61 Impossibly Tiny And Tasteful Tattoos

Because small ink can still have big meaning.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to send us photos of their tiny or subtle tattoos. Here are the gorgeous responses.

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Perfect sister tattoos of the mathematical sign of congruence. We are the same blood, but different people…

addarifrancesca

2.

Harry Potter’s scar and glasses.

alyxbrown

3.

A simple pine tree.

sashad

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Two tiny triangles above my ears to remind me to stay balanced. In life, there are always ups and downs hence why one is facing up and the other down. It’s all about balancing the good with the bad!

shannonnolan

6.

Representing my love for the Pacific Northwest.

chsmbdrummajor

7.

Got these two little branches done in Oakland.

abbym4

8.

I always find myself wearing monogrammed shirts and sweaters. It’s placed in the same spot on my chest that the monogram of my shirts is.

jamesedgark

9.

I got an Arctic Monkey tattoo.

penelopew

10.

When I was younger my family called me Sunshine, so I got a small sun tattoo.

shannonmaureena

11.

Harry Potter sister tattoos.

hannahe4

12.

This tiny diamond earring on my left wrist symbolizes the part in The Breakfast Club, my favorite movie, when Claire gives Bender her diamond earring.

josefinec2

13.

This tiny ankle tattoo is actually my initials as music symbols.

joshuam4

14.

My friend and I have a sun and moon tattoo.

courtney819

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Circle for karma. What goes around, comes around.

hansonkendal

17.

I got this tattoo in Korea about two months after I started living here. It serves as a gentle reminder for a lot of different things.

samiam817

18.

Wings on the sides of my middle finger. Not intentionally for “flipping the bird,” but a happy accident. I just really wanted wings on my finger.

erinmpeyton

19.

I got this li’l guy about a year ago when I lived in London, and it’s a reminder to ride the wave out of whatever is happening around me and to take deep breaths. It’ll all be OK eventually.

samanthag60

20.

For my black cat who passed away on Friday the 13th.

jcbrown

21.

I got this crown to remind myself that I am a queen and the ruler of my own life.

plussizedprep

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My love for Harry Potter knows no bounds. This is just above and behind my right ankle.

rohanve

24.

Simple symbol of my horoscope sign, Leo.

laurak46

25.

This is my Peter Pan tattoo that leads me to Neverland. Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

andyc46

26.

A scaled-down copy of my cat’s paw. She passed away last year and had been with me nearly every day for 17 years, so now a part of her is with me forever.

melissab42

27.

This is an image from a Modest Mouse album cover. It’s a hot hair balloon attached to an anchor. It represents stasis.

mudstock

29.

Home is where your heart is, so I have a heart where my hometown is in Michigan. Now no matter how far away I may go, I never forget where I came from.

chloem4d

30.

My favorite number. As simple as that.

jamiev4

31.

Based on a necklace I purchased while I was going through a really rough time. Elephants are my favorite because they represent strength, serenity, and wisdom. The raised trunk also represents luck. I bring a little luck with me everywhere I go now.

jennycash162

32.

Birdcage on my middle finger. Get it?

katestenzl

33.

My mom’s kisses.

megb4

34.

A tiny, little spark.

alephx

35.

My best friend and I got matching white ink tattoos on my 18th birthday.

alexgonzo

39.

My husband and I got these triangles at a time when we were feeling closer than ever in our marriage. The two bottom angles represent the two of us and the top is God in our relationship.

lg89

40.

Coordinates of the first tornado I ever photographed.

latsyrhc

41.

Two teeny, tiny Harry Potter tattoos.

carlij3

42.

“Karma,” written in Sanskrit.

laurels439

43.

My webbed toe tattoo.

laurenm49

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My best friend gave me a list of things we did before she died, and one was to save a life, which had an unchecked box beside it. She saved my life, so I got it for her on the three-year anniversary of her death. I also got the semicolon tattoo the same day for mental health awareness.

e4cb33

46.

It reads “I am my own piece,” a quote from a little known Shel Silverstein book. It’s a simple and highly metaphoric story that teaches us to live our lives for ourselves and to not be dependent on the validation of others to complete us.

katyl414

47.

It’s the letter “C” in Morse code. It’s my best friend’s initial. She also has one with my initial.

aslia4d

48.

Sun and moon outlines.

samanthaz4

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51.

I grew up in Massachusetts, but I’ve been living in Texas for two years now. I wanted a little reminder of where I’m from.

ashleyb94

52.

I suffer from some pretty serious depression, and after coming out the other side of a particularly bad couple of weeks, I got this Bell Jar-inspired tattoo – a small arrow, to remind me to keep soaring forward, and one-third of the quote “i am, i am, i am.”

brodiemears

53.

After my dad passed away, his birthday (10/23) has followed me. I look at the clock nearly daily at 10:23 and see it randomly on everything, from billboards to bingo cards. Now the number will follow me forever, like he will follow me forever. Done by JonBoy in NYC.

aluu121

54.

Best friends in the past, present, and future, with our childhood best friend being our grounding force.

hayhayhay7

55.

It was meant to be half of a heart. My sister got the “3” part on the inside of her finger, but the meaning got hijacked by my college best friend. Every time she said, “I love you,” I’d hold up my tiny tat to tell her: “Ditto.”

britchey

57.

Literally just got this because I was sad one day.

jalent

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Ad maiora – toward greater things.

nicolea4d

60.

This tattoo is for my grandma in Ireland. It’s a lattice flower, native to that area. She raised me and I love her.

jamesharness

61.

Lovebirds, in memory of my sweet grandparents.

laurels439

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