You know the saying 'Don't judge a book by its cover?' The same rule can be changed into 'Don't judge a person by its ink.' Getting some body art inked is, probably, one of the best ways for self-expression - be it a drawing in remembrance of your past beliefs or shenanigans, or be it a minimal tattoo filled with deep meanings. No tattoo design is meaningless or ugly because there's always something bigger behind it. At least to the person who chose the unique tattoo, that is.

These days everyone seems to have some ink on their bodies, and big designs don't surprise anyone anymore. And if full body designs and teardrops may not be appropriate tattoo ideas for kindergarten teachers, minimalist tattoos are no longer excluded from official or modest work appearances. How else can you show everyone that you are an individual, right?

This collection of small tattoos is the answer. Small is the new big! Which one is your favorite?

#1

Dino Family

Dino Family

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Blue
Community Member
5 years ago

YAS!

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#2

Minimalist Bracelet Tattoo

Minimalist Bracelet Tattoo

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RueSingh
Community Member
5 years ago

AMAZING

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#3

Delicate Flower Tattoo

Delicate Flower Tattoo

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Janice Rousseau-Wood
Community Member
5 years ago

I love this .

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#4

Dandelion Tattoo

Dandelion Tattoo

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AmandaPack
Community Member
5 years ago

I asked a tattoo artist once what tattoo she's done so many times she was sick of doing it, and her response was immediately blowing dandelions.

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#5

Paper Plane Foot Tattoo

Paper Plane Foot Tattoo

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Haajrah Alam
Community Member
4 years ago

I would love that!

#6

Minimalist Cat Tattoo

Minimalist Cat Tattoo

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monicamcgovern
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5 years ago

Is that a line drawing of a sad sperm

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#7

Tiny Boat Tattoo

Tiny Boat Tattoo

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#8

Tree And Owl Finger Tattoos

Tree And Owl Finger Tattoos

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AmberleighKemeza
Community Member
5 years ago

I love that this is pretty much telling someone that they are home.

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#9

Alien Abduction Tattoo

Alien Abduction Tattoo

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suzemagoo
Community Member
5 years ago

Terrific but it should have been a unicorn, not a cow, that was abducted.

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#10

Line Tattoo

Line Tattoo

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StephanieLocher
Community Member
5 years ago

This made me think of you Nicole Koren.

#11

Origami Crane Tattoo

Origami Crane Tattoo

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RueSingh
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so cute! Like, I generally want this.

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#12

Tiny Tattoo

Tiny Tattoo

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ÁgnesKóbor
Community Member
5 years ago

Love this one!!

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#13

Elephant Neck Tattoo

Elephant Neck Tattoo

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Anastasya
Community Member
5 years ago

Awww I love elephants )

#14

Wrist Tattoo

Wrist Tattoo

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RueSingh
Community Member
5 years ago

I WANT IT

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#15

Minimalist Mountain Tattoo

Minimalist Mountain Tattoo

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#16

Minimalist Tattoo

Minimalist Tattoo

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#17

Unicorn Tattoo

Unicorn Tattoo

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#18

Minimalist Foot Tattoo

Minimalist Foot Tattoo

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Angie C
Community Member
2 years ago

Someone needs a pedi

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#19

Geometrical Tattoo

Geometrical Tattoo

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5 years ago

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That unshaved leg bothers me.

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#20

A Semicolon Cat

A Semicolon Cat

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KatBlak
Community Member
5 years ago

cute way to support the semicolon project

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#21

Minimalist Tree Tattoo

Minimalist Tree Tattoo

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LindsayAnn
Community Member
5 years ago

I love the detail.

#22

Kitten's Portrait

Kitten's Portrait

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AlyceQuinlan
Community Member
5 years ago

Awwwww...! ❤️

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#23

Bee Tattoo

Bee Tattoo

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suzemagoo
Community Member
5 years ago

Pinky bee beats ring, wings down.

