There’s no denying that the interest over tattoos has grown exponentially in recent years. Why the sudden obsession? In our opinion, it has a lot to do with the emergence of tinier, minimalist tattoo designs. Massive arm or sleeve tattoos are still prominent today, of course, but you can definitely opt for something simple, like a set of lines and dots or something as small as a centimeter.
So if you’re considering getting inked but prefer to keep it hidden most of the time, may we suggest getting a finger tattoo? Though a design placed around the base of the finger may hurt a little more because of the proximity of the skin to your bone, you won’t regret the result—especially if you picked the right design! To help you in your search, we rounded up 10 classy ideas you should consider for a chic ink on your digits!
10 Chic Design Ideas for Tattoos on Fingers
1. An encouraging statement
An empowering or inspirational phrase or word is a perfect design to have inked in between your fingers. Hidden unless blatantly shown off, it serves as a great reminder for anyone who needs words of affirmation on a daily basis.
2. A heart
You can never go wrong with a simple heart tattoo that could either be fully colored or rendered in a chic outline. The beauty of this design is that it looks good no matter where you on your finger you choose to put it!
3. A smiley
A timeless and fun design you can opt to have done in different colors or in traditional black ink, it’s a graphic that fits anyone with a happy sense of style or personality. It’s also an ink you can keep adding more of. You can never get tired of too many smileys in different sizes!
4. An outline of your favorite animal
Animal tattoos are just too adorable to resist! Just be sure to pick a drawing that’s more abstract and can be drawn with simple outlines.
5. A simple line wrapped around your finger
This is the perfect design to get with your S.O.! If you’re not a fan of engagement rings, a ring tattoo is a true testament of commitment in our opinion! You can opt for a simple thin black line or get creative with colored strokes in solid colors or a rainbow gradient.
6. A single letter
Be it your initial or of someone special to you, a simple letter tattoo looks chic whether you decide on a serif or sans serif font. Just make sure to keep it as simple as possible so it’ll look timeless versus tacky.
7. A meaningful number
There’s just something quite poetic about numerical tattoos ,don’t you think? We love how a simple number can mean something significant to someone. If you’d like an ink that’s extremely personal, consider a number or set of numbers that can represent your birthday, anniversary, or a life-changing date.
8. A simple flower
An outline of a flower is a perfect design to put right above your knuckles or your inner finger. Drawing as a simple cartoon or a fluid line art, it’s a dainty ink to get if you love to add a touch of femininity to your look.
9. A name
Whether you choose your own name or that of someone special to you, there’s something undeniably meaningful about a tattoo that represents a person’s moniker. If you’re planning to get matching tatts with your beau, this should definitely be a design to try!
10. A white outline
White tattoos are chic, and if you’re eyeing a stylish option, we suggest a simple minimalist design outlined in white ink. This low-key design won’t catch too much attention unless you personally point it out. And if that’s the whole point of your ink, then you shouldn’t think twice about this almost invisible tatt.
11. A cross
Drawn on the side of your pinky, a cross is a beautiful symbol to go for if you’re looking for something that represents your faith.
12. Something celestial
If you love space—and we mean the universe—then a planetary or astrological design always looks good as a tattoo! Saturn in particular, with its orbit, is a popular ink that looks stylish whether it’s done in plain black or full color.