Unique Small Tatoos Ideas 2017.Wrist tattoos are one of the most unique tattoos. They seem to be very simple, but means a lot to the wearer. They are also some of the simplest to tattoos to be drawn. These tattoos are also less painful, compared to others that are drawn around the body. So where do these tattoos originate from? They started many years ago, whereby they were mostly applied by those that went to the sea. The most common sign that was initially used was the nautical star. The original wearers of these tattoos believed that they helped to guide them in the sea and protect them throughout their journey. In the 50s and 60s, the wearers of the tattoos on the wrists were linked with the lesbian and gay communities. This has changed over time and as of now, people are wearing the tattoos without necessarily meaning that they are gay or lesbian. Also, in the ancient times, these tattoos were used on people who were ailing from a dangerous disease. So basically, the tattoo was used to warn people about the possible infection and transmission of that disease. People apply these tattoos as a sign of inspiration in their day to day life. Some are written with inspirational quotes that allows the person to look at it nearly every minute of their day. When the person is faced with challenging times, they would easily look at those words and be strong again. Others apply them to show appreciation to their lovers or anyone special. If they see what those people love most, then they will always remember about them. Others will be designed in the shape of a heart, with a name on it, then the other person will have the other half of the heart, so making it a complete heart.