55 Unique Small Tattoos For Men and Women (2017)

Small tattoos are way more popular than large size tattoos. People might not opt for full back or full chest or full sleeve tattoos but there are good chances that even those people who are not amused by tattoos would consider trying a small or tiny tattoo. People prefer small tattoos because they could be easily hide and usually they do not turn out to be a disappointment. You will not regret having a small tattoo.However there is always confusion on which small tattoo design one should opt for. Worry not as we present you unique and meaningful small tattoos that can easily describe your personality. Here are 55 small tattoo designs for men and women with meaning –

Small Tattoos Ideas

1. There are many regular and popular tattoos that can be done in small size. Arrow tattoos are one such tattoo design that will look elegant and attractive in small size too. Look at this small arrow tattoo design on index finger of this man.
small finger tattoos
2. Superhero logos are not usually opted for tattoos. If you wish to have a superhero logo as tattoo then avoid it in large size. They will look superb in small size like this batman logo tattoo on the thigh of this woman.
small thigh tattoos
3. One very meaningful small tattoo idea is to opt for flying birds. This tattoo design will send a strong message that you believe in freedom and respect freedom of others too.
small sister tattoos
4. One good thing about small tattoos is that they often go unnoticed but if you wish to have a small tattoo that quickly attracts other than have modified tattoos. For example here is a sea shell tattoo design in unusual shape.
cool small tattoos
5. If you are worried how your small tattoo will look then I would suggest you to opt for a small size watercolour tattoo. Here is a small sparrow watercolour tattoo design.
small bird tattoos
6. If you wish to have a matching brother or sister tattoo then instead of opting for a large (loud) tattoo I would recommend you to try small and more appealing tattoos like this one on the back arm.
small hand tattoos
7. One very cute small tattoo idea is to express your favourite hobby through them. If you like dancing then opt for a female silhouette tattoo where the lady is shown dancing like this.
small inspiring tattoos
8. If you support wildlife protection then you can try a small animal tattoo design. All you have to do is pick up the animal that you wish to be protected from hunting. Here is a stag deer tattoo on foot.
small foot tattoos
9. How about trying a small subtle tattoo design that is dedicated to your pet? Here is a cute little dog face tattoo design on the elbow of this guy.
small girl tattoos
10. Imaging a large or huge animal in just a small tiny style is fascinating itself. You can opt for a small whale tattoo design or a small dinosaur tattoo or even a small elephant tattoo like this.
small elephant tattoos

Small Tattoos Designs

11. Many people opt for small number tattoos but the numbers obviously need to be meaningful and special to you. Here is a small number tattoo on the finger of this girl and ir probably indicate the birth year of the girl.
best small tattoos
12. If you wish to confuse people then opt for a complicated tattoo design in small size. For example here the artist showed a small pyramid tattoo with various small scriptures.
small geometric tattoos
13. Small and tiny religious tattoos are way more impressive than large size religious tattoos. You can get your religious symbol inked on your wrist or forearm. Here this girl got the OM word tattooed on her collar bone.
small chest tattoos
14. Why to try simple small tattoos when you can go for some offbeat designs. Here is a small pastel hot air balloon tattoo on the forearm of this boy.
small traditional tattoos
15. This small size infinity tattoo on the lower rib cage of this woman could be improved by tattooing It with the word LOVE on one side and ALWAYS on the other.
small rib tattoos
16. If you have huge biceps then small size tattoo will surely stand out on the peaks. How about getting them tattooed with one thing that you consider most important in your lifestyle – FOOD?
small arm tattoos
17. You might get surprised by the popularity of Chinese and Japanese quote tattoos. If you want them too then have them on parts like behind the ear or on the back of the neck.
small names tattoos
18. If you are interested in cooking then a nice tattoo idea would be to try a small size knife tattoo on hand or arm.
small mens tattoos
19. Word tattoos can be really good option for small tattoos. Here is the small size hindi word tattoo. The word is MAA which translates to Mother.
small tattoos with meaning
20. If you opt for small mermaid tattoo design then it is best suited on ankle. Imagine this design around the ankle and you will definitely be proud of this tattoo design.
small forearm tattoos

Small Tattoos For Women

21. Bow tattoos alone might not look cool all the time but if they are added with another unique design such as a face outline then they will surely look impressive for a longer period of time. Here is a small size Minnie mouse outline tattoo with bow on head behind the ear of this woman.
small tattoos behind ears
22. Most people think that only large size tattoos are meaningful and closer to heart but that’s not true. I would not suggest tattoos to pregnant women. If you have a little kid and you want to dedicate a tattoo to him/her then here is a small size mother daughter anger tattoo for you to consider.
mother daughter tattoos small
23. As a music lover I would highly recommend you to try at least one small size music note tattoo on your body. A small size music note tattoo behind the ear would be perfect.
small neck tattoos
24. If you are a planet lover and wonder about space and universe then you should surely try a geek tattoo. I would recommend you to try planet tattoo design in small size on wrist. A Saturn tattoo or a Jupiter tattoo would be perfect choice other than the obvious mars or earth tattoo.
small space tattoos
25. Snake tattoo designs are usually neglected by people because in some culture these tattoo have meaning of cunningness and venom. If you want one then try it in small size.
cool small tattoos for guys
26. Butterfly tattoos are extremely popular among women and they are loved in all sizes. Here is a small size butterfly tattoo on wrist.
small butterfly tattoos
27. People usually try ring tattoos or word tattoos on fingers but you can a small size tattoo of any particular design. For example this guy opted for a small tiny chili tattoo design on middle finger.
small tattoos for men
28. Forearm tattoos are usually front facing but if you want a unique style then try a side forearm tattoo. Such tattoos will be long, thin and small. For this flower tattoos or quote tattoos are perfect.
small rose tattoos
29. One universal fact is that girls love fashion and there are like millions of girls in fashion industry. Many of them are in hair style industry. Here is small size scissor tattoo for them.
small tattoos for girls
30. Why not try a small size sea horse tattoo design? Sea horse tattoos are considered lucky among many cultures because they are symbolic to the god of sea Neptune (or Poseidon)
small tattoos

