Small and Dainty Tattoos

As tattoos have become less taboo (say that three times fast!), the popularity of dainty tattoos has risen drastically. While some people like these delicate tattoos because it fits their aesthetic, others use them as a gateway to larger, more detailed tattoos. No matter what your reasoning of getting small and dainty tattoos is, you can be sure to find one that you will like. Below we will take a look at some of the most popular small and dainty tattoos out there!


Because these delicate tattoos are typically small, lined tattoos are a popular choice. Line tattoos require less detail, making them a good fit for small spaces. Typically we see people requesting variations of straight, curved and zig zagged lines to create symbols that mean something to them.


Another great fit for small spaces, symbols are another frequent request. While some people choose standard shapes like arrows and punctuation marks, others choose random symbols like lightening bolts. Oftentimes symbol tattoos literally symbolize something deeper and meaningful in a client's life, other times the client just likes the way the symbol looks.


Shapes are one of those dainty tattoos that people will get "just because". They often don't mean anything, but can be a good first tattoo option for those looking to dip their toes in the tattoo world. Because shapes are so simple, this tattoo will be done relatively quickly, leaving you with a taste of what a larger tattoo will feel like.


Delicate tattoos of flowers and greenery are one of the post popular dainty tattoo options. We've seen people looking to just get the head of a flower tattooed, while others are looking for the entire flower or piece of greenery, including the stem. Also included in this grouping are herbs and floral arrangements.


Dainty quotes are a popular choice of tattoos for women, but we've gotten requests for this tattoo style from men as well. Just like larger quotes or scripted tattoos, these tattoos typically have a very deep meaning and remind a person of something (either positive or negative) in their current life, or in their past. We've tattooed quotes from historical leaders, celebrities and from client family members - the options are endless!

The above list is just a small sample of the dainty tattoo requests we get. Some other popular options are numbers, letters, birds, dots, planets and other earth elements. If you're looking for a dainty or delicate tattoo, but aren't sure what to get, give our expert Austin tattoo artists a call for a consultation today! We will be able to help you come up with the perfect tattoo for your life.

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