Ankle tattoos are very versatile. You can choose a design that is small and subtle or big and bold. Not only that, but these tattoos can be covered up and shown off when you choose. As you would expect with any tattoo, an ankle tattoo is believed to be a little painful, especially near the bone, but it will all be worth it as your tattoo will look awesome! We love ankle tattoos and have found 43 of the best designs on Instagram. You will find floral body art, animal tattoos and more.
1. Rose Ankle Tattoo
The first ankle tattoo that we would like to show you is this pretty rose design. This is a small tattoo idea that features a single black ink rose. It is a beautiful and subtle piece of body art that would be nice as a first tattoo or if you just want something cute. You can have a tattoo similar to this or you can add some color.
2. Lioness Ankle Tattoo
Lion and lioness tattoos have become very popular. These tattoos can be a symbol of loyalty, bravery and the lioness can represent motherhood. Here we have a beautiful ankle tattoo that features a lioness. It is a very stylish and fierce tattoo, you can recreate something similar or have a more realistic lioness design.
3. Flower Ankle Tattoo
Next, we have a gorgeous flower idea. This design has two small lilies just near the ankle bone. It is a lovely flower tattoo and the shading and detail is just stunning. This is another tattoo where you can recreate it in black ink or add a splash of color. You can also take inspiration and choose two different flowers for your tattoo but use a similar design.
4. Cute Sun and Sea Ankle Tattoo
Love the beach or the sunshine? Then this idea is for you. Here we have a small ankle tattoo that features a sun setting behind the ocean. It is a cute design that could be a reminder of special vacation or if you just love the seaside. You can recreate the tattoo or you can add other designs too, palm trees would look amazing.
5. Floral Ankle Tattoo Idea
Our next idea is a beautiful floral design. A bouquet of flowers has been tattooed near the ankle bone. The flowers used are delicate and pretty. You can try a tattoo like this with any flowers, and design your own bouquet that is unique to you. Maybe add your favorite flowers or some color..
6. Cool Bird Tattoo
Birds are another popular tattoo design. Every bird tattoo is unique as it will mean something different to each person. Not only that, but the bird you choose will also represent something different too. Here is a cool ankle tattoo that features birds. Two birds are standing still and there are three birds flying. It is a cute and stylish tattoo and you can have a similar design with any bird.
7. Stunning Flower Tattoo Idea
Looking for a beautiful tattoo? Then this design could be perfect for you. Here we have a delicate flower idea. The design is so pretty and it is a timeless tattoo. You can recreate this or you can use any flower type. Keep the stem long for an elegant look. You can even consider adding color, the watercolor technique would be stunning.
8. Bold Snake Ankle Tattoo
Snakes can be a symbol of many things some of which include: rebirth, immortality, wisdom and more. Here is an awesome tattoo idea the features a snake. The snake starts on the foot and beautifully wraps around the ankle and up onto the leg. It is an edgy and stylish tattoo and it can be recreated with black ink or with color.
9. Botanical Tattoo Design
Next, we have a simple and trendy botanical tattoo. The design features a circle shape that is made with leaves. We love this tattoo because of the leafy pattern and the geometric style. You can try the circle with the leaves or you can make a circle with flowers. Either way, it will look gorgeous.
10. Floral Foot and Ankle Tattoo
Our next idea is another floral design. This one features large flowers that start on the foot and end on the ankle. It is a beautiful tattoo that makes a statement. A tattoo like this will probably be painful but it will be worth it! You can use any flowers for a design like this, maybe choose your favourite or you can choose flowers with meaning, your birth flower would be cool.
11. Wrap Around Ankle Tattoo
Another cool tattoo design you can try is an anklet. These tattoos are just like the jewelry and they beautifully wrap around your ankle. Here is a gorgeous design idea. Here we have an ankle tattoo with an ocean wave design. This would be perfect for anyone who loves the ocean and the beach.
12. Delicate Flower Tattoo
The next tattoo we have to show you is a delicate flower design. This tattoo features three flowers and all three are so delicate with light pink petals. It is a pretty and feminine tattoo that will look amazing on anyone. This is one of our favorites! Recreate this tattoo or try a different color on the petals, purple would look gorgeous.
13. Small Lotus Ankle Tattoo
Looking for a cute and trendy tattoo? Then check out this idea. Here we have a stylish geometric lotus flower. It is a pretty tattoo and it will suit everyone. You can try a patterned lotus like this one or you can try a more realistic or colorful design. Either way, it will look awesome.
14. Vibrant Flowers and Snake Tattoo Design
If you want a design that is more vibrant, then this is for you. This tattoo features different colorful flowers and a snake. It is a beautiful piece of body art and is perfect for the ladies who want a bold tattoo that makes a statement. Try and create a similar design or choose your favorite flowers.
