If you're nervous or stressed about a permanent tattoo, you're not alone. Removing a tattoo is no picnic, but committing to a single design among countless other letters, symbols, and shapes often has us feeling like Maggie Carpenter in Runaway Bride at the altar: terrified, confused, and suddenly doubtful.
If you're stuck on where to start, we've got you covered with the best small-tattoo ideas. Whether you're seeking a deep, spiritual symbol; interested in a colorful flower; or just testing the waters before committing to a full sleeve, these adorable mini tattoos showcase an array of abstract, typographic, and illustrative designs — except without all those scary strings attached. Read ahead to see our favorite designs!
— With Lauren Harano, Haley Lyndes, Macy Cate Williams, and Marina Liao