40 Tiny Tattoos That Are the Envy of Every Insta Influencer

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In a world where image is everything, people will do just about anything to enhance their image. And if you’re looking to do just that, a tiny and well-placed tattoo is of definitive importance.

Good things come in small packages. Which is perfectly illustrated by each and every design on this list. They say that you can spend your whole life searching for the perfect tiny tattoo without ever having wasted a moment of your time. We tend to agree, but don’t take our word for it; here’s proof.



This smiley.

by Wonseok

(Photo: Wonseok)

You won’t find a better prop for a photo-op than this tiny smiley face which can only be described as sublimely simple. Whether you’re lounging on a beach chair or relaxing after a long day of work, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to show off this little beaut.

This wave.

by Zihee

(Photo: Zihee)

Hyperrealism designs are the show-stoppers of the tattoo industry. But simpler, more basic illustrations have their moments as well. This small Hokusai-esque wave has been constrained to a polygram which lends it a sense of order and structure.

These elements.

by Grain

(Photo: Grain)

Small icons created with a vector feel will always look cool when placed in succession. The common theme here is nature, which is easily recognizable while being timeless at the same time.

This travel tattoo.

by Michelle Santana

(Photo: Michelle Santana)

When it comes to travel tattoos, this minimalistic design by Michelle Santana is nothing short of world-class. An airliner flying past the quintessential tropical sunset is enough to instantly transport even the most confined of cubicle workers into a much warmer and infinitely more exotic locale with just a casual glance.

This bunny.

by Grain

(Photo: Grain)

I’ve been showcasing a lot of rabbit tattoos lately and I have no idea why. Other than the fact that a few particularly awesome bunny tattoos have came across my screen lately, I can’t help but wonder what’s behind the sudden rise in these adorable little designs. And as far as bunny tattoos go, it doesn’t get much better than this.



Stitch.

by Arar

(Photo: Arar)

Stitch is scary cute. As in, he’s super cute but also a little scary at times. Maybe it’s those vicious-looking teeth or that gremlin-like set of eyes, but I can definitely understand why some toddlers find him a little spooky. Stitch tattoos are surprisingly popular. And this is one of the cutest examples you’ll ever see.

This fern.

via Visota

(Photo: Visota)

The space directly below the collarbone has always been one of my favorite locations for ink. And what better to occupy that space than this dichromatic fern that pairs perfectly with pink. Fern tattoos have been on the rise lately, but this creative design is quite unique.

This clock.

via Anthology

(Photo: Anthology)

Salvador Dali’s melting clocks are as recognizable as any object in the art world. And while people usually think the design is everything and anything, tattoos are a lot like real estate in the way that location matters immensely.



Stay wild.

by Ed Gomez

(Photo: Ed Gomez)

Okay, so this list is all about Insta influencers and the tattoos they will/should eventually adopt. The photo above is what inspired this list in the first place. “Stay Wild” is a frequently used phrase in the industry and one that I come across on a regular basis. Whether cursive or sans serif, these two words always inspire me to live life to the fullest.



This galaxy cat.

by Tattoo With Me

(Photo: Tattoo with Me)

If you’re looking to make a design extraordinary, then a little cosmic fill usually gets the job done. Galaxy-themed tattoo designs completely dominated the 2010’s, and I don’t see that trend losing traction anytime soon. If you like what you see here, you’ll love everything the Seoul-based artist responsible for this design has to offer.