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26 Sparkle Tattoo Designs To Find Your Stellar Inspiration

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When you’re on the hunt for a new tattoo, the possibilities are endless. Whether you opt for a simple and sleek design that doesn’t draw too much attention or a statement work of art that turns heads and raises questions, you get to decide what you want. What about sparkle tattoo designs?

Sparkle tattoos are all the rage these days because they’re delicate and daring, but they’re also a great way to add to some of the older tattoos you’ve got or create a tattoo that simply – well – sparkles. What’s great about sparkle tattoos happens to be the fact that they’re wearable and versatile, too.

Sparkles, stars, and constellations represent fame, freedom, light, and ambition. Maybe you want to reach for the stars and you’re searching for a reminder that you’re capable of achieving great things. Maybe you want to celebrate your freedom, feminine power, and energy. Or maybe you simply want to sparkle.

Whatever the case might be, we’re more than happy to offer you a few of our favorite sparkle tattoo designs to get you started. What better way to find your stellar inspiration than to look up to the sky?

1. A sparkle tattoo design on the collarbone

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A cluster of sparkles can create an awesome arrangement that pops and attracts attention. Whichever placement you decide to go for, know that you can’t go wrong with sparkles – they’re made to stand out, after all.

2. A sparkly tattoo on the wrist

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We can say the same thing about a sparkly tattoo on the wrist. Wrist tattoos are always a great way to add a little something without going overboard – they’re meant to be cute, small, and simple.

3. A fine-line sparkle tattoo above the ankle

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We’re obsessed with fine-line tattoos because they’re elegant, effortless, and on-trend. A sparkle tattoo design above the ankle might not be everyone’s perception of a perfect tattoo placement, but we can agree to disagree.

4. A tiny sparkly moon tattoo

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Come on, who wouldn’t want to hop on the tiny tattoo train? Whether you’re a newbie or someone who prefers smaller, simpler tattoos, you’re guaranteed to walk out of the studio happy with the tattoo you’ve chosen.

5. A sparkly tattoo behind the ear

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Behind-the-ear tattoos are perfect for people who might not be ready to commit to a statement tattoo. Before you bite the bullet and opt for the biggest back tattoo anyone’s ever seen, you might want to experiment with a behind-the-ear tattoo – a minuscule moon embellished with sparkles, maybe?

6. A teeny, tiny leaf with sparkles

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You can’t go wrong with all things nature, right? We suggest opting for a leaf tattoo when you’re looking for something that represents the different stages of life you’ve been through or the fact that you can overcome anything when you persevere.

7. A sparkly ornamental tattoo on the shoulder

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Ornamental tattoos are designed to be decorative rather than meaningful or practical. On one hand, you can get an ornamental tattoo with a myriad of sparkles that represent your power and strength or an ornamental tattoo that simply looks stunning from all angles – it’s up to you.

8. A Zodiac constellation of sparkles

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Zodiac tattoos are almost always a hit, and they’re a great way to give an ode to something that carries meaning to you. We’re obsessed with the design of the tattoo in the picture – it’s an excellent way to combine two of your favorite things, your Zodiac sign and sparkles.

9. Matching wrist sparkles with your BFF

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What about a matching tattoo with your BFF? Matching tattoos are absolutely adorable, but you might be on the hunt for something a little more creative and cool. We suggest opting for different sparkles that represent the same thing – your love for one another.

10. A single sparkle tattoo design

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Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist, you might appreciate the simplicity of a single sparkle tattoo design on the wrist. Sometimes you want a quick tattoo that won’t take an entire day to get done – and that’s OK.

11. A sparkly angel number tattoo

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Who’s on board with an angel number tattoo? When you’re on the right path to fulfilling your purpose on Earth, you might want to dedicate an ode to the one number that kept you going forward – your angel number. With a couple of sparkles, you’re guaranteed to get a beautiful, bold tattoo.

12. A tattoo of swirly clouds and sparkles

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Who wants to match with us? We’re completely taken aback by how beautifully whimsical this tattoo is and we’re more than happy to get it – right here, right now. What do you think?

13. A set of colorful sparkles on the forearm

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Black-and-white tattoos are timeless and on-trend, but that doesn’t mean that you’re not allowed to experiment with different color combinations. Sparkles are meant to – well – sparkle, and that’s why we’re on board with getting a colorful sparkle tattoo design on the forearm.

14. A sparkle tattoo design on the ribcage

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When you’re unsure of the placement of the tattoo you’re planning on getting, consider opting for a ribcage tattoo. Why? Because you can flaunt them when you want to and you can cover them when you need to – they’re perfect for low-commitment tattoo addicts.

15. A tattoo of sparkles that blend with the freckles on the chest

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Why not play with your tattoos, right? When you’re blessed with a chest full of freckles (a huge trend on TikTok, btw), you can enhance them even more by getting a few of your favorite sparkles tattooed, too.

16. A sparkly addition to an ongoing sticker sleeve

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Oh, tattoo sleeves might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they’re a great way to express your creativity. We don’t know whether you’ve ever heard of sticker sleeves, but they’re perfect for people who prefer smaller, simpler tattoos – and want to get a lot of them.

17. A set of colorful sparkles on the shoulder

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We’ve got another colorful sparkle tattoo design coming your way! With pinks, blues, and purples, this tattoo is guaranteed to make you the talk of the town – in a good way, of course.

18. A sparkle tattoo design on the neck

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What about a neck tattoo? When you decide to get a sparkle tattoo, consider the back of the neck as the perfect placement. Neck tattoos don’t get enough credit – they’re superior because they’re easy to dress up and dress down.

19. A moon and sparkles tattoo on the thumb

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When you’re planning on getting a sparkle tattoo, don’t shy away from adding a minuscule moon, too. Moons and sparkles work wonderfully together and represent the balance of light and dark, masculine and feminine, yin and yang.

20. A sparkle flow tattoo

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What a great way to add some spice to your sparkle tattoo, don’t you think? Sparkle tattoos might be pretty straightforward, but that doesn’t mean that you’re not allowed to experiment with different elements and designs.

21. A starry, sparkly sky tattoo

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A starry night tattoo? Absolutely! Whenever you’re on the fence between getting a single sparkle tattoo or a cluster of sparkles – always go for a cluster of sparkles.

22. A sparkly cherry tattoo

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Who would’ve thought that these two completely different elements would work so wonderfully together? A cherry tattoo combined with sparkles means so much more than either of the two tattoos on their own. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

23. A butterflies and sparkles tattoo


What a whimsical tattoo, right? Regardless of your personal preferences, we’re sure you’re going to appreciate the art and craftsmanship behind this beautiful tattoo.

24. A sparkle tattoo design on the hand

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You don’t need to take our opinion for fact, but we’re pretty sure that sparkle tattoo designs were made for fingers and hands. You can see what we mean by that, right?

25. A delicate and dainty wrist tattoo

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Wrist tattoos are meant to be minimalistic and that’s why we think that this tattoo is worth your while. A delicate and dainty sparkle tattoo is always a good idea.

26. A single sparkle on the shoulder

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We might as well end the article with a single sparkle on the shoulder – the simpler, the better. Shoulder tattoos are tempting to both minimalists and maximalists, but there’s something about simple sparkle shoulder tattoos that makes us gasp for air.