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Tiny Tattoos: Your Complete Guide to the Small Tattoo Trend

Express yourself with a small tattoo. Our complete guide to tiny tattoos will inspire you to make a big statement with a small design.
Make a big statement with a small design

Everyone either has a tattoo or knows someone with one. Tattoos have been around forever; we have adorned ourselves since the beginning.

Humans have always loved to dress up their bodies to look good and, most importantly, feel good. Adornments such as piercings, tattoos, clothing, and jewelry have long been a way of expressing our truest selves.

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What Is a Tiny Tattoo?

A tiny tattoo, also known as a micro tattoo, is a small and intricate design typically less than two inches in size. It’s a subtle way to express individuality and is gaining popularity among those who prefer discreet body art.

Tiny tattoos are also cute, meaningful, and small enough that you and your mom (or dad) or daughter (or son) can get matching tattoos.

Or maybe you want something tiny that signifies something special in your life?

Wrist Tiny Tattoos

Why Do People Get Tiny Tattoos?

Tiny tattoos are increasingly popular among people of all ages and genders.

From symbols of personal significance to artistic expression, there are many reasons why people opt for small and intricate designs.

Here are common reasons why people get tiny tattoos:

  • Small tattoos are more affordable
  • Small tattoos are easy to hide
  • Small tattoos are more subtle
  • Small tattoos are super cute
  • Small tattoos are easy to remove

Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Tiny Tattoos?

Anyone over the age of 18 can have a tattoo! Tattoos are mutually inclusive!

However, individuals who have allergic reactions to tattoo ink or certain medical conditions that affect the skin may not be good candidates for tiny tattoos.

It’s important to consult with a licensed tattoo artist or a medical professional before getting a tattoo.

5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Tiny Tattoo

Tiny tattoos need tiny care. They are smaller and more delicate than larger tattoos, so you should take good care of them.

Consider the following before your tiny tattoo appointment:

  1. Small fine-line tattoos fade faster
  2. Some artists won’t do them
  3. Treat your small tattoo delicately
  4. Determine the size of your small tattoo
  5. Determine your small tattoo placement

Popular Tiny Tattoo Placement Ideas

You can place tiny tattoos anywhere. The following lists the most common placements for tiny tats:

  • Tiny wrist tattoos
  • Tiny behind the ear tattoos
  • Tiny finger tattoos
  • Tiny foot tattoos
  • Tiny ankle tattoos
  • Tiny inner arm tattoo
  • Tiny rib tattoo
Ankle Tiny Tattoos

How to Prepare for a Tiny Tattoo Appointment?

Proper preparation is key to achieving the best results from your tiny tattoo appointment. It can help prevent complications and ensure a longer-lasting outcome.

Prepare for your new tattoo with these simple steps:

  1. Hydrate and moisturize
  2. Avoid alcohol, aspirin, and other blood thinners 24 hours before
  3. Don’t shave the area in advance

How Long Does a Tiny Tattoo Take?

Tiny tattoos also vary in size. Depending on the size and detail, the tattoo artist may take an hour or two.

Also, a tattoo artist has a minimum charge. You should be able to get multiple tattoos inside their minimum charge time.

How Long Do Tiny Tattoos Last?

Tattoos are permanent works of art. However, they will fade over time and become less bold.

Applying sunscreen to healed tattoos before UV exposure is a great way to preserve the boldness for as long as possible.

Small Tattoo Aftercare: How to Care for Tiny Tattoos

Getting a small tattoo is an exciting experience. However, caring for your new ink is crucial to ensure it heals properly.

From cleaning to moisturizing, here are essential aftercare steps to keep your small tattoo looking great for years:

  • No application of any scented lotions or tanning lotions for 2 weeks
  • No scratching, picking, or peeling of any dry skin or flakiness
  • No foreign body fluids in or around the tattoo for 5 days
  • No activities that will cause extreme sweating for 5 days
  • No swimming pools, hot tubs, or other bodies of water for 5 days
  • No UV exposure (including tanning booths) for 5 days
  • No laser light therapy, as it can darken, lighten, or distort the pigment of the tattoo color
  • No exfoliants, retinol acids, glycolic acids, or alpha hydroxy acids on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes premature fading)

Trendy Tiny Tattoo Ideas

Get inspired with these popular tiny tattoo ideas!

How Much Does a Tiny Tattoo Cost?

The cost of tinny tattoos depends on the tattoo artist and their typical rates.

Many high-profile tattoo artists don’t do tiny tattoos because they prefer larger projects.

However, DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo specializes in only tiny tattoos. We charge by the hour, and you can get as many as possible in your chosen time frame.

Also, our luxury cosmetic tattoo studio is perfect for those intimidated by traditional tattoo parlors.

Where to Get Tiny Tattoos Done?

Make a big statement with a small tattoo design!

With multiple Daela Cosmetic Tattoo studios to choose from, you can trust our team of skilled artists to help you achieve your desired look!

Check out our locations to see the nearest Daela Cosmetic Tattoo Studio and reserve your appointment.

Why Choose Daela Cosmetic Tattoo?

We have created an atmosphere where people feel comfortable and welcome.

You can feel comfortable bringing your mom, daughter, dad, or son in for a tiny tattoo. As long as everyone is over the age of 18, that is!

DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo’s trusted artists and services also offer several benefits, including:

  • Outstanding customer service: You will be well cared for before, during, and after your procedure.
  • Full-service studio: You can have all your cosmetic tattoos done by trusted artists.
  • Training: All of our artists are master artists or trained by master artists.
  • Natural products: We use natural products with pigments chosen for endurance and lack of color change.
  • Financing: We accept all major credit cards. We also offer financing through a third-party provider and an easy in-house prepayment plan free of interest or other fees.

Tiny Tattooing FAQ

Find answers to common questions about our tiny tattooing services.
Does Daela Have Small Tattoo Flash Sheets?

Yes! We have so many images to choose from, plus some customization is available.

How Big Is a Small Tattoo?

So small. Micro tattoos to tiny tattoos are a max of 2 inches.

Are Small Tattoos Safe?

Yes, very safe. Follow pre-care and aftercare instructions, and you will love your healed results.

Do Small Tattoos Hurt?

There is very little pain, so insignificant we don't even numb ahead of time.

Are Small Tattoos Permanent?

Small or tiny tattoos will last 5-10 years.

Do Small Tattoos Fade Easily?

All tattoos fade. However, tiny tattoos are more acceptable to fade than larger, bolder-lined tattoos. Use UV protection to extend the lifespan of your tattoo.

How Long Does a Small Tattoo Take To Heal?

A tiny tattoo takes 30 days to heal fully.

What Are the Potential Side Effects of Small Tattoos?

Aside from infection due to an unclean tattoo studio or poor aftercare, there are no side effects.

Can You Get a Small Tattoo While Pregnant?

No, pregnant or breastfeeding women cannot get tattooed for several health reasons.

How Often Should I Touch Up a Small Tattoo?

You can touch up a fully healed tattoo anytime if you notice fading.

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