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In a society captivated by grandiose ink masterpieces, small hand tattoos serve as a subtle yet impactful way to express your individuality. Oh yes, the days when hand tattoos were reserved for elements of questionable occupations only are far and gone, and we cannot be happier about it! Today these small tattoos have become a means of storytelling where art meets personal stories. 

The diminutive designs inked on fingers, palms, and hands speak volumes about their wearer, much like a secret language! And who could resist that? Speaking of secret languages, probably no other tattoos can evoke as much curiosity from onlookers as the ones tattooed on your hands. After all, they’re visible almost all the time and are sure to be noticed. Of course, beyond the aesthetic charm, hand tattoos are also a sign of defiance of societal norms (yeah, still!) and a sure path to unconventional self-expression. What’s not to love about them? 

And as for hand tattoo ideas themselves, they are absolutely aplenty. From tiny little dots and slashes to Viking runes to hearts and even realistic tattoos, the variations here are only dependent on your imagination. One thing, though - finger tattoos might not hold up as well as tattoos on other body parts, so on whatever design you decide, it is best to talk it through with your tattoo artist before committing. Otherwise, fantasize and create all you want! 

So, ready to look at the hand tattoo designs that we’ve rounded up on our list? If so, the plan of action here is this - scroll down below, take a look at these cool tattoos, and rank them the way you like them! After all that is well and done, you might want to share this article with your friends!

#1

Garden Flowers Hand Tattoos

Many colorful small flowers tattoos on the hand

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Simple Ornamental Tattoo

Black ornamental small flower tattoo on hand

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Small Hand Tattoo

Simple linear vampire jumping on trampoline tattoo on the hand palm

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When you bend your hand forward and back, it looks like it’s jumping on the trampoline 😍

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#5

Blue Space Tattoo

Blue planets and stars tattoos on the hand

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#6

Wrapping Vines Tattoo

Vines tattoo wrapping around thumb and hand

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#7

Vine Tattoos On Hand

Minimal vine tattoos on hands and arms

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#12

Cute Tattoo On Hand

Simple colorful two flowers tattoo on hand

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#13

Tattoos On Hand

Black tattoo composition on hand with swallow, eyes, and lettering

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#16

Butterfly Wings Hand Tattoo

Butterfly wings on hands tattoo

"In love! Finger & Hand tattoos by Irina at Certified West Colfax Denver, CO."

