- 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 — no matter which precise placement you choose — 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 — 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 — check out the gorgeous small wrist tattoos ahead to get some serious inspiration.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano and Haley Lyndes