If you're a fan of '90s-style revival, get excited because cute ankle tattoos are back. You can inscribe a small design on the inside of your ankle, or you could go full '90s retro with an ankle band. The above-the-foot ink has recently come back into style, because — in addition adding some flare to your feet — it has the bonus of being discreet when you want it to be. And if you ever tire of the design, all you have to do is pull up your socks.
But there is one downside to ankle tattoos: the pain factor. As someone whose friend once kicked her tattoo artist in the head, you need to make sure you're ready to stomach the pain before you commit to your ink. Obviously, a small design is going to be a breeze to sit through. For example, the star on my ankle the size of a quarter (filled in) took less than 15 minutes in the chair. But any tat on the bone is going to be a little more painful, so be prepared.
And if you can endure the pain, then it's totally worth. But once you make the decision to ink your ankle, you're gonna need a great design. If you can't decide what to get, take a look at the following 15 tattoos for a little inspiration.