Between the late sixties and early eighties, punk bands in England started to experiment with new sounds that marked a turning point in the music scene. They decided to blend punk's traditional musical elements and non-conformist attitudes with industrial and electronic sounds. This heralded the start of a music genre that is known today as trip hop.
The musical structure of trip hop may strike others as simple, but it isn't. The mixture of electronic rhythms, strong topics, and rebellious attitudes is not something that is precisely easy to achieve. Life itself is full of moments that are similar to trip hop. They arrive suddenly, hitting us harder than expected, so you may want to engrave that moment not only in your memory but also in your skin. If you're hesitating because you don't want something that shows off and is over the top, that's perfectly fine. There is no need for others to know about your tattoo: discretion can be a resourceful weapon in life.
You don't have to have on your skin a huge design with garish colors and extravagant shapes. A little paper plane, a short meaningful phrase, or a stylish star can be small but powerful metaphors to convey your feelings.
Nature, love, and peace are three simple words that mean a lot, but they can also be captured in simple designs.
Sometimes experiences leave us with lifelong scars that are difficult to erase, but they also teach us valuable lessons. Our scars don't necessarily have to cause us pain; they can become beautiful memories, reminding us that, although we got hurt, we also healed and became stronger.
Just draw anything that reminds you of the places you've wanted to go or the goals you've wanted to achieve. You can cover it whenever you want or show it whenever you feel the need to. Just don't forget the special meaning it possesses.
Don't be afraid of tattooing your feelings or the ideas you wish to express. Small tattoos are the best way to mark your skin with the deepest feelings without having to scream your heart out. Sometimes, the more discrete the tattoo, the more meaningful it is.
If you would like more ideas, you can visit this gallery of Small Hand And Finger Tattoos. If you want something meaningful to inspire you career, you can also check out The Best Tattoos To Match Your Profession. In case you want even more suggestions for discreet tattoos, you'll want to see these 20 Small Tattoos That You Would Like To Keep Secret.
Translated by Andrea Valle