40 Brilliant Tiny Tat Ideas for First Time Inkers

De nada

These tiny hearts.

by Tan

(Photo: Tan)

Colorful gradient fades are one of the longest-running modern tattoo trends. And of course, it’s quite easy to see why. Adding a colorful gradient to literally any design instantly makes it more appealing.

These colorful birds.

by Tina

(Photo: Tina)

Here’s the other bird design I was talking about earlier. What do you think, more beautiful than the previous version? While it’s definitely more interesting, the quasi color gradient really gives it a leg up.

This cat.

by Haeny

(Photo: Haeny)

Lately, we’ve been posting a lot of cat tattoos. They are beautiful, and it seems like each day I stumble across a design more beautiful than the last.

This Coke cap.

by Ronin

(Photo: Ronin)

Hyperrealism tattoo artists are quite rare. Although these types of tattoos have the ability to stop you in your tracks, finding an artist capable of executing a design like the one above is no easy task.

These wings.

by Chang

(Photo: Chang)

Angel wings are one of my favorite design concepts. Depending on your character, you may be justified in getting a pair of your own.

This melting clock.

by Jefree

(Photo: Jefree)

Salvador Dali’s melting clock is perhaps the most iconic symbol of the surrealist movement. And it always looks amazing in ink.

These butterflies.

by Pool

(Photo: Pool)

There are butterfly tattoos and then there are butterfly tattoos. These three are the latter. Single butterfly tattoos can be beautiful. But three randomly placed butterflies are simply divine.

This ankle piece.

by Frauke Katze

(Photo: Frauke Katze)

I’m not really sure what’s going on here, but that’s the beauty of art. It doesn’t need to make sense, it just needs to look pretty. The slim needle technique has opened up a world of design possibilities which has led to an explosion of new designs in the tattoo industry.

This label.

by IDA

(Photo: IDA)

I can’t stop laughing. ‘Nuff said.

This finger tat.

by Masa

(Photo: Masa)

Botanical tattoo designs that don’t feature any type of floral blossom are a relatively new concept. Branches with leaves and leaves by themselves make for surprisingly beautiful tattoo designs.