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7 small tattoos with huge hidden meanings

The tattoo craze is in full swing, and you've probably thought about getting one yourself at one point in time.

While committing to a full sleeve is probably not best suited for beginners, a small coin-sized tattoo might be more realistic. It's important to pick something that you will want on your body for the rest of your life, so do your research. Here is a list of just some of tiny tattoos that have big meanings behind them.

The semicolon 

It represents the idea of an author having the option to end their sentence, but choosing to contine it. A lot of people think of this as the 'do not give up' tattoo, as you could've ended something, but chose to carry on. Often, these tattoos can be found on people who have battled with depression.

The anchor

This represents stability and strength because anchors keep ships stable. Often people think this tattoo symbolises being grounded and down to earth.

The planetary symbol

Space is definitely an inspiration for a lot of artists, therefore it's no surprise that it can hold so much meaning. These tattoos are often seen as a reminder of how small and insignificant our problems really are, and that there is so much more to discover in life.

The flower

Flowers bloom, and so do people. This tattoo is a symbol of personal growth.

The heart

Probably one of the simplest ideas out there, this one stands for love, courage and can be used to express grief, affection or even a memory of a loved one.

The paper plane

Obviously, this is for people who love to travel because it represents a love of moving from place to place. A paper plane is also a good metaphor for going where the wind takes you, which symbolises spontaneity and a carefree attitude.

The compass
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This tattoo represents letting your heart guide your way in life, as it will always point you in the right direction.

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