Tattooing your body with a permanent inking is a bold move. It’s something that’ll be there for the rest of your life, so making the right choice really is vital. Of course, there’s the design to decide on first, but then comes the decision of where to put it. Our fave position? The wrist. Everyone from Jessica Alba to Penelope Cruz and Khloe Kardashian have got theirs and now we’re dying to get our own. So what should you get? We’ve rounded up the cutest wrist tattoo ideas, and collated their meanings so you don’t have to:
A semi-colon: Indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.
A triangle: Means “explore.” Life is an adventure.
A moon: Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolises the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.
A sun: The sun is the quintessence of masculine energy, light and heat.
A swirl circling the wrist: If there are no ups and downs in your life, it means you are dead.
A paper aeroplane: Represents exploration and launching yourself into a new adventure and a new beginning. In Japanese pop culture (paper airplanes are a form of ancient origami), it tends to represent freedom, whimsical ideas and youth.
A lotus: Represents knowledge, understanding, enlightenment, and life.
A rose: Balance, an undying love, hope, and new beginnings. Adding the stem with thorns can provide additional, contrasting meaning such as defence, loss, and thoughtlessness.
A handshake: Brotherhood, loyalty, honesty, camaraderie, friendship.