50+ Tattoo Designs for Men and Women Shoulders

Shoulder tattoo designs come in wide variety like Celtic crosses, epic art pieces, unique and incredible tribal work and many other options in this article we talk about some of the better tattoo ideas on your shoulders.

Getting a tattoo on a shoulder is better than many other places due to the fact that the structure of your shoulder changes very little compared to other body parts. Also touchups are reduced due to the above fact.

Anyways, check these super designs and tattoo ideas for shoulder, I am sure you will like them.

Mermaid on my shoulder. Done by Rob Berong at Psycho Tattoo in Marietta, Ga.

mermaid tattoo

Peony Shoulder Piece; Mike Barentine, Atomic Tattoo, Pflugerville, TX

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Red-winged blackbird shoulder piece by aubrey at sugar city tattoo in crockett, CA

red-winged blackbird shoulder piece by aubrey at sugar city tattoo in crockett, CA

Shoulder piece done in 5 hour session done by Q at OC Tattoo, westminster

Shoulder piece done in 5 hour session done by Q at OC Tattoo, westminster

My new half sleeve and shoulder panel. Done by Steve Labofish, Bethesda Tattoo.

My new half sleeve and shoulder panel. Done by Steve Labofish, Bethesda Tattoo.

My Japanese shoulder piece (Dragon) – Finished yesterday! By Chris Crooks at White Dragon Tattoo, Belfast, Northern Ireland

My Japanese shoulder piece (Dragon) - Finished yesterday! By Chris Crooks at White Dragon Tattoo, Belfast, Northern Ireland

You’ve found your new Internet home. Be forewarned, time has been known to quicken in this realm.

You've found your new Internet home. Be forewarned, time has been known to quicken in this realm.

My new Ink and Roses shoulder tattoo by Angus at LDF Tattoo, Sydney.

My new Ink and Roses shoulder tattoo by Angus at LDF Tattoo, Sydney.

The next part of my superhero sleeve. Batman on my left shoulder next to Superman.

The next part of my superhero sleeve. Batman on my left shoulder next to Superman.

My shoulder tattoo. By Marta Amayra at Industrial art, Bayonne, NJ.

My shoulder tattoo. By Marta Amayra at Industrial art, Bayonne, NJ.

My Captain Teemo tattoo by Rick Serna in Chicago.

My Captain Teemo tattoo by Rick Serna in Chicago.

A little dot work shoulder action by Cory Ferguson, Good Point Tattoos, Oakville Ontario, CA

A little dot work shoulder action by Cory Ferguson, Good Point Tattoos, Oakville Ontario, CA

My over-the-shoulder filigree piece, now with color

My over-the-shoulder filigree piece, now with color

First time posting here but getting this piece done tomorrow on right shoulder! By the gallery new oxford PA

First time posting here but getting this piece done tomorrow on right shoulder! By the gallery new oxford PA

Phoenix tattoo on my left shoulder by Austin Hill at American Pride Tattoos in Oxford, MI

Phoenix tattoo on my left shoulder by Austin Hill at American Pride Tattoos in Oxford, MI

really want to add to this! want it to go onto shoulder-arm need some ideas! thanks

really want to add to this! want it to go onto shoulder-arm need some ideas! thanks

Film noir shoulder piece by Sir Eric Wilcox at Tattoo Paradise, Rockville, MD.

Film noir shoulder piece by Sir Eric Wilcox at Tattoo Paradise, Rockville, MD.

My Electric Eel chest-shoulder by Chris Lowe at Naked Art Tattoos, Odenton MD

My Electric Eel chest-shoulder by Chris Lowe at Naked Art Tattoos, Odenton MD

Octopus on the Shoulder. Session 1 of 4. PixByGeek in Ink124 Harlem, NYC.

Octopus on the Shoulder. Session 1 of 4. PixByGeek in Ink124 Harlem, NYC.

heres my samurai. inside biceps. i want to connect this with another one on my shoulder any ideas

heres my samurai. inside biceps. i want to connect this with another one on my shoulder any ideas

Chest-shoulder piece @ Zvuv tattoo israel

First time posting here,my chest-shoulder piece @ Zvuv tattoo israel

Progress on my back piece: Finished covering bad shoulder tattoos and started the background. Tattoo by Rod @ Wicked Ways in Lakeville, IN.

Progress on my back piece: Finished covering bad shoulder tattoos and started the background. Tattoo by Rod @ Wicked Ways in Lakeville, IN.

Shoulder Tattoo by Roy Uno at Red Diamond Tattoo. HI

Shoulder Tattoo by Roy Uno at Red Diamond Tattoo. HI

Fresh Ink 4/30 – the beginning to my shoulder caps; my right shoulder – Artist Brandon Hanna of Brandon Hanna Custom Tattooing, East Nashville TN.

Fresh Ink 4-0 - the beginning to my shoulder caps; my right shoulder - Artist Brandon Hanna of Brandon Hanna Custom Tattooing, East Nashville TN.

