We remember the days when we used to get small, discreet tattoos because it was easier to hide them from our parents. Now, minimalist tattoos are the cool thing to get. Mostly because we can still hide them from our parents. And because their delicate, detailed nature makes them so striking.
If you think all simple tattoos are tiny paper airplanes or a shamrock, then you’re wrong. They’re just mostly tiny airplanes. Hope you like aeronautics! For your future ink inspiration, here are some of our favorite minimalist tattoo ideas.
15 Minimalist Tattoos
1. Heart and Airplane Tattoo
We did say no tiny paper airplanes. But we didn’t say no airplane tattoos. Looks like you passed reading comprehension 101!
2. Minimalist Dinosaur Tattoo
If the scene when the T-Rex ate the lawyer in Jurassic Park is one of your favorite movie moments, perhaps an outlined dinosaur trio like this one by Berkay Erkul will do. Also, you should get out more.
3. Alien Abduction Tattoo
Oh, we hope they have tattoo shops on other planets. Otherwise, why did we sign up for this one-way ticket to Mars?
4. Minimalist Baker Tattoo
If your kitchen tools start floating while you’re baking, it might be time to put the wine down.
5. Minimalist Finger Tattoo
Hailey Bieber’s new ring finger tattoo by Mr.K is one way to show how permanent their love is. Because you know what they say about couple tattoos.
6. High Five Minimalist Tattoo
This hand poked palm tattoo by Leah Stanmore definitely slaps. And, if you really suck at small talk, you can just greet people this way.
7. Me Finger Tattoo
Demi Lovato’s new finger tattoo by @winterstone is a perfect reminder to put yourself first. As if we needed that reminder.
8. Burger and Fries tattoo
We love this tiny snack of a minimalist tattoo by Danila. Get matching one with a friend or get both yourself if you don’t like sharing your food. Or have friends.
9. Window Tattoo
We’re not sure if this is minimalist tattoo is supposed to be a window in a castle turret or a really elaborate gravestone. Little bit of column a, little bit column b?
10. Minimalist Dog Tattoo
The perfect tattoo if you’re not looking to get a full-scale pet portrait unless you have 20 dogs.
11. Flower Tattoo
Get a simple flower tattoo like this one and think of all that money you’ll save on earrings.
12. Hand Poked Crescent Moon Tattoo
This hand poked crescent moon pairs well with all the moon gazing you’ve been doing. Sure you can’t see it when it’s dark out, but you know it’s there and that’s all that matters. Just like gravity! Or the pony our parents promised they’d get us.
13. Minimalist Snake Tattoo
What goes around comes around like this blue snake tattoo around your wrist. And fanny packs.
14. Rainbow Spectrum Tattoo
This rainbow tattoo is understated and colorful like a box of Lucky Charms.
15. Holding Hands Tattoo
If Rose from Titanic had a tattoo it would be this one with the words “I’ll never let go, Jack.” Liar.
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