40 Jaw Dropping Face Tattoos That Will Shock You

If you are thinking about getting a tattoo on your face, then you may want to think long and hard about this decision before you actually go through with it and get it done. Let’s be honest here for a second, we are talking about your face and that’s the one part of your body that is most seen! A tattoo on your face will make it a point of attraction and people will look at it. They’ll stare and maybe even gawk and they are definitely going to ask you questions! Something else to consider is future employment opportunities. Some conservative organizations won’t quite be open to the idea of hiring someone with a facial tattoo. They’ll be more worried about the implications it could have with their customer base than whether or not you have the skill set for the job. There’s so much to consider so don’t make a quick decision. Weigh the pros and cons and do what is best for you.

What’s more, since your face essentially defines the way you look; you need to ensure that the body art design you get done is excellent. We repeat, it needs to be really good! To ensure that, you need a tattoo artist who is highly recommended and really awesome at his work. Plus he or she needs to be willing to do it. Face tattoos are not for the faint of heart, but if you decide it’s the right thing for you, then best of luck!

Check out how realistic this one looks. It’s as if his skin was peeled back and we had a peak into his facial structure!

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This is a tribal look that doesn’t cover the entire face.

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There are a few things you may want to take into consideration before you decide to make this decision and get a face tattoo. Think about how it will affect your work and work prospects. Unless you are doing it for religious or sentimental significance or you want the tattoo to be a business itself, a facial tattoo is a big no for your job prospects. It can come across as intimidating or threatening and most workforces aren’t interested in hiring someone who clients will be scared of. If you currently have a job, then it would be prudent to check with your boss and get up to date on the policies regarding facial tattoos before proceeding.

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Sourcing: This next decision is a really important, if not the most important decision you will make after initially deciding you want to get a face tattoo. Source an artist who can and will do it! You’ll definitely want to check out past work that they’ve done to ensure it’s the same style and look you are going for. You may find there are not that many good artists who want to tattoo on the face. There are lot of implications to this process and the artist may not want the liability. The face is a delicate bit of surface and working on it may not be easy. Many artists may not want to work with it so be pretty careful with who you select to work on your face.

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Finalize the location on your face where you will get the tattoo: There are some pretty good surfaces on the face where a tattoo will look great. While picking the exact location of your tattoo, keep in mind that there are limitations when tattooing on the face because of the various angles. It can be limiting depending on what your motif entails. But, because of the limitations, it allows you to get really creative when choosing the motif that’s right for you! Decide if you want it to cover your entire face or if you’d rather it just cover a portion. Discussing it with your artist is a great way to stay on the same page and ensure that he or she knows exactly where you want it.

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This one is so well done, it almost looks like he has a mask on!

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Pick suitable artwork: Since the face has limited area on where you can get a tattoo done, you need to be very cautious when picking the design. The face is subject to the variations of nature like sunlight so you need to pick a design based on this factor. Bright and intense colors in your design may fade over time taking away from the charm of the design. Moreover space is limited so you cannot go for a very elaborately made design as it will not be shown to full advantage. Choose a simple and elegant design that you will like forever. This is quite a decision so take time to consider a variation of options. Go over them with your artist to make sure they are comfortable inking the design. When working on the face, you want to make sure that everyone is on the same page and is comfortable with the agreed upon work.

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This facial tattoo looks chic and rather beautiful. She picked some really tasteful fonts that suit her really well! Nicely done!

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Anticipate the nay sayers: You can be sure that there will be a large number of people who will not like your facial tattoo and make it known verbally. You may have to spend some time justifying why you got a tattoo. You may think you are prepared, but it can be tiring after a while. So mentally prepare for flood of comments and queries you will get and shrug off the negative commenters, it’s just part of getting a facial tattoo.

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Some people opt for the facial tattoos to travel down their throats and on down their body. Before doing all of that work, make sure you love the look and placement of your first facial tattoo and then proceed with an excellent artist.



