When you’re debating getting a tattoo, a small design is usually the best way to go—and also happens to be the easiest to talk yourself into getting. Aside from the oodles of micro and mini tattoos you already have stuffed into your “Tattoo Idea” folder, these recent releases are all but guaranteed to tempt you into getting tatted this summer.
This article is dedicated to the small tattoo designs that leave anything but a small impression.
These three roses.
It may not look like much, but these three little roses properly went viral after Donghwan posted it on his Instagram page. The real beauty is in its simplicity. Three roses, done in the most minimalistic fashion without additional color or decoration. Ink time, 25 minutes. (Photo: Donghwan Kim)
Even though it’s small in size, this little tattoo is almost the exact opposite of the previous design. A gold ring with a turquoise stone with enough detail to keep your attention for hours. What else could you possibly ask for? (Photo: Sol Art)
This cherry blossom ankle piece.
I know, it’s spring and you’re already sick of cherry blossoms. It seems that everywhere you look on Instagram or Pinterest is another cherry blossom tattoo letting you know that they are vying for the title of the official floral tattoo of spring. This cherry blossom is a little different from what we usually see. Separated petals and a narrow line of script give it a unique appeal. (Photo: Chae Hwa)
This brush stroke travel tattoo.
You may have already noticed but I kind of have a feeling this tattoo isn’t on a woman’s wrist. But just because it’s on a man, doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a perfect tattoo for any woman—which is why we included it on the list. We’ve been seeing a rise in the popularity of travel tattoos and this one is quickly becoming one of our favorites. (Photo: Deborah Genchi)
This Alice in Wonderland tattoo.
If perfection awards were given out for Disney tattoos, this little ankle tat would definitely take first place. *Adding this piece to our 100+ Best Alice In Wonderland Tattoos list.* (Photo: Playground Tattoo)
This watercolor compass.
Give into your urge to get one of those fancy little watercolor tattoos you’ve been eyeing all year. This small compass is a perfect example of just how beautiful subtle watercolor designs can be. (Photo: Mini Lau)
This magical portrait.
If you’re a fan of detailed grandiose works but aren’t quite ready to commit to something on a larger scale, than a small, yet elaborate design like the one above might just be the answer. (Photo: Sol Art)
This space tat.
Space themed tattoos are usually full of color, but good things come from simple designs as well. A couple stars, a planet, and presto you got yourself an adorable little tattoo design that is literally out of this world. (Photo: Cagri Durmaz)
This little lotus flower.
Getting a mandala lotus flower? So last year. 2017 is all about negative space, which gives any design a soft and elegant feel. My favorite thing about this design is the location. Ya, I love the wrist but high up on the forearm just below the elbow is just so cool. (Photo: Fatih Odabas)
Wings have an incredible amount of symbolism but when it comes down to it, they’re just beautiful to look at. This pair of angel wings looks great as is but also has the potential for a watercolor addition in the future. (Photo: Juninho)