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Updated on Oct 23, 2019. Posted on Jun 11, 2015

53 Subtle Tattoo Ideas Your Parents Won't Even Mind

Loved by anyone who's keeping you from getting ~inked~.

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1. Simple Hands

2. Lettering Up the Ankle

3. Abstract Designs

4. Finger Script

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

10. Lover Birds

11. Minimalist Lettering

12. Outlines

13. Perfect Contours

14. Uneven Neck Lines

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15. Geometrical Fragments

16. Constellations

17. ...Perfect for the Heel

18. Tiny Cat Eyes

19. Palm Adornments

20. Your "Lover's" name

21. Parallel Lines

22. Solitary Circle

23. Arm Bands

24. Elbow Inscriptions

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25. Symmetrical Dots

26. Dotted Ears

27. Single Letter

28. Music Note

29. Hidden Heart and Arrow

30. Ripple

31. Triangles on the Sole

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32. Stacked Lines

33. Inner-Lip Cross

34. Squiggle

35. Eclipse

36. Leaf

37. GIRL POWER

38. Collarbone Specks

39. Paper Crane

40. Silhouette

41. One-Word Statements

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

45. ...And the Back

46. ...Or the Ribs

47. Outlines of Animals

48. Slightly Altered Lines

49. Pyramid of Dots

50. Roman Numerals

51. Forearm Bracelet

52. Finger Accents

53. Body Ribbon

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