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Small Rose Tattoo

Black small rose tattoo on hand

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#18

Realistic Owl Tattoo

Realistic flying owl tattoo on hand

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#19

Minimal Smile Tattoo

Minimal smile with heart tattoo on palm

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#20

Floral Ornamental Tattoo Design

Delicate black ornamental flower tattoo on hand

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#22

Horseshoe Hand Tattoo

Black horseshoe with flowers on hand

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#23

Hand Tattoos

Hand tattoo composition with flowers, butterflies, mountains, and symbols

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#25

Floral Hand Tattoo

Vine tattoo on the thumb

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#26

Orion Constellation Tattoo

Delicate Orion constellation tattoo on hand

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#27

Realistic Tattoo On Hand

Realistic face and geometry tattoo on hand

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#29

Lung Cancer Awareness Tattoos

Lung cancer awareness tattoos on two women's hands

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#31

Lovely Matching Smile Tattoos

Two smiling hearts tattoos on hands

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#32

Neo Tribal Tattoo

Neo tribal black abstract tattoo on hand

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#33

Mini Angry Tattoo

A small angry cloud with lightning bolts tattoo on the arm

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#34

Hand Tattoos

Hand tattoos with eye, spider and symbols

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#35

Small Constellation Tattoo

Small constellation tattoo on hand

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#38

Sword Hand Tattoos

Two crossed swords tattoo on hand

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#39

Mixed Tattoo Designs On Hand

Minimal black ornamental and floral tattoos on hand

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#40

Neo Tribal Minimal Tattoo

Black minimal abstract tattoo on hand

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#41

Ornamental Hand Tattoo

Ornamental hand tattoo

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#42

Cool Hand Tattoo

Lettering tattoo on hand

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#43

Dots Tattoo On Hand

Dots tattoo on hand anf fingers

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#45

Abstract Blue Tattoo On Hand

Abstract blue tattoo on hand

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#46

Small Hand Tattoo

Minimal chemistry tattoo on hand

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#47

Flaming Hand Tattoo

Black flames tattoo on hand

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#48

Shaded Ornament Tattoo

Small decorative ornamental tattoo on hand

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#49

Ornamental Hand Tattoo

Minimal ornamental tattoo on hand

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#50

Simple Hand Tattoos

Many small hand tattoos with butterfly, mountains, moon phases and stars

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#51

Color Tattoo On Hand

Color tattoo with butterflies, stars and hearts on the hand

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#52

Black Flame Tattoo

Black flame tattoo on hand

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#53

Hand Tattoo

Black pick axe and snake tattoo on thumb

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#54

Delicate Hand Tatts

Delicate hand tattoos with snake, eye, line and numbers

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#55

Cloud And Ladders Tatoo

Realistic tattoo with cloud and ledders on the hand

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#56

Moon Child Hand Tattoos

Lettering ‘Moon’ and ‘Child’ tattoos on hands

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#57

Cute Hand Tat! A Little Reminder To Breath And Not Stress

‘Go easy’ lettering and tree tattoo on hand

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#59

Spider Hand Tattoo

Black spider tattoo on hand

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#60

Lovely Smile Tattoo

Smiley with heart eyes tattoo on hand

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#61

Small Hand Tattoos

Small hand tatoos

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#62

Abstract Hand Tattoo

Black abstract tattoo on hand

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#63

Ornamental Tattoo

Black ornamental thumbs tattoo

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#64

Ornamental Tattoo On Hand

Black ornamental thumb tattoo

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#65

Ornamental Tattoo

Black ornamental thumb tattoos

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#66

Minimal Hand Tattoos

Black abstract minimal hand tattoos

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#67

Minimal Hand Tattoo

Black delicate ornament tattoo on the hand

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#68

Neo Tribal Black Hand Tattoo

Neo tribal black hand tattoo with stars

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#69

Numbers Tattoo

‘777’ tattoo on hand

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Simple Hand Tattoo

Lettering ‘Lovely’ tattoo on hand

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#71

Simple Hand Tattoos

Small lettering and geometry tattoos on hands

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#72

Small Black Hand Tattoo

Small black flower in rectangle tattoo on hand

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#73

Minimal Hand Tattoo

Minimal geomtetric tattoo on hand

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#74

Small Hand Tattoo

Abstract flower and geometric tattoo on hand

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Simple Hand Tattoo

Simple eye and line tattoo on hand

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#77

Smile Tattoo On Hand

Smiley tattoo on three person's hands

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#79

Tattoos On Hand

Rose with spiders, snake, sword and butterflies tattoos on hand

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#80

Number Tattoo

‘23’ black number tattoo on hand

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#81

Butterfly Tattoo On Hand

Black linear butterfly tattoo on hand

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#83

Good Days & Bad Days Tattoo On Hand

Minimal sad and happy tattoo smiley on hand

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#85

Turtle And Rabbit Tattoo

Green turtle and rabbit tattoo on hand

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#86

Hand Tattoos

Black barbed wire tattoo on palm and geometric stars tattoo on fingers

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#87

Scorpion Tattoo

Black scorpion tattoo on hand

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#88

Abstract Small Hand Tattoos

Abstract black small hand and fingers tattoos

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#89

Rose & Dagger Tattoos

Rose and dagger tattoo on hand

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#91

Small “B” Tattoo

Small capital B letter tattoo on hand

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#92

Melting Smile Tattoo

Melting smile tattoo on hand

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#93

Lettering Tattoo

Elegant lettering ‘Bye’ tattoo on hand

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#94

Palm Tattoos

Two black exclamation points on hand palms tattoos

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#97

Small Hand Tattoos

‘8 8 8’ number tattoos on finger and stars tattoos on hand

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#98

Minimal Geometric Tattoo

Minimal geometric tattoo on hand

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#99

Minimal Hand Tattoos

Geometric minimal hand and finger tattoos

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#100

Black R Tattoos On Hands

Black R letter tattoos on hands

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#101

Small ‘You’ Tattoo

Delicate lettering ‘you’ tattoo with star

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#102

Small Rose Tattoos

Small black roses tattoos on hands

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#103

Black Hand Tattoos

Black ornamental hand tattoos

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#104

Constellation Tattoo On Palm

Black constellation tattoo on hand palm

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#105

Minimal Cross Tattoo

Black minimal cross tattoo on hand

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#106

Simple Hand Tattoo

‘705’ number, lines and stars tatoos on hand

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#107

Black Line Tattoo

Black thick line tattoo on hand

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#108

Keith Haring Dog Tat With A Heart

Keith Haring dog tattoo with a heart on hand

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#109

Small Palm Tattoos

Floral decorative black small tattoos on hand palms

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#110

Blue Small Star Tattoo

Blue small star tattoo on hand

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#112

Mini Hand Tattoos

Mini stars and lettering ‘Nova’ tattoos on hand

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#113

Tattoo On Hand

Lettering ‘You’re my sweet escape’ tattoo on hand

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#114

Small Symbol Hand Tattoo

Black small symbol like a human body tattoo on hand

Cute little guy for Rafał in honor of his daughters

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#115

Ornamental Tattoo On The Palm

Black ornamental tattoo on hand palm

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#116

Hand Tatts

Many different small tattoos on hand

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#117

Key Lock Tattoo

Key tattoo on hand

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#118

All My Homies Love Hand Tattoos!

‘God knew it’ lettering tattoo on hand

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#119

Tiny Abstract Lightning Tattoo

Small abstract lightning tattoo on hand

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#120

Small Hand Tattoos

Many different small black linear tattoos on hand

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#121

Cuticle Nippers Tattoo

Cuticle nippers tattoo on hand

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#122

Red Heart Tattoo On Hand

Red heart tattoo on hand

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#123

Small Hand Tattoo

Black crank bait tattoo on hand

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#124

Black Star Tattoos

Black star tattoo on hands

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#125

Lover Word Tattoo On Hand

‘Lover‘ red word tattoo on hand

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#126

Abstract Ginkgo Tattoo Design

Abstract ginkho tattoo design on hand

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#127

Hand Poked Pisces Constellation Tattoo

Black hand poked Pisces constellation tattoo on hand

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#128

Little Angel Tattoo

Simple linear angel on cloud tattoo on hand

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#129

Puzzle Hand Tattoos

Linear puzzle pieces tattoos on hands

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#130

Cool Hand Tattoo Comp

Hand tattoos featuring a cottage, an angel with many vertically set heads, and abstract persons joined hands

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#131

Red Lightning Bolt Tatt

Simple red lightning bolt tattoo on hand

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Delicate Blue Tattoo On Hand

Delicate blue flower in oval tattoo on hand

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