Fox wrist tattoo, Courtesy of Tott Photo wrist wristtattoo minimalist fox animal

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.

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

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
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
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
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 envelope tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #envelope

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Courtesy of Tott Photo, minimalist keyhole wrist tattoo wrist wristtattoo minimalist keyhole
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, triangle wrist tattoos #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #triangle
Courtesy of Tott Photo, ampersand wrist tattoo wrist wristtattoo minimalist ampersand
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
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
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
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
Feather tattoo, Courtesy of Tott Photo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #feather
Cute umbrella inspiration for wrist tattoos, Courtesy of Tott Photo wrist wristtattoo minimalist umbrella
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
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.

Compass rose tattoo wrist wristtattoo minimalist compass
Compass rose tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #compass

Never lost, just on an adventure.

Cute linework, simple moon and bunny wrist tattoos wrist wristtattoo minimalist moon bunny
Cute linework, simple moon and bunny wrist tattoos #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #moon #bunny

Subtle kawaii.

And symbol tattoo wrist wristtattoo minimalist andsymbol
And symbol tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #andsymbol
Paper airplane tattoo wrist wristtattoo minimalist papercrane paperairplane
Paper airplane tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #papercrane #paperairplane

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
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
Thunder tattoo, another idea for cute wrist tattoos by Jon Boy #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #thunder
Lettering tattoo by Jon Boy wrist wristtattoo minimalist lettering
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
Diamond tattoo by Jon Boy #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #diamond
Heart tattoo by Jon Boy wrist wristtattoo minimalist heart
Heart tattoo by Jon Boy #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #heart
W tattoo by Jon Boy wrist wristtattoo minimalist W
W tattoo by Jon Boy #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #W
Arctic monkey wrist tattoo/Tumblr wrist wristtattoo minimalist articmonkey
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
Geometric blackwork, line tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #triangle
Moon tattoo, linework wrist wristtattoo minimalist moon
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
Beautiful mountain tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #mountain

Climb mountains you'll someday learn to move.

Flower line tattoo wrist wristtattoo minimalist flower
Flower line tattoo #wrist #wristtattoo #minimalist #flower
Cross tattoo, inspiration for minimalist wrist tattoos wrist wristtattoo minimalist cross
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
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
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
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...

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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