Intimidated by the commitment of a tattoo? These all-star artists (and their amazing Instagram feeds) just might be able to sway your thoughts on the matter. Trust us—their expertise in downright beautiful and cool small tattoo ideas is not to be missed. In fact, more than 40% of millennial adults have tattoos. This likely has to do with the stigma of tattoos fading into the past, but it's also because dainty ink designs are trending. (We're talking tiny bouquets of flowers, outlines of birds, and cosmological scenes.) In the market for small-tattoo ideas? From the man behind Cara Delevingne's tongue-in-cheek body art to the cult-fave L.A.-based artist who creates intricate diminutive sketches, consider this the best of tiny tattoo inspiration.
Home Base: Tokyo and Melbourne
Stanislava Pinchuk (who goes by Miso) specializes in teeny-tiny minimalist designs, which she learned by practicing on herself and her friends. Just a look at her feed makes us want to adorn our wrists, fingers, and collarbone with unexpected (but incredibly dainty) little symbols.
Home Base: Brooklyn, New York
In Brooklyn's highly competitive tattoo market, Laura Martinez (of Fleur Noire Tattoo Parlour in Williamsburg) still stands out. Her impossibly delicate lines (think florals, solar systems, lettering, and animals) are some of the prettiest you'll find.
Home Base: West 4 Tattoo, New York City
When Kendall Jenner wanted to get a nearly indiscernible white dot on the inside of her finger this summer, she enlisted the help of JonBoy. Thanks to Jenner and A-listers like Hailey Baldwin, the artist's small and simple designs are quickly becoming cult favorites.
Home Base: Shamrock Social Club, Los Angeles
East (as well as many other artists on this list) specializes in a single-needle technique, hence that lighter-than-air line. He's your guy for whisper-thin cursive or outlines and pointillist-style shading. (And those BFF palm trees—so cute!)
Home Base: Bang Bang, New York City
The go-to guy of Rihanna and Cara Delevingne (he's the man who inked "Bacon" and "Made in England" onto the bottoms of the model's feet), Bang Bang is great at tongue-in-cheek designs. That said, booking an appointment with Bang Bang himself will require a bit of a wait (although we definitely recommend checking out his incredibly talented team of artists too).
Do you have a small tattoo? Show us on Instagram and tag @byrdiebeauty.
This was story was originally published at a prior date and has since been updated.