There comes a time in every woman’s life where she wakes up and decides “it’s time to get a tattoo.” And, sometimes, you have plenty to spend. But, sometimes, you invested way too much in crypto and it walked off a cliff and you don’t.
But, since your ink is going to be there until your skin is old and wrinkly, no matter how much anti-aging cream you use, we don’t recommend going to the cheap tattoo shop just so you can get a blurry version of your high school mascot. Instead, here are some great small tattoos that won’t break your budget.
19 Small Tattoos to Dip Your Toes in Ink
1. Tiny Airplane Tattoo
For the lover of travel, this tiny airplane is perfect for a tattoo. Just please, don’t caption it, “I catch flights not feelings.”
2. Smiley Face Tattoo
Smiley faces may seem so 1990, but the 90s are back! Oh, this wasn’t temporary? Whoops.
3. Stairway to the Moon
For the night owls who love the moon and everything about the night time, this tattoo is wonderfully perfect for you. Think of “Stairway to Heaven,” but with less words.
4. Rose Tattoo
Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? If you’re wearing the same lotion, the answer is yes.
5. Wine Glass Tattoo
Whether you choose white or red, these tiny wine glasses won’t leave you with a hangover. Unless you’re a mouse.
6. Self-Love Tattoo
Show them you love you without posting Facebook quotes every day.
7. Small Snake Tattoo
If Medusa comes looking for one of her snakes, you might want to hide this one.
8. Butterfly Tattoos
Butterflies are a symbol of metamorphosis and much cuter than cockroaches. Hear that, Kafka?
9. Words Tattoo
If you’re always fighting with your partner over the remote, this one is for you.
10. Game of Thrones Dragons
Get the three dragons from Game of Thrones and be the “mother of dragons” without totally ruining your reputation.
11. Baby Shark Tattoo
Shark week? Please. Try shark lifetime. This Great White shark is a great conversation starter for your date with the guy who has a fish in all his Tinder photos.
12. Juicy Watermelon
This tiny watermelon tattoo is a cute reminder of summer. Just remind the guy at happy hour it isn’t a scratch and sniff.
13. Simple Red Heart Tattoo
The more minimal tattoo, the less painful.
14. Fingers Crossed Tattoo
You’re getting this because you are hopeful, not because you lie all the time. Right? Right?
15. Flower Arrangement Small Tattoos
Flowers may not be bloom year-round where you live, but they can be on your arm. No, please tell us how wonderful New York is in the middle of winter.
16. Tiny Forest
If you love the outdoors — or Twilight — get this mini forest tattoo to give you some seriously outdoorsy feels. You probably won’t get lost in this one.
17. Mini Ghost
This tiny ghost tattoo is perfect for all Halloween lovers. It’ll probably text back.
18. Sailboat Tattoo
We’ll be over here chumming the water, but you go ahead with your sailboat tattoo.
19. Lotus Flower Small Tattoo
The lotus flower symbolizes strength and perseverance since they grow through mud to the surface. Look, we know doing your taxes sucks, but you’ll get through it.