Tattoos are here to stay.
So if you’re looking for some inspiration for your next small, subtle or minimalist tattoo, look no further!
Here are 30 beautiful, detailed, simple tattoos that are sure to give you some great ideas.
1. Butterflies may be a common choice when it comes to small but tasteful tattoos, but that doesn’t make them any less meaningful. Many cultures actually associate butterflies with the soul. Butterflies represent different attributes around the world but some of the most common are beauty, endurance, change and hope. These insects are also associated with metamorphosis because of the phases involved as it transforms from a caterpillar to a butterfly. As a result, butterflies are associated with growth, evolution and moving forward in life.
2. Clothes hangers became a popular tattoo for models who felt that they were literally walking clothes hangers. However, many people who aren’t models have also been drawn to this tattoo and saw different meanings behind the symbol. Whether it was a symbol to “hang on” or simply an ode to something they really love (fashion), getting a minimalist tattoo of something you’re passionate about, a career you enjoy or a reassuring message should never lose meaning to you.
3. Placement is almost as important as the tattoo itself, but if you can find a way to make both work that’s impressive. This frequent beach-goer found a clever place to put the common “beach bum” phrase. If you don’t want your tattoo to be in a place obvious to others – and would rather it only be seen on the beach – getting your tattoo on your upper thigh is a smart choice.
4. I’m not one to endorse couple tattoos, but this one is pretty cute. Getting a tattoo that only shows it’s true meaning when it’s next to your other half is a nice way to make that tattoo special to only the two of you. If you are ready to commit to a couple tattoo then it’s also a good idea to find a tattoo of something you both really enjoy, or a meaningful place or activity to you both – where you first met, perhaps? Put some deep thought into this decision, because you don’t want to end up with a tattoo to cover up later.