While discussing tattooing with a number of women over the years, one of the number one spots I've been told that they won't tattoo is their calves. A dainty ankle tattoo? Sure. Thigh tattoo? Yeah, that's okay, too. But a calf tattoo? No way, Jose. It seems to those ladies, women getting tattoos on their calves teeters on the edge of being "unfeminine". Ya know, because if they wear a dress or skirt, people will see a calf tattoo, yet if they have their arms done (which, until recently, was a bit of a taboo) they can wear long sleeves.
I have my calves tattooed. My first tattoo was done on my calf. Does that make me less than feminine?
To me, this mentality seems to harken back to the days when catching a glimpse of a lady's leg was a huge deal. Of course, some people still idealize great gams so perhaps that's partly where this comes from.
I would like to think in this day and age, and with tattoos being much more mainstream and acceptable (especially for women), that tattoo placement wouldn't be dictated by "feminine placement" or "masculine" placement.