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Be sure: This may seem repetitive but it is your face and you will have to live with the tattoo for the rest of your life. Make a proper and objective analysis of the pros and cons. If you are absolutely sure about this idea then and only then should you go for it. But, ensure that you have a good and hygienic tattoo artist to do the work!

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Once you are sure on all these points and have the design that you always dreamed of, go ahead and get the facial tattoo you have always wanted.

We are going to introduce our readers to some other good examples of Amazing Face Tattoo Designs.

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Facial tattoos can be a bit fierce and intimidating so just know that people will ask you questions! Share what inspired you and what the story is behind the choice of imagery or art.

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Getting a facial tattoo is no small matter. Even though tattoos of any kind are permanent, the facial area is particularly sensitive and definitely the most exposed. It probably wouldn’t be the worst idea to seek counsel of those you trust to see what they think of the idea. Don’t make a rash decision but rather take some time to consider the pros and cons and then decide if you’d like to proceed. The impact a facial tattoo will have on you is pretty significant so taking all these factors into consideration is prudent and could prevent later regret in the future.


  1. So… Quite controversial… How can you say some of these face tattoos are amazing – since you already made a post with the skeleton guy, in “25 most ugly tattoo designs”
    I have to agree some with of these but jesus christ, a chess board in your face? , I could wear it one day but for whole life – as we would say, “joo terve”

  2. The 22nd from the top, the young lady with that wonderful tattoo covering the left side of her face, is gorgeous !
    No matter what your feelings about tattoos may be, she has a beautiful face with a beautiful tattoo !
    I wouldn’t mind to have someting like that done too… But I wonder what my husband would say about it…?!
    Maybe i’ll ask him !

    • Well, did you, Ginny ? Did he like the idea ? The pretty lady with the half face tattoo is certainly eyecatching. I would love to know more about her. Please, let us know what your husband wants !
      You will be world wide seen !!

  3. About the pretty and mysterious young lady with that wonderful tattoo on the right side of her face.
    First of all I would like to congatulate with that fantastic tattoo ! Ijust love it ! You were blessed with avery pretty face to start with and had it embellished with that gorgeous tattoo ! Just fantastic and out of this world. Even though we know actually nothing about you, you are world famous !
    I hope and wish that your coragious face will inspire more pretty ladies to get decorates lik you !
    Wishing you well !
    Maybe you could at least let us, your admirors. know how many hours work that was and maybe an idea of the costs ?

  4. What I don’t understand is why it is always ignored that tattoos on a sexy lady, make her more sensuous and desirable. The act of tattooing such a lady is the ultimate !
    It will take a lot of money to open a shop, but I am working towards a shop that adverises gratis tattooing for ladies. This will be done in consult with the tattoo artist.
    Tattoos in public places with a selct public and professional camera people.
    Other customers will be accepted too, but at the normal fees.
    We will try to make female face tattoos more popular !

    • Agreed man totally I love tattoos and more girls should get them but done properly instead of these shite tattoos that look like their drawn on with marker when their 16 proper tattoos for proper ladies

  5. I have extensive face tattooing and I agree with the commentary on the difficulty of living with them. I adore mine and they are the best thing I’ve ever done for myself but you need to be prepared for STARES. not casual glances but hardcore creepy/angry staring. I walked past an open air café today and a man almost did a coffee spit. people will presume you are crazy or a criminal. the police will watch you more closely. you HAVE to be okay with living long term without the approval of others. I would never go back but this is not a move for everyone.

    • That’s awesome man I want a face tattoo when I’m older love tattoos but unfortunately I know how you feel I use to have a red Mohawk and got followed by security in shops and I’m a rest home when I was visiting my nanny I got ran out of it

  6. I love my beautiful face tattoo……the whole left side if my face is a flower garden. I love wen pple dare to b different. It is very hard to find employment but, I don’t regret getting it done.

    • Good for you Rachel ! I love your spunk ! I’d love to see your face tattoo.
      My girl refuses to get one, I designed one especially for her ! Yet I will never give up trying to convince her.
      I am patiently waiting for her to get a weak moment. These are her own words: “a weak moment”, I am going to show her your message, okay ?


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