Snowflakes are striking tattooed in white ink, but black and gray remain more popular. They work singly or in clusters. Single snowflakes are good on the wrist, ankle or nape of the neck, while clusters are good for larger areas.
Tattoo artists may incorporate large, intricate snowflakes into mandala designs as seen on FYeahTattoos.com. One client featured in InkedMag chose to have 23 snowflakes done for her 23rd birthday. Celebrities such as Sienna Miller and Rihanna have little stars grouped in sprinkle designs on the shoulder and neck; snowflakes lend themselves to similar patterns. For designs even bigger than mandalas, group snowflakes into a sleeve design, as seen on Tattoo.com.