The brightest and most memorable tattoos are often the smallest, occupying little space but leaving a larger-than-life impression.
For thousands of years humans have carried small and secretive messages on their bodies in the form of seemingly innocuous tattoos, so tiny only one’s closest companions could bear witness.
These messages encompassed all that the wearer held dear: aspects of nature, spiritual symbolism, and vibrant vignettes of startling beauty.
If you’re looking to capture a colorful piece of the world and commit it to your flesh, look no further than the array of small but gorgeously hued tattoos available today. A splash of ocean or sunrise, tribal image, or reference to one’s favorite film or graphic novel all make for superb small tattoo inspiration. Some even choose their nation’s flag or the flag of their ancestors to wear in a proud but understated way, in a small but poetic tribute.
With a flash of the wrist or neck you can send a bold message many believe only the largest and most extravagant tattoo can make.