Once rare due to the sensitivity of the area and the fact that the area is typically covered in hair, genital tattoos continue to increase in popularity. Men sometimes tattoo their penis as something humorous like an elephant trunk. Women have tattooed butterflies on their vaginal lips. Nearly the entire genital area can be safely tattooed, including the pubic region, outer labia, the scrotum, and both the shaft and the head of the penis.
Similar to getting the tattoo, laser tattoo removal treatments on or near the genitals can be pretty painful. Additionally, it may take longer for the skin to heal in this region. Sweating and chaffing may irritate the area. Clothes might feel uncomfortable for the first day or two, and sexual contact should be avoided.