The decision whether or not to have a tattoo is a really personal one, though I’d guess if you are reading this article you are leaning more towards getting one. Am I right? Deciding what tattoo to get, as well as the size/placement of the tattoo, is a big decision. In this article we’ll be sharing with you ten dainty and meaningful tattoos to help inspire your tattoo exploration.
1. Stay Afloat:
This small boat tattoo looks beautiful on the wrist, especially with the rocky waves beneath it. It’s a subtle but powerful tattoo that can be taken in two different directions. Either, sail into rocky waters or survive rocky waters.
2. Religion in Marriage:
This cross tattoo, uploaded by a Pinterest user, is a lovely message for those that keep religion close to their hearts. This small dainty cross is hidden easily with a wedding band, a nice message for those that want to keep Christ in their marriage.
3. Dainty Florals:
Rose tattoos often mean beauty or love, but one lesser thought of meaning could mean much more. Everyone knows the Shakespeare quote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This quote could be very symbolic towards your tattoo, sharing that no matter what you are called or what you do, your soul is still what is most important. Or, you could just go with the fact that dainty rose tattoos are beautiful. Whatever works best for you.
4. The Semicolon Project:
One of the most beautiful tattoos we’ve seen involves the Semicolon Project. This project symbolizes a beautiful suicide prevention method: “[a] semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.”
5. Prosperity Tattoos:
Dragonfly tattoos have a beautiful and simple meaning to behind them, prosperity and good luck. This tattoo works as a delicate reminder to always keep your head up.
6. Elephants Remember:
Elephants are not just stunning and intelligent animals, they also never forget a friend. There are countless videos on YouTube of elephants reuniting with other elephants from their past, remembering each other and finding friendship again. Elephant tattoos are a great way to remember to keep tabs on your loved ones.
7. Friends in Flight:
This group of birds tattoo makes a lovely statement for a couples or best friend tattoo. Especially if you are in a long term relationship or have friends that are no longer in the same state. These birds in flight can mean that no matter where you are, you have the love of another bird somewhere, willing to fly towards you.
8. Stars Above:
Constellation tattoos are wonderful for those that believe in astrology and other similar practices, having the constellation from your star sign would be a fun way to remind yourself of your strengths. Another possibility would be having the geographical location of your birth, or even where you had your first date with your husband, with a longitude and latitude tattoo.
9. Life Blooms Where You Water It:
This floral tattoo is different than other flower tattoos because of the vase. You rarely see this kind of tattoo but the meaning behind it is really lovely. Like the phrase, the grass is greener where you water it, your life is what you make it. This symbolism behind a cut floral in water is lovely.
Last but not least, we love this heartbeat tattoo from a Tumblr user. She states that this tattoo is the last three heartbeats from her fallen father, what a sweet idea to honor the life of your family. What are your favorite dainty tattoos? Do you have one? What is the meaning behind it?