37 Tiny Ankle Tattoos With Big Meanings
Even tiny 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 tiny ankle tats that were designed with a special meaning in mind.
A butterfly perched atop a flower sets a whole scene.
The universe inspires inquisitive minds. It also reminds us of how small our problems truly are in the grand scheme of things. 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.
Pay homage to your favorite city by getting it etched onto your skin. Bonus points if it's the handwriting of someone you love.
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.
This particular tat juxtaposes the presence and absence of love, but it's definitely open to interpretation.
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.
No two snowflakes are alike, which makes a tiny snowflake tat a great celebration of the fact that you're unlike anyone else.
This wheel serves as a reminder that you're the captain of your own ship.
Gemstones represent birth months, luxury, and the value of spending a little extra time making something shine.
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.
A flower tattoo takes on special meaning when they're inspired by your home state.
A paper airplane's path is unpredictable, as is the brave act of flying on your own.
Ribbons are the perfect topper to any present, and you, dear one, are quite the gift.
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 semicolon is a symbol for suicide prevention, and reminds us that our stories are far from over.
Create meaning between to years by tattooing one on top of the other.
Let the world know that you love the mountains with a tattoo that shows off your favorite ridge.
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.
Are you a Cali girl at heart? Show off your love for the ocean with palm tree silhouettes.
Eye see you with that amazing ankle ink.
An ankle tattoo doesn't always have to go horizontally. This vertical tatt looks seriously unique.
Consider getting a tattoo that's important to your faith, like this minimalist design.
Use two tones to create a 3-D effect with your tattoo.
Butterflies are the new pineapples. Get a matching pair with your best friend or sister.
Add some color to your minimalist tattoo to make it more eye-catching.
That tiny tattoo makes a colorful statement, yet still looks so dainty.
Make this tat as minimalist or as detailed as you like. Either way, it'll shine bright.
Have some fun with a tattoo that showcases your favorite animal + a palm tree + a bright sun for those days you wish you were on vacation.
We love that this tattoo looks like a drawing.
Where is home? It could be your ankle.
Don't forget about the front of your ankle when considering a tattoo.
A bee on the ankle is fitting for anyone who's as sweet as honey.
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