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#24

Minimalist Mandala Tattoo

Minimalist Mandala Tattoo

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#25

Bicycle Wrist Tattoo

Bicycle Wrist Tattoo

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#26

Cat Finger Tattoo

Cat Finger Tattoo

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#27

Sand Clock Tattoo

Sand Clock Tattoo

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#28

Needle Tattoo

Needle Tattoo

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Pascal Green
Community Member
5 years ago

Love this one

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#29

Minimalist Tattoo

Minimalist Tattoo

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#30

Minimalist Wave

Minimalist Wave

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#31

Snowflake Tattoo

Snowflake Tattoo

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#32

Minimalist Tattoo

Minimalist Tattoo

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#33

Minimalist Tattoo Design

Minimalist Tattoo Design

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#34

Tiny Owl Tattoo

Tiny Owl Tattoo

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#35

Pineapple Tattoo

Pineapple Tattoo

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#36

Line Cat Tattoo

Line Cat Tattoo

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#37

Lotus Flower Finger Tattoo

Lotus Flower Finger Tattoo

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#38

Minimalist Harry Potter Tattoo

Minimalist Harry Potter Tattoo

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#39

Minimalist Tattoo Design

Minimalist Tattoo Design

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Karoline Bjørnelykke
Community Member
5 years ago

Adrenaline!

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#40

Minimalist Geometrical Tattoo

Minimalist Geometrical Tattoo

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#41

Queen And King Tattoos

Queen And King Tattoos

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#42

Minimalist Sun Tattoo

Minimalist Sun Tattoo

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#43

Minimalist Tattoo

Minimalist Tattoo

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JulijaMichailova
Community Member
5 years ago

Love it!!!

#44

Minimalist Tattoo Design

Minimalist Tattoo Design

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#45

Minimalist Harry Potter Tattoo

Minimalist Harry Potter Tattoo

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#46

Minimalist Heart Tattoo

Minimalist Heart Tattoo

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LindaJolliffe
Community Member
5 years ago

Extremely cute badass!

#47

Wrist Avocado Tattoo

Wrist Avocado Tattoo

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#48

Cookie Tattoo

Cookie Tattoo

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#49

Minimalist Finger Tattoo

Minimalist Finger Tattoo

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#50

Minimalist Bracelet Tattoo

Minimalist Bracelet Tattoo

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#51

Free

Free

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#52

Finger Tattoos

Finger Tattoos

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KatBlak
Community Member
5 years ago

these are done with pen. Tattoo ink wouldn't fall into the skin creases.

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#53

Minimalist Tattoo Design

Minimalist Tattoo Design

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#54

Constellation Tattoo

Constellation Tattoo

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Veselina Zhecheva
Community Member
5 years ago

Scorpio <3

#55

Sun And Moon Tattoo

Sun And Moon Tattoo

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#56

Minimalist Swimmer Tattoo

Minimalist Swimmer Tattoo

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#57

Semi-colon Cat

Semi-colon Cat

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#58

Minimalist Tattoo

Minimalist Tattoo

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suzemagoo
Community Member
5 years ago

Might have worked better if one was a mirror image of the other.

#59

Coathanger Tattoo

Coathanger Tattoo

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Robin Laananen
Community Member
5 years ago

There's a great band called The Coathangers!

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#60

Minimalist Geometrical Tattoo

Minimalist Geometrical Tattoo

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#61

Harry Potter Always

Harry Potter Always

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#62

Minimalist Mountain Tattoo

Minimalist Mountain Tattoo

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#63

Minimalist Matching Tattoos

Minimalist Matching Tattoos

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#64

Heart And Arrow Tattoo

Heart And Arrow Tattoo

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#65

Minimalist Tattoo

Minimalist Tattoo

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#66

Minimalist Line Tattoos

Minimalist Line Tattoos

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#67

Diamond Tattoo

Diamond Tattoo

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+

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#69

Eternity As Light As Feather

Eternity As Light As Feather

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KatBlak
Community Member
5 years ago

is this white ink?

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#70

A Memory Etched..

A Memory Etched..

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#71

White Tattoo Of Eternity As Light As Feather

White Tattoo Of Eternity As Light As Feather

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#72

Fairies

Fairies

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#73

Tree Of Life By Darwin

Tree Of Life By Darwin

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ThomasPL
Community Member
5 years ago

I think.... It's the best one!

#74

Three Little Rasta Birds

Three Little Rasta Birds

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#75

Tauri

Tauri

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#76

My Family In Symbols Representing Each Individual

My Family In Symbols Representing Each Individual

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#77

Matching Mickeys

Matching Mickeys

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#78

Heart

Heart

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