37 Bee Tattoo Design Ideas for Women

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If you’re considering getting a bee tattoo, I’m sharing 37 bee tattoo design ideas for women. To be more specific, you’ll find honey bee tattoos for women.

I’ve included a mixture of minimalist tattoos and bee tattoos that have more detail.

You’ll also find black and white bee tattoos and even bright and bold bee tattoos.

Getting a tattoo is a big decision for many of us, so taking the time to look at tattoos on other people can give us a good idea of the tattoo we would like and even the placement of the tattoo.

I hope this post filled with bee themed tattoos will inspire you and give you ideas for your next tattoo.

Temporary Tattoo: If you’re not quite ready for permanent ink, I think you’ll love this set of 16 temporary tattoos.

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evil bee tattoo

This evil bee tattoo is so clever and unique. If you love the style of this tattoo, I recommend checking out the artists for more ideas.

Artist Credit: molly_sandra__

large bee and flower tattoo with black shading

The shading on this tattoo is absolutely fantastic and well done. This artist does a great job with the shading of their black ink tattoos.

Artist Credit: norbert_nice_art

partially done tattoo

This cool tattoo is in the process of being colored in. It already looks fantastic, so imagine how great it will look once all of the colors are added.

Artist Credit: perrine.canine.tattoos

bee and lightbulb tattoo

If you’re looking for unique tattoo ideas, I love the idea of drawing a scene within a lightbulb. This tattoo would look awesome with just black ink too.

Artist Credit: sanctum.tattoo

bee tattoo with initial

The simplicity of this bee tattoo really appeals to me. If you love this style, consider a similar design for your own tattoo. The inclusion of the letter is a nice touch.

Artist Credit: shopoffools

bee with strawberries tattoo

Colorful tattoos like this are so eye-catching. A tattoo like this would make a great addition to a tattoo sleeve.

Artist Credit: gravitytattooshop

bee with crystals

I’ve never come across a bee tattoo like this one, and I’m totally impressed. The design is stunning and the colors look amazing together. Check out the artist to see more creative and well done designs.

Artist Credit: dubzubtattoo

bee tattoo on thigh

I just love tattoos that are placed on the upper thigh area. I would love to get a tattoo on my thigh one day. Get your tattoo with black ink or add color.

Artist Credit: goodmojotattoos

colorful bee tattoo with ruby

Large bee tattoos like this one definitely stand out and look amazing. The vibrant colors are attractive. The artist specializes in Japanese and traditional tattooing.

Artist Credit: irezumitattooglasgow

large bee tattoo

This bee tattoo is definitely unique. If you love this art style, you’ll probably love other designs from this artist. You can learn more at their website Good Things Tattoo.

Artist Credit: goodthingstattoo

watercolor flower and bee tattoo

Watercolor tattoos are getting more and more popular every day. This tattoo features a large watercolor flower with a bee hoving above the flower.

Artist Credit: johnhoustontattoo

black bee tattoo

This small black ink bee tattoo would look awesome on the wrist or forearm. It would also look great placed above your ankle. Adding color would also be great for this design.

Artist Credit: latintaquehabito

Choosing Your Artist

When choosing your tattoo artist, pick someone that you trust and can see yourself having fun with during the tattoo process.

Most tattoo artists have some sort of online portfolio, whether it be a website or Instagram profile.

Make sure you take the time to browse their body of work before choosing them as your tattoo artist.

bee with moon cycles

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moon with bee sun and flower

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bee with flower on arm

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hands around bee

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Take Your Time

Getting a tattoo is an important decision, so don’t rush the process. Take your time when it comes to deciding what tattoo design you want, what colors you want, and where you want the tattoo to be located.

Once you’ve decided on your tattoo, wait a few months (one year is even better) before moving forward, to ensure that you’re making a sound decision.

sunflower with bee wearing crown

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bee on flower ankle tattoo

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red and yellow bee with flowers

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bee in heart

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Don’t Shop Around for the Cheapest Artist

Bargain basement prices can mean you’re risking the quality of your tattoo and the cleanliness of the equipment. Of course, this doesn’t have to be the case, but it’s something you should keep in mind.

If someone is willing to do your tattoo for $12, you should definitely pass on that. Even if you just want a small tattoo.

If you can’t afford to be tattooed by the artist you want, I recommend saving up your money until you can afford it. You won’t regret waiting, but you may regret not waiting.

bee on heel

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bee on elbow

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bee on ankle with honeycomb

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Make Sure The Artist Uses New Supplies

To avoid contracting an infection or serious illness, your artist should always use new ink cups, disposable needles, napkins, and gloves.

When it’s time to get your tattoo, make sure you see them opening the needle package to ensure that it’s a new needle.

small bee on arm

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honeycomb on hand

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be with small honeycomb

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Large Tattoos Can Take More Than One Session to Complete

If you have a larger design, keep in mind that it make take more than one session to finish the tattoo.

Large Tattoos Can Take More Than One Session to Complete

If you have a larger design, keep in mind that it make take more than one session to finish the tattoo.

Make sure you ask your artist for an estimate on how long it will take to complete the tattoo, from start to finish.

small bee behind ears

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large bee on arm

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small bee on arm in landing position

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leg tattoo says save the bees

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large bee with red heart

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bee with black honeycomb

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bee on berries

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I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out this collection of bee tattoos for women, and that you’ve found some great inspiration for your next tattoo.