Reviewed & updated: August 30, 2023 by Jamie Wilson BA
If you are fond of offbeat and colorful tattoos and looking for some ideas for your next tattoo, then you might find these 12 tattoo designs perfect.
12 tattoos have personal meanings attached to the wearer.
The way the 12 tattoos are designed can show the context in which it is tattooed. However, sometimes just the plain numbers speak a thousand words.
Knowing what is in trend might be tough for those who are not up to date with tattoo trends, for them we have curated some 12 tattoo designs. Pick a suitable one for yourself.
Palm 12 tattoo
The 12 tattoos is carved on the upper side of the palm. Getting a number tattoo is this sort on this placement looks great. The 12 tattoo in this example is used as a pair tattoo. The number 12 is tattooed in the same place on the palm of two girls. Maybe the tattoo commemorates an important date in their life for example the day they met. This way, the number 12 can also be used as a couple’s tattoo or best friend’s tattoo. The number is designed simply in the tattoo. It looks like it is carved in a wooden block. Half portion of the number 12 is shaded with black while the other half is empty. Get a pair tattoo of this sort, to keep others guessing what the number symbolizes.
12 Tattoo With a Butterfly
Butterfly tattoo designs symbolize the start of a new journey and new love. Incorporating a butterfly tattoo with the number 12 enhances and glorifies the meaning. Perhaps it represents the date on which the person committed to the new journey. Another unique and mind-blowing explanation is that it was the age when the person started a new journey in their life. This butterfly and the number tattoo piece look very enticing. The subtlety of the art attracts many people to the design. A simple butterfly is drawn at the top left corner of the 12 tattoo. The number 12 is inked in bold black ink in a traditional font. The piece is inked on the upper elbow, which looks like an excellent place for the tattoo design. However, you can also opt for different spots like the sleeve, wrist, and chest to get the design.
Floral 12 Tattoo
Floral tattoo designs are one of the prettiest forms of body art, it looks good on both men and women. So this piece is a good fit if you also like floral designs. Incorporating floral designs in a number tattoo is quite challenging. The floral tattoo artist intelligently used both designs to create a surprisingly good tattoo that will amaze all the customers. A large 12 tattoo is inked on the forearm, the numbers are thick enough to draw inside. Within the number, a beautiful floral design is inked which increases the style and quality of the tattoo. The large 12 is filled with black ink completely, in between the darkness of the black color, the bright peach flowers radiate a light mood of the tattoo. The artwork is very tempting to those for whom the number 12 holds a special value and are fond of floral designs. In such cases, this piece can definitely be used as an inspiration.
Another type of floral tattoo design incorporating the number 12 is given here which can also be used as an inspiration if you are looking for floral art for your nest tattoo. It is inked on the leg below the knee however, the piece will also look great if it is placed on the hand or on the back. The number 12 is inked boldly with steel and black ink. It is designed with two red roses on both sides. Adding floral motifs to the tattoo increases the aesthetic appeal of the tattoo. You can also customize the tattoo by selecting the color of the flowers or the type of flower you want to decorate your 12 tattoo.
12 Wrist Tattoo
The wrist is a great place if you want to focus your tattoos on numbers. Since the skin area around the wrist is small, the tattoo does not have to be necessarily designed in other ways. A simple number also looks full on the wrist. In this 12 wrist tattoo, the number is written in an Italiscs form which increases the fashion quotient of the tattoo. Tattoos of this sort are self-explanatory, they generally resemble an important date or number in the wearer’s life. So man people do not want to decorate the tattoo with other elements to keep the originality of the tattoo. For them, this wrist tattoo is a perfect option. The tattoo is also designed around the sides with small dot works to increase the attractiveness of the design.
With respect to the above wrist tattoo, this 12 tattoo is much more simple. It is a perfect piece for those who want a tattoo for the first time. This simple piece is one of the least hurting pieces. You can also place it on the side wrist since tattooing on the inner wrist is a bit painful. This tattoo looks perfectly customized for first-timers, its simplicity attracts people to it. The number 12 is written in an old text font with black ink. It is an outline tattoo, the number is not filled with any form of ink. So if line tattoos interest you, you can opt for this tattoo design.
Diamond 12 Tattoo
If you want some fun ideas to design your tattoo, then this piece can be your go-to design. Tattoos are intended to show your creativity and are curated according to your personality. This diamond tattoo is one of the many designs to make your tattoo look fun and cool. Simple number tattoos can be brought if you are someone having soulful and vibrant energy. For them, combining their tattoos with additional motifs is common. However, if your tattoo is just a number it might be difficult to incorporate additional elements. This tattoo gives an idea of how you can incorporate other motifs into your 12 tattoo.
Roman Number 12 Tattoo
One of the great ways to get a 12 tattoo is by inking the roman numeral 12. If you are keen to get the number 12 tattooed on the skin, then try doing it in an unusual way by getting the Roman numeral version of the 12 tattoo. The Roman 12 tattoo in the image looks amazing, it is made with black ink and looks bold enough to catch the eyes. The number 12 has started to fade away by gradually turning into dust particles. This probably symbolizes the end of something to which the number 12 is related. You can also get a whole Roman numeral if you do not relate to the design, however, if this chis design looks good to you, then you can also imitate the design on your body.
Finger 12 Tattoo
Finger tattoos have been popularised by tattoo lovers in current times. Tattooing number on the finger is very common. Number finger tattoos can range from tattooing a special date on the finger to tattooing the jersey number of a favorite player. Be it the first case or the latter, this 12 tattoo gives a good idea of how you can place your number tattoo on the finger.
Unlike the above design, the number 12 can also be inked on a single finger. The small numeral on the little finger looks so adorable and cute. This is a great way to get a finger tattoo as well.
Fiery 12 Tattoo
The 12 tattoo in the image looks like the number is on fire. It is a vibrant-colored tattoo. The background is colored with fiery orange color and the 12 tattoo is situated over the orange backdrop. In contrast to the fiery color of the background, the number 12 is tattooed with the color of ice. So the contrasting nature of the artwork is readily visible in the tattoo. A small halo-like ring is also positioned above the 12 tattoo which probably suggests the attachment of a heavenly symbolization to the number.
Elaborate 12 Tattoo
This is one of the most offbeat 12 tattoo designs out of the lot. Elaborate tattoos are normal, however, getting a simple number in an elaborate tattoo design is quite unusual. If you are interested in getting an elaborate sleeve tattoo incorporating the number 12, then this design is as good as it can be. The number 12 is a bold one in the tattoo. It is not defined by any boundaries in the tattoo, rather the background is shaded with black and the number 12 is left without any ink. The word love and a crown are also inked with the 12 tattoo to add depth to the tattoo.
Colored 12 Tattoo
A splash of vibrant colors on the skin always has a greater impact on tattoos since they can be observed from far. Apart from that, pretty colors also look stunning on the body. For instance, this 12 tattoo piece is a good example of getting a colored number tattoo. Some droplets of bluish shades as used as a backdrop and the 12 tattoo is inked with black ink. The number are connected to each other at the bottom by an infinity symbol. The infinity attached to the number 12 tattoo probably symbolizes his never-ending bond with the number.
Now that you are aware of so many 12 tattoo designs, it is your time to get a customized 12 tattoo for yourself. There are many more options for traditional tattoos that might help you pick the perfect piece for you. Go through some additional designs below before you decide on your 12 tattoo designs.
- 12 volt tattoo
- 12 patchwork tattoos
- Clock 12 tattoo
- 12 tattoo behind the ear
- Collarbone 12 tattoo
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