Tattoos aren't for everyone, and understandably so—not everyone wants to get something permanently etched onto their body. But plenty of people do. And while plenty of people still opt for traditional or Japanese style high-intensity designs, some of the coolest tattoos we've spotted lately are those delicate inkings that are tiny, pretty and seriously chic. Whether that's an outline of a flower on the ankle, a subtle feather behind the ear or just a couple of dots on the finger, small tattoos are an art form in themselves. In fact, tattooists like Mister Mags (the artist responsible for Cara Delevingne's lion on her finger) even now specialize in small tattoos and script, since it takes a certain level of artistic skill to create a design so perfect and intricate. Tattoo ink has a tendency to spread over the years, but a good tattooist will know how to minimise this, which is crucial with smaller designs. As with all tattoos, your aftercare is just as important as the artist—if you take care of it terribly, the ink will spread. So like with anything permanent, do your research.
Where to look for tiny tattoo inspiration? Pinterest is rife with inventive tattoo ideas, so we've scoured it for some of the best around to give you some ideas. From a gorgeous pineapple that will give you endless joy (hey, they are great to look at) to a pretty little outline of a sweat pea, there are plenty of modern and contemporary designs to choose from. Plus, we've also found inspiration on where to get the tattoos, with ideas on unconventional places to get an inking; from clavicles to your earlobes.
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Keep scrolling for our favorite tiny tattoos, plus our pick of the chicest transferable tattoos for when you don't want to commit.