85+ Small Tattoo Ideas and Inspiration Pictures
- Tiny tattoos are a great choice for first-timers.
- There are countless small designs to consider, from symbols to words and more.
- Whether you want something simple or abstract, we’ve rounded up plenty of small tattoo ideas.
If you’re nervous or stressed about a permanent tattoo, you’re not alone. Removing a tattoo is no picnic, but committing to a single design among countless other letters, symbols, and shapes often has us feeling like Maggie Carpenter in Runaway Bride at the altar: terrified, confused, and suddenly doubtful.
If you’re stuck on where to start, we’ve got you covered with the best small-tattoo ideas. Whether you’re seeking a deep, spiritual symbol, interested in a colorful flower, or just testing the waters before committing to a full sleeve, these adorable mini tattoos showcase an array of abstract, typographic, and illustrative designs — except without all those scary strings attached. Read ahead to see our favorite tiny tattoo ideas.
— With Lauren Harano, Haley Lyndes, Macy Cate Williams, and Marina Liao