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53 Subtle Tattoo Ideas Your Parents Won't Even Mind

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5. Crossroads

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6. Needle and Thread

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7. Aperture

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8. Powerful Reminders

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9. Spine Accent

13. Perfect Contours

14. Uneven Neck Lines

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17. ...Perfect for the Heel

24. Elbow Inscriptions

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31. Triangles on the Sole

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33. Inner-Lip Cross


For all riot grrrls and Kathleen Hanna fans.

42. Concentric Dots

Try white ink for an even subtler look.

43. Solid-Line bracelet

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44. Scribbled Cursive on the Arm

46. ...Or the Ribs

53. Body Ribbon

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