Post # 1
I am thinking of getting a little tattoo on my right wrist. Something discrete but pretty. For example I recently came across this gorgeous robin. It reminds me of the first week FI and I moved into our first home together. I woke up one day super early, sat by the window looking out to the garden, and I saw the cutest robin just bouncing around. I remember feeling completely and utterly content. Please let me know what you think of this tattoo. I’m also open to ideas!
Anyway, please show me your small and/or wrist tattoos 🙂
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
@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
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
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
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 # 11
@littlemisst08: Thank you for your comments! Wrist tattoos are very common in the UK, at least among my age group (18-30). I have two friends who have one and another who is getting one next week. I see what you mean about needing to hide it. I head up a legal department in a London recruitment agency and many employees have tattoos (one has an entire sleeve!). But since I am in a position of relative seniority I would want the tattoo to be tasteful. Perhaps I shoukd reconsider the wrist just in case a future employer wouldn’t like it? It’s my first tattoo. To be clear, if I went with the wrist it would be on the inside, I don’t know if that makes any difference. Lots for me to think about!!
Post # 12
I saw this tattoo which I think is super cute. I think the hearts represent past, present and future <3
Post # 13
- 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
@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
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
@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!