50 Best Lip Tattoo Ideas

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When your tattoo is hidden, there's many options to choose from.

Imagine you could get a tattoo that would fade over time, making it possible to be as bold or risky as you wish. Welcome to the craze of the modern tattoo world: inner lip tattoos.

Not only do inner lip tattoos fade within one to five years (some in even weeks to months), but the location is so hidden and concealed that individuals (including celebrities) have gotten pretty creative with their new body ink.

Read on as we discuss 50 of our favorite lip tattoo ideas for your next ink. So pucker up and get inspired! 

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Tattoos inspired by your favorite celebrities...

Some of our favorite celebrities to follow on Instagram have jumped on the lip tattoo train. And just like any trend, when celebrities with large followings take to a new style, everyone else joins (even some celebrities follow the others, like Kendall Jenner and Ruby Rose).  

1. Kendall Jenner  "Meow"

2. Ke$ha  "Suck It"

3. Miley Cyrus  Sad Kitty

4. Paris Jackson  "Motley"

5. Ruby Rose  "Meow"

Tattoos inspired by the words we wish we could say...

The best part of inner lip tattoos is that no one has to see them (unless you want them to). So why not say something a little scandalous, like the thought you've always wanted to say out loud to someone but bite your lip? Now when you bite your lip, know you're actually expressing yourself and saying how you feel.

6. Rated XXX

A post shared by Luke Morris (@lukemor88) on Nov 6, 2017 at 10:48am PST

7. M.A.D.

8. Kiss Me 

9. F*** Off 

10. Bite Me 

11. Let It Be 

A post shared by (@_dahliablack) on Jul 17, 2018 at 7:50am PDT

12. Stay Wild 

A post shared by Dolo / Lola (@dolola__) on Jun 28, 2018 at 8:47pm PDT

13. Shut Up


Tattoos for the foods you really love...

Hey, if you eat something on the regular, why not label your mouth with it?

14. Dolce 

A post shared by cherry (@spicycherrie) on Jul 6, 2018 at 2:40pm PDT

15. Ice Cream 

A post shared by LKXXY (@lkxxytats) on May 30, 2018 at 12:27am PDT

16. Chipotle 

A post shared by Sara W (@sara_winland) on Mar 10, 2018 at 6:36pm PST

17. Nutella

18. Taco 


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Tattoos that are also expressive symbols...

Maybe the idea of a tattoo intrigues you and you want to try it out first before committing for life. These cute symbols ranging from passions, hobbies, and animals are the cutest addition to any lip... or at least that's what we think. And best part is, they fade over time. If you're a fan, you can decide to relocate the tattoo on a more permanent body part. 

19. Heart

A post shared by @dornrueschchen on Apr 27, 2018 at 9:52am PDT

20. Smiley Face (with a twist) 

21. Oh Whale

A post shared by Francesca (@falalafrancesca) on Oct 17, 2017 at 8:31pm PDT

22. Musical Notes

A post shared by Gillian (@gillian_ryan_) on Jul 9, 2018 at 10:25am PDT

23. Broken Heart

A post shared by Davin Yant (@nokoitattoo) on Jul 7, 2018 at 9:59am PDT

24. Cross 

A post shared by Tattoo (@tattoo_inspoooo) on Apr 22, 2018 at 3:40pm PDT

25. Diamond 

A post shared by Bartoello (@bartoello) on Dec 20, 2017 at 8:58am PST

26. Poison Logo

A post shared by Quincy Gow (@quincygow) on Oct 21, 2017 at 5:53pm PDT

27. Brand Logo 

28. Skateboard 

A post shared by EVA (@evapiercink) on Aug 7, 2017 at 2:49pm PDT

29. Marijuana Leaf


A post shared by fase biometria (@biometria7) on May 19, 2017 at 3:30am PDT

30. Barbell 

A post shared by cyn hatcher (@cyn665) on May 8, 2017 at 3:48pm PDT

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31. Geometric Symbols 

32. Cupid's Arrow 

A post shared by Inga St (@inga2.0) on Apr 10, 2017 at 9:51am PDT

33. Hang 10 

A post shared by T a s h (@taashh1234) on Mar 22, 2017 at 9:07pm PDT

34. Infinity Symbol 

35. Third Eye 

A post shared by Casas(@hectorcasash) on Nov 23, 2016 at 5:30pm PST

36. A Crown

A post shared by Selena (@accf88) on Nov 17, 2016 at 4:55pm PST

37. Kitty 

38. Planets and Space Ships 


A post shared by Isabel Carrillo (@bella_budd) on Aug 4, 2016 at 3:47am PDT


Tattoos that are iconic and expressive with just one word...

Whether you love whole heartedly, have a nickname or favorite city, why not show it off (or at least express yourself) through ink?

39. Live | Free

40. Love

A post shared by kobie ellis (@terreltriceps) on May 14, 2018 at 9:02pm PDT

41. Wild 

42. Bo$$ 

A post shared by Jose Pedreros (@lemurtattoo) on Aug 2, 2018 at 11:44am PDT

43. Honey

44. Think 

45. Metal

46. Silence

A post shared by bastard (@bastardvlado) on Jun 29, 2018 at 7:51am PDT

47. Reckless 

48. Kindness 

A post shared by @ironicpacifism on Jun 5, 2018 at 11:43am PDT

49. Fire 

A post shared by Rj Tazz (@rjtazz) on Apr 23, 2018 at 9:09am PDT

50. Cheers

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Elizabeth Blasi is a New Yorker. A lifestyle & travel writer, who is often seen with a suitcase in hand, jetsetting to her next location. But as a true Digital Nomad, her love of writing and romance novels means her laptop is always beside her.