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61 Impossibly Tiny And Tasteful Tattoos

Because small ink can still have big meaning.

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

addarifrancesca

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Harry Potter's scar and glasses.—alyxbrown
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Harry Potter's scar and glasses.

alyxbrown

3.

A simple pine tree.—sashad
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A simple pine tree.

sashad

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My unalome tattoo.—joannar13
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My unalome tattoo.

joannar13

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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
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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

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Representing my love for the Pacific Northwest.—chsmbdrummajor
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Representing my love for the Pacific Northwest.

chsmbdrummajor

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Got these two little branches done in Oakland.—abbym4
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Got these two little branches done in Oakland.

abbym4

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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
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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

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I got an Arctic Monkey tattoo.—penelopew
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I got an Arctic Monkey tattoo.

penelopew

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

shannonmaureena

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Harry Potter sister tattoos.—hannahe4
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Harry Potter sister tattoos.

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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
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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

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This tiny ankle tattoo is actually my initials as music symbols.—joshuam4
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This tiny ankle tattoo is actually my initials as music symbols.

joshuam4

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My friend and I have a sun and moon tattoo.—courtney819
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My friend and I have a sun and moon tattoo.

courtney819

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Sweet home.—autumntks
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Sweet home.

autumntks

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Circle for karma. What goes around, comes around.—hansonkendal
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Circle for karma. What goes around, comes around.

hansonkendal

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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

jcbrown

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

plussizedprep

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Minimal sailboat.—d48f591655
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Minimal sailboat.

d48f591655

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

rohanve

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24.

Simple symbol of my horoscope sign, Leo.—laurak46
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Simple symbol of my horoscope sign, Leo.

laurak46

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This is my Peter Pan tattoo that leads me to Neverland. Second star to the right and straight on till morning.—andyc46
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This is my Peter Pan tattoo that leads me to Neverland. Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

andyc46

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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
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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

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

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—freezedrieddirigible

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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
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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
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My favorite number. As simple as that.

jamiev4

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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
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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

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Birdcage on my middle finger. Get it?—katestenzl
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Birdcage on my middle finger. Get it?

katestenzl

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My mom's kisses.—megb4
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My mom's kisses.

megb4

34.

A tiny, little spark.—alephx
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A tiny, little spark.

alephx

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

alexgonzo

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—stefaniec4

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—lizg406

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—haydenp2

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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
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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

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Coordinates of the first tornado I ever photographed.—latsyrhc
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Coordinates of the first tornado I ever photographed.

latsyrhc

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Two teeny, tiny Harry Potter tattoos.—carlij3
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Two teeny, tiny Harry Potter tattoos.

carlij3

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"Karma," written in Sanskrit.laurels439
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"Karma," written in Sanskrit.

laurels439

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My webbed toe tattoo.—laurenm49
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My webbed toe tattoo.

laurenm49

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A tiny camera.—jamiec4
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A tiny camera.

jamiec4

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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
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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

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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
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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

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It’s the letter “C” in Morse code. It’s my best friend's initial. She also has one with my initial.—aslia4d
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It’s the letter “C” in Morse code. It’s my best friend's initial. She also has one with my initial.

aslia4d

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Sun and moon outlines.—samanthaz4
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Sun and moon outlines.

samanthaz4

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Small moon.—romanac
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Small moon.

romanac

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—vkummings

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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
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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.

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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
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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

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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
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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

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Best friends in the past, present, and future, with our childhood best friend being our grounding force.—hayhayhay7
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Best friends in the past, present, and future, with our childhood best friend being our grounding force.

hayhayhay7

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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
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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

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—megl49

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Literally just got this because I was sad one day.—jalent
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Literally just got this because I was sad one day.

jalent

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Tiny Triforce.—fettycrocker
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Tiny Triforce.

fettycrocker

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Ad maiora – toward greater things.—nicolea4d
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Ad maiora – toward greater things.

nicolea4d

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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
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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

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Lovebirds, in memory of my sweet grandparents.—laurels439
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Lovebirds, in memory of my sweet grandparents.

laurels439