A number of researches tell that more women go for a tattoo than men. Some tattoo designers are of the opinion that women are stronger than men when it comes to tattooing. Men initially pose very strong and tough before the process starts but when the needles touch their skin some of them collapse. On the other hand women have a higher level of tolerance and can withstand the pain. Men are not as style conscious as women. Men generally select a design and select any place on their body and just get their tattoos done. Women on the other hand are choosier about what kind of tattoo they want, what their exact design and color should be and exactly which part of their body the tattoo would adorn. Women normally get tattoos when they go through some major emotion change. A life changing incident often pushes a woman to get a tattoo done making that tattoo a mark of that incident. One of the most frequent reasons used by women to get a tattoo done is that they have divorced their husbands or they have broken up with their boyfriend. Apart from these two major reasons the other life changing incidents for which women get tattoos are marriage, or childbirth or loss of a loved one. The practice of women getting a tattoo for some emotional change is not new. It's going on since thousands of years. Earlier it was thought that if a woman can not tolerate the pain of tattooing then she will definitely not be able to stand the pain of childbirth. Earlier women used to get a tattoo on hidden parts of their bodies like their thighs or breasts. But now women have started tattooing on visible parts of their bodies. Many women request for larger and customized tattoos. They get it done on their arms, legs and any thinkable visible parts of their body. Some women even cover almost their whole bodies with tattoos but the most popular visible parts of a woman's body where you can see a tattoo are the centre of the neck, ankle, lower back and upper breasts. The artist also suggests the client on which part of her body a particular design will look best. Women generally like feminine tattoos. So the most popular designs for women are flower like sunflowers and roses, angels, fairies, butterflies, unicorns. Some time back dolphin tattoos were quite popular among women. Some women also go for general tattoos like that of animals and birds. Some women even go for manly and gothic tattoos. Many women tattoo the names or initials of their loved ones on their skin and decorate them with patterns. Men generally select a design and select any place on their body and just get their tattoos done. Many women tattoo the names or initials of their loved ones on their skin and decorate them with patterns.