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While we know many of our readers are seasoned tattoo enthusiasts, we also recognize that there are probably a fair amount of tattoo virgins in the mix. And if you're a woman who's looking to get your first tattoo, might we suggest the hip? Hip tattoos are extremely popular and there's a good reason for that. They have the potential to be super sexy and they can easily be covered by clothes. We always recommend getting your first tattoo in a discrete place and unless you're a swimsuit model, it's unlikely this tattoo will impede on your job prospects.

Plus, it's a great place to get a first tattoo if you're worried about the pain. Plenty of people get their first tattoos on their ribs and let me tell you, this spot hurts! But as someone who's gotten their hips tattooed, it's fair more bearable. As for what designs best suit this placement, flow is crucial. You want a design that's going to work with the curves of your body, so something boxy or something that has perfectly straight lines isn't going to work. Instead, we recommend something that has an organic shape, such as flowers or geometric work.

Take a look a the gallery below to find 35 examples of feminine hip tattoos. These tattoos are in a variety of styles, sizes and subject matters, meaning at anyone and everyone can find at least one piece that inspires them. Plus, these artists work in shops around the globe, so you can find the right artist for you in your area. Check out these gorgeous hip tattoos and let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section on social media.