Skip Nav

80+ Small Wrist Tattoo Ideas & Inspiration Photos

80+ Tiny, Chic Wrist Tattoos That Are Better Than a Bracelet

  • Finding the best body placement for your next tattoo is a good first step.
  • The wrist is a great area for smaller ink that's also visible.
  • Wrist tattoos are ideal for daily reminders or meaningful symbols.

If you truly want to wear your heart on your sleeve, then the wrist makes a great canvas for your next tattoo. The entire surface area β€” no matter which precise placement you choose β€” provides a relatively flat plane that's easy to ink, which makes the wrist especially popular for first-timers who want small designs or little sayings.

While a tiny wrist tattoo is generally more visible than, say, a design on the ribs or back, this placement allows for easy coverage with foundations or bracelets β€” making it an ideal choice for those who might be slightly hesitant to get inked in a more prominent location. Conversely, we like the wrist because of its visibility: the conspicuousness of this spot is perfect for tattoos meant to serve as a source of inspiration, support, or reminder.

Don't just take our word for it β€” check out the gorgeous small wrist tattoos ahead to get some serious inspiration.

β€” Additional reporting by Lauren Harano and Haley Lyndes

Latest Beauty