Let’s face it, one of the best reasons to get a tattoo is to show it off. It doesn’t matter if your tattoo covers your back or is the size of a dime on the back of your calf, most tattoos are designed to be seen and appreciated; here’s just a few of the many places to show off your tattoo in Austin.
On South Congress: The Capital City’s most well-known trendy street is the perfect place to show off your tattoo in Austin. Whether you are getting burgers at Hopdoddy, shopping at Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds or seeing a show at The Continental Club, South Congress is a place to see and be seen – and appreciate the ink.
At SXSW: Springtime is just starting to warm the weather when the SXSW Festival takes over venues both large and small throughout the city. Show off your tattoo in Austin at everything from world class concerts to world changing panel discussions.
At UT Austin: Austin’s premiere university is a great place to showcase your ink. Show off your tattoo at a Longhorns game at DKR Stadium or at a performance of Hamilton at Bass Concert Hall – and don’t miss wandering along The Strip.
On Sixth Street: The neon lights and live music of this iconic stretch are what gave Austin its reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World. Sixth Street’s many bars, night clubs and watering holes are the perfect place to sport some ink.
Austin FC: Austin’s newest professional sports team plays at the Q2 Stadium in north-central Austin. Show off your tattoo at a game or show the team your undying love with an Austin FC tattoo.
Zilker Park: Whether you’re hiking, biking, dog-walking or just soaking up the sun, there are plenty of opportunities to show off your tattoo in Austin while in Zilker Park.
Hamilton Pool: Speaking of hot spots, Hamilton Pool’s gorgeous grotto is a great place to appreciate nature – and get some appreciation for your ink.
Ladybird Lake: Stand-up paddling, kayaking and canoeing along the body of water formerly known as Town Lake gives everyone a chance to show off their tattoo, no matter if it’s on their back, calves or arms.
ACL Festival: Fall’s warm temperatures mean the many concerts of ACL are ideal for showing some skin and showcasing your ink.
While getting tacos, margaritas or barbecue: Standing in line at Franklin, having margaritas on El Alma’s patio or meeting your friends at your neighborhood Torchy’s – are all great places to show off your tattoo in Austin.
No matter where you are showing off your tattoo – whether it’s in Austin or Antigua — make sure to slather on the sunscreen. Your tattoo will last longer and your skin will thank you for it.