A lot of us take tattoos extremely seriously. There’s a lot of thought that goes into our ink — which is probably a good thing since tattoos are, you know, permanent. Almost all of the time, tattoos have a special meaning that is near and dear to our hearts, whether it’s dedicated to a specific period in our lives or to a loved one.
And while there’s no denying that wearing tattoos loud and proud is beautiful (a full sleeve of tattoos can look gorgeous on a woman or a man), sometimes, some of us prefer to go with something a little more discreet.
If you’re looking to get a tattoo you can hide, say, from your boss or at a formal event — or even just want to get a little something that’s hidden so you can keep a cute little private secret to yourself — the following ideas are all awesome.
Originally published March 2016. Updated October 2017.