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108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Small tattoos? Okay, let’s talk small tattoo ideas. To most people, size does matter. Whatever that means, now I’m talking about tattoos. Here in tattoo-models.net, we have provided you info, ideas and designs to take inspiration from, especially when you want to get a tattoo and you have no idea what to get. In terms of sizes, we have provided different categories and ideas for placement.

Today, we give you small tattoo ideas and designs with positive meanings. This is especially good for tattoo first timers. We have mentioned it before, if you’re scared that you wouldn’t be able to tolerate the pain, better start with small tattoos, and those who want to keep their tattoos simple or minimalist, a small one is suitable for you.

Check out these awesome and original small tattoo ideas and designs:

1. A small tattoo tree wrist

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by papyrusnostalgia

Most people who like small tattoos will usually have it on the wrist. You will see more small tattoo ideas and designs in the next photos.

 

2. Planets

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by papyrusnostalgia

Tip: It would look better if you get these planet tattoos colored, especially if you have fair skin.

3. Paper plane small tattoo ideas

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by papyrusnostalgia

Are you the type of person who holds on to your childhood memory? Who hasn’t made a paper plane before?  The paper plane tattoo is now popular.

4. Music note

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by papyrusnostalgia

If you like music notes tattoos, we have more samples in our post titled 15 Music Notes Tattoos for the Music Lovers

5. Fox

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by papyrusnostalgia

For foxy people, isn’t this nice?

6. Positive Quotes

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Brianna Beach

Some nice words to keep you going is a good idea for small tattoo ideas.

 

7. Geometric tattoos

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Marianna Myrick

In case you’re wondering what this means, G (god) > (means greater than) arrow up (highs) arrow down (lows).

 

8. Elephant – neck tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Brittany Beaton

Neck tattoos are always attractive no matter how small your tattoo is. Are you unsure if you want a permanent elephant tattoo? Well, you can always start with temporary tattoos.

 

9. Butterflies

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by theknownyetstillunknowngirl

For feminine tattoos, a butterfly is always a good idea.

 

10. World map small tattoo idea

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by oneday-in-paradise

For the traveler in you.

 

11. No Fear

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by kawaii-tattoos

The feet is also a good placement for small tattoo ideas.

 

12. Feather and birds

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by cutelittletattoos

We also have 35 Feather Tattoos to Make you Fly for more feather tattoo ideas.

 

13. Dandelion

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by cutelittletattoos

 

14. Rose

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by cutelittletattoos

I love the placement of this flower tattoo, which I think is still small enough.

 

15. Cat tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Chris Widner

Cat tattoos are so cute. I like the placement too!

 

16. Penguin

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Caheez

Small and simple.

 

17. Colored octopus small tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Kaja Hove-McGhee

Another small tattoo idea.

 

18. Just Live

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Amor Infinity

Have it just below your collar bone.

 

19. Colored world map

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Lauren Flenniken

Love the effect and colors!

 

20. Small lotus flower on wrist

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Top Inspired

Find out the beautiful meaning of lotus tattoos on 55 Lotus Flower Tattoo.

 

21. Ohm

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by cutelittletattoos

Ohm is a Hindu tattoo that means spiritual perfection. It also means creation and divine energy. Spiritual symbols are great small tattoo ideas.

 

22. Geometrical lotus flower tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Alesha Zappitella

Perfect for shoulder blade.

 

23. Compass tattoos

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by InknArt Temporary Tattoo

This small tattoo idea is great for back packers out there. You can get them permanently, just look for a good tattoo artist who is great with small tattoos.

 

24. Small sunflower tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Megan McElroy

We have more at 25 Sunflower Tattoo to Brighten Your Day article.

25. Birds

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Klara Wijnants

Very small yet simple and beautiful.

 

26. Mandala on shoulder blades

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by littletats

Another Hindu tattoo that represents the universe. Mandalas come in different designs.

 

27. Cross tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Sandra Elizabeth

 

You could never go wrong with a symbol such as the cross.

28. Triquetra symbol or trinity knot

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Hanna Reese

The triquetra has different meanings in Christian and Celtic. In Christianity, it means the holy trinity, God the father, son and holy spirit. In Celtic, it means 3 earth elements: air, earth and water. The circle on the triquetra means eternity.

 

29. A beautiful tiger

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Carla Lemos

A good tattoo job.

 

30. Crescent moon tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Alia Jones

Ankles are also good placement for small tattoo ideas.

 

31. Camera

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Jája Pája

Cute camera, cool idea for someone who loves to take pictures.

 

32. Initials

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Brooke Johnson

Initials are perfect for couple  or best friend tattoos and we have more at 88 Best Friend Tattoos for BFFs

 

33. Butterflies

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Jennifer Cagle

I know this is the 2nd butterfly photo I posted, just in case you need more samples.

 

34.  Wrist anchor tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Paula Burt

I love the flowers incorporated in this anchor tattoo.

 

35. Gold fish small tattoo idea

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Jennifer Guia

 

36. Maple leaf

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Courtney Malcolm

Looks great on fair skin.

 

37. Simple back tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Washington Wagner

The good thing about small tattoos? If you get tired of it, you can always get a cover up.

 

38. Sparrow tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Kenza Guessous

Colored or black sparrow is a good small tattoo idea.

 

39. Realistic pressed flower tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Be

I love how the tattoo looks so real like a pressed flower. Works great on fair skin!

