April 9, 2014

Wednesday Whim - Tiny Tattoos

 all images via Austin Tott via DesignBoom

Tattoos are a very personal statement. They are subjective in beauty. After all, they are permanent. But, they can be bold and artistic or small and intimate depending on the person. In this particular photo series titled, Tiny Tattoos, Seattle, Washington-based photographer, Austin Tott, captures people's small ink against a related backdrop (e.g. quotes in the midst of books, a bicycle in front of an urban environment or an umbrella among rain clouds).  With such simple tattoos, Austin Tott captures a beautiful story in one photograph. Though the hand-drawn tattoo is tiny, the grand scale of the arm and backdrop creates a unique perspective.

Personally, I have an affinity for tattoos. While I don't have one (yet) I find them alluring in nature and love to learn why people get the styles they do.


  1. Awww, I want one! Me and my sisters are looking into tattoos to commemorate our sisterhood. I think these tiny tatts would be kinda perf!

  2. Tattoo is not my thing but a small and discreet one like those in above image is a good choice in my opinion (and kind of artistic/hip).

    Thank you for your comment on a dress, I sure learn as I go :)

  3. Beautiful photos, so intriguing! I dont have any tattoos either, but i always find them interesting. I almost got one in college when my best friend and I went to a tattoo parlor to get something for our graduation. I chickened out after seeing it done on a guy ahead of us. My best friend went ahead w it and still reminds me abt it to this day, lol.

  4. I love this!! I don't have any tattoos, but if I were to get one it would definitely be a tiny tat, probably small quotation marks or a small feather!

  5. Oh! I love it! That's exactly what I want :)

  6. I love tiny tattoos, and the sail boat tattoo is adorable!


  7. There are quite a few small tattoos that I want.

  8. Tattoos have always fascinated me. I want one, but of course I want a design that I can live with for the rest of my life. This series is pretty amazing. :D I love the idea of a small tattoo.

  9. Ahhh, these are so cute! I don't have any tattoos either (yet), but I do love finding out the stories behind them. These are so freaking cute, I love them!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  10. Oh my goodness I love the tiny tattoos! :-D


  11. i dig them! and this photo series is neat!

  12. Although I have a couple tattoos and think these tiny ones are adorbs, I feel weird about getting one on my wrist because it can never be covered up. But still super cute! You should get a tattoo for sure. I need to get another one later this year I think.

  13. These small one's are just too cute! I love them.

  14. I love the look of a dainty wrist tattoo. Liking the triangles and the pine tree especially! I'm in the same boat as you- drawn to tattoos, but haven't taken the plunge yet :)




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