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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!

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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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    #3

    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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    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

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    #17

    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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    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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    Numbers Tattoo

    ‘777’ tattoo on hand

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    #70

    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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    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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    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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    #133

    Delicate Blue Tattoo On Hand

    Delicate blue flower in oval tattoo on hand

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