31 Beautiful and Charming Small Flower Tattoo Ideas to Inspire You in 2023
Flowers have long been a staple in tattoos. With the increasing popularity today of small or micro pieces, tattoos incorporating small flowers are often seen. These tattoos are typically pretty, delicate and very feminine. It’s important to note that different flowers can impart different meanings to your tattoo.
But before you go and get your own tulip tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the loveliest, most attractive, and finest-looking small flower tattoo ideas for 2023. You’ll surely be inspired with the perfect idea of which tattoo style to get, as well as where to get tattooed on your body.
With that said, let’s begin.
Realistic Black and Gray Small Flower Tattoo on Forearm
This Small Flower tattoo is inked in black and gray style. Black ink alone is used then watered down to create the various tones of gray. The gray tones are then used for shading, providing the depth and dimension so necessary rendering a realistic image. This tattoo is not only realistic, but very pretty too.
Realistic Small Flower Tattoo on Arm
Although many realistic tattoos are inked in black and gray style, color can certainly be added to the mix.; case-in-point: this lovely Small Flower tattoo. You’ve got to love the beautiful color palette of this piece along with the exquisite shading. Nestled against a crescent moon, one look makes you just want to lay back and relax.
Micro Realistic Small Flower Tattoo on Forearm
This is such a pretty tattoo, delicate and ultra-feminine. The shading really is exquisite, but as it’s so light there will probably be a tendency for fading in the future. Of course this can always be remedied with touch-ups, but it’s obviously something to consider.
Micro Color Small Flower Tattoo Over Inner Biceps
Micro tattoos are so popular today and this one makes it easy to understand why. Although small and with a muted color palette, it packs a punch with its steady lines and beautiful shading. There’s just the right amount of negative or uninked space to reproduce a source of light, providing necessary detailing and dimension. Just look at that gorgeous blue ribbon; it’s to die for!
Micro Realistic Small Flower Tattoo on Forearm
Need more proof that micro tattoos are popular? Look no further than this pretty forearm piece. You might not have noticed, but it’s the lack of outlines around both the petals and leaves that render them so realistic.This is a definite component of realistic style. It’s interesting to note, that in this tattoo and an earlier one, the flower is oriented for the viewing perspective of the client. You should consider this before getting a similar piece and decide on your placement preference.
Micro Red Rose Tattoo on Forearm
It’s always so amazing how much detail an artist can include in a tiny micro tattoo. That’s no easy feat and requires a steady hand on the part of the artist. Just look at the wispy edges of the leaves here and you can appreciate the skill that’s required, and on obvious display here.
Minimalist/Minimal Linework Linework Small Flower Tattoo on Ankle
Here’s a tiny rose, which although devoid of any color, still smells as sweet as any rose. At least that’s the sense I get when looking at this minimalist piece composed of only lines and no shading. And btw, those lines are super crisp and very impressive. So if you’re looking for a piece that’s delicate, feminine and inconspicuous, this could be your inspiration.
Fineline and Color Small Flower Underboob Tattoo
Underboob tattoos are so graceful, especially if they follow the natural curves of the body. In this piece, the sweep of the flowers upwards adds to this aesthetic. What’s also nice about this placement is that although this isn’t necessarily a small tattoo, it’s completely hidden. It’s like your personal secret, available for others to see…By Invitation Only
Black and Gray Small Flower Tattoo on Forearm
As you can see in this tattoo, the flower is oriented from the perspective of the viewer. This is the more commonly seen orientation. I love the shading in this piece which adds so much dimension, even to the stem. Additional aesthetic interest is created by curving the stem and angling the petals towards the client’s body. Little details like these can make all the difference in a design.
Minimalist Small Flower Tattoos on Top of Forearm
Who wouldn’t want a band of precious Small Flowers and stars adorning their forearm? It really doesn’t get prettier than this. As you can see, some of the flowers look quite realistic, others not so much. I think the combination is lovely and makes this piece very distinctive and unique.
Minimalist Watercolor Small Flower Tattoo on Outer Forearm
I love watercolor tattoos and their gentle vibe, often due to the pretty pastel palette that’s employed. Although with watercolor style we often see drips of color, here the artist adds the color in a very precise manner. Even the tiniest white highlights are inked with beautiful precision. And for this lucky client, this is a bouquet she’ll have forever by her side.
Matching Minimalist Flower Bouquet Tattoos for Best Friends
You’ve got to have a special bond to get matching tattoos, as it definitely implies a closeness and the belief in a lifelong connection. These are matching Small Flower tattoos but the one on the right looks slightly larger. It also looks like it was more recently done as evidenced by the darker ink. It’s always important to remember that with many of these minimal tattoos, that there will be fading. For that reason, it’s important to ask your artist to make the lines a little heavier if you want to avoid that from occurring.
Minimalist Small Flower Tattoo Along Collarbone
Often tattoos along the collarbone are larger than this one, as they follow the full sweep of the contours found here. But we are showcasing Small Flower tattoos, so it’s only appropriate to include this one on our list. Although small, it is beautiful and very feminine. It’s the kind of piece for those who want the smallest of adornments but something that surely will be admired by all who see it.
Minimal/Minimal Cartoon Small Flower Tattoos Above Shoulder Blade
Here’s a pretty design that would definitely enhance your strapless tops. Rather than just one Small Flower, there’s an array, like a constellation, of flowers and stars. Inked in minimal cartoon style, we have color and 2D, with images reminiscent of artwork that might be found in a children’s book.
