40 Tiny Tattoos That Are the Envy of Every Insta Influencer

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This candelabra.

by Oi

(Photo: Oi)

Nothing drips elegance into quit as big a puddle as an ornate candelabra. And since we live in an era of slim needle hyperrealism, recreating anything in ink is possible. From the white wax of the candles to the reflective surface of the silver, this design is a celebration of technique and artistry.



This watercolor heart.

by Eunyu

(Photo: Eunyu)

If you’ve ever considered getting a small and simple heart tattoo (and who hasn’t), this design will undoubtedly bring all those urges flooding back. Watercolor in nature, this design is full of dimension and delight.

These x-ray flowers.

by Fatih Odabas

(Photo: Fatih Odabas)

The narcissus, more commonly known as the daffodil, is known for its deep trumpet surrounded by six symmetrical petals. X-ray flowers are almost a right of passage for world-class tattooists. And Fatih Odabas is definitely of that category.

This mermaid.

by Arar

(Photo: Arar)

Artistic minds will always come up with new and creative ways to illustrate iconic symbols no matter how long they’ve been around or how many times they’ve been illustrated. Ariel, color gradients suit you quite well.



Mickey.

via Playground

(Photo: Playground)

Here we have another Disney-themed design that’s so subtle it’s almost unrecognizable. Tiny wrist tattoos are always in style. But if it’s something “always on display” you’re after, then the under side of your wrist may not be the best option.

This wave.

by Jake Nowicz

(Photo: Jake Nowicz)

Tons of tiny minimalistic designs are about as interesting as it gets. So much to take in without a large footprint means that you can get a lot of different design ideas without having to worry about running out of real estate.

These brushstrokes.

by Nando

(Photo: Nando)

Can we take a minute to revel in the beauty and majestic nature of these brushstrokes and their super realistic texture? Globs of paint, canvas texture, these two brushstrokes have it all. Nando has a way of bringing each and every one of his designs to life in a way that leaves you questioning their authenticity as tattoos to begin with.



This ankle piece.

via Black Line

(Photo: Iris Black Line)

Leaves are the new floral bouquets. While there are a couple artists I would credit with the trend, the concept of using foliage as the main subject of design has spread like wildfire throughout the industry. The grainy texture and varying shades give these leaves tons of depth and dimension.

This parrot.

by Today Do

(Photo: Today Do)

Parrots are full of color, which usually gives artists a lot to work with. This parrot, however, is a little less colorful than you would usually expect but it’s the reserved use of color that gives it so much style.



These charms.

by Lena Fedchenko

(Photo: Lena Fedchenko)

Charm bracelets used to be a popular design choice (in bracelet form of course). However, that particular type of design is something rarely inked these days—which is why this vertical assortment of charms brings back so many memories.