The art of tattooing has come a long way in the past few decades. It’s gone from a societal taboo to a serious craft, not to mention a extremely edgy trend. In today’s world, tattoos mean so much more than something you don’t remember getting after a bachelor party (not that that doesn’t still happen regularly.) All tattoos have a special meaning for each person who chooses to get inked; that piece of art is a reminder for them to carry for the rest of their lives. Just because a tattoo is small, however, doesn’t mean that it can’t have just as much meaning as a full-body tatt. As they say, good things do come in small packages. Check out these 13 small tattoos that have some seriously beautiful meanings, including the powerful symbolism behind the semi-colon tattoo you’ve probably seen around the internet.
Moon PhasesTattoo Models
This beautiful tattoo detailing the moon’s phases can mean a few different things. This tattoo can symbolize the ever changing nature of life through the constant changing of the moon.
It can also represent a cyclical nature; just as the moon phases in circles, time, karma, and life also revolves in a circular motion. This is especially beautiful if you’re a Cancer zodiac sign, as the moon is your patron planet.