Monday, September 24, 2012

Small tattoos ideas

Without having any myself, I am a big fan of tattoos both as a form of visually embellishing your body and as a method of communicating something important about yourself, your life or experiences.

That is to say I’m not going to look down on somebody who has a tattoo just because it looks pretty and cool and doesn’t necessary mark something monumental. I’m also going to be impressed and appreciate a tattoo that has an emotionally charged signification.
I guess I see tattoos as a permanent jewelry – that one that you never take off (because is either too beautiful or it was a gift from a loved one or both).

I’m also someone with a very low pain threshold but most importantly someone who doesn’t have a good relation with the word “permanent” so I’d never had the guts to get a tattoo. This hasn’t stopped me to collect hundreds and hundreds of photos as visual inspiration and to research tattooing as my life depended on it.
I thought I should share this interest of mine with all of you!

We’re going to start small, with little tattoos for the ones that aren’t ready for big chest or shoulder pieces, full sleeves and even leg pieces (but we’re getting there).
Many of them are part of the fashion trends that affect even the tattooing world and are generally worn as a permanent accessory.

They may be considered too cliché by the hardcore tattoos’ lover, but I find them cool, even ironically timeless: anchor, birds, small quotes or words, crosses, dandelions, crosses, feathers, dreamchacers - they do express the current popular consciousness and taste.

I’ve made some thematic tattoos collages that I hope you’ll like (tell me in the comments section which one you like/dislike):

I adore the placements of all these relatively small birds tattoos!

A small, meaningful tattooed quote is always a good idea, but be very careful with the style/font you choose and the placement - they can make or break such a tattoo.
 I love all of these, the ones saying: "I refuse to sink" and "with every heartbeat" are really beautiful. Check the spelling - a single wrong/missing letter and you'll be a certified dummy forever or at least until the laser removal treatment:))))

These tattooed birds are adorable and I love the small birds flying towards the ankle!

 "I am the architect of my own destruction" and "wanderlust" are two quotes I'm really relating to - I love those two tattoos, the font, color and placement are perfect!

Again: beautiful placement!

Some more girly, hippie tattoos! The dandelions are super pretty!

These romantic tattoos have amazing colors and great shadows (the butterflies)!
So, do you have any tattoos? Please share?
 Does it mean anything to you? Do you even like tattoos?

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46 comentarii :

danielle said...

i've got birds! three on my rib cage. they're outlines of birds and i LOVE them.

allie said...

beautiful inspirations!

Angie | said...

the birds and dandelions are so pretty! i also like the word ones that inspired you

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sonia de macedo said...

I love tattoos! About to get my first one on my wrist real soon!

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Sianna said...

Lovely selection! I absolutelly love feather tattoes.

Stefania said...

WOW!!Marvelous tattoos!!

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Stephanie said...

Love this post! I have two tattoos, want a third one, just know where I want it, not quite sure what I want though. Few nice ideas in this post.

Lyosha said...

I love tattoos. Everytime I get to see them I want 'one more' for me.

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Rachel, Cold Knees said...

some of these are so beautiful, I've been considering some birds or a feather or something.. x

Boheme.Fille said...

Huge, huge fan of tattoos! I'm planning on getting some myself (a big one for starters, but I need to put some cash aside, kinda hard to do that though :D). These ones are lovely!

LazyCat said...

I have 5 tattoos and I love them all.Looking forward for my 6th:)

blondebenedicte said...

omg, love tattos! I have one small behind the ear, & i adore it!
my favorite here, are absolutely the phrase 'with every hearbeat' & the feather on the side of the bust, aw :)
bisous x


Beautiful tattos! I though to me make me one at the neck, but still i'm thinking about cause it have to be something special and awesome!
I love your blog, so if you want you can visit mine and maybe we could follow each other!

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty! I've always adored bird tattoos. you're right about being very selective about the font of quotes and the placement. I have 6 tattoos of my own, each with a significant meaning. I can't even say which one is my favorite and I'm happy with them because they have eternal definitions.

-telmasofia said...

I loove this tattos *:* I want to do all! <3
xoxo, Chance to change

Sadie said...

I don't have any tattoos...yet, but I love them! I'm planning to get a favourite quote of mine on my inner arm that I've wanted for almost two years! Like the lion in the wizard of oz I think I need to visit the wizard for some courage first ha ha :) xx

Anesa said...

I love it, it´s so so beautiful =)

Ticka said...

All of the bird ones are really cool!!

clothes-lovers said...

all these tatoos are so cute, they make you wanna go get ink'd up.

fashion meets art said...

wow i love them all <3

Nobre Sandra said...

I love tattoos, small and big. I have 2 tats myself, stars on my wrist and my son's name on my back. Great selection ;)

The Fashion Milkshake said...

Great post !

Love your style and see you as such as good inspiration :) !

I'm an instant follower of you now :)

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Anonymous said...

I put on my skin two tattos when i was too much young, and i have to say that i don´t like tattos very much, or this is what i thought before to see this post. This tattos are really lovely, i love it!! very cute and inspiring!! I like specially the tatto with life/love words with the feather <3<3
Thanks a lot dear for your kind words, and for visit my blog, it´s a pleasure to follow back :)

f i o n a (miss.tea) said...

I would pick the anchor one- I love little pictures or symbols rather than words :D

The White List said...

Liking the bird tattoos! Then again some kinda reminded me of twitter! But yes, I'd go for the bird ones.

Buzz said...

Love it!

Thx dear* following back :)


LAURA said...

thank you so much for your comment!!!I follow you now!!a lot of kisses!!

clara em said...

wow, amazaing tattoos <33 it´s big inspiration for me! :))

i´m your follower now! :)

Tali M said...

I thought a lot about making a tattoo - but I'm still indecisive! Thanks for the inspirations - there're some amazing tattoos.

Thanks for your comment and follow sweety, I'm you follower for some time now!:) also added you on Bloglovin.

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Anonymous said...

I have a post really old! I want a tattoo! maybe next month! and will be the word Faith! that´s all that i need!
Yeah thanks for rhe inspiration! =)
Your blog is really Cool!!
More inspiration here...

Diva In Me said...

I like tattoos but just too chicken to go through the pain =D
The swallow and owl ones are pretty and adorable =)

Cat TH said...

I love tattoos I have one in my hip but I want another in my wrist a dove, birds or a cross I haven't decided yet.. I loved this post.. xoxo

tattoos designs said...

its better to have small tattoos designs. they are cheap and removed easily if required , gr8 blog

Kristen Stehling said...

There is something so freeing about having parts of the inside show on the outside. I have a small, light brown bird silhouette on my wrist and a chocolate brown rune on my heel. They are totally my permanent jewelry, and I want more!

Kristen Stehling said...

There is something so freeing about having parts of the inside show on the outside. I have a small, light brown bird silhouette on my wrist and a chocolate brown rune on my heel. They are totally my permanent jewelry, and I want more!

Cuttysark said...

Awesome collection of tattoo designs. You have given me more Tattoo Design Ideas . Thanks for sharing!

Cheers and hugs,

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