15. Foot and Ankle Bird Tattoo
Earlier we featured a bird tattoo, if you loved that then you need to see this next idea. Here we have another bird design but this one only features the outline of the birds. All of the birds are flying and each one looks like a pretty illustration. This is a cool and artistic tattoo that would look amazing on anyone. You can choose any bird outline.
16. Floral Ankle Bracelet Tattoo
Next, we have another anklet design. This one has a flowery design and it features peonies. It is a bold and stylish tattoo idea. You can recreate this tattoo or you can use different flowers. Either way, it look will look amazing. To make more of a statement you can add color too.
17. Cute Teacup Tattoo Idea
Love tea? Then this tattoo is for you. Here we have a small teacup with three hearts. It is such a cute and quirky idea. This is a must-have for anyone who loves cafes and hot drinks. You could even have a pretty vintage teacup design. A tattoo like this is perfect for you if you want an unusual piece of body art.
18. Pretty Poppy Tattoo
Our next idea is a pretty poppy tattoo. A poppy flower can represent many things but two popular ones are peace and these flowers are also used to remember fallen soldiers. Here we have a gorgeous poppy ankle tattoo. It starts at around the ankle bone and goes up onto the leg. It is a beautiful and bright tattoo idea.
19. Fierce Tiger Tattoo Design
At the beginning of the post we featured a lioness. Here is another tattoo with a wild and fierce theme, this one is a tiger! This is such a cool tattoo idea and it can represent strength, independence and more. Recreate this tattoo or add some of the beautiful orange color that tigers are known for.
20. Tiny Shell Tattoo
Next, we have a beautiful shell tattoo. It is a simple and pretty design that will suit anyone. A tattoo like this is perfect for the ladies who the love the beach, ocean or mermaids. Keep it subtle like this or add some color. This would be a great first tattoo as it is small and does not have much detail so it won’t take a long time.
21. Pink Flower
Looking for a cute flower tattoo? Then this is for you. This design features two pink flowers, one is open and one is closed. It is a beautiful piece of body art and it can be recreated in any color. Maybe choose your favorite color for the flower petals so the design is unique to you.
22. Butterfly Ankle Tattoo
Butterflies are very popular tattoo designs. Not only are they beautiful but they also represent freedom, love and faith. Here is a gorgeous example of a butterfly tattoo. It is small and stunning design that will look amazing on anyone. You can recreate any of the butterfly species or use any colors for the wings.
23. Beautiful Flower Design
The last ankle tattoo we have to show you is this beautiful flower design. It looks like a pink lotus flower on the water. This is a stunning tattoo and it is a unique take on lotus flower designs. Create a similar tattoo or try the flower without the water. Either way, it will look gorgeous.
24. Beautiful Flower Tattoo
Next, we have this beautiful floral ankle tattoo. The tattoo starts on one side of the ankle and the flower design wraps all the around until it meets where it started. We love this idea because it is a tattoo, but it also looks like an elegant ankle bracelet too. So, you kind of get two in one. The floral design is stunning, you can recreate it or try different flowers. You could add some color too.
25. Adorable Dog Tattoo Idea
If you have a pet or if you had a pet that passed away, then this next tattoo could be perfect for you. Here we have a super cute ankle tattoo that features an adorable dog. This is such a unique idea because you can have any dog breed created. Recreate the tattoo with your pet dog to celebrate your bond or to remember a dog you once owned. If you had another pet such as cat, then you can have that added also!
26. Cool Snake Tattoo
Looking for an edgy and cool tattoo? If so, check this out. Here we have a stylish snake tattoo that is placed on the front area of the ankle. The snake is black ink and features funky patterns. This is such an unusual tattoo and it will make a statement with your summer sandals. Try a similar tattoo to this or you can choose a snake with a different pattern or you can add color.
27. Cute Cactus
The next tattoo idea is perfect for anyone who likes plants or for those who like fun and cute tattoos. This design features a small cactus in a pot. We love this tattoo because it is quite small and it is stylish too. A tattoo like this will suit everyone and it would look amazing with splash of green color.
28. Stylish Ankle Bracelet Tattoo
Next, we have a very stylish ankle bracelet tattoo to show you. A small dotted pattern has been tattooed around the ankle to create a bracelet look. There are two of these and they also have gorgeous charms dangling from them. This is a chic and unique design because it is a tattoo, but it also acts as jewelry. Recreate this or you can try just one bracelet. You can choose different charms that mean something to you.
29. Stunning Dream Catcher Tattoo
Dream catcher designs are very popular and this is no surprise because amazing tattoos like this are being created. Here we have a large black ink dream catcher that is placed on the ankle. It has a classic design with a beautiful web and dangling feathers. This is a bold piece of body art and it will look amazing on everyone. Try a similar tattoo to this or you can go for a smaller version.
