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 hidden 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 60+ cute small tattoo designs for men and women with meaning –
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1. 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)
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2. Superhero logos are not usually opted for tattoos. If you wish to have a superhero logo as a 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.
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3. There are many regular and popular tattoos that can be done in a 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 the index finger of this man.
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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 having modified tattoos. For example here is a seashell tattoo design in unusual shape.
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5. If you are worried about how your small tattoo will look then I would suggest you opt for a small size watercolor tattoo. Here is a small sparrow watercolor tattoo design.
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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.
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7. One very cute small tattoo idea is to express your favorite hobby through them. If you like dancing then opt for a female silhouette tattoo where the lady is shown dancing like this.
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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.
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9. How about trying a small subtle tattoo design that is dedicated to your pet? Here is a cute little and small dog face tattoo design on the elbow of this guy.
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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. There are many beautiful insects that can be used as tattoo designs.
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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 if probably indicate the birth year of the girl.
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.
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.
14. Why 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.
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.
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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?
17. You might get surprised by the popularity of small Japanese and Chinese quote tattoos. If you want them too then have them on parts like behind the ear or on the back of the neck.
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.
19. Word tattoos can be a really good option for small tattoos. Here is a small size Hindi word tattoo. The word is MAA which translates to Mother.
20. If you opt for small mermaid tattoo design then it is best suited on the ankle. Imagine this design around the ankle and you will definitely be proud of this tattoo design.
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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.
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 mother-daughter angel tattoo for you to consider.
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.
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 small space and planet tattoo design in small size on the wrist. A Saturn tattoo or a Jupiter tattoo would be a perfect choice other than the obvious mars or earth tattoo.
25. Snake tattoo designs are usually neglected by people because in some culture these tattoos have the meaning of cunningness and venom. If you want one then try it in small size.
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26. Butterfly tattoos are extremely popular among women and they are loved in all sizes. Here is a small size butterfly tattoo on wrist.
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 the middle finger.
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.
29. One universal fact is that girls love fashion and there are like millions of girls in the fashion industry. Many of them are in the hairstyle industry. Here is a small size scissor tattoo for them.
30. 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 the freedom of others too. Here this woman dedicated her small shoulder blade tattoo to her little sister.
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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.
32. If you are a fitness trainer who is an 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.
33. My favorite pick for angel tattoo would have a large size angel tattoo on the back. Even a small angel wing is best suited on the back shoulder. But if you for some reason do not want to try it then go for a small size angel tattoo on the wrist like this.
34. Cats 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 is touching your ear.
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 the forearm.
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36. Sisters must try small size matching tattoos and one perfect idea for them is to try a heart tattoo design on wrist.
37. There is a theory that Jellyfish never dies. You can opt for a Jellyfish tattoo on thigh if you believe that the soul is eternal and never dies.
38. Ladybug tattoos became popular once again due to the success of the horror film ‘DON’T BREATHE’. The heroine of the film had ladybug tattoo in small size on her hand you can try it on toe too.
39. Owl tattoos are considered symbolic of wisdom and knowledge. Try a small size owl tattoo design on knuckle if you consider that you have good IQ.
40. Here is a beautiful small size monkey tattoo design that can give a different look from different angles. One of the best small size tattoo design I have ever come across.
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41. Parrots are known for mimicking others. Parrot tattoos are not so popular but one can still try them as they are very adorable.
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.
43. Arrow tattoos are usually tried on hand or arm but they are also the perfect choice for the spine. Here is a small but impressive arrow tattoo on the backbone of this woman.
44. One very interesting and heart touching small tattoo idea is to have symbols of all major religions inked on your fingers.
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.
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46. When people opt for star tattoos they usually go for shining star tattoo. I would suggest you try a small size shooting star tattoo which is considered very lucky.
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.
48. A rising sun tattoo will reflect your optimistic nature and by having it on the middle finger you will show that you do not care about the views of the world.
49. Why not try an offbeat and unique tattoo design such as of a small cup of coffee tattoo on wrist like this?
50. You can try a small size tattoo design of your favorite musical instrument. This small size guitar tattoo design is perfectly tattooed but it would look way better on forearm instead of the calf.
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51. Christian Cross tattoos are my favorites.You can try them in any size but small cross tattoo on wrist is attention stealer.
52. Usually, I recommend my clients to have dragon tattoos in a large size but ever since the popularity of Dragon has risen (Dragon of Khaleesi from Game of Thrones), people are trying dragon tattoos of all sizes.
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.
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.
55. Want to keep memories of your beach holiday forever? How about trying a beach landscape tattoo. It doesn’t have to be large you can go for a small palm tree tattoo like this.