40 Brilliant Tiny Tat Ideas for First Time Inkers

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This penguin.

by Ian

(Photo: Ian)

Is it just me, or is this one of the crispiest slim-needle designs you’ve ever seen in your life?

This traveler.

by Vasif

(Photo: Vasif)

Traveler, hitchhiker, there’s something quite romantic about the notion of packing everything you own into a small suitcase and traveling the world. Okay, this just makes me miss summer vacation.


by Tan

(Photo: Tan)

By far the most powerful four-letter word in existence, “love” always makes a great tattoo—especially when it’s done in miniature as seen above.

This teddy bear.

by Cara

(Photo: Cara)

I don’t know if anyone has ever walked into a shop and requested a design of a small teddy bear blowing bubbles, but that’s why you need to secure the services of a genius like Cara from Hong Kong and give her complete creative freedom.


by Michelle Santana

(Photo: Michelle Santana)

Even though this youngster was born in 1997, she’s still considered a 2000’s kid at heart. It’s not when you’re born. It’s wherever the bulk of your childhood years happen to fall.


by Luigi

(Photo: Luigi)

Everyone has love/hate relationship with something or someone in their life. If you wanna make your tattoo more interesting, a little creativity always goes a long way.

This rose.

by Nando

(Photo: Nando)

When putting together a list of tiny tattoos, Nando’s Instagram is usually one of my first stops. Bad tattoos just don’t come out of his studio. When it comes to elegant show-stopping tattoo designs, Nando is one of the best in the business.

These hearts.

by Pu-reum

(Photo: Pu-reum)

Surprisingly enough, the finger is a relatively versatile location for tattoo designs. It’s like an entire body of its own. But side-of-the-finger tattoos are where it’s at as of late.

This paper airplane.

by Pu-reum

(Photo: Pu-reum)

Colorful paper airplane designs are not a new concept. But just because this design isn’t 100% original, doesn’t mean we love it any less.

These flowers.

by Donghwa

(Photo: Donghwa)

Lily of the valley is one of the most beautiful flowers you’ll ever see. Its blossoms look like mini chandeliers hanging from the stem.