Getting small tattoos has become quite popular for girls who don’t want to commit to a large piece of artwork. Girls who like small tattoos usually want to choose simple designs that will look good for decades to come. They also want to choose meaningful designs that will remind them of important ideas, people, or events throughout the years. When you have a tattoo that means a great deal to you every time you look at it you will be reminded of that meaning so it’s important to choose something that will look effortlessly beautiful through the years.
Here are 30+ ideas for simple and small tattoos for girls that will look great throughout the years:
Floral tattoo designs don’t have to be huge elaborate blooms and winding vines. A simple rose, or an unusual flower like a dahlia or a gardenia can be unique but still small and cute. Some girls like to get a tattoo of the flower that represents the month they were born, or the state where they grew up. Other girls like to choose flowers that represent some aspect of their personality. For example, a daisy tattoo might symbolize a love of nature and simplicity while a tattoo of an orchid might symbolize elegance.
A medium sized flower silhouette works magically on the shoulder blade. It creates a strong yet ladylike statement and looks wonderful with off the shoulder or strappy tops.
Another gorgeous statement tattoo which exudes strength and grace, we love the detail in this gorgeous flower neck tattoo and the sketchy, artistic impression it creates.
How adorable is this fun flower tattoo? This cheeky little tattoo is becoming and increasingly popular design choice Something small and endearing works every time.
A floral back tattoo can look great. Especially with subtle edges of colour just like the one above. We love the simplicity of the design and the different shades that really bring this beautiful tattoo to life.
This is one of the smallest little tattoos we have seen and we just love it. If you are looking for something charming, girly and enchanting we might just have a winner here!
Cats are becoming an increasingly popular choice for girls as tattoos. From super life like to totally abstract these are perfect for cute, fun girls who want something to express their love for this adorable creature.
This fun cartoon cat is perfect to bring out your inner child! Colourful and playful we this it is just purrrrfect!
This tiny kitten silhouette is amazing. Classy and subtle we love that someone might not notice this tattoo for ages. Super cool.
This outline tattoo is really understated making it hugely classy. Delicate, stylish and right on trend.
Could this tattoo be any cuter? If you are a cat lover and can’t get a kitten this might be the next best thing! We love the detail and movement here and could just look at its tiny paws all day long!
Small cat tattoos that are cute and stylized have become wildly popular tattoos for girls. Tiny little paw prints leading to a tiny silhouette of a cat is an adorable tattoo for cat lovers. A shadowy cat filled in with black that is no bigger than a thumb placed over the heart, above the collarbone, behind the ear, or on the back of the neck is a cute tattoo that is easy to cover up with a scarf or with long hair. Cat silhouettes from different perspectives are also very cute and sweet tattoos appropriate for girls of all ages. Cat faces and cat whiskers are other types of cat tattoos that stay cute.
The black bow on the back of the neck is so trendy right now. It looks fantastic, is super chic and really makes a statement. We just love tattoos that you can show off and cover up as and when you like, and this one really ticks all the boxes.
A cute a colourful bow wrist tattoo looks stylish and cool, a touch of colour makes it even more pretty, and we love the cool placement of this tattoo as well.
We love the shading and detail that has gone into this back bow tattoo, really girly and cute!
This simple black outline of a bow looks elegant and really cute too!
This tiny bow behind the ear is just dreamy! We love how subtle and cute it is, so you only need show it to those special people who truly deserve it!
A little bow on the thumb looks elegant and classy. The bold black colouring keeps it sharp, this is definitely one very cute tattoo!
Bow tattoos are becoming very popular among women of all ages. Girlish bows represent a sweet and gentle femininity that many girls love. Ribbon style bows look cute in many places on the body like the wrists, legs, back, and arms. One of the most common bow tattoos is a tiny bow tattooed on the inside of the wrist or behind the ear. Pale colored bows evoke a childlike innocence while red or black bows imply a little more sexiness without being brash. Bow tattoos are becoming very popular choices for girls who want a tattoo but don’t want to look tough or punk like.
Hearts are a classic symbol of love, so why not show off your romantic side and have a simple heart tattoo done? We love this clean and delicate little heart, just at the base of the hairline. It is small and subtle and the red colouring makes it really stand out.
These two heart outlines are so sweet. We love the simplicity and the off centre placement of the hearts gives them a slightly kooky edge. Needless to say we are seriously enamoured with this awesome tattoo.
This delicate heart on the forefinger tattoo is the epitome of chic. A delicate and simple design in an unusual place like this one works so well.
If you fancy making a bit more of a statement why not go to the classic dagger through the heart design? Whatever your motivation for getting it, you can’t deny that it looks just fantastic.
A delicate heart behind the ear design is another wildly popular one. Small, pretty and fun, you will always want to wear your hair up if you have this tattoo, and are sure to get loads of compliments about it.
This bug and heart combo is so adorable! We just love the subtle colour variations, the shading and the fact that the design is truly original. This is a tattoo you will be proud of forever!
Hearts have always been a popular choice for tattoos among girls, but these days girls are choosing hearts that aren’t quite so frilly or frothy as they have been in the past. Ornate heart tattoos like Celtic hearts are falling out of favor with girls. Tiny solid black hearts in pairs or alone are an artsy choice for girls who want heart tattoos. A tiny pair of hearts could represent a friend or a spouse. Sometimes friends will get matching tiny heart tattoos to cement a lifelong friendship. Small and simple heart tattoos are a great choice for anyone who wants a timeless tattoo that will still look fantastic many years from now.
Getting a name tattoo might be considered brave but why not just go for it? If you have a name of a special person in your life, there is no greater dedication then getting it inked on your skin as a permanent reminder of them!
Words can look great if you choose the right font and something that means something to you. They can be a significant or random as you like, get it right and you will be so pleased with your new ink, we are sure of that!
This tattoo is super cute, we love the spacing between the letters, and the dreamy font too! The flirty placement makes it extra cool, and one that you will love forever.
Getting just a word or a short phrase that is meaningful or inspirational as a tattoo has become very popular among girls. After seeing some heavy hitting Hollywood stars get tattoos with special words or phrases many other girls are doing it too. The words or phrases are smart tattoos to get because forever they will be reminders of a particular time, a particular choice, or a particular inspiration that affected that person’s life. Small word and phrase tattoos are easy to hide when necessary and can be a secret reminder of strength, resiliency, and forgiveness.
Rings or Jewelry
An intricate or unusual ring design can look fantastic, we love the detailed pattern of this cool ring design, and the flash of colour makes it really special too.
These unusual designs look amazing, we love the shapes that the bold, black lines have created -very cool indeed.
You can’t go wrong with a couples ring tattoo design, and this one has loads of detail, is really different and looks very stylish. What’s not to love?!
Ring tattoos, pendant tattoos and earring tattoos are unique tattoo choices for girls that can be simply decorative or can have a bigger meaning. Sometimes girls in professions where wearing a wedding ring isn’t feasible like athletics, medicine, the military, or art and production may choose to get a wedding ring tattooed on their ring fingers. Women who have lost a spouse may also choose to get a permanent ring tattoo to commemorate the person they loved and lost. Other girls choose to celebrate their lifelong friends by getting matching friendship ring tattoos. Pendant tattoos over the heart or in the center of the chest make a statement but are easy to hide. Victorian cameo designs or small locket designs are popular tattoo pendant designs.
Other popular ideas such as: Butterflies, Dates, Initials and more