50 Tiny Tattoos That Prove Small is Supreme

Whether you’re getting your first tattoo or your 50th, tiny tattoos are always a great way to go. Personally, I’m of the belief that the small tattoo designs, whether it be a 100 or just one, are always more appealing than their larger counterparts. Why is this you ask? Well, small tattoos are a lot more practical to get in regards to nearly every aspect imaginable. They’re cheaper, less of a commitment, not as painful, while still being just as satisfying as any larger work. So for any of you considering a tiny tattoo or any tattoo for that matter, here are 50 delightful reason to go tiny.


Words are powerful, and sometimes we need a reminder of where we came from to stay humble, grounded, and sane. This small “home” tattoo was done in a playful handwritten font which leaves little to be desired.

Another crescent moon

Korean tattoo artists have a thing for crescent moons with gradient transitions full of gorgeous colors. These crescent moons are super popular, and it’s easy to see why. Colorful, detailed, and small enough to get on a whim.

A patch of plaid

There aren’t that many tattooists out there inking patches of plaid. That’s why when I first stumbled upon these small slices of heaven I was so excited. As you know, I’m a huge fan of any work that comes out of Sol Studio. When creative barriers get challenged I get all warm and fuzzy inside.

A fairy

One of the most popular designs I ever posted was a tattoo of Tinker Bell. And while this may or may not be Tinker Bell per se, I hope you like it all the same. Because in my opinion, this is a much better overall design.

A simple star

When most people save tattoos on Pinterest or Instagram it’s because they are thinking to themselves “Ya, I can totally see myself getting this tattoo someday.” That’s why even though as much as I like those ultra-detailed realism pieces, I try to feature a fair amount of “everybody” tattoos on the list that you could walk into any studio and own.

A hummingbird in flight

Flowers in bloom. Birds in flight. The animation of objects is a popular trend that I’ve been seeing more and more of lately. What really stands out about this particular design is the location. Top of the shoulder tattoos don’t get nearly the attention they deserve.

A constellation

As anyone that even casually pays attention to the world of tattoos knows, the quality of tattoos in general has gone way up over the past few decades. Now while I’m not arguing this, I would like to point out that the quality of photos has greatly improved as well, which in turn has made tattoo designs appear of higher quality. As this photo demonstrates, a well-lighted and well-staged photo goes a long way.

A finger tat

Flowers are popular, but so are leaves. This little branch of leaves features a surprisingly high amount of detail for such a small design. The varying shades of green and yellow. The brown and yellow edges of the leaves. All of these details make this design more interesting and realistic.

A color bar

This designs demonstrates just how beautiful color is, even when displayed in its most basic forum. These color bars are a neat concept which I first started to notice about 2 years ago. There are only a few artists currently experimenting with this particular design concept but I have a feeling that’s about to change.

A minimalistic heart

Not to say that larger more detailed works of art are unsophisticated or not as stylish, but these super simple tattoo designs are classy AF. A small heart like this can pretty much be placed anywhere and still be the envy of all who see it.