Small Tattoos For Men

31. Sailors and navy men have to follow tattoo policies and regulations of navy. For them small size tattoos and that too on the hidden part of the body are perfect. Here is a small ship tattoo design on the foot of this man.
small simple tattoos
32. If you are a fitness trainer who is expert in combat sports like Boxing, MMA or Wrestling then you must have a danger sign tattoo on your body to alert people. Here is a small size danger skull tattoo design on the calf of this boy that you can consider.
small skull tattoos
33. My favourite pick for angel tattoo would to have a large size angel tattoo on the back. Even angel wings are best suited on back shoulder. But if you for some reasons do not want to try it then go for a small size angel tattoo on wrist like this.
small cute tattoos
34. Ctas are sometimes very irritating but they are cute all the time. If you want to dedicate a tattoo to your pet cat then have in small size behind the ear. Make sure its paw are touching your ear.
small cat tattoos
35. Hamsa tattoos are spiritual tattoos that are represented by a hand with an eye in it. Here is a small hamsa tattoo design on forearm.
small tattoos on wrists
36. Sisters must try small size matching tattoos and one perfect idea for them is to try a heart tattoo design on wrist.
small heart tattoos
37. There is a theory that Jellyfish never dies. You can opt for a Jellyfish tattoo on thigh if you believe that soul is eternal and never dies.
small coloured tattoos
38. Ladybug tattoos became popular once again due to the success of horror film ‘DON’T BREATHE’. The heroine of the film had lady bug tattoo in small size on her hand you can try it on toe too.
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39. Owl tattoos are considered symbolic to wisdom and knowledge. Try a small size owl tattoo design on knuckle if you consider that you have good IQ.
small owl tattoos
40. Here is a beautiful small size monkey tattoo design that can give a different look from different angels. One of the best small size tattoo design I have ever come across.
small tribal tattoos

Meaningful Small Tattoos

41. Parrots are known for mimicking others. Parrot tattoos are not so popular but one can still try them as they are very adorable.
small tattoos for women
42. If you want to have a finger tattoo but are restricted due to your employer policies then I would recommend you to try this ribbon tattoo that will go unnoticed most of the times.
cute small tattoos
43. Arrow tattoos are usually tried on hand or arm but they are also perfect choice for spine. Here is a small but impressive arrow tattoo on back bone of this woman.
small back tattoos
44. One very interesting and heart touching small tattoo idea is to have symbols of all major religions inked on your fingers.
small meaningful tattoos
45. Anchor tattoos look better in small size. Here is a small size anchor tattoo with bow on the back of the neck of this lady.
small anchor tattoos
46. When people opt for star tattoos they usually go for shining star tattoo. I would suggest you to try a small size shooting star tattoo which is considered very lucky.
small star tattoos
47. If you have an attitude of finding positivity even in the negative situations (You know like Spongebob) then try a small size sunflower tattoo on your legs or hand.
small flower tattoos
48. A rising sun tattoo will reflect your optimistic nature and by having it one the middle finger you will show that you do not care about the views of the world.
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49. Why not try an offbeat and unique tattoo design such as of a small cup of coffee tattoo on wrist like this?
small wrist tattoos
50. You can try a small size tattoo design of your favourite musical instrument. This small size guitar tattoo design is perfectly tattooed but it would look way better on forearm instead of calf.
small ankle tattoos

Tiny tattoos

51. Cross tattoos are my favorites.You can try them in any size but small cross tattoo on wrist is attention stealer.
small cross tattoos
52. Usually i recommend my clients to have dragon tattoos in large size but ever since the popularity of Drogon has rose (Dragon of Khaleesi from Game of Thrones), people are trying dragon tattoos of all sizes.
small dragon tattoos
53. You can have a tiny tattoo dedicated to your favorite film. For example this guy got inked with the station number where Harry enters the magical world in Harry potter movies.
small harry potter tattoos
54. If you try a tiny moon tattoo then have a half moon instead of full moon as people might get confused and take it for sun.
small moon tattoos
55. Want to keep memories of your beach holiday forever? How about trying a beach landscape tattoo. It don’t have to be large you can go for a small palm tree tattoo like this.
small tree tattoos

Which small tattoo design from the above photo gallery you liked the most?

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