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148 Tiny Tattoo Ideas For Your First Ink

If you're nervous or stressed about a permanent tattoo, you're not alone. Removing a tattoo is no picnic, but committing to a single design among countless other letters, symbols, and shapes often has us feeling like Maggie Carpenter in Runaway Bride at the altar: terrified, confused, and suddenly doubtful.

If you're stuck on where to start, we've got you covered with 148 cute and simple ink designs. Whether you're seeking a deep, spiritual symbol, colourful flower, or just testing the waters before committing to a full sleeve, these adorable mini tattoos showcase an array of abstract, typographic, and illustrative designs that can guide you in your best hand in marriage — except without all those scary strings attached.

— Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams, Lauren Harano and Marina Liao

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