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16 Armpit Tattoos So Crazy Hot They're Literally Sweating

While armpit tattoos might be a slightly unconventional placement for your next ink, these 16 designs are proving how cool of a canvas your underarm can be! Just beware: Many tattoo-getters are saying that this spot can be particularly painful.

Cactus

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Desert life is having a serious moment right now, and this adorable cactus plant from @irotasone is cute enough to make sure that the trend stays around for a long, long time.

Photo: @irotasone| Instagram

Green With Envy

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For a more intricate design in your armpit, you're probably going to have to make sure all of the hair is removed and the surface is clear to ensure that it ends up as even and perfect as this adorable plant on @scherptagram!

Photo: @scherptagram | Instagram

Totes Jelly

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An underarm isn't really a super ordinary placement for a tattoo, so why stick with an "ordinary" design? Check out how fun this jellyfish from @ditadeadbeat is!

Photo: @ditadeadbeat | Instagram

Tiny T-Rex

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Even if you're someone who prefers an intricate and over-the-top tat, the armpit can be an absolutely perfect placement for a minimalistic design, like this tyrannosaurus rex from @lonekittentattoos.

Photo: @lonekittentattoos | Instagram

Underarm Edge

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Opting away from color under your arm can leave the sweetest design with a little edge. This bold flower from @sachamadewithlove proves that to be true!

Photo: @sachamadewithlove | Instagram

Picture-Perfect

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We're all smiles, too, just looking at this brilliant flower from @carlac46. The sharpness of the ink lines adds a serious oomph, and the armpit placement makes it a fun surprise!

Photo: @carlac46 | Instagram

'Ouija' Try It?

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If scary movies and summoning the dead are more your cup of tea, this ouija board pointer from @jonnycomelatelytattoo is sure to speak to you!

Photo: @jonnycomelatelytattoo | Instagram

Webbed

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This spider web from @krektattoo fits perfectly in the underpart of an arm. it's a fun take on an unconventional placement.

Photo: @krektattoo | Instagram

Lengthy Lovin'

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No one ever said that just because you have an armpit tattoo that it has to strictly stay under there. Let your tat branch out a bit like @marianrivers_tattoo does with this uber long-stemmed flower!

Photo: @marianrivers_tattoo | Instagram

Outlined

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You don't necessarily have to worry about shading and color with armpit tattoos. This flower from @alessandro_pennella shows how cool a de-tailed outline can look in the right spot.

Photo: @alessandro_pennella | Instagram

Pining For

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If this tattoo from @hairbytate_25 were a real life fruit, we'd probaby have to stick with calling it a 'fine-apple' it looks so good!

Photo: @hairbytate_25 | Instagram

Slappin' The Bass

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Armpit tattoos are the perfect solution for something you love that you want to hold closely, but that you can also show off whenever you'd like. @reiichigo shows this with an artsy outline of a bass guitar that we love!

Photo: @reiichigo | Instagram

Branch Out

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These Greek branches from @calvin.hoff are simple yet perfect design that fits oh-so-perfectly into an armpit!

Photo: @calvin.hoff | Instagram

Hummingbird

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This wispy hummingbird from @tatt.me looks like it could seriously take flight, and as pretty as it is we almost wish it would!

Photo: @tatt.me | Instagram

Strawberry Patches

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How precious are these delicious-looking strawberries from @troncouture? Too bad they weren't peaches that had real life pits! (Ha. Ha. Ha.)

Photo: @troncouture | Instagram

Seeing Stars

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What a perfect placement for this simple design from @kaitlynteressa. There's no need for an elaborate portrait to make a big statement.

Photo: @kaitlynteressa | Instagram

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