Fingers are a remarkable place for a quality tattoo because of their high visibility. The main character in the movie The Night of the Hunter popularized the “Love, Hate” tattoos we often see inked onto people’s knuckles. Since then people have racked their brains to come up with two, four letter words, or an eight letter word to scribe onto their hands. Hopefully, this article will help alleviate the stress of conceptualizing your next idea for a tattoo on one of the most visible parts of your body.

Fingertip Design

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A small black design is portrayed on the wearer’s middle finger just underneath the fingertip.

Ring Finger Tattoo Set

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A pair of black designs are depicted on the wearers’ ring fingers in this tattoo set that replaces traditional wedding rings.

Ring Finger Steak

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A cartoon style uncooked steak is rendered on the wearer’s ring finger in this photograph.

Hand Grenade Across Fingers

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A hand grenade is portrayed in the negative space of a black mark that runs across the wearer’s knuckles.

Black and Gray Ring Finger Tiger

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A black and gray tiger portrait is rendered on the wearer’s middle finger in this tattoo.

“Hate” Inked on Knuckles

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Made popular by the movie The Night of the Hunter, “Love” and “Hate” are popular words to tattoo across the knuckles, as seen in this photograph.

Laughing Deer Hand Piece

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A stuffed deer’s head surrounded by “HA” is pictured on the wearer’s hand while the wearer’s knuckles read, “Dead.”

Multiple Images on Knuckles

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A flower, oil derricks, ship wheel, palm tree, and a pair of crossed arrows are rendered on the wearer’s knuckles in black ink in this tattoo.

Multiple Skulls on Knuckles

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A human skull, goat skull, deer skull, and bird skull are represented on the index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and pinkie finger, respectively.

“1989” Tattooed on Knuckles

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A stylish black font spells out the year 1989 on the wearer’s knuckles in this tattoo.

Superhero Symbols on Knuckles

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Multiple superhero symbols are rendered in color on the wearer’s knuckles. The superheroes represented include Batman, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Spiderman, The Flash, The Punisher, and The Green Lantern.

Buck inked on Middle Finger Tattoo

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A stylized black and gray portrait of a buck is depicted on the wearer’s middle finger with the antlers extending onto the wearer’s hand.

“Plan Ahea” Knuckles Piece

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In a show of commitment to comedy, the phrase, “Plan Ahea” is spelled out on the wearer’s knuckles.

Skull and Bow on Thumb Knuckles

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A skull with pink heart-shaped eyes and pink bow are rendered on the wearer’s thumb in this adorable finger tattoo set.

Multiple Images on Knuckles

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A shark, rose, skull, and bird are depicted on the knuckles closest to the wearer’s fingertips in black ink.

Illegible Knuckle Piece

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Illegible black and green text is inked across the knuckles of the wearer’s hands in this photograph.

“Open Mind” Knuckle Piece

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The phrase, “Open Mind,” is rendered on the wearer’s knuckles in a black old-west style font in this photo.

AK-47 Across Knuckles

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A surprisingly detailed AK-47 rifle is rendered on the wearer’s knuckles in black and brown ink.

Tattoo Gun Thumb Pieces

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A pair of tattoo guns are rendered on the wearer’s knuckles in black and gray ink with white highlights.

Index Finger Elephant

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A portrait of a bull elephants head is portrayed on the wearer’s index finger in black and gray ink.

Heart Outline on Ring Finger Tattoo

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A small black outline creates the shape of a heart on the side of the wearer’s left ring finger.

Skull and Crossbones on Ring Finger Tattoo

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This tattoo, devoid of shading, creates the image of a skull and crossbones on the wearer’s middle finger in black ink.

Male and Female Ring Finger Skeletons

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A black and gray skeleton wearing a blue bow tie is illustrated on the male wearer’s ring finger. While a black and gray skeleton with a pink flower on its head is illustrated on the female wearer’s ring finger.

“Shhhh….” on Index Finger

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The phrase, “Shhh…” is portrayed on the wearer’s index finger in black ink.

Index Finger Cat Tattoo

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A portrait of a long-haired cat with a black and gray head and green eyes is illustrated on the wearer’s index finger.

Multiple Images on Knuckles

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Multiple images including a bottle of red potion, a piece of meat, a bow and arrow, a scroll, a torch, a staff, a skeleton key, and a bottle of blue potion are featured on the wearer’s knuckles.

Dagger Across Knuckles

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The image of a dagger is created when the wearer interlocks his fingers.

