Women making a statement with bigger, bolder tattoos

A small butterfly or Chinese symbol on an ankle or lower back is no longer the choice of ink work for women, as they now opt for bigger and bolder tattoos. Tattoo artists have reported a rapid increase in the number of women getting full-sleeve tattoos and dramatic thigh and calf designs. Stafford Tattoo owner Martina Tomanec said that society was changing and more people had the bravery to go big and prominent with tattoos. Visible tattoos are leaving a permanent mark in some workplaces, with employers devising policies to stop workers showing them off.