For those considering a tattoo but wary of inking their skin permanently, a micro tattoo is the best option. Rising in popularity over the past few years, miniature tattoos have been seen on many celebrities from Miley Cyrus to Cara Delevigne.
As an owner of two tiny tattoos, my preference towards them has opened a gateway to more tattoo ideas. Easily covered-up, subtle symbols are a perfect surprise every time I wear my hair up or bare my ankles.
My first tattoo was inked in June 2014. After a long time contemplating a tattoo to symbolize my love for fashion without quoting the word ‘fashion’, I came across a number of individuals, particularly bloggers, with the clothes hanger inking. This rad reference to my passion for fashion is simple yet highly recognizable among fashion lovers.
My second tattoo was a walk-in in January of this year. After an amazing year discovering myself after a break up (sorry for the cheese), my love for music increased as did my obsession towards Arctic Monkeys. This simple design from the ‘AM’ 2013 album cover symbolizes a sound wave/heart beat and the A and the M obviously stand for Alex, Marry-me?
Both tattoos took under 5 minutes each. And as for the pain – it’s tolerable. As an eczema sufferer, these basic designs are great to etch on whatever places you can find which aren’t covered in a rash.
If you’re worried about the pain, a tiny tat is perfect for your first tattoo. If you’re worried about regretting it or not wanting it to be constantly exposed, go for places easily cover-able such as the back of the neck, back of the ear, torso, ankle or, heck, brand the sole of your foot.
Getting a tattoo is permanent and therefore a big decision. But as long as you’re happy with it, it’s worth it.
If you’re stuck for ideas, here’s some Instagram links to help you out.