Tattoos don’t have to be big and flashy to be cool, cute, or stylish! These 13 adorable small tattoos are a perfect size and placed conveniently to cover up or hide if you need to for any reason or if you want to for any reason. Getting a small tattoo is just as meaningful as getting a larger one and there’s nothing wrong with a little minimalism. These adorable tiny tats are super fun and a great way to express yourself without being too over-the-top!
A small flower tattoo is so classy and looks good in a minimalist style! If you get a small tattoo on the inner side of your forearm, it’s easy to hide by crossing your arms or wearing long sleeves. Getting your favorite flower inked onto your body makes for an adorable small tattoo that’s always in style.
Some small mountains make a super cute tattoo that lets people know you love the outdoors! It’s a really sophisticated looking tat that connects you with nature and pays respect to the importance of the natural world in our lives. A small tattoo along your collarbone is easily hidable by wearing most styles of shirts or can even be hidden if you’ve got long enough hair!
Getting a single letter or initials is a great go-to if you’re not sure of what small tattoo to get. The initial can be any letter that’s important to you, like your own initials, the initials of a loved one, or even just your favorite letter of the alphabet! The type-writer style gives a classic vibe and getting a small tattoo on the inside of your wrist can be covered up with long sleeves, crossing your arms, or bracelets!
4. Zodiac Sign
If you’re into astrology, getting your zodiac sign or the sign of someone important to you as a small tattoo is really cool and can be easily hidden if it’s on the back of your neck. The collars of jackets, long hair and scarves are all great ways to hide a small tattoo in this spot, but only if you want to, of course! Zodiac signs all have really unique designs that can be styled in many different ways, but they each make a really cute tiny tattoo.
5. Sun & Moon
Getting a tattoo of the sun or moon (or both!) is an adorable option and can be easily hidden on your finger! Small tattoos fit perfectly on any finger and are super trendy. The sun and moon are classic opposites and give off a really cool contrast and look good anywhere on the body as a tiny tattoo.
What’s more classic than a heart? Having a tiny heart tattoo on your shoulder is adorable and very easy to hide if you’re wearing any sort of t-shirt or top that’s got sleeves. Heart tattoos look great colored or not colored and can be styled so many different ways or kept minimalistic, the options are endless!
A small wave tattoo gives off a really cool beachy vibe and tells people you have a love for the ocean and that you don’t mind going with the flow. It’s a classic design that can be kept really simple or amped up with cool patterns or lines, it’s really up to your style preference! Getting a small tattoo on your side or along your ribcage is a really cool place to get a tattoo that can only be seen in certain circumstances so it’s easy to hide if you need to!
Quotes make for really cute small tattoos and can be really easily hidden if you get them around your hip or waistband area. The quote itself can be something meaningful to you, a mantra you try to live by, or something funny! Quotes are great ways to express yourself and they make for great tiny tattoos with a lot of impact.
9. Paper Plane
The small paper plane is a tattoo that’s increasing in popularity and it’s obvious why – it’s adorable! It’s whimsical and makes people want to know more about it and the tiny dotted trail that marks its path is reminiscent of the one we typically see behind a bumblebee, which is also adorable! Getting a small tattoo on your ankle is a great option if you ever need or want to hide it. A tall sock, pants, a long skirt, or a tall boot will all cover this tiny tat up nicely!
10. Third Eye
Another tattoo that’s increasing in popularity is the third eye. It’s got a lot of different meanings across cultures and looks really cool as a small tattoo! Having some ink on the back of your calf works great if you ever need to hide it and this particular tattoo and placement are really intriguing and unique!
11. Boho Design
Sleek arrows and lines will never go out of style. Boho designs make great small tattoos that still look and feel intricate and detailed. They give off a cool adventurous vibe and work almost anywhere on the body, but if you’re looking for a place where your tat can be easily hidden, why not try your spine? Spine or mid-back tattoos are easily hidden by clothing or even long hair and look really cool!
Stars are very classy and cool tattoos and can be inked alone or in a group! You could go for more of a constellation look or keep it simple with the outline of a traditional start shape. There’s a lot you could do with stars as small tattoos, and getting them along your foot is a really cool statement that can also be easily hidden with socks or a shoe!
Dates or even just numbers make for a really cool and trendy tattoo. They look classy and make people want to know more about the story behind the tattoo! Getting a small tattoo above your elbow or on the back of your arm is cool because it can be seen from the back of you and can also be easily hidden with a long sleeve if you choose to.