60 Adorably Small Tattoos That Prove Bigger Isn’t Always Better

I know, I know—you don’t need me to tell you that tiny tattoos are just as appealing as their larger counterparts. But believe it or not, there are a few people out there who think the bigger the tattoo is, the better it is. No matter which side of the isle you find yourself standing on from a design standpoint, you can’t deny the enchanting characteristics that smaller tattoo designs often possess. A good tiny tattoo can literally change your life for the better. Don’t believe me? Just ask the owners of any of these sixty adorable designs.

A little lotus flower

If I was looking for a small lotus flower design to get tattooed onto my wrist, I would be incredibly tempted to copy this design exactly and pay the artist a royalty fee annually. But then again, I often find myself entertaining that idea when it comes to Nando’s work.

Various flora

Well, these carefully placed designs give you a whole new perspective on tiny tattoos. Instead of thinking of tiny tattoos as stand alone designs, think of them as just one piece to a beautiful puzzle that knows no boundaries. Sol and a few other artists have been putting together these florals spreads for quite some time now and I have to say I’m impressed.

An arrow

A small arrow on the side of your finger will do wonders for your Instagram account. And by wonders, I mean instantly raise your status among the general public and sway no less than 10 additional people to follow you. Don’t believe me? Give it a try!

A mermaid

This unique mermaid tattoo has a pattern reminiscent of Gustav Klimt’s famous gold paintings. They say that something like 90 percent of all art is influenced by other art. And while this design probably wasn’t directly influenced by the work of Gustav Klimt, you can definitely see the resemblance.

A magnifying glass

Look at that glass. Look at that patina! Nando is one of those tattoo artists who appears to be sent from the future or perhaps by an alien race to show us what tattoos can and should look like.

A rainbow

If you’re looking for something super cute, fun, and simple (without being too cliche), little rainbow designs like the one above are a great idea. Fun fact: Rainbows happen when it’s sunny in one part of the sky and raining in another.

A snowflake

The fact that winter is almost over means that the amount of snowflake tattoos I’m seeing on a daily basis will soon taper off considerably. Which is a good thing as I’m not the biggest fan of snowflake tattoos. However, this design is slowly changing my mind.


Okay, so all flowers are technically wildflowers, but I like to label any flowers that look like they’re suffering from malnutrition “wildflowers.” These types of flowers, which usually feature tiny blossoms, are an ever-so-elegant floral option that more and more women are getting.

Fingers crossed

It’s no secret that tiny tattoos are more popular than their larger counterparts. I mean, if I offered you this design right now and told you that it would only be fifty bucks and take 20 minutes, you’d be on board right? I’ve always liked the concept of crossed fingers, and this little heart is the just the cherry on top.


Text/script tattoos are so underrated. A great font is one of the most inspirational things you’ll ever see on your quest to finding that perfect tattoo. If text was never on your radar, it usually is after stumbling across a design like this.