32 Subtle Wrist Tattoo Ideas For The Minimalist Heart

Tattoos don't always have to be complex- these sweet, small, and subtle wrist tattoos will tickle your inner minimalist.

Not all tattoos have to be bold and bright and vivacious. As much as we love tattoos in large scales, we also keep a soft spot for the smaller ones that often measure barely a couple inches. Wrist tattoos are a perfect example.

Simple lettering tattoo from Tumblr #wrist #lettering #wristtattoo #linework #minimalist
A perfect example for cute wrist tattoos. Three star symbol tattoo by Tara Block #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #stars #threestars

Keeping Hogwarts near.

The following photos are a part of Small Tattoos, a sweet and short photo series by Tott Photography, more inspo for wrist tattoos:

Courtesy of Tott Photo, Little bicycles match for cute wrist tattoos #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #bicycle
A city kid through and through.
Courtesy of Tott Photo, minimalist envelope tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #envelope
Courtesy of Tott Photo, minimalist keyhole wrist tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #keyhole
Forever looking for the key that can unlock all the hopes and secrets that you keep.
Courtesy of Tott Photo, triangle wrist tattoos #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #triangle
Courtesy of Tott Photo, ampersand wrist tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #ampersand
A reminder to keep writing.
Wrist tattoos look best in minimalism style, cute tree tattoo, Courtesy of Tott Photo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #tree
Fox wrist tattoo, Courtesy of Tott Photo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #fox #animal
Wrist tattoos can be dedicated to your deepest passions, for example this camera tattoo, Courtesy of Tott Photo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #photography #camera
Capturing scenes.
Feather tattoo, Courtesy of Tott Photo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #feather
Cute umbrella inspiration for wrist tattoos, Courtesy of Tott Photo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #umbrella
Pluviophile.
Wrist tattoos can be a reminder, look at this minimalist boat tattoo, Courtesy of Tott Photo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #boat #travel
A promise to see the world someday.
Never lost, just on an adventure.
Cute linework, simple moon and bunny wrist tattoos #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #moon #bunny
Subtle kawaii.

And you swore if travelling didn't cost a buck, you doubt we'd ever see you again.

The following are the tasteful micro tattoos of minimalist tattoo artist Jon Boy that perfectly provide inspiration for wrist tattoos.

White ink wave tattoo by Jon Boy #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #whiteink #wave #JonBoy
A small wave in white ink.
Thunder tattoo, another idea for cute wrist tattoos by Jon Boy #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #thunder
Lettering tattoo by Jon Boy #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #lettering
The word shalom is a salutation used by Jews meaning, “peace.”
Diamond tattoo by Jon Boy #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #diamond
Heart tattoo by Jon Boy #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #heart
W tattoo by Jon Boy #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #W
Arctic monkey wrist tattoo/Tumblr #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #articmonkey
Or perhaps, you can get a small tattoo dedicated to your favorite band.
Geometric blackwork, line tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #triangle
Moon tattoo, linework #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #moon
Have you got a thirst for blackwork and moon tattoos? There's more here.
Beautiful mountain tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #mountain
Climb mountains you'll someday learn to move.
Cross tattoo, inspiration for minimalist wrist tattoos #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #cross
Wearing your faith on your sleeve.
Wrist tattoos can be a good way tp stand up to health struggels. Bipolar disorder tattoo/Adrianne Glowski Shadley #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #disorder #bipolar

Aside from the Semicolon Project, there are also other ways to stand up to your mental health struggles.

Space tattoo and planet tattoo, perfect ideas for wrist tattoos, #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #planet #space
Keep the universe close in your wrists, above the veins where your blood pumps.
Wave tattoo, line artwork idea for wrist tattoos #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #wave

Ride the waves. How about you, what have you got on your wrist? Share your wrist tattoos...