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, thanks to their expertise in miniature, cool, and downright beautiful ink. From the man behind Cara Delevingne's tongue-in-cheek body art to the cult-fave L.A.-based artist who creates the most intricate diminutive sketches we've ever seen, consider this the ultimate in small tattoo inspiration.
Home Base: Hideaway at Suite X, Los Angeles
It girls like Zoë Kravitz, Miley Cyrus, and Emily Weiss love Dr. Woo for his impossibly delicate designs, which range from hyper-realistic renderings of animals to teeny-tiny letters.
Victor J. Webster
Home Base: Brooklyn (formerly of Auckland, New Zealand)
Webster's tattoos make a good alternative to jewelry—think arm wraps and delicate shoulder cuffs in geometric patterns and nature-inspired designs.
Home Base: Tokyo and Melbourne
Stanislava Pinchuk specializes in teeny-tiny minimalist designs—which she learned by practicing on herself and her friends. Just one look at her feed makes us want to adorn our wrists, fingers, and collarbone with unexpected (but incredibly pretty) little symbols.
Home Base: Studio Palermo, Antwerp, Belgium
Even though Europe-based Rayen might be half a world away for a lot of us, we definitely have our eye on his unique aesthetic: using geometric shapes to create the illusion of dimension.
Home Base: Scott Campbell Studio, New York
Campbell has inked plenty of A-listers (Courtney Love, Marc Jacobs, Orlando Bloom). His highly realistic illustrations (on skin and paper) have earned him major acclaim throughout his career.
Home Base: Daredevil Tattoo, New York
Obsessed with mysticism, or looking to capture the essence of your spirit animal? Sicklinger's gorgeous, symbol-laden designs just might be what you're looking for.
Home Base: Alleged Arts, Los Angeles
We love Orth's illustrative aesthetic, which is made using a detailed, linework style of tattooing.
Home Base: JonBoy Tattoo, Moxy Times Square
When Kendall Jenner wanted to get a nearly indiscernible white dot on the inside of her finger, she enlisted the help of JonBoy. Thanks to Jenner (and A-list friends 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, as well as 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, but his small and incredibly realistic art is also fantastic (like the lion on Delevingne's finger). If you have plans to be in the city, booking an appointment with Bang Bang himself will require more than a bit of a wait—but we definitely recommend checking out his incredibly talented team of artists too.