Tattoos are awesome for so many reasons. They can serve as reminders of significant moments in your life, or simply act as a permanent and pretty ornament on your skin. Tattoos can help you reclaim your body if you’ve spent your life hating it, or they can create beauty where you hold ugly memories. And while some people love to be covered head-to-toe in breathtaking artwork, others prefer smaller tattoos. Whether it’s because you want to signify something big or add a cute accent to your already-bitchin’ self, tiny tattoo ideas are a great option.
And while public opinion is shifting as more and more people get tattoos, heavily-tattooed people still face judgment or scrutiny. Maybe your mother has expressed concern about visible tattoos on your wedding day or you worry that you might not be able to get a job if you have too much ink. Small, strategically placed designs are a great way to circumvent those concerns and beat the system. You can still choose to adorn your skin but you can also choose when, where, and who to expose that ink to.
Here are nine options for placing tiny tattoos that you’ll always know are there, even if no one else does.
2A Semi-Colon On Your Wrist Or Ankle
The Semi-Colon Project supports people living with mental illness. It represents a sentence the author could have ended up chose not to — in this case, that sentence is their life. The tattoo is usually tiny, and your ankle is a great place to get it if you want a constant reminder that you are a survivor.
3Dainty Text On Your Clavicle
A line of text that follows the line of your collarbone can make for a beautiful tattoo. You can choose to expose it or not super easily. Find words that mean something to you and write them on your body. Words have power.
5Something Small And Delicate On The Back Of Your Neck
Tattoos on the back of your neck are great because they’re easy hide. Even if you have short hair, people don’t often notice the back of your neck. And if your hair is long, you can decide between wearing it up and wearing it down for more or less exposure.
7Hide Some Ink Behind Your Ear
Get a small tattoo behind your ear. And unless a magician is doing a trick, chances are no one really looks there.