We’ve all probably been in this predicament before, we want a tattoo, but we don’t want the full commitment of a large statement piece on our body. Or maybe we want a tattoo but we don’t want anything too flashy that will be overly obvious all of the time. If you relate to any of this, then a subtle tattoo may be the perfect thing for you! Here are some subtle tattoo ideas to look into in case you’re ready to decorate your body with beautiful art, but in a small way that’s just for you!
1. Miniature Sun And Moon
This tattoo is great for our sun and moon lovers out there. While this is a small way to illustrate your body, this intimate design is perfect for those who share their love for the sun, stars, moon, and all things in between. You can change this design to meet your preferences and whenever you catch a glimpse you’ll remember the two wonderful sides of yourself and the beauty that lies in each of them.
2. Matching Sun And Moon
Similar to the above, the great thing about these subtle tattoo ideas is that it’s perfect for a matching set! Whether you have a best friend, family member, or significant other you want to share this with, a miniature sun and moon tattoo for each of you would be a great matching option. Get these in a place that isn’t too flashy and it’s the perfect intimate tattoo.
3. String Of Florals
Who doesn’t smile when they see a flower arrangement? That’s how it will be whenever you look down at this beautiful design. These subtle tattoo ideas are perfect for customizing because you can change up the flowers that you choose and decide on the color of the ink. While this rainbow coloring is beautiful, you can go for a classic black ink or even white for a very subtle tattoo that’ll keep you staring whenever you see it.
4. Simple Sentiment
Another great idea for a matching tattoo! These adorable matching “always” tattoos are the perfect example of subtle tattoo ideas that will keep you connected with your partner forever. If you don’t like the sentiment “always” then choose another word that resonates more with you, this tiny reminder will be great to look at each and every day with the one you love.
5. Single Rose
Maybe it’s just the bachelor season that has me loving these floral-based subtle tattoo ideas, but this singular rose is such a beautiful design to have on your body! Tiny and simple, this design will age beautifully with you over time. I’m sure of it.
We’re all about the plants these days, and for good reason. These beautiful gems make great subtle tattoo ideas because they’re not only simple and classic, but you have endless amounts to choose from! Do some research, pick a plant that speaks to you and if you really love it, get it tattooed for a plant that you hardly have to take care of.
7. Simple Lines
Simple line tattoos are trending lately for their ability to become almost anything, and they’re probably the greatest example of a subtle tattoo that you can choose to create almost anything out of. Have your artist sketch whatever your heart desires, small, simple, clean lines, what more could we ask for when trying not to be too flashy?
It doesn’t get much more simple than this, simple star tattoos are both tiny and elegant, there’s no way to be disappointed.
Everyone has a symbol that speaks to them, and miniature versions like these are a great example of subtle tattoo ideas that will keep you connected to what you truly love.
10. Bracelet Wrap-Around
Tattoos are art, just like jewelry! And a great subtle tattoo idea is to get your favorite design customized in the form of a bracelet or anklet wrap-around. Only do this if you want to look at your design as a permanent bracelet forever, but this is a great option for a tattoo that is two-in-one!