Tattoos come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They don’t always have to be big, complicated, and intricate designs. Of course tattoos like those are nice to admire but they’re not the only ones of their kind. A more subtle and minimalistic approach is also very much admirable. In fact, these designs can look far more edgier than any big tattoo. Small is the new big! Although it may not seem like it at first, small tattoos can actually symbolize a very big and great meaning. Sometimes less is more.If you’ve been a book worm your entire life, this one is for you. The simplicity of these two quotation marks side to side with nothing in between indicates you can write your own story.
If you’re an adventurer or crave the wild and free life, something like a minimal mountain range would be a perfect representation for your love of the outdoors.
If you think triangles are a little over done, this design might be great for you. Just add an overlap and a couple of dots to customize yours.
Who would have thought, a solar eclipse as a tattoo would make a great minimalistic one? Brilliant and simple.
Some people like to associate rain with sad days. Well, some people actually enjoy rain and the serenity it creates. This is a great illustration for anyone who feels the same. The splash of purple and blue water colors are a nice artistic touch.
A single line around the wrist but with a little dip to add a special flare. A great minimal accessory if you’re not into wearing bracelets.
This goes to show how dramatic and a very simple design can look. This is part diamond and part modern piece of art with a line going all the way down it.
If you’re a lover of the sea, try getting a little whale or any other sea creature you might love. Incorporating mini bubbles will add a cute underwater touch.
You can do one, two, three, as many as you want! Play around with the different thicknesses of each line. A great way to accent your arms.
If you want something effortless, try getting a tiny sprig of lavender or any other favorite flower. This is a good alternative to an entire bouquet or branches of brightly bloomed flowers.
Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Orion’s Belt — any of these would look great when translated in such a simplistic and delicate way like in here.
A simple take on two branches. And although the back of the arm isn’t a part on your body you see often, it will be seen by everyone else who passes you on the street.
A great tattoo for a musician or simply someone who loves music. It’s the placement of this tiny tattoo that makes it so perfect. It creates an illusion that you’re always listening to music.
The outlines of two birds intercepting each other can represent you and someone special to you (could be a significant other, sibling, best friend).
The ying and yang of triangles, great for a pair of best friends and/or lovers — especially if there are opposite personality traits of some sort.
Or if you don’t want just a single sprig, getting small branches of a few flowers looks just as effortless.
An arrow can symbolize many different meanings, it mostly depends on how the arrow is depicted. One single arrow can mean protection from harm but can also be a symbol of movement. Two crossed arrows represent friendship. Two arrows pointing away each other symbolize war.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, as you can clearly see here. This gem only further proves it.
The dotted lines create a stitched look. If you’re not into bows, you can use the dotted lines to create any shape you want. It definitely adds a feminine feel.
Quoting “here,” on an empty space indicates an untold story. Here, is where the story begins. Here, lays endless possibilities.
In addition to (or even in substitute to) wedding rings, what better way to show that you two are committed “forever” than with a wedding ring tattoo. A simple line wrapped around the ring finger will do the trick.
If you love the moon both when it’s full and partially full, try getting this unique illustration of both in one. The crescent moon is in solid lines while dotted lines show a full moon.
If you’re all about “peace and love”, skip the overrated peace symbol and get a hybrid instead of “peace and love.”
Rewind, pause, play, fast forward, shuffle — all straightforward symbols that are easily recognizable by anyone.
Powerful little arrows that will embody the warrior from within. The neck is a perfect place to get them if you want to be able to hide it at certain times.