“Stay True” Knuckles Piece

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The phrase, “Stay True,” is inked onto the wearer’s knuckles in a gradient black and gray font.

Middle Finger Boston Terrier

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A Boston Terrier is rendered on the wearer’s middle finger in this tattoo.

Middle Finger Design

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A simplified depiction of a lotus flower is rendered on the wearer’s middle finger in black ink.

Middle Finger Rosary

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A simplified rendering of a rosary is depicted on the wearer’s middle finger in black ink.

Middle Finger Unicorn

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A unicorn is colored using a vibrant color palette on the wearer’s right ring finger.

Ornate Index Finger Tattoo Design

 

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A burgundy gemstone is surrounded by an ornate black design in this tattoo rendered on the wearer’s index finger.

Caged Heart and Flying Bird

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A caged heart is depicted on the wearer’s ring finger while a flying bird is depicted on the wearer’s pinkie. Both images are rendered in black ink.

Middle Finger Mario Mushroom

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The green mushroom from the popular Mario video game franchise is inked onto the wearer’s middle finger.

Multiple Images on Knuckles

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A sword, shining cross, elaborate letter C, and feather are portrayed on the wearer’s knuckles in this tattoo.

Pair of Skulls on Knuckles

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A black and grey skull missing the lower mandible is rendered on the wearer’s index finger while a black depiction of a skull and crossbones is rendered on the wearer’s middle finger.

“YNWA” Across Knuckles

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The letters, “YNWA,” are inked onto the wearer’s knuckles in a gradient black and gray font.

“True Love” Across Knuckles

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The phrase, “True Love,” is inked onto the wearer’s knuckles in a black, orange, and yellow gradient font.

“Know Hope” Across Knuckles

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The phrase, “Know Hope,” is inked onto the wearer’s knuckles in a stylized black, red, and white font.

“Stay True, Chug Life”

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The phrase, “Stay True,” is rendered on the wearer’s knuckles in a black and red gradient font while the phrase, “Chug Life,” is pictured underneath in a blue and black gradient font.

Blue Seahorse on Pinkie

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A seahorse comprised entirely of blue ink is pictured on the wearer’s pinkie in this tattoo.

Brass Knuckles on Hand

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A pair of brass knuckles is rendered in yellow and black ink with orange highlights on the topside of the wearer’s hand.

Crowned Heart on Ring Finger

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This tattoo, replacing traditional wedding rings, features a crowned heart being held by two hands. Both images are featured on the wearers’ ring fingers.

Ring Finger Tattoo Design

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An elaborate diamond shaped design is rendered on the wearers’ ring fingers in black ink.

Multiple Images on Knuckles

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An umbrella, a dagger, a diamond shape, and a molar are rendered on the wearer’s knuckles in black and gray ink.

“Sousuide”

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What I believe to be the word or words, “Souside,” is rendered on the wearer’s knuckles in a black and white font.

Ring Finger Crown

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A crown is rendered on the wearer’s right ring finger in black and gray ink.

Multiple Images on Hand

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Multiple images including a six point star, butterfly, rose, and four other stars are portrayed on the wearer’s hands and fingers in black ink.

Sweet Treats and Bow on Knuckles

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A milkshake, cupcake, ice cream cone, and bow are rendered on the wearer’s knuckles in black ink. Closer to the fingertips each finger is adorned with a single black heart.

Sail Ship on Thumb

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A traditional depiction of a sail boat is featured on the wearer’s thumb in this photo.

Winged Hourglass on Thumbs

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The image of a winged hourglass is created when the wearer places his thumbs next to each other in this black and gray tattoo.

All Seeing Eye on Hand

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This finger tattoo, a stylized rendition of the All Seeing Eye, portrays an abstract triangle with a green eye inside of it on the wearer’s hand.

“Stay Real”

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The phrase, “Stay Real,” is inked onto the wearer’s knuckles in a stylized black font.

Multiple Images on Hands

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Norse runes adorn the male wearer’s fingers while multiple images adorn the female wearer’s hands in this photograph.

“Love” and Finger Designs

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The word, “Love,” is spelled out on the wearer’s knuckles while black mandala inspired designs adorn the wearer’s fingertips.

Mandala Hand Design

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A black and gray mandala design adorns the topside of the wearer’s hand and extends down the wearer’s middle finger in this tattoo.

Multiple Images on Fingers

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Black arrow-like designs and dots are depicted on the wearer’s fingers in this tattoo.

Middle Finger Rose

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A black and red rose is rendered on the wearer’s middle finger in this tattoo.