 

40. Insect tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by ffion richards

Aside from butterflies, other insect tattoos are cool too!

 

41. A book lover’s tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Charly Lynn Guynes

 

42. Finger tattoos

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Samantha Boyd

If you want more samples if finger tattoos, you can find them at 28 Most Original Finger Tattoo.

 

43.  Coconut tree

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Amy Reif

 

44. Small elephant tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Melanie Nava

The sketched effect is making this tattoo more awesome!

 

45. Tiny rabbit tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Melinda

 

46. Flower finger tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Salena Marie

 

47. Flower tattoo behind the ear

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Hannah Bossie

This is a good spot for those who want to hide their small tattoo.

 

48. Arrows

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Antonella Deferrari

 

49. Unique heart tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Jennifer Ricker

You can make a common tattoo unique by tweaking its design. Be creative or at least ask your tattoo artist to tweak it so it won’t look so ordinary.

 

50. Tiny kois

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Nancy Kelso

The nape is always a cool spot for small tattoos.

 

51. Colored feather

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Turquoises

 

52. Cute owl tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Katlyn Meers

We love owl tattoos because they are too darn cute. More owl tattoos here.

 

53. Cat tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by @hazelcills

If you love your fur balls so much then you can immortalize them through a tattoo.

 

54. Humming bird tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Beth Brown

 

55. Moon tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Tyler Nieman

 

56. Tree of life

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Tattoo Ideas Center

I always love this small tattoo design. The tree of life is always used in theology, philosophy, and mythology.

 

57. For the wanderlust lovers out there

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Alex Poulton

For those who love to travel, the wanderlust word tattoo is often used.

 

58. Fairy tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Georgette Roty

Small creatures like the fairies are always a great for small tattoo ideas.

 

59. Ballet dancer

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Jennifer Roberts

I love the art of this ballet dancer tattoo. It’s simple and beautiful.

 

60. Sun tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Bre

A sun with a face. The sun tattoo is very popular and portrays different meaning in every religion, race and paganism.

 

61. Peter Pan cast for the child in you!

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Anna Marx

 

62. Moon tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Shelli Ezold

Crescent moon tattoo with tribal design.

 

63. An airplane tattoo for the traveler

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Aimee Mayo

 

64. Clam shell small tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by 
Aline Nascimento

This tattoo is perfect for the beach lovers like myself. It’s so adorable.

 

65. Flowers wrist tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Alli Bingham

I love all the colors incorporated in this tatoo.

 

66. Sakura tree

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Rebecca Wilson

I love cherry blossoms and it’s not a bad idea to get a tattoo like this one.

 

67. Butterfly with pastel colors

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Triana Bulnes

 

68. Unicorn tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Victoria Dishmon

You get it with other colors and they will still look cute.

 

69. Gun tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by S.L. H.

 

70. Small ship tattoo with great detail

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Nolan D.

I think whatever is the size of this thing it still looks amazingly beautiful!

 

71. Friendship Knot

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by 
Hunter Holland

This friendship knot tattoo is also a good idea for best friends tattoo.

 

72. Pokemon tattoos

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by owl-vortex

Colorful pokemons, whic one is your favorite? Collect them all!

 

73. Dates

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Michelle Mckenna

To make it look more unique try other number characters.

 

74. Giraffe tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Mariah Stojevich

Giraffe and other animals that you love will be rad.

 

75. Fairy tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Bobbi Jacobson

 

76. Heart, yinyang tattoos

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Mandy Ketcham

I think all these tattoos need are more colors or if you prefer to keep it just black, a thicker outline would be great.

 

77. Your baby’s foot print small  tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by cutelittletattoos

Your baby’s foot is small enough to be part of this category.

 

78. Birds

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by cutelittletattoos

 

79. Waves

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by blogggingaround

For the beach and surf lovers, this simple small wave tattoo is an excellent choice.

 

80. Sail boat

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by HARRYZVIBE

Another small tattoo idea for travelers and wanderlusters out there.

 

81. Birds

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Rosa Seamon

This is quite an emo tattoo.

 

82. Small tiger tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by akrabat on Flickr

Tiger tattoos are very beautiful, but you can still have them small if you want to and it still looks good.

 

83. Celtic triskelion tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Naomi Louise Price

The triskelion tattoo maybe very simple or plain, but it signifies 3 symbols of creator, destroyer, sustainer. Power, intellect, love. Mind, body, and soul and there are whole lot more!

 

84. Life,love infinity and feather tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Jessica Worley

 

85. Owl anklet tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Ashley Van Derveer

 

86. Nape lotus tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Louise Bluteau-Marceau

This is one attractive spot for a lotus tattoo, which also have inspirational meanings.

 

87. Ohm neck tattoo

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by smallxtattoos

 

88. Sparrow

108 Small Tattoo Ideas and Epic Designs for Small Tattoos

Originally posted by Mel Hall

The sparrow is a symbolic tattoo which is also popular to the marines, sailors and just anyone who likes its meanings.

These adorable small tattoo ideas are cute and pretty enough to be noticed despite its size. The good thing about these small tattoos is that you can put them anywhere and still stir up conversations about it. I remember when I got my first tattoo, it was a 3×3 size Swedish swastika and I have it on my nape. People are always curious about it and would often ask me what other tattoos do I have.