“I would like a small symbol tattoo to place on my inner wrist. I do not want color, and I would also like it to have some sentimental meaning. I have tried to consider my interests and things that I like, yet nothing makes sense for this placement spot. What are some good ideas I can use for inspiration?”
The inner wrist is the perfect spot to place a small tattoo with meaning. Not only will you see it every day, allowing it to serve as a daily affirmation, but this spot can also be easily covered up with your cuffs, jewelry, or a watch.
Look no further than your astrological sign for sentimental and meaningful design ideas. All twelve signs of the zodiac have their own symbol. To find out your symbol for tattoo inspiration, visit this Zodiac symbol gallery.
You can do a monogram tattoo, which would be very neat, or you can do a small cameo with a watch in the center and make it a steampunk-style tattoo. You can get more ideas for steampunk inspiration by following this link here.
Another idea that could be small in scale would be a skeleton key or a lock. If you play cards or like to gamble, why not opt for a heart, spade, or crown tattoo?
Small scripted verse tattoos are also a good choice for a small yet meaningful wrist tattoo design. Examples of short and sweet words that have significance may include ‘Love,’ ‘Hope,’ ‘Joy,’ and ‘Peace.’
Rather than use words or other symbols, some people use constellations to mark their birth sign. A small dotted tattoo is perfect if you want a minute-scale design that is still unique to you.
For the girls, there are plenty of cute tattoos that are small and meaningful. A tiny heart on the outside of your hand or a candle on your inner wrist with an eternal flame.
Other favorite choices for small tattoos include Old School swallows and also diamonds. A diamond tattoo is often worn on the finger instead of the real jewelry deal.
Spiritual tattoos that are small in scale include the Buddha or words like “Om.” You can also opt for just a few scattered star tattoos as a mystical representation of your beliefs.
Name tattoos can always be sentimental, but make sure you want to commit to that person or idea before making it permanent. Instead, look at other personal details about that person that could work well into a tattoo design. Numbers such as children’s birthdates or lucky numbers are also unique ideas.
Besides your design idea, the largest consideration you will have is the size of your tattoo. Because your artist will want it to look a certain way, it’s best to make sure you trust their judgment on the scale of your body art.
To make your design look good, it may be necessary to make meaningful wrist tattoos larger. If you aren’t happy with that possibility, try to understand that your artist is only steering you in the right direction.
You may need to downsize the idea or place the design differently to make it larger. With these tips, you should be able to plan a small tattoo with meaning that you will treasure no matter the size.
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