The thought of pain and needle has made me swear that never in my life I would get a tattoo. Not to mention that having something permanent on my skin is the only commitment that I'd never want. But lately I've been intrigued by the small tattoo trend, which apparently has been favored by tattoo first-timers and those who think they wouldn't be able to tolerate the pain of getting a permanent tattoo.
Nope, I am still not convinced to be permanently inked, no matter how small it is. However, I just found out that semi-permanent tattoo has started to become a thing now. And thanks to Instagram, I found three local eyebrow micro-blading salons that offers semi-permanent body tattooing works.
It's pretty much the same like permanent tattoing, but less painful because it's done by manually inserting pigment only into the upper layers of skin, a.k.a. the micro-blading method. Also, the “ink” used is usually mineral based—used for eyebrow treatments—and the results are not permanent, but long enough for a semi-permanent: approximately 1-2 years.
So now I'm thinking of having a semi-permanent tattoo, probably on my right arm, on the part where it's not really noticeable to be exact (because my parents would TOTALLY hate me if they know I have one). And certainly it would be small and simple. I've been scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest for some tiny tattoo ideas and here are some inspirations I found so intriguing (well, I should really pick one for sure) and maybe for you to try if you're also planning to get one too...
I love this because it kinda represents my love of traveling and my passion to explore the world. Before I found this inspiration, I was looking for a design that involves a compass illustration. But then I quickly fell in love with this one because it's cute and simple, also it already embraces something that I love: traveling.
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Another traveling tattoo I would like to have: a world map—SWOON. But I don't know if it's really possible to be inked in small size. Anyway, I think a world map tattoo like this would be great if placed right under the back of the neck, lie from the left shoulder blade area to the right. However, since it'd be big, then it's gonna be a big commitment for me...
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Whenever I see birds, I see freedom. If you ask me what would my spirit animal be, I'd like it to be a bird (or a dog). That's why I would really love to have flying birds tattoo like this. As a person who often feel insecure and overthink, I want to remind myself to just be calm and free. To fly away from all the negativity that overwhelms me.
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Wanna know what's my dream job when I was a child? An astronaut. I just thought that it'd be cool to be able to witness the outer space. Now growing up, I see the outer space as something deeply mysterious, intriguing, and... free. So as an ode to my childhood dream and my growing-up obsession, I pick this as one of the designs that I would like to have on my body.
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I think the word has said it all: "free". This tattoo is obviously rather literal than the flying birds tattoo, which is more symbolic. I also love the idea of the placement, on the back of the upper arm. Not really a noticeable place for a tattoo, right?
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If I were going to get a foreign language tattoo, it would be Arabic. Thanks to Selena Gomez, I can see the beauty of Arabic script inked on the skin. So I'm also intrigued to have an Arabic phrase tattoo that represents self-motivation. Like this one, "fear nothing". This tattoo design can be a great reminder for me to not be afraid of anything and hesitate to try something new.
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Whenever I browse through the internet about tiny tattoo ideas, there will always be one or two flower tattoos included. And I like flowers! So a simple rose tat like this would simply get a "heck yeah" for me. The rose kinda reminds me to the one on 'Beauty and the Beast' though (or is it really inspired by the famed fairy tale?).
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Another flower tattoo that I like: this daisy tattoo! But I'm afraid I couldn't have it colored as how it looks in this picture. Daises also symbolize cheerfulness and the right flowers to brighten someone's day. I guess that's why I love daisies: they really bring happiness and positive vibes. And by having this on my arm, I want it to be a reminder for me to spread good vibes and just be happy.
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If you know me, then you know that I love dogs and really want to have a four-legged buddy. Since my parents don't allow me and my brother to have any furry friends as pets, I kinda want to have one inked on my body. At least I can have a two-dimension faithful buddy to be kept close to me semi-permanently.
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If you were going to have a tattoo, what would it be?