your hip, but the phonetic spelling of a word? That’ll make it a lot less #basic. Kylie Jenner, a fan of red-ink tattoos, has the phonetic spelling of the word ‘sanity’ on her hip. It’s a reminder for her to stay sane through it all (aka having her life on display 24/7).

15 Stick-and-poke flower

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If you prefer delicate ink like these flowers, go for stick-and-poke ink —it’s the perfect technique for minimalist designs.

16 Script 

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Lexi 🖤 #jojochronicink

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Not only is this cursive hip tattoo insanely pretty, but it’s also a good reminder to the most important person in your life—you.

17 Fine lines

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Vera 🖤 #jojochronicink

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Get a word that describes your personality tattooed on your hip—this one is very delicate and will be easy to cover (in case you ever have to).

18 Matchy matchy

Mrs. Hailey Bieber is also on the hip-tattoo wave. She got this matching tat with her friend, Marianna Fonseca, who got hers on her ribcage. The word of the (tattoo) day? ‘Gente,’ which means ‘people’ in Portuguese (Fonseca’s Brazilian and so is Bieber’s mom).

19 Rose 

‘A rose is a rose is a rose,’ wrote novelist Gertrude Stein. But this one is special, I promise (or at least it will be to you if you get it tattooed on your body). The detail of the rose makes it a cute option for a hip tattoo.

20 Colourful flowers

Instead of just getting a flower on your hip, get the whole damn bouquet. This ink is cute, colourful, and large—so if you’re feeling bold, go for it.

21 Feminist message 

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY to all the inspirational ladies out there. Today I’ve been working along side @pocaharper, @loz_tattooer, @sukilune, @ellastormtattoo at @southcitymarket, it’s such a glorious environment being surrounded by talented, individual women who support each other. I’ve also just got back from Ibiza seeing my beautiful mother @solaraanra, who is the single biggest inspiration in my life – a multi tasking life juggler and amazing teacher. A cherry on top are the girls I meet every day while tattooing, and all the support I get from you all online sending me love allll the time. You’re all babes, keep shining ✨❤️💕 . . . #tattoo#tattoolondon#londontattoo#london#blackwork#blackworktattoo#blackworkerssubmission#linework#lineworktattoo#dotworktattoo#dotwork#gabbycolledge#veganink#vegan#smalltattoo#tinytattoo#cutetattoo#flowertattoo#botanicalflower#finelinetattoo#botanicaltattoo#lineworktattoo#wildflowertattoo

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In case anyone forgot you were a feminist, get your favourite phrase tattooed on your hip to remind them.

22 French word 

You didn’t take four years of French for nothing, right? If you’re into small tattoos (and foreign languages), screenshot this hip tattoo. It’s ~sultry~ and so tiny, you might miss it.

23 Cats

Okay, so technically, this one falls a little bit below the hip region, but it’s still a cute tattoo design—and a permanent act of love to truly show your devotion to your furry friend.

24 Watercolour design

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꽃느 바라기🌷 . #soltattoo#솔타투

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Not everyone is into the traditional black lines of a tattoo, I get that. You might be into the look of this watercolour hip tattoo instead—no harsh lines necessary.

25 Brightly-coloured design

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🌿✨ – 8월 예약문의 답변중입니다

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Got a green thumb? You might be into the look of this brightly colored hip tattoo—it’s not only crazy pretty, but the design is also very unique.

26 Angel 

Have you seen a cuter baby cherub?? I mean, just look at its cheeks. This hip tattoo is wayyy playful and fun.

27 AristoCats 

In case you needed another reminder, not all tattoos have to be serious. This pink and delicate hip tattoo showcasing Marie, a character in clearly one of the greatest films of our time, is a good choice for a tattoo.

28 Delicate words

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Little one also for Chanelle! Thank you!

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Another French word! This all-caps hip tattoo is sensual and cute. If you’re into the look of this delicate ink, be sure to book an appointment with an artist who can do fine-line tattoos.

29 Beach bum

Rather be near the ocean than literally anywhere else on land? Dreaming of going to the beach while you’re scrolling through this article? This hip tattoo is perfect for any beach babe.

30 Power message 

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#bangbangtattoo #bangbangnyc #santanatattoo

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This cursive hip tattoo is not only beautiful, but it also shares a powerful message: You’re stronger than you think.

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