Small and delicate
tattoos are all the rage right now, and they’re especially perfect for anyone looking to get some ink without getting too much attention. Their hidden placement — often behind the ear, on the finger, or the back of the arm — can lend an edgy sense of mystery to them, even more so when they’re done in white.
White tattoos are practically invisible, which is why it may come as a surprise to learn that a ton of It girls, like
Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne, and Shay Mitchell, have them.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorite celebrity white tattoos (plus a few examples from those without a checkmark next to their Instagram handle) that’ll make even the most body art-averse maybe, just
maybe, start to change their tune…
If you’re looking for
dainty tattoo inspiration, click to follow @ soltattoo on Instagram. Not only does the Seoul-based shop create hyper-realistic caricatures, they also sprinkle the prettiest soft white ink designs throughout their feed.
When you like your music loud but your tattoos subtle, this treble clef design hits all the right notes.
White ink is the coolest trend to happen to your ears since
helix cartilage piercings — but it’s the butterfly outline that gives this look a personal touch.
Want to take you and your bestie’s friendship to the next level? Trade in your bracelets for two half-heart tattoos.
Back in 2014, Cara Delevingne added a white tattoo, which reads “breathe deep,” to
her collection. Who doesn’t need a reminder to do that every now and then? @ caradelevingne
Kendall Jenner got a tiny white dot by the NYC-based celebrity tattoo artist
JonBoy, and he told us about how it came to be: “To her, it’s the little things that matter. And the white color was because she didn’t want it to show with modeling and all that.” @j onboytattoo
Jenner also got inked in white with BFF Hailey Baldwin, then revealed the
true meaning of the tattoo on her website. “The one on my right hand is a full heart to represent an angel, and my left is a broken heart — kind of like the devil side,” she wrote. The white, shattered heart on her left hand matches the shattered heart in red on Baldwin’s inner finger. PHOTO: VIA @HAILEYBISBORING
Shay Mitchell showed off her super-subtle inner wrist art on Instagram back in 2012. “Infinite #love for my girls …,” she captioned the post.
This anchor would be barely noticeable to anyone besides your
manicurist. @ erni_sascha
Not only is the ink badass, that’s some major
brow and highlight inspiration, too. @ connie_correa
These matching finger tattoos from
NYC’s West 4 Tattoo are so chic, especially with a polished mani. @ wickynicky
The back of the neck is an ideal place to hide a tattoo if you have long hair. Do it in white, and no one will ever know until you want them to.
Nothing pairs with a Cartier bracelet quite like a diamond…
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
same tattoo artist who gave Jenner and Baldwin their BFF white ink, this design reads “stando sana” (which translates to “staying healthy” in Italian).
All the commands you’d find on a remote control to help guide you through life’s narrative.
A minimalist’s dream, this cornicello outline by tattooist Christopher Vasquez is the subtlest way to bring good luck wherever you go.
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