My koi, pretty much finished 😀 Getting my shoulder covered as well on the 27! Done by Aaron @ Mike’s tattoo, peterborough ON

My koi, pretty much finished :D Getting my shoulder covered as well on the 27! Done by Aaron @ Mike's tattoo, peterborough ON

Dragonfly (artists own design) on my shoulder by Kerste at Eternal Art, Rugby, UK.

Dragonfly (artists own design) on my shoulder by Kerste at Eternal Art, Rugby, UK.

Flower of life on my shoulder done in atlanta, ga

flower of life on my shoulder done in atlanta, ga

Shoulder tattoos. Matching skulls in opposite colors.

My shoulder tattoos. Matching skulls in opposite colors.

Right shoulder piece done by Chris McNeill of Rebel City Tattoo Studio. Cleveland Ohio.

Right shoulder piece done by Chris McNeill of Rebel City Tattoo Studio. Cleveland Ohio.

Thinking of getting a tattoo like the skull on the shoulder of the middle arm, but am perplexed as to what style it is-where I could find an artist specialized in it.

Thinking of getting a tattoo like the skull on the shoulder of the middle arm, but am perplexed as to what style it is-where I could find an artist specialized in it.

Roses on shoulder by Tara Johnston at Alleged Tattoo in Seattle, WA

Roses on shoulder by Tara Johnston at Alleged Tattoo in Seattle, WA

First tattoo start to finish. Hops on my shoulder by Dutch Cooke @ Immortal Ink. Timeline in photo descriptions.

First tattoo start to finish. Hops on my shoulder by Dutch Cooke @ Immortal Ink. Timeline in photo descriptions.

Newest tattoo, addition to the existing piece on my shoulder

Newest tattoo, addition to the existing piece on my shoulder

Shoulder mandala by Jenn Small. 510 Expert Tattoo. Charlotte, NC.

Shoulder mandala by Jenn Small. 510 Expert Tattoo. Charlotte, NC.

First sitting of a paisley shoulder design by Donny Lopez of Delray Beach, FL

First sitting of a paisley shoulder design by Donny Lopez of Delray Beach, FL

Shoulder piece by Jason Vaughn, in Chicago IL

My shoulder piece by Jason Vaughn, in Chicago IL

Shoulder tattoo by Anya Gladun @ Body Gallery Sterling, VA

shoulder tattoo by Anya Gladun @ Body Gallery Sterling, VA

Left shoulder

Left shoulder

Shoulder rose by CJ at Silver Needle in Concord, CA

Shoulder rose by CJ at Silver Needle in Concord, CA

Space themed shoulder piece – Austin, TX – Jerrid Rodriguez – 9 hours in, one session left!

Space themed shoulder piece - Austin, TX - Jerrid Rodriguez - 9 hours in, one session left!

Finished shoulder piece in tribute to my dad (Done by Molly at Creative Images in Des Moines, IA)

Finished shoulder piece in tribute to my dad (Done by Molly at Creative Images in Des Moines, IA)

Mandala on my shoulder. by Nick at Signature Tattoo. Ferndale, MI

Mandala on my shoulder. by Nick at Signature Tattoo. Ferndale, MI

Outline of my right shoulder (work in progress) Chris Cockrill, Avalon Tattoo II, San Diego, CA

Outline of my right shoulder (work in progress) Chris Cockrill, Avalon Tattoo II, San Diego, CA

This is my commemoration to 2 breaks, 3 dislocations, and 8 years of injury on my left shoulder (also my first tat). What do you guys think?

This is my commemoration to 2 breaks, 3 dislocations, and 8 years of injury on my left shoulder (also my first tat). What do you guys think?

My first! – roses on my shoulder and chest done by the wonderful Nikki McNight at A Mind’s Eye Tattoo in Boise, Id.

My first! - roses on my shoulder and chest done by the wonderful Nikki McNight at A Mind's Eye Tattoo in Boise, Id.

My kraken shoulder piece by Drew @Bluebird Tattoo, Portage IN

My kraken shoulder piece by Drew @Bluebird Tattoo, Portage IN

Outline of a Hamsa on my shoulder, getting the color and shading soon! Done by David Guy at Affinity Tattoos & Piercings Austin, Texas.

Outline of a Hamsa on my shoulder, getting the color and shading soon! Done by David Guy at Affinity Tattoos & Piercings Austin, Texas.

Castiel, the Angel on my shoulder. Done by Jim Swales, from Courtice, Ontario

Castiel, the Angel on my shoulder. Done by Jim Swales, from Courtice, Ontario

Shoulder piece by A.J. From Texas Body Art. Houston, Texas.

Shoulder piece by A.J. From Texas Body Art. Houston, Texas.

48. My first! Any suggestions as to what I should get on the OTHER shoulder blade?

My first! Any suggestions as to what I should get on the OTHER shoulder blade?

tomato shoulder

tomato shoulder

Meet Eddy. On my right shoulder blade. drawn by Kerry from Shotsies in Wayne, NJ

Meet Eddy. On my right shoulder blade. drawn by Kerry from Shotsies in Wayne, NJ

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