Small tattoos are totally trending right now, and there’s never been a better time to get your own! They’re cute, dainty, and can be really unique! And when it comes to first tattoos, getting a small tattoo can be a lot easier if you’re a little – or a lot – scared of the needle.
So if you are thinking of getting inked, here are some small tattoo ideas we’ve compiled for you to consider.
Abstract Symbols And Geometric Figures
Geometrics and abstracts can be some of the most meaningful tattoos you can get, especially because its meaning might not be terribly obvious to anyone who isn’t you. Diamonds, circles, lines, or a mixture of all three are often enough to give you a minimalist tattoo that’s subtle yet awesome.
Where to put them: Virtually anywhere, though popular choices are the wrists, hand, behind the ear, or on any of your fingers.
Famous Lines And Engraved Initials
Lettering is also a pretty popular choice for tiny tattoos, especially when it comes to small tattoos for women. Whether it’s a date that’s particularly meaningful, or a phrase that you draw inspiration from, a short line of lettering is a great way to forge your ideals onto your skin.
Where to put them: Visible places like the forearm, inner arm, or shoulder are pretty good picks, but for longer tattoos, you might want to consider putting them on your back.
Nurture And Nature
Tattoos can be a small reminder of the things you love in life. For those that love nature and everything in it, roses, small flowers, and small waves are all meaningful reminders of the great outdoors. If nothing else, it’s a great conversation starter if someone notices.
Where to put them: These simple tattoos can fit in a lot of places: the bicep, back of the arm, elbow, or your foot are all good choices
Cosmos And The Beyond
While others may have their heart set on the ground, some of us look to the skies, and that’s why celestial designs will always be in style! Designs like constellations, moons, small suns, and star tattoos are some of the cutest tattoos you can get. They’re dainty enough to pass off as wrist tattoos, but can be as complex as you’d like them to be.
Where to put them: Good places are the neck, collarbone, arm, or rib.
Animals And Pets
One of the best choices for family tattoos! What better way to show love for your pet or favourite animal than getting some ink that’s truly representational of them. There’s plenty of designs that you can consider, from a simple paw-print to a small elephant, making this a pretty versatile choice for a tattoo.
Where to put them: Extremities like the ankle or fingers are fine, but for more elaborate designs, you might want to try a bigger area like the hip or waist.
Who Else Is Getting Small Tattoos?
It’s common to hear of celebrities getting some stunning inks of their own, but there are a few who play it low-key and stick to tiny tats:
Kylie waited till her 18th birthday to get her first tattoo: a tiny heart in red ink. She’s had six more tattoos done since.
Who says tiny inks are just for the ladies? Ryan Reynolds shows off how small tattoos for men can look pretty kickass, given the right design. Ryan has three tattoos, but this one is the most prominent – it’s the cannon representing his homeland, Vancouver.
Another first timer who dipped into ink with a small design, Simone’s Olympic tattoo deserves as much recognition in tattoo choice as her gymnastic skills. We definitely rate it a 10.
So if you are thinking of getting tatts of your own – or just looking to add to your already existing collection of inks – then try on something small for size. While it’s not as flashy as a huge elaborate design, small tattoos are charming and meaningful in their own special way.
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