30. Delicate Floral Ankle Tattoo
Looking for a floral tattoo design? If so, you need to see this next idea. Three small, pretty and delicate cherry blossom flowers have been tattooed just near the ankle bone. The design features the three stages of life. First we have a small flower that is growing, then the second flower is open and beautiful and finally, the last flower is closed and wilted. It is an unusual tattoo and we love the stages of growth. You can recreate this or choose just one cherry blossom, or you can create a similar idea with a different flower.
31. Initial Tattoo Idea
Next, we have a cute initial ankle tattoo to show you. Initial tattoos are another popular idea. The initial designs often feature the letter of the first name of partners, family members or friends. The letter A is tattooed in an elegant font with a tiny crown above it. A tattoo like this will suit everyone and you can have any letter created in any font.
32. Floral Anklet
Next, we have another anklet style tattoo. Cute and pretty flowers have been tattooed all the way around the ankle. This is such a stylish tattoo idea and you can recreate something similar or try using different flowers for the design. If you want a bolder tattoo, then you could add some color too.
33. Pretty Sunflower Idea
The next tattoo that we have to show you features another stunning flower design. Here we have a gorgeous black ink sunflower that is tattooed on the ankle. We love the design because it is unique compared to the yellow sunflower tattoos that we often see. It is a very stylish tattoo that will look amazing on anyone. Recreate this or you can add splash of color. Watercolor effect would look fabulous.
34. Botanical Foot and Ankle Tattoo
If you want a tattoo that is bold and statement making, then this design could be perfect for you. Here we have a botanical tattoo that beautifully wraps around the ankle and ends on the foot. We love this design because you get a foot and ankle tattoo all in one. The leafy design is gorgeous to. Try a similar tattoo to this or you can add flowers, some color would be nice too.
35. Super Cute Avocado
Love avocados? Then you need to see this next tattoo idea. This ankle tattoo features a super cute avocado with small hearts above it. It is such a fun and quirky design. A small tattoo like this will suit everyone. This is another tattoo that would look great with added color. Keep it black ink for a subtler tattoo or be bold and choose a colorful avocado.
36. Trendy Anklet
The next tattoo is perfect for the ladies who love the ankle bracelet designs. This is another jewelry style tattoo with one dotted anklet with a charm. There is also a black line bracelet around the ankle. It is such a trendy design and it will look amazing in the summer. Recreate this or try adding different charms.
37. Small Cactus Tattoo
Earlier in the post we shared a cute cactus tattoo. If you loved that, then you need to see this one too. Here we have another cactus ankle tattoo but this one features a different type of cactus. It also has a stylish pattern on the pot too. It just shows how you can take inspiration from an idea and create something completely new. This tattoo is one of our favorites.
38. Elegant Ankle Bracelet
Next, we have an elegant anklet style tattoo to show you. This one features the dotted bracelet and there is a stylish patterned bracelet too. It is such a trendy and chic design. A ankle tattoo like this will suit everyone and it will never go out of style. Recreate this or add your own patterns and shapes to the design.
39. Koi Fish Tattoo Idea
Looking for a unique tattoo idea? Then this could be perfect for you. Here we have an elegant black fish design that is tattooed around the ankle bone. We love this tattoo because it just wraps around the ankle bone beautifully. A tattoo like this will make a stylish statement. Try a similar tattoo to this or you can try a different type of fish in a different color.
40. Snake Ankle Bracelet
The next tattoo features another stylish snake design. This one is an ankle bracelet style because the snake wraps around the ankle. It is such a cool and edgy idea and the pattern on the snake looks awesome too. Recreate this tattoo or try a different type of snake. You can add some color for a more vibrant piece of body art.
41. Cute Flower Tattoo Idea
Next, we have another gorgeous floral tattoo to show you. The design features two small flowers and different plants. It is such a cute and pretty idea. Create a similar tattoo to this or you can add different types of flowers and plants to the design. Keep it black ink or add some color, watercolor would look stunning.
42. Simple Lotus Design
Lotus flowers are another popular tattoo and with designs like this one, we can see why! Here we have a simple lotus tattoo. It is a beautiful tattoo and the minimal design is timeless. Something like this is perfect for the ladies who want a subtler tattoo. It would be great as a first tattoo too.
43. Jewelry Style Ankle Tattoo
If you want a super glam tattoo that really makes a statement, then this is perfect for you! This is another ankle bracelet style tattoo but this one is so ornate and looks like a stunning piece of jewelry. It is a very bold design because it is on the ankle and the foot. This is an amazing tattoo and it will look gorgeous on anyone!
After looking at all these amazing ankle tattoos, we hope you have found inspiration for your next ink!