Tiny tattoos have big meaning—and huge influence on your style. Take models Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin, for example, who got matching designs as a symbol of their friendship. Or Kylie Jenner, who has proved her affinity for minimalist tattoos with multiple (and counting) on her body already. Mandy Moore, meanwhile, got one in dedication of her mountain climb, and the Pretty Little Liars cast got group ink. So whether you’re debating getting ink of your own or just want to go down a rabbit hole of ideas for tiny tattoos, click on through for our favorite celebrity examples.
Hailey Bieber’s ‘J’ Tattoo
Celebrity tattoo artist Mr. K. revealed he recently gave Hailey Bieber some new ink, including a “J” on her left ring finger in honor of her husband, Justin. “It was PLEASURE [sic] for your trust on this meaningful piece,” he wrote on Instagram.
Kaia Gerber and Cara Delevingne’s Matching Foot Tattoos
In a birthday post to Cara Delevingne, fellow model Kaia Gerber revealed the two friends have matching tattoos on their feet that say “solemate." We see what you did there, ladies.
Miley Cyrus’s Sibling Tattoo
Miley Cyrus shared a new tiny tattoo on her Instagram story that closely resembles a compass. However, instead of pointing north, south, east, and west, each point is marked with the first initial of one of her siblings: Brandi, Braison, Trace, and Noah Cyrus.
Vanessa Hudgens’s Sunflower Tattoo
New decade, new tat. Vanessa Hudgens took to Instagram to unveil pics and videos of her newest tattoo: a small yellow flower on the side of her breast. The sunny ink—courtesy of tattoo artist Dragon of Bang Bang Ink in New York City—comes amid some major personal changes for the actor, who reportedly recently split with longtime boyfriend Austin Butler.
Demi Lovato’s ‘Me’ Tattoo
Demi Lovato revealed her newest ink on Instagram, and it’s all about self-love: a tiny me on her finger. “Me first thank you @winterstone for my new forever reminder,” she wrote in the caption.
Mandy Moore’s Mt. Kilimanjaro Tattoo
Little-known fact: According to her Instagram, Mandy Moore dreamt of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro since she was 18. In 2019 she made it happen—and commemorated her trip to the summit with a tattoo on her right foot from tattoo artist Daniel Winter.
Shay Mitchell’s ‘Honey’ Tattoo
Mitchell is no stranger to the tiny tattoo lifestyle (see the rest of this slideshow), and she added another one to the family at Coachella in 2019. Jon Boy’s latest work for her is this all-caps honey declaration. No explanation given.
Halsey’s Neck Tattoo
You say “loser,” we say “Halsey.” Not of our own accord, but hers: courtesy of Jon Boy, the singer’s fine script etching reads, “I’m a loser baby.”
Hilary Duff's Bette Davis Tattoo
Tattoo artist Dr. Woo revealed this elegant design he created for Duff, which reads “Take Fountain.” The reference nods to Old Hollywood icon Bette Davis, who once famously told Johnny Carson that was the best way an actress could break into the biz.
Bella Thorne’s Arm Tattoos
A few weeks after L.A. tattoo artist Daniel Winter gave the star treatment to Thorne’s tricep, she posted another shot (at right) to her Instagram. She hasn’t clued fans in to the meaning behind her new elbow tattoo, but see the penlike, hand-done lines? That’s par for the course with Winter’s minimalist work; he’s a stick-and-poke tattoo master. We can’t blame her for going back for more.