Minimalist/Minimal Cartoon Small Flower Tattoos on Wrist
Here’s another tattoo done in minimal cartoon style but from a different artist. I think this one, even more so, looks like an illustration from a children’s book. As we mentioned, 2D is the goal with this style, so the shading, contrast and light sources associated with 3D are intentionally not included.
Fineline Small Flower Tattoo on Back of Ankle
Although not minimalist like some of the previous tattoos on our list, this piece is still definitely ultra feminine. I like how it’s linear and extends above the ankle onto the calf. That, along with the touches of darker ink, make this piece very sophisticated. Indeed
Minimalist/Minimal Linework Small Flower Tattoo on Ankle
The thin black lines in this tattoo are so even, so steady, so crisp. The curves of the stems and petals are nicely offset by the adjacent dotted geometric elements. Positioning them further towards the heel, is a small but important element that makes this piece even more dynamic, and I’m loving it!
Minimalist/Minimal Linework Small Flower Tattoo Over Biceps
This tattoo has elements similar to the last one, especially those clean, thin black lines. The previous one though, makes greater use of negative or uninked space. If you scroll back, you can really see the impact that this has on the overall aesthetic of that piece. Regardless, this small tattoo looks perfect over the biceps and is scaled perfectly for the slim contours of the client’s arm.
Small Flower Watercolor Tattoo on Stomach
This is such a pretty piece. The hint of color, along with the white ink, really make this tattoo quite sophisticated. It’s placement right at the midline also serves to draw the eye in, creating a focal point. This is a case where ink/tattooing really does enhance the natural beauty of the body.
Micro Watercolor Small Flower Tattoos on Forearm
Rather than one large bouquet, you can go for an individual grouping of Small Flowers like in this tattoo. Inked in various shades, a forever Springtime garden is created on the forearm. Each flower is very small, yet still alive with detail thanks to the shading and white ink employed.
Small Flower Watercolor Tattoo on Outer Forearm
Watercolor style is often employed when inking small flowers and other florals. It obviously imparts a soft, ethereal vibe to any piece. The shading in this piece is very exquisite. In addition to using different gradients of color, small negative or uninked spaces are used to add detail and dimension. Then as a finishing touch, white ink is added to highlight the beautiful petals.
Minimalist Small Flower Tattoo on Front of Shoulder
Often with minimalist designs, only black ink is used, but of course color can be added to the mix as seen here. With this style there’s also the incorporation of considerable empty or negative space.. This allows for a connection among and between the images without the addition of any additional detailing. Although we have three separate images here, their connection is obvious; it’s a sunny day with the scent of flowers in the air.
Realistic Small Flower Tattoo Over Inner Biceps
This tattoo looks like a gentle breeze blew a Small Flower onto the client’s arm. It looks so real that you might be tempted to lift it off. With realistic style there’s always attention to proportions, sources of light and the asymmetry seen in nature. 3D is then created with the skillful use of shading and contrast. All this has obviously been successfully brought together in this beautiful piece.
Minimalist/Minimal Linework Small Flower Tattoo on Forearm
Minimal linework tattoos say so much, all with so little detailing. I love the open, clean spaces within the petals and leaves, and of course surrounding the entire tattoo. It imparts a freshness to this piece making it feel like Springtime, forever..
Micro Realistic Small Flower Tattoo on Forearm
A Small Flower, a butterfly and a heart go a long way in creating a delicate, feminine tattoo. I am concerned though that the colors here are so light that there’s bound to be fading in the future, especially of the heart. Of course this would necessitate the need for touch-ups, something worth considering.
Minimal Small Flower Ankle Tattoo
In comparison with the previous tattoo, you can see how well packed the ink is in this piece. The green, the purple and the yellow aren’t likely to significantly fade in the future. It’s important to discuss this with your artist before actually getting your tattoo.
Micro Realistic Small Flower Ankle Tattoo
This piece, although small, is very impressive. Its placement is perfect as it flows along the graceful curves of the ankle, framing it. The shading is gorgeous too, with just a touch of white ink used to highlight the petals. This tattoo is perfect for the tattoo-newbie. It’s not too small. It’s not big. It’s Perfect
Minimalist Watercolor Small Flower Tattoo on Outer Arm and Wrist
We often see large linear designs along the forearm or conversely smaller ones at the wrist. This tattoo is unique in that it combines a little bit from each of these approaches, being somewhere in the middle of the two, figuratively as well as literally. Here its design, size and placement seem perfect for the slender contours and dimensions of the client’s forearm and I’m loving it.
Minimalist Watercolor Small Flower Tattoo on Outer Forearm and Outer Wrist
There’s so much movement in this tattoo despite its small size. That’s achieved by the curved lines of the multiple stems. The flowers are also placed at different angles adding to this sense of movement and life. A small but important note is how the tip of the lower stem exquisitely highlights the wrist and looks like…Absolute Perfection
Illustrative Small Flower Arm Tattoo
Illustrative style is characterized by color and 2D. This results in images that are often seen as being concrete, perhaps like what you might find in a children’s book. Like illustrations! Seems like this client has found her style as evidenced by the other piece she has.
Group of Minimalist Small Flower Tattoos Over Biceps
We’ve come to the last tattoo on our list. Again we have a collection of Small Flowers presented in minimalist style. The large areas of negative or uninked space are seen, which although they separate the images, also pull them together. It’s a contradiction that works.
We hope you found what you were looking for and had as much fun looking at these tattoos as we had writing about them. Until next time, happy inking!