Ankle tattoos work well because they can be flaunted at will. A classic pair of shoes – from high heels to sandals – will set off a clean and graphic design. The shoe attracts attention to the tattoo, and vice versa. The result is a sexy fashion statement, especially if it’s understated. In fact, tattoos for girls work best when they are downplayed. It’s all part of the allure. A mystery (what we don’t know) seems to be more potent than what we do know. When in doubt, don’t explain your tattoo.