Like ’em or not, tattoos aren’t going anywhere. They’re becoming ever more trendy, and people are coming up with new and interesting ideas for body art all the time. One could say we’re experiencing the golden age of tattoos!
Today, courtesy of Providr, we’re bringing you some of the cutest and coolest minimalist tattoos for you to wear. Forever. Until the day you die. So… Make sure you don’t have any regrets you know!
A bit of a cliché, but still pretty perfect. It’s small, it’s symmetrical, it symbolizes transformation and strength, and honestly, it’s just beautiful!
2. Clothes hangers
The clothes hanger was first popularized by models who felt they are getting too lost in their jobs, thus becoming ‘literal clothes hangers’. But since then, the tattoo has moved on to signify a deep devotion – to anything you choose. Work? Career? A loved one? ‘Hang on’ to it.
3. Placement is key
If you don’t want to go with anything trendy or recognizable, you can always place the tattoo somewhere… You know, original.
4. Couple tattoos
You get the idea – you tattoo one thing, your partner gets another, and when you sit next to each other the two items suddenly make sense. Until you break up, that is.
Feeling like a free spirit who’s always wanted to be ‘free as a bird’? Then this one’s for you.
We love them! If you love them too, why the hell not? It’s not like you had a pet butterfly or something.
7. In color
This beautiful, cute tattoo represents Africa. Want to have a tattoo of a favorite scene you had in mind, in full color? You absolutely can.
8. Friendship tattoos
For when you and your friends share a reeeaalllyyy close bond. Otherwise, why bother?
9. Books for the bookworms!
10. Wanderlust tattoo
Make sure you tattoo this AFTER you travel the world, though. And before that, make sure you actually CAN afford it. Well, if you’re one of the lucky ones, go for it!
11. The Lotus flower
Buddhism, enlightenment, acceptance, inner peace, clarity, meditation…
12. A more subtle wanderlust tattoo
It’s a plane shaping a heart with its trail. It can also mean homecoming, or the love for returning home.
13. A rose
While a super-common tattoo, both you and the artist can modify it a bit and add some originality to it. On the tattoo below, the artist chose to accentuate the rose’s thorns.
Staying grounded, believing in yourself, possessing endless trust and loyalty. You know, just like a sturdy sailor.
15. Motivational quotes
Does a specific saying remind you of something important? Want to not lose touch with it? Simple: tattoo it.
You know? Not every tattoo has to have a deep or serious meaning. Or maybe that means you’re just a careless person who’d put anything on their body forever. Who knows.
17. Feminist tattoos
These are becoming popular. This is the symbol of Venus, which is actually the symbol of femininity.
18. The Moon and its crescents
Life on Earth is stimulated by the Sun’s partner, the moon. Night owls and dreamers tend to go with this. Simple yet effective – just like the moon.
19. A window
To where? To anywhere you wish! The possibilities are truly endless. Well, actually no, they aren’t – they’re limited by the surface of your skin. Still, you could place some 200 windows on your body or so.
There are 88 known constellations to choose from. Constellations also symbolize the ability to find yourself – whenever you get lost.
21. A word
Yup, that’s it. Just a simple word. It can be something powerful – or silly. Your choice.
22. Gerber daisies
These pretty flowers symbolize positivity and happiness, but also beauty, growth, and royalty.
23. Cherry blossoms
You know what spring and renewal look like? That’s right – like a cherry blossom! And they smell like it too!
24. If you make a mistake – just get another tattoo
Look at the tree tattoo below. Can you tell it’s actually covering another tattoo saying “Babe” next to a heart? Me neither. So even if you later regret a tattoo you got, worry not – you can always transform it into something else.