If you’ve been considering getting a word tattoo, you might be wondering where to start. Should you get more than one word and go for an entire quote, or should you stick with a simple word on its own? Then once you’ve decided on your word, you’ll need to figure out what style to get it in. Will you go with a cursive script or do something simple? Even after you’ve decided on all of that, you’ll need to think about placement. Will it fit perfectly on your hand, or would a bicep be the best spot?

All tattoos are beautiful, whether they’re intricate, elaborate, and large or tiny, minimal, and slight. Occasionally, extensive detail is necessary, but there are times when all it takes is one simple word to get your message across. Being concise is powerful, brave, and confident, and having a tattoo that shows that is the prettiest statement you could make. Tattoos with just a single word truly stand out, so if you’re looking to get inked, let these ideas inspire you to wear your heart on your sleeve (or your ankle, back, wrist, what have you). These small words are reminders of the great things you can accomplish, no matter what may come your way.

Keep reading to see the prettiest single-word tattoos (many in different fonts and styles), and let your new ink be a fresh reminder of just how powerful words can be. Enjoy!

Additional reporting by Renee Rodriguez

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