It is a big deal to decide to get a tattoo on, no matter it is your first time or not. But for a tattoo virgin, the stakes are arguably even higher when it comes to picking a design and spot that won’t be hated later. Tattoos on the wrist are always a great place to start for inspiration.
The wrist can be the perfect spot for a classic tattoo. Minimalist designs, handwritten script, and just about anything you can imagine make for stunning wrist tattoos.
Consider getting one of these 15 classic tats that you can customize into body art that’ll stand the test of time.
You can never go wrong with marking your wrist with an inspirational quote. It’ll serve as the perfect daily reminder of something you cherish, and is a great way to get something truly unique to you. If you’re going to get the quote on your wrist, short and sweet is the easiest way to pull it off.
A Botanical Tat
Along with flowers, any nature-based tattoo can be a feminine and romantic addition to your collection of ink. Olive branches, sprigs of rosemary, and pine trees are stunning examples.
A heart is yet another timeless tattoo idea. They can be as simple as a solid black micro heart or as complex as an anatomical version of this universal love symbol. The dot work on this particular heart is so eye-catching.
A World Map
Travel-oriented tattoos like ships, waves, and skylines are seemingly always in demand. You can even show off your wanderlust with a world map outline. Keep it minimal for a straightforward tat or throw in some watercolor splashes for an abstract design filled with vivid hues.
I’ve seen them time and time again, but dandelion tattoos still make me smile. Combining the scattered seeds with flying doves makes for an adorable design that doesn’t even have to have a deeper meaning.
It doesn’t get any more classic than a literary text tattoo. Show your devotion to books by tatting your favorite line from a timeless piece of literature onto your wrist.
A Minimalist Tat
IMO, getting a minimalist tattoo is one of the best ways to go about your first ink job. You can get your feet wet by starting off small, and always add to it later. Plus, minimalist designs can be exquisite despite their simplicity.
Rose tattoos have been around forever. I’ve seen them done in so many ways: Realistically, in black-and-white, stemless, in a full bouquet, you name it. But for such a classic image, I’ve never seen the same design twice, making it a perfect pick for a tattoo in such a visible spot.
A Portrait Of A Loved One
There’s no way you couldn’t forever adore a tattoo of a loved one. Paying homage to your pet, family member, or a close friend is a choice you’ll hopefully never regret.
Whether you like arrows for their simplicity or you connect with what they can represent, they’re worth considering inking onto your body. This minimalist arrow combines several symbols to make a simple tat with a complex meaning.
While sparrows and swallows are two of the most common bird tattoos to get, any species will make for a classic design. This black and white crane tattoo is so striking. If a traditional style isn’t your vibe, you could go the silhouette route, simply because they’re dainty and adorable. Either way, this is a clean design that will never feel dated.
Adorable creatures like lady bugs and butterflies are continuously inked for a reason. They’re just such beautiful tats, no matter the style.
A Charm Bracelet
Give yourself some permanent arm candy with a tattoo bracelet. Your design can include several layered bands, as well as any charms your heart desires.
A Dainty Floral Design
Roses aren’t the only classic floral tattoos out there. Your favorite flower in bloom will be the perfect image to brighten your day.