40 Tiny Tattoos That Are So This Summer

New ink for summer? Yes please.

This sunny day.

by Cagri Durmaz

(Photo: Cagri Durmaz)

This tattoo is literally summer. The sun, the waves, it embodies everything that has come to represent a perfect summer day—sans the margaritas of course. I bet you could be in and our of your local shop in fifteen minutes with something similar to this and still have money for lunch (just saying).



by Cagri Durmaz

(Photo: Cagri Durmaz)

Who knew a tattoo could have so much sass? This design isn’t so much about the meaning behind the word as it is about the presentation itself. I mean, almost any word arranged into a perfect circle like the one above is bound to have curb appeal.

These cherries.

by Donghwa

(Photo: Donghwa)

Only recently have we started to see an influx of fruit themed tattoo designs. Of course we no doubt have the whole slim needle movement to thank for that with its insane capacity for detail. But seriously, slim needle detail has led to a staggering amount of “everyday object” tattoos which I personally couldn’t be more thankful for.


by Ovenlee

(Photo: Ovenlee)

If there was a competition to figure out who has the most diverse collection of fruit tattoos, this individual would definitely be in the running. As mentioned earlier, fruit tattoos are currently in vogue. Get yours before they’re no long in trend. Or, wait?


This floral ankle piece.

by Donghwa

(Photo: Donghwa)

While I’m not exactly sure what type of flower this is, the fact is that floral ankle tattoos are what everyone’s getting this summer. And what everyone got last summer. And the summer before that. And, well, you get the point. My point being that just because a tattoo was popular last year doesn’t mean it can’t be popular this year. Beauty is beauty and I don’t see designs this gorgeous going out of style anytime soon.

This wing.

by Carla

(Photo: Carla)

When it comes to ankle tattoos, it doesn’t get any better than this—and you can quote me on that. Tiny wings work well on wrists as well as ankles which this instance clearly demonstrates. Is that a little white ink I see in there?

This crescent moon.

by Mini Lau

(Photo: Mini Lau)

This crescent moon isn’t just any crescent moon. Its many facets lend it a polished look that adds just right right amount of detail and intrigue to the mix.


These ultra-thin flowers.

by Jakub Nowicz

(Photo: Jakub Nowicz)

Here we have another one of Jakub Nowicz’s barely-there designs that looks as if it will simply disappear over time—which it very well may. A delicate illustration of a delicate flower.

This peaceful heart.

by Lime

(Photo: Lime)

Peace and love were the theme of the 60’s, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t represent. I love how simple and clean this design is while still possessing such powerful meaning. This design is a perfect candidate for anyone looking to add a small wrist piece to their collection.


This elegant rose.

by Flower

(Photo: Flower)

Roses are red, violets are blue, if you can’t enjoy this beautiful wrist tattoo than this list is not for you. But seriously if you made it this far then I think it’s safe to assume that our tastes are somewhat aligned.