While anyone considering getting a tattoo needs to do a little planning, women in particular should give some thought not only as to what the tattoo is going to be, but to where on the body it will be. It is important to take location into consideration to get a feminine tattoo that continues to look good over time. Pregnancy and normal aging can cause changes in women's bodies that produce more change in the elasticity of the skin in certain areas than what is typically seen in men. You don't want a nice, pretty, feminine tattoo in a place where it is likely to be on sagging or stretch-marked skin. Not only do potential skin changes make some areas unsuitable, tattoos can draw attention to areas that you might want to be less noticeable at some point in your life. For this reason, I suggest that women consider areas for their tattoos that are not subject to big changes in skin elasticity and tone. The ankle, back of the neck, low back, and shoulder blade areas work well in most situations. Another area where the skin tends to stay relatively firm is the forearms, but this area is more popular for masculine as opposed to feminine tattoos. Although popular locations for tattoos with many women, the belly-button area and the breasts are subject to considerable distortion with the changes that tend to occur with pregnancy and aging. Even the pubic area can be susceptible to loosening of the skin, or some sagging of the lower belly from above, and so these areas might be better to avoid. After you decide where to get the tattoo, the next decision is what to get. The first recommendation is to NEVER have someone tattoo the name of your lover anywhere on your body. No matter how good the relationship is right now, things can change! There are many possibilities for feminine tattoos, so choosing can be challenging. The main thing is to pick something that you really like and not let yourself get talked into something you don't want, because that tattoo will be with you for a very long time. Spend the time to study your options to figure out what you want - there's no need to rush into anything. If you are looking for an image such as a Celtic knot, a flower, or some other picture, simply keep looking until you find something that you really like. If you are considering an Asian letter or some kind of symbol, I recommend that you research it fully to be sure you know what it means. A single reference or a tattoo artist may give you incorrect information, and so instead of a symbol that means "gentle waters", it could very well mean "puddle of urine". Just be sure you know what it is that you are having permanently imprinted on your body.