Simple Finger Tattoos

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A pair of overlapping triangles are rendered on the wearer’s middle finger in this simple tattoo.

“Blessed” and Multiple Images on Fingers and Hand

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Multiple images are portrayed on the wearer’s hand in black ink including an anchor, a heart-shaped peace sign, a four leaf clover, and the word, “Blessed.”

Ornate Wrist Design

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An ornate black and gray design is rendered on the wearer’s wrist in this tattoo.

 

Index Finger Lion Portrait

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A black and gray lion portrait with white accents is featured on the wearer’s index finger in this tattoo.

Black and Gray Images on Fingers

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A crescent moon, an eye, and a series of other images are portrayed on the wearer’s fingers in black and gray.

Crescent Moon and Sun on Index Finger

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Simplified depictions of a crescent moon and sun are rendered on the outside of the wearer’s right index finger in this tattoo.

Blue Designs on Fingerprints

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Ornate blue designs are featured on the wearer’s fingertips over the wearer’s fingerprints.

Black Fingertip Designs

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A lotus inspired design is rendered on the wearer’s fingertips in black ink.

“Live Love” 

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The phrase, “Live Love,” is portrayed on the wearer’s knuckles in a gradient black, gray, and white font.

Multiple Images on Hand and Fingers

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Blood drops, diamond shaped yin-yangs, daggers, ants, and a lighthouse are just some of the images that contribute to this piece rendered on the wearer’s hand.

Black and Gray Superhero Symbols

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The Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and The Flash symbols are depicted on the wearer’s knuckles in black and gray ink.

Thumb Rose

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A rose is rendered in black and gray ink on the wearer’s thumb in this tattoo.

Skull, Heart, Star, and Design

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Three black dots are inked near the wearer’s fingertips while a skull, heart, and star are portrayed on the wearer’s knuckles and a mandala inspired design is featured on the middle finger.

Middle Finger Cat Portrait

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A stylized cat portrait is portrayed on the wearer’s middle finger while a heart outline is illustrated on the pinkie finger.

Middle Finger Goat Skull

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A black and gray goat skull is illustrated on the wearer’s middle finger.

Middle Finger Eyes

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A pair of eyes are rendered on the side of the wearer’s middle finger in this tattoo.

Tiger and Raccoon Portraits

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Realistic portraits of a raccoon and a tiger are illustrated on the wearer’s middle and index finger, respectively.

Multiple Hand and Wrist Designs

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Multiple abstract designs contribute to these black and gray pieces rendered on the wearer’s hands and fingers.

Index Finger Dagger

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A dagger is shown piercing through the wearer’s index finger while a black star with a red outline is featured on the middle finger and a diamond is featured on the ring finger.

Traditional Maori Designs

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Traditional Maori designs are used to create the elaborate black patterns on the wearer’s hands and fingers.

Black Ring Finger Design

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An elaborate black design is rendered on the wearer’s ring finger in this photograph.

Black Finger Designs

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An ornate black design adorns the wearer’s fingers (excluding the thumb) in this tattoo.

Ring Finger Rose

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A black and gray rose with white accents is pictured on the wearer’s ring finger.

Smiling Rectangle on Middle Finger

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A smiling rectangle is portrayed on the wearer’s middle finger in black ink in this oddly conceptualized tattoo.

“If not now, when?”

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The quote, “If not now, when?” Is inked onto the underside of the wearer’s hand.

Index Finger Cross

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A small black cross is pictured on the side of the wearer’s index finger.

Finger Snakes

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Coiled snakes are rendered in black and gray ink on the male wearer’s ring finger and the female wearer’s middle finger.

Middle Finger Lotus Flower Tattoo

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A simplified lotus flower is rendered in black ink on the side of the wearer’s middle finger.

Skeleton Key and Heart Shaped Lock

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A skeleton key is illustrated on the wearer’s ring finger while a heart shaped lock is depicted on the wearer’s middle finger. Both pieces are created using black and gray ink.

Ring Finger Pine Tree

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An abstract interpretation of a pine tree is rendered on the wearer’s ring finger in black ink.

Purple Mandala

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A mandala with purple embellishments is featured on the topside of the wearer’s hand in this tattoo.

Ornate Ring Bands

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Black ring bands, replacing traditional wedding rings, are portrayed on the wearers’ ring fingers in this tattoo set.

Blue and Red Thumb Anchors

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Two anchors are featured on the wearer’s thumb including an upside down anchor with red embellishments and right side up anchor with blue embellishments.

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