31 Tiny Ankle Tattoos With Big Meanings
Even the tiniest of tattoos are a large decision, and there's a lot that goes into it: You think long and hard about what will inspire the tattoo and where you'll put it, and you may even try on a few temporary tattoos to see how it'll look on your skin. Whatever your process is, you know you don't need a huge ink design to have a profound impact — even the smallest tattoo can make the statement you want it to. Check out these 31 tiny ankle tats that were designed with a special meaning in mind.
The universe inspires inquisitive minds. It also reminds us of how small our problems truly are. Let a little ink help you keep things in perspective.
A flower can represent just about anything: new life, a special bloom, a loved one's favorite blossom. Choose a flower that speaks to you in the same way.
It's just as pretty as it is tough. This flower tattoo blends both sides of the wearer's personality.
The cunning fox might be representative of your own bright mind, or it might just be your favorite animal. Either way, a tattoo like this one makes quite the impression.
Okay, you probably don't need a tattoo to remember an album or world tour, but there's no shame in getting a small design to commemorate your own achievements.
"With You, Without You"
This particular tat juxtaposes the presence and absence of love, but it's definitely open to interpretation.
Grow Like a Weed
Ask any gardener, and they'll tell you the most resilient plant is the weed that keeps growing back. Of course, your tattoo doesn't have to look as unbecoming as a real weed does.
Let go of whatever's holding you back — or at least let your new anchor tattoo be a reminder of what to leave behind so you can set sail.
There's Always Light
Shining bright in the darkest of nights is an ability both you and the moon may share.
No two snowflakes are alike, which makes a tiny snowflake tat a great celebration of the fact that you're unlike anyone else.
Gemstones represent birth months, luxury, and the value of spending a little extra time making something shine.
Young and Fortunate
The crane has multiple meanings throughout Asia, where it's a symbol of happiness, never-ending youth and good fortune. The forever ink is reminiscent of the long lifespan of a crane.
Forest or Trees?
Remind yourself to look at the bigger picture and principles of life, rather than getting caught up in small details that won't mean much tomorrow.
The triangle encapsulates many meanings: Depending on which way it's drawn, it can be used to represent your masculine or feminine energies.
The laurel was used in Ancient Rome as a symbol of triumph, its branches used to make crowns for accomplished warriors, scholars, and poets.
Nurture > Nature
Let the world know your stance on this two-sided issue with a tattoo that shows loving hands in action
Wheat has many literary and spiritual meanings, but most often it's a symbol of both charity and love.
Cover your ankle in a simple spring flower to help commemorate your favorite time of year.
Dainty Palm Tree
Are you a Cali girl at heart? Show off your love for the ocean with palm tree silhouettes.
Up the Calf
An ankle tattoo doesn't always have to go horizontally. This vertical tatt looks seriously unique.
Keep the Faith
Consider getting a tattoo that's important to your faith, like this minimalist design.
Got that summertime sadness? This lovely sunflower will help you feel the seasonal vibes year round.
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