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 peach

This small peach has an oil painting vibe to it, which would be right at home in a bowl on a table in a painting hanging in a museum somewhere. As you’ll notice as you continue to scroll this list, tattoos of fruit make for awesome tiny tattoo designs.

A watercolor world map

Traveling around the world is something that everyone dreams about but few people ever get the chance to actually do. And if you’re one of those dreamers, getting a romantic travel-themed tattoo like the one above can be a satisfying reminder of your love for travel and adventure whether you end up meeting your goals or not.

A blackberry

I have to say, this doesn’t really look like a blackberry—but instead, something far more interesting. Ayhan Karadag is an artist who definitely has a firm grasp on the concept of illustrating light and the shadows it creates.


A if two interlocked hands weren’t a powerful enough image on its own, this artist went ahead and added some fascinating and creative extras to the mix. Objects morphing into an explosion of birds isn’t a new concept but it never ceases to deliver when executed properly.

A sun and small flowers

Why get one tiny tattoo when you can have five tiny tattoos? Is the question anyone with less than five tiny tattoos should be asking themselves. But on a serious note, if I were to ask for a little flower tattoo and it turned out like this, only time and money would be able to stop my body from becoming a literal garden of ink.

A tropical sunset

Tropical sunsets are one of my favorite designs—especially when it starts to get warmer outside. There’s just something so romanic and nostalgic about the shape of a palm tree that makes you wish you were in a warmer climate with cold drink in your hand.

An iridescent globe

Most of the color has been stripped from the surroundings of this design to emphasize the colors of the ink. But if these colors are more or less on par with what I’m seeing on my screen I give this design an A+ for its combination of color alone.


You know that word you absolutely hate to hear but for some reason can’t stop staying everyday? Ya, it’s literally whatever and until just now I had never seen it emblazoned in ink before. It’s really growing on me.

A playful heart

Simple hearts are among the most popular tattoo designs in existence. But this design is no simple heart. It’s funny how adding something as simple as a duplicate outline can transform a design into something so simple yet so dynamic.


Have you ever been so certain of a design idea only to stumble across something like the design above and then POOF, in the blink of an eye it’s out with the old and in with the new? It happens to me all the time, and that’s why I always recommend viewing thousands of designs and then once you’ve settled on a design, sit on that design for a few months before getting it.