The tattoo equivalent of Mary Poppins’ bag, tiny tattoos are often some of the most involved. When we say we’ve seen entire universes created within the confines of a two inch piece, we mean it. Needless to say, they require impeccable accuracy and the steadiest of hands, which is why we’ve spent many a sleepless night pouring over Instagram to bring you the best of the best.
Dr. Woo has become an internet sensation over the past few years, gaining popularity for his astoundingly detailed work, but what sets his apart from the rest is the way he plays with both surrealism and realism to create a beautiful hybrid. His California bear’s silhouette is biologically perfect, but the waves hidden within its torso are what create an added layer of whimsy.
Fillipe Pacheco is known for his hyper realistic landscapes and portraits that look as if they’ve been plucked from a frame of a movie. A self described technical experimentalist, a style that involves perfectly recreating photographs and stills, his work looks like it might actually be an imprint of a picture etched upon the skin.
Eva Krbdk’s is a newly transplanted Turkish artist that now calls New York home, and although her tattoos are miniscule, the range of emotion behind them is anything but. With full control over the color she uses to punctuate her work, Krbdk creates tattoos that make us feel like maybe we’ve been to these fictional worlds before.
Don’t let their size fool you, these tattoos may be small in stature, but they’re packed with detail. Let this be a lesson to you, size doesn’t always matter.