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10 Simple And ~Aesthetic~ Hand Tattoo Designs That Will Convince You To Get Inked

Looking for a minimalist tatt you can place on your digits?
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We now live in a society where tattoos are no longer taboo, and we could not be happier! Getting a tatt these days is just another form of self-expression—much like putting on a full face of makeup or getting your hair colored. The only difference is that a tattoo will last forever so deciding where to get it done and what design is absolutely crucial. 

One popular place to get a tattoo is your hands. But be warned! Though hand tattoos look dainty, the process of getting one isn’t pretty. Since the skin of your hands is thin and a lot of nerves are found in it, getting inked on your fingers or palm is known to be more painful than getting one on your arm! This is definitely not the area to get a design on the fly. 

But with the abundance of pegs on the internet (particularly on Pinterest), it can be a daunting task to narrow down your choices. Luckily, we’re here to help! Since your hands don’t have a lot of space to cover, we suggest you go with something simple, timeless, but undeniably ~aesthetic~. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 minimalist tattoo designs your hands and heart would love! 

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10 Simple and Aesthetic Hand Tattoo Designs 

  1. A delicate script

    Script tattoos are undeniably pretty, but they look even better on your hand when done in a very thin hair-like line. The word or phrase is up to you, but we suggest keeping it short if you want it to look minimal. 

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  2. A flower

    A colored flower is an unexpected choice for a hand tattoo, but a welcome one nonetheless! This is definitely for those who’d want something to stand out on their hand! 

  3. A simple line 

    This is the perfect couple tattoo if you ask us! If you and your S.O. aren’t a fan of wedding bands, why not get matching line tattoos on your ring fingers instead? These will definitely last forever and you don’t need to worry about losing your ring! 

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  4. A butterfly 

    Butterflies symbolize quite a lot of positive and somewhat spiritual things as a tattoo. They could mean rebirth, romance, or mark an important new chapter in someone’s life. Whatever the butterfly represents for you, it’s a beautiful insect to be rendered as a full-color tatt or a simple line art no matter what size!

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  5. A vine of creeping leaf 

    A nature lover would agree that a leaf tattoo is a must! If you love the outdoors and would like to take a bit of the greenery with you anywhere you go, a dainty leaf or vine tattoo is a great option! This also works as a cool alternative to the simple line tattoo you can wrap around your finger.

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  6. Your name

    Want something absolutely personal? Get your name inked on your hand! If you’re one to keep it discreet, be sure to have it placed in between your fingers. But be wary, this placement can be quite a painful process to get done since the skin on this area is sensitive and thin! 

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  7. Simple symbols 

    Whether you opt for the classic card symbols like the clover or space, or go as far as something more complex like Doctor Strange’s incantation spell—celebrate your hobby with a tatt! Again, if you don’t want your ink to show right away, be sure to hide them in between your fingers or on your palm! 

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  8. Positive affirmations

    Your hand is a great place to have affirmations inked since you glance or look at your hands on a daily basis. Unlike arm or shoulder tattoos that require you to stare into a mirror to appreciate them, hand tatts are constantly in your line of sight. That said, why not opt for an encouraging word or message you can always look at throughout the day?

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  9. A heart 

    Heart tattoos are always a good idea no matter where you choose to place them. The beauty of this design is that even when they’re done small or quite big, as an outline or fully filled in, it will look dainty. Try to have it done small and not hidden as a blatant beauty mark you’d love to flaunt on your digits! 

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  10. A number

    Numbers can mean nothing to the next person but could symbolize the world to you. That’s the beauty of it, though! It’s undeniably personal without being so blatantly cheesy! You can opt to have your favorite number inked that could represent your birthday, an important anniversary, or any date that’s significant to you no matter what it means! 

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