The area where the foot and leg meet is known as the ankle. There are three joints in the ankle that allow for better movement. There are also three bones in the ankle, and these are referred to as the tibia, fibula and talus. These bones are surrounded by ligaments that support the ankle. The ankle plays a large role in being able to stay mobile and be capable of getting you where you need to go. An ankle tattoo is a popular place for women to put a tattoo design. Some of the most common tattoos that are placed on the ankle of a female include butterflies, flowers or other feminine designs. The ankle is known to be a sexy part of the body and is the reason many women choose this as a place of a tattoo.