Please show me your small / wrist tattoos!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What do you think of the Robbin tattoo in my post? Please bear in mind the background to it :)
    Love it! : (27 votes)
    69 %
    Keep looking! : (12 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My favorite animal is a cow.. so I have a little cartoon cow tattood on my foot, eventually I want to get a little girl cow tattoo’d next to it with a heart between them.


    Post # 4
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’ve never been a fan of wrist tattoos. No matter how small or discrete, your wrists show many more times a day than you might think. Not everyone wants to keep their tattoos covered, but if you do not want it visible on a daily basis, I don’t think that’s the best place to get one.

    Post # 5
    3790 posts
    Honey bee

    I love it. I would love a wrist tattoo but wouldn’t get one as i know my friend struggled to cover her wrist tattoo. 

    Post # 6
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    It’s super cute, but I am not a fan of tattoos in places you can’t hide, and unless you are going to wear a big watch or bracelet, this will always be seen. If you don’t see yourself ever working somewhere that minds that, then cool. My current company would frown on this tat placement.

    Post # 7
    2387 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @linnylou_88:  that’s a cute birde & a great story behind it too! I’ve got a tatt on each wrist but not that small. It would have been a huge no-no back in the south where I grew up but I’ve noticed it’s waay more accepted in California. When I was interviewing for jobs nearly every receptionist/admin assistant was tatt’d up and pierced up. I work at a law office and they could careless. If I had to cover them up I just wear extra long sleeves (like a sweater or jacket) or short sleeves with big chunky bracelets… Did it recently for an interview & with a long enough sleeve you can’t see anything… 

    I got these done and we had a falling out with the artist & my hubby so it was really bad memories to look at daily… 

    So I had a great tatto artist friend that covered them up for me with something totally meaningless but oh so pretty & I LOVE them! Crappy picture angle on this one- sorry!

    Post # 8
    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I think it very much depends on your career choice and location. There are many areas of the country and many careers where visible tattoos are simply not accepted. I’m not saying that’s right, but it is what it is, and you will certainly face judgement or discrimination in some places if you have one. Wrist tattoos, because they are more visible and less common, are often judged even more than a tattoo on the upper arm or back or anywhere else less visible. 

    I think the bird is pretty. If you are sure about a wrist tattoo, I think this would be a good choice of design.

    Post # 9
    2189 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I love that, super cute. I have a wrist tattoo that says “Don’t blink” FI has the same on on his forearm.
    I just wear bangle bracelets on that wrist if I want it covered. I’m in school right now but when I’m not I work in the office so I keep my tattoos hidden. Which isn’t as much of an issue as people think. (I even have on from my hair line to my collar bone on my neck that no one in the office as seen.)


    Post # 10
    1599 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have a tattoo on each wrist.  They are both reasonably small and are in all red ink.  I’ve had 3 corporate jobs since getting the tattoos and it’s never been an issue.  I think they’re pretty common these days. 

    Post # 13
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    I have a wrist tattoo. I could be covered by a watch if I wanted, but I have never once done that or felt inclined to!

    I think the robin is lovely! 😀

    Post # 14
    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @linnylou_88:  I think another good place for small, meaningful tattoos is behind your ear! Visible when your hair is back, but you probably wont have to ever worry about covering it up. I know a few people who have them in this spot, and I love it. SO and I both want bees behind our ears because they hold special meaning for us!

    Post # 15
    2551 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I have a wrist tattoo, I live in the Southern US, and I don’t find it very hard to cover – I have a thick band leather watch that I wear on days when I need to cover it, but those are rare (and usually have more to do with me having privacy than with whoever I’m covering it for… like my research participants who like to ask about it). I actually haven’t had that many people say it’s noticeable because the underside of the wrist isn’t usually showing unless you spend a reasonable amt of time with someone – it’s never in pictures, etc.

    I’m sure some of the easy acceptance is that I work in academia/research and no one cares – I don’t even have the most visible tattoos in the lab. I’m not going to post a photo because I drew my tat and it would be recognizable, but it’s a bird on the inside of my left wrist and I love it. Do what you do! I think the robin is cute.


    Post # 16
    5909 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @linnylou_88:  As lovely as that robin is….I wonder just how large it actually is….with tattoos, detail and tiny rarely go hand in hand and honestly, that looks like a shoulder blade piece…so you can estimate its a least a few inches in height and width….I think on the whole, society is finally giving up the ghost when it comes to being scandalized by tattoos, especially visible ones.

    The way I’ve always seen people with them is at least they aren’t afraid to commit to something, I have several rather large ones, but not any place that shows, and Mr. 99 has one around each bicept.

    Take it into your artist and see what they say about it!

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