55 Cool Small Tattoos Ideas for Men to Discover Right Now

Are you looking for the best small tattoo ideas for serious and confident men? You are in the right place at the right time. Here, you will find 55 unique tattoo ideas and understand the ideal places for getting such tattoos.

The Best Small Tattoo Ideas for Men

Animal Tattoo

Tattoo gallery from our artist Briga

Cross Tattoo

small cross tattoos for men

Tattoo from our artist Briga

If you are interested in religious tattoo style, you can see Yandry Rodriguez and Vanessa Valdivia’s portfolio and an appointment with them. In addition, we recommend you read our recent article Cross Tattoos: What It Means, History, and Design Ideas. There you will find fascinating facts and tattoo designs.

Crown Tattoo

Tattoo gallery from our artist Briga

Meaningful Tattoo

Tattoo gallery from our artist Briga

Portrait Tattoo

Music Tattoo

Scorpion Tattoo

Star Tattoo

Skull Tattoo

Angel Tattoo

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The Most Common Placement for Small Tattoos for Men

  • Ankle

  • Arm

  • Hand

  • Neck

  • Fingers

  • Wrist


Small tattoos are not just for girls anymore. When it comes to ink, size doesn’t matter, and small tats can be the real proof that less is more. The bigger your tattoo maybe isn’t always better — as men know well enough, you don’t need a full sleeve or big back piece to wear trendy or badass (depending on how we feel).


😎Where is the best place for men to get small tattoos?

The best places to get a small tattoo are the ankle, arm, wrist, foot, neck, rib, and hand.

👀What are the most popular tattoos for men?

The most popular tattoo ideas for men are angel, skull, scorpion, animal, meaningful, religious, portrait, and crown.

❓What are the most painful places to get a tattoo for men?

The spots that hurt the most when getting a tattoo are your ribs, spine, and fingers.

😳Is it very painful to get small men’s tattoos?

The placement of your tattoo is just as important to consider when getting a spot of new ink. Smaller tattoos will take less time and skill, but make sure you avoid areas like the face or neck if possible because they can be harder than other parts of the skin on our bodies.