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13 Adorably Tiny French-Girl Tattoos You Can Totally See Yourself Getting

There is so much about French girls to admire. Their drool-worthy style a la Paris fashion week, their effortlessly iconic hair and their ability to eat what they want and still remain slim. Our newest obsession, however, is a bit more edgy — the French-girl tattoo. Here in the ol’ US of A, we’re all about go big or go home, and that includes our tats. But in France, the ink tends to be much smaller and more understated, making it just as wearable as your fave pair of simple studs. Here are 13 micro-tattoos that everyone can get behind.


1. Fly Away: Achieve inner peace with this tiny dove tattoo that speaks volumes with just a few simple lines. Its delicate placement on the ankle makes the statement that much more personal — and private.

3. Micro Scissors: Show off your workplace pride with a tiny tat that honors your profession. Whether you’re a hairstylist, fashion designer or skilled crafter, this pair of scissors will make you smile whenever you catch a glimpse.

4. Itsy Seashells: Opt for a tiny tattoo just along your side when you want to keep a secret all to yourself, or as a surprise for bae. When you’re ready to show it off, look to daring dresses and strategic tops that show just the right amount of skin.

5. Sail Away: These matching nautical-themed tattoos are more than meets the eye. The ship’s wheel represents purpose, while the anchor represents stability. They’re the perfect tats for peeps who rock at adulting.

6. Smile: This tiny tat is cute, personal and handy. On the personal end, you can show the world how much you love to take snaps. On the professional side, your ink will remind your subjects to smile for the camera without you having to prompt them.

7. Itty Bitty Wave: Moving away from the water can feel like leaving a piece of yourself on the shoreline. Take the calming, soothing tide with you via this wave tattoo until you can sink your toes into the surf and sand once again.

9. Peace Ring: Kiss grayscale goodbye and go for some color. These multicolored intersecting olive branches come in peace, while their multi-blue and purple hues soothe the soul.

10. Wee Note: We love the delicate look of this single note tattoo. This teeny ink on the tragus packs a big punch for such a small space.

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11. I Spy: This all-seeing eye is a permanent good luck charm. You’ll ward off bad vibes no matter where you go, and it’ll keep you prepared to do battle with bad mojo.

12. Pint-Sized Pixel: This heart tattoo is tailor made for gamers. While everyone else will see a three-bit ode to love, fans will see an homage to Link and the Legend of Zelda.

13. Ladybug: For many, ladybugs are a reminder of youthful days tracking and (temporarily) capturing the spotted beetles. For others, the bugs symbolize luck and abundance. Whatever you believe, this piece of permanent micro-art is pretty enough for a permanent spot on your bod.

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Septembre Anderson is a multimedia journalist, cultural critic and media commentator. Her published work covers topic areas like fashion, beauty, lifestyle, current events, social justice and health + wellness. While her passions are her profession, Septembre also enjoys losing herself in science fiction and fantasy novels and waiting patiently for the next A Song of Ice and Fire book.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)