Five teeny tiny tattoos that whisper, “Take that, dad”

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It’s official, getting a tattoo is the coolest way to rebel against society. But what are you to do when you want to be part of a subversive counter culture but also be eligible for civil service graduate schemes?

The answer? Teeny tiny tattoos.

Your step dad Kevin will see you don’t care what he thinks when you get the smallest possible tattoo in an area that’s easily covered up by a sensible cardigan. That’ll show him.

Sarah Mercer, 25, spoke to us about her recent teeny tiny tattoo experience.

“Well I wanted a tattoo for ages but I’m also not prepared for a 40 minute conversation every time I come home Christmas, so I went with a line drawing of a geometric shape on my inner arm. No one will ever see it. I don’t think I’ve even seen it. Wait, have I wasted £300?”

Some tattoo enthusiasts have lambasted teeny tiny tattoos for gentrifying what was, until recently, a rebellious, gritty subculture. Sophie Laurence, a 22 year old pharmacology student with the deathly hallows symbol tattooed on her wrist, disagrees:

“I don’t see how I’m any different from someone with a neck tattoo. I can stick it to the man as well. It’ just the man has to come very close to the underside of my wrist to see that I’m sticking it to him.”

With the teeny tiny tattoo trend showing no signs of abating, we can only pray for the mildly disappointed Dad’s up and down the country that will be affected by these acts of highly instagrammable civil disobedience.

Emma Moran

Emma Moran is a writer and comedian who makes a living producing videos for the internet. Her work has previously been described as "witty", "fun" and "a cause for concern". She currently lives in London, sharing an apartment with two flatmates and some persistent damp.