If you’re as obsessed with the fashion and beauty world as we are, you’ve probably noticed a certain trendsetter’s affinity for red ink tattoos. Yes, we’re talking about none other than Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who’s known for her unique style and bold choices. From tiny red hearts to more intricate designs, she’s truly made a statement with this vibrant tattoo trend.
In this blog post, we will draw inspiration from Kylie’s iconic body art and provide you with a list of 25 stunning red ink tattoo ideas. Whether you’re a fan of minimalistic styles or prefer something more detailed and dramatic, there’s something here for everyone. So, prepare to get inspired – your next tattoo could be just a scroll away!
“Growing up in the light with a million eyes on you just isn’t normal. I’ve lost friends along the way and I’ve lost myself too sometimes,” Jenner wrote on Instagram in 2015. “My first tattoo was ‘sanity’ to remind myself everyday to keep it.”
She later added the word “before” above it. The red ink tattoo now says “before sanity.”
Jenner also has a small red ink heart tattoo on her left arm. She explained that she got it to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. Tiny heart tattoos are trendy these days. Perhaps we have Jenner to thank for that.
Grandma Mary Jo
Jenner is very close with her maternal grandmother, Mary Jo. She is so fond of her that she got her signature tattooed in red ink on her left arm.
This red tattoo is a bit of a mystery. While it might look like a squiggle, Jenner explained that this red tattoo is actually the letter “M.” She offered no further explanation about the design that’s inscribed on her inner pinky.
Let’s Take a Look at Red Ink Tattoos Inspired by Kyle Jenner’s Designs
Heart on Fire
Flaming hearts like this one are all the rage today. Most people get them in black, but it’s clear that red ink is the way to go.
Micro tattoos like the ones Jenner has are trendy. They are a low-stakes, high-reward deal. Often, the smallest tattoos make the biggest impact.
Express yourself with a word or phrase that’s meaningful to you. As Jenner did with her sanity design, your red tattoo can remind you to stay positive.
Botanical designs are so popular because they translate perfectly into tattoo form and celebrate nature. Pick your favorite blooms and let your artist get to work crafting the perfect design.
You can’t go wrong with a botanical piece. We love tattoos with frames like this one because they offer definition and make a more significant impact. They are like a window into another world.
As Jenner did, you can get a phonetic spelling of a word of import. “Lover” is warm and looks so powerful in red ink.
While Jenner has a heart symbol, you can go with something more nuanced for your red tattoo. Go ahead and wear your heart on your sleeve.
Who doesn’t love a pomegranate? We are big fans of fruit and food tattoos and encourage you to go with something juicy.
Similar to the flower in the frame we shared with you, this stamp tattoo comes complete with its unique frame. We find a pretty bird along with some cherry blossoms for even more fun.
Folks who are into numerology often go for numeric tattoos. Whether or not the number you have in mind holds mystical significance or not, it will look way better in red than black.
Terms of endearment are always excellent for tattoos. They offer a personal touch.
We were not kidding when we said we love fruity tattoos. These cherry/heart hybrids are so darling.
Explore cool fonts to find the most stylish fit for you. Any word in red is going to make a splash.
Sweet little roses like this one are popular, but you see them more often in black than red. You can decide what is best for you, but we think red is the winner.
Are you looking for some drama? Single-line faces like this one are a hot trend. You can scale one up or down to discover the perfect size for your placement.
Fish are so gorgeous and make for ethereal tattoo subject matter. Whether or not they symbolize something more significant, they always look fabulous.
Turn to the decorative arts for inspiration for your red tattoo, and you will not be disappointed. Something similar offers a beautiful and feminine touch.
We’ve got a big cat with “spots” shaped like hearts. How sweet is that? Let your red tattoo reflect your inner wild side.
For the minimalists, you know that understated design will always be powerful. A few simple lines are all it takes to bring a little red birdie to life.
We’ve got another red lover tattoo to share with you. The letters have been transformed into liquid this time, seemingly melting down the skin. It’s a cool effect that many are getting today.
For a bright, happy, and shining tattoo, you can’t go wrong with the sun. Every time you see this tattoo, you might be tempted to smile.
So, there you have it – 25 red ink tattoo ideas inspired by the style icon Kylie Jenner. Whether you’re looking to make your first foray into the world of tattoos or if you’re a seasoned inker looking for your next piece of body art, we hope this list has sparked some creativity and inspiration. Remember, the beauty of tattoos lies in their ability to express your individuality, so don’t be afraid to put your own spin on these designs. After all, as Kylie herself once said, “I’m not here to be average; I’m here to be awesome.” Happy tattooing!
For even more ink inspiration, keep reading. We’ve got our favorite small heart tattoos to share with you!
Like a Ring
A popular spot for small heart tattoos is on the fingers. What’s not love about a little flash of sweetness that any and all can see? The ring finger is the most popular, but you can decide what digit you want yours to land on.
Heart on Heart
Here’s another one of the simple small heart tattoos. It’s been placed in the middle of the chest which gives it even more meaning.
For more visual interest, consider getting stacked small heart tattoos. You can do them in different colors or different styles to spice things up.
This small heart tattoo looks like a hand-drawn heart with its cute little curl. The line is very fine here, and if you’d like something similar, you should discuss the thickness of the lines used for your design with your tattoo artist.
Micro Heart Tattoo With Fill
Tiny tattoos are very much a trend today. You can go really small with a heart because it is such a simple shape. A tiny black one looks great but any color will do!
Follow the Butterfly
Here’s a cute idea for those out there who also love butterflies. A small heart tattoo has been formed by the flightpath the butterfly has taken. A couple of flower details sweeten the deal even further.
Here’s another micro-small heart tattoo, and we share it with you because it’s red and not black. See how big of a difference a little color makes? Red is always smart regarding any tattoo, but you’ve got a perfect excuse with a heart.
Another direction people take their small heart tattoos in is a geometric design. You could do something more minimalist with just sharp shapes that form the heart or brighten things up a touch with a gemstone or diamond-looking heart. What a treat!
Key to Their Heart
A very simple heart design has been improved by the addition of some basic shapes. We have a keyhole, wings, and crown that all offer symbolic meaning. What does this tattoo mean to you? What do you want your tattoo to convey?
One of the most popular small heart tattoos is the infinity symbol with the heart shape worked into it. If you decide to go with something similar, know that you are in very, very good company as a lot of people have a tattoo that looks just like this.
Here’s one of our favorite small heart tattoos on this. The artist has managed to make it look ethereal, as if formed by purple water or smoke. It’s dreamy and terribly gorgeous.
For the Love of the Sea
Believe it or not, we saw a lot of small heart tattoos that also feature waves. People sure have a deep connection to the sea. Here’s one of the most minimal ones we encountered that takes one thin line to get its meaning across.
The Fade of It All
If you’re not afraid to play with color, a heart that seems to fade from red to black, as you see in the above example, or from any color to another is cool. Add a few colors, and you can have a very dramatic ombré effect.
Another Way to Fade
Okay, you’re not messing around. If you aren’t a fan of colorful ink, you can fade from black to grey for something equally handsome. Because small heart tattoos are often simple, you can really get weird with the ways you choose to fill them.
The More, the Merrier
Why have just one when you can have several small heart tattoos? This person has chosen five with a different color for each. What do yo think of this look?
Melting tattoos are widespread across the board but the effect looks really cool for small heart tattoos. With just black ink, this artist has created something that is visually appealing with a sentiment that seems to say, “you melt my heart.”
The Real Deal
With just a few additions, you can have a more realistic look with your small heart tattoos. It’s a popular choice that looks fun in black but can really be brought to life with your favorite color.
Wow! A tiny surreal masterpiece. We find a small heart tattoo with flowers springing from the valves. The artist has used white ink to add highlight and depth to the overall design.
This small heart tattoo was too cute not to share. We find a little cowboy boot filled with itty-bitty hearts. How sweet is that? It makes us want to yell, “yeehaw!”
White Is an Option
White ink tattoos used to be very rare. Artists did not really see much of a point to them because they fade incredibly fast. After a few short months, this small heart tattoo will barely be visible. This could be an appealing feature to you but prepare to need touch-ups to keep it looking great.
Okay, so this is the largest of the small heart tattoos on this list. But we loved the overall idea. The heart is treated as a specimen here under a glass cloche. It seems to float by magic, offering a mysterious and cool look.
Peace and Love
Simplicity is bliss. With minimal effort, a tattoo artist has created a design that conveys the symbolism of both a heart and a dove. We get a sort of peace and love combination. Consider pairing another element with the heart for even more self-expression.
Loving Planet Earth
Two small heart tattoos flank the earth in this nature-loving design. if you love the planet and all of its splendor, something similar could be the right fit for you.
Feeling fruity? We found these two cherries with stems that form a heart to be a really fun idea. Your artist can work just about anything into a heart shape, so follow your joy and let them get creative.
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Queen of Hearts
Finally, we leave you with a queen of hearts-style tattoo that finds a blood-red heart under a silver crown. If you’re in it for the drama, something similar could be the right way to go. It’s stunning!
- 1 Let’s Take a Look at Red Ink Tattoos Inspired by Kyle Jenner’s Designs
- 1.1 Heart on Fire
- 1.2 Baby Butterfly
- 1.3 Angel Energy
- 1.4 Cherry Blossoms
- 1.5 Floral Fun
- 1.6 Lover
- 1.7 Anatomical Heart
- 1.8 Fruity
- 1.9 Delivered
- 1.10 Triple Two
- 1.11 So Sweet
- 1.12 Cherry Love
- 1.13 Karma
- 1.14 Romantic Rose
- 1.15 Single-Line Face
- 1.16 Pisces
- 1.17 Ornamental
- 1.18 Meow
- 1.19 Cardinal
- 1.20 Melt
- 1.21 Sunshine
- 1.22 Like a Ring
- 1.23 Heart on Heart
- 1.24 Doubling Up
- 1.25 Hand-Drawn
- 1.26 Micro Heart Tattoo With Fill
- 1.27 Follow the Butterfly
- 1.28 Teeny Tiny
- 1.29 Shimmering
- 1.30 Key to Their Heart
- 1.31 Forever Love
- 1.32 Haunting
- 1.33 For the Love of the Sea
- 1.34 The Fade of It All
- 1.35 Another Way to Fade
- 1.36 The More, the Merrier
- 1.37 Melt
- 1.38 The Real Deal
- 1.39 With Flowers
- 1.40 Little Boot
- 1.41 White Is an Option
- 1.42 Magic
- 1.43 Peace and Love
- 1.44 Loving Planet Earth
- 1.45 Cherries
- 1.46 Queen of Hearts
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