40 Pics Of Supermodels' Tiny, Tiny Tattoos

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But when a supermodel is your canvas, sometimes it's just one word — written in script and so tiny you need a zoom lens to see it. In an industry where your ability to be a chameleon and change your vibe to fit into whatever fashion label has hired you, it can be hard to inject your own personality into a look. But many models have staged tiny, silent protests in the form of some hard-to-hide mini tattoos.

Some have turned their love of tattoos into lucrative business deals, while others do it for pure stick-and-poke fun. Either way, the tats on some of our favorite gals ahead all seem to have one thing in common: size matters. Click through the slideshow to see what they all say (and if you can spot them without squinting).

Photo: REX Shutterstock.
Erin Wasson
If you squint your eyes hard enough, this little guy says "High Five."
Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images.
Gisele Bündchen
A classic.
Photo: Loic Venance/Getty Images.
Cara Delevingne
In case she forgets her #1 <3.
Photo: Pierre Suu/Getty Images.
Cara Delevingne
Shine bright.
Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.
Cara Delevingne
Rawr.
Photo: via @jessicastamofficial.
Jessica Stam
If this is an ode to Harry Potter, this is awesome.
Photo: Eric Ryan/Getty Images.
Kate Moss
Not even an anchor can weigh this one down.
Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images.
Daria Werbowy
It looks like another ring on her finger.
Photo: via @officialjdunn.
Jourdan Dunn
Fun fact: the hamsa hand on her forearm is also on the back of the new HTC One M9 phone.
Photo: via @frejaerichsen_.
Freja Beha Erichsen
"Did you get your tickets?"
Photo: via @dotwillow.
Daria Werbowy
Daria's double anchors commemorate the time she sailed across the Atlantic.
Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images.
Chanel Iman
Taking back that 'walking hanger' joke.
Photo: via @abbeylee.
Abbey Lee Kershaw
Another ring tattoo FTW.
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.
Chanel Iman
Perhaps a self portrait?
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Kate Upton
We're thinking this is her little good luck charm.
Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images.
Lily Donaldson
This wrist accessory is a tribute to her sisters, Tiffany and Aurelia.
Photo: First View.
Suvi Koponen
An Aries ram horn.
Photo: Patrick Kovarik/Getty Images.
Julia Nobis
Nobis has her two brothers' names — Harry and Lucas — tattooed on both arms.
Photo: Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images.
Alessandra Ambrosio
Pretty sure the only time you can see this one is on beach days like this.
Photo: via @bambilegit.
Bambi Northwood-Blyth
What wrist tattoo number are we on?
Photo: Patrick Kovarik/Getty Images.
Freja Beha Erichsen
We wonder if Freja is a bit of a wordsmith...
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.
Karmen Pedaru
That wrist tat reads "A = X + Y + Z." The meaning behind it? It's from Einstein: “If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y plus Z with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.”
Photo: D. Dipasupil/Getty Images.
Jessica Stam
Très classique.
Photo: via @rosiehw.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
She would!
Photo: via @catmcneil.
Catherine McNeil
Meow back.
Photo: via @behatiprinsloo.
Behati Prinsloo
Just sign right here on the dotted line.
Photo: via @erinwasson.
Erin Wasson
How many can you count?
Photo: Erik Pendzich/REX Shutterstock.
Behati Prinsloo
This reminds us of crop circles, but in, like, a non-extraterrestrial type of way.
Photo: via @joansmalls.
Joan Smalls
She claims this is her "first and last" tattoo.
Photo: via @isabelifontana.
Isabeli Fontana
The only not-so-tiny tattoo of our lineup.
Photo: Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images.
Catherine McNeil
Didn't see it at first, did you?
Photo: via @suviriggs.
Suvi Koponen
Third line's a charm.
Photo: via @catmcneil.
Catherine McNeil
Peek-a-boo.
Photo: via @bambilegit.
Bambi Northwood-Blyth
It's a little Bambi!
Photo: via @anja_rubik.
Anja Rubik
Just your casual rat tattoo.
Photo: First View.
Freja Beha Erichsen
This makes dramatic exits (and walking in a Prada show) that much cooler.
Photo: via @stefvanderlaan.
Stef van der Laan
The queen of the lineup, obviously.
Photo: via @stefvanderlaan.
Stef van der Laan
Heart marