Sometimes it’s true that good things come in small packages. While large tattoos tend to get the most attention, the simplest designs are often some of the most meaningful. Small tattoos also have the benefit of being easy to hide in a professional setting. If you’re hesitant to go for a larger piece, here are 16 perfectly tiny tattoos that will inspire you to take the leap and get your first (or tenth) one.
Despite its tiny size, this adorable bumble bee tattoo is incredibly lifelike.
For all you shutterbugs out there, this tiny camera, made of only a few simple lines, would be quick and almost painless. A similar minimalist design could easily work for other hobbies, too.
This simple kitty design is perfect for cat lovers everywhere. While it looks particularly cool on the back of the neck, it could go just about anywhere and be done even smaller if necessary.
This adorable little coffee mug is the perfect thing for all of you caffeine addicts out there.
Something a little different for the tech types, these classic computer symbols are instantly recognizable and work well as a pair.
Incorporating a surprising amount of color for a small design, this small daisy tattoo is just precious.
Feathers are currently a really popular tattoo design trend. This tiny behind-the-ear tattoo shows that the design doesn’t have to be huge to be beautiful.
Wedding tattoos in place of or in addition to wedding rings are becoming increasingly popular. This tiny heart on the inside of the ring finger is one of the simplest and sweetest designs there is.
A symbol of strength, the lotus flower is another popular design. While there are many large, artistic lotus flower tattoos out there, this simple line design is a beautiful alternative for anyone looking for something smaller.
This delicate crescent moon could be put just about anywhere.
Whether it’s a symbol of wanderlust or a sense of nostalgia for childhood, this whimsical paper airplane tattoo will make you smile.
This tiny seahorse is another great example of how a simple black form can be beautiful.
Especially when paired with formal or professional wear, this tiny skull tattoo strikes the perfect level of badass.
Most tiny tattoos tend to be done in black ink, but this trio of hearts shows that using one simple color can make a design really stand out.
This tiny treble clef is the perfect design for the musically-inclined. Music notes would be another great option.
With this simple design, you can have the whole world in your hands, or on your foot if you prefer.