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A micro tattoo is a tattoo that’s placed on a finger or wrist. This can be dismissed as a “trend tattoo.” Many are opting to embellish their bodies with simple, meaningful designs as minimalism is gaining popularity in the tattoo world.

To convey a profound message, not all tattoos have to be elaborate or large. These are our top picks for simple tattoos that have big meaning.

1. Three Dots Tattoo

Three dots in succession are a popular option for small but meaningful tattoos. Also known as an “ellipsis”, these tattoos are small and simple. The ellipsis is used to indicate that a sentence is incomplete. This simple design is often used to signify a concept such as continuation, an unfinished journey, or a slow change in idea or thought.

Three is the number that represents the “whole”, the universe. It corresponds to time, the human body, and the world we know. It can be used for showing the beginning, middle, and end of the universe, heaven, earth, and the water, as well as body, soul, and spirit. The three-dot tattoo is used in Christian belief systems to pay tribute to the father, son, and Holy Spirit.

2. Cross Tattoo

Cross tattoos are often considered a Christian symbol, for obvious reasons. They can be used to express your spirituality or religious convictions. Cross tattoos are a popular choice because of their meaning of forgiveness, unconditional love, and sacrifice.

3. Om Tattoo

Om tattoos, another spiritual symbol highly revered, are directly associated with the Buddhist faith and Hindu faith. However, “Om” actually refers to a sacred mantra, chant and icon for many Eastern religions. Some believe that Om is the first sound in the Universe or the sum of all sounds.

Actually, the om sound contains three other sounds, A-U-M and which are meant to represent a trinity of things: the earth, atmosphere, heaven, the three major gods of Hinduism and their three most important teachings. The Mandukya Upanishad says, “The past, the present, and the future, all that was, all that is, all that will be is om. 

The om symbol can be found in Western cultures today, but it is often used in a non-religious context. This is especially true for yoga practitioners.

This post was written by J Michael Taylor. J Michael Taylor is an artist and owner of Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery. Black Amethyst is the best amongst best tattoo shops in St Petersburg FL shops. They provide an art-first approach to custom tattooing in a gallery setting.