Because the ankle is small, ankle tattoos usually are, too. Flowers, hearts, small kanji symbols, dolphins and shooting stars are popular, and for good reason – they are ageless symbols of beauty, friendship, love, and the miracle of life. You won’t have to explain them. Tattoos for younger girls include butterflies and fairies. Vines and other flowing motifs suit the ankle, as well, and often circle the ankle in a band or bracelet design. Kanji characters, monograms, short text tattoo (in any language), or a tribal icon have all proven to effectively celebrate that most sexy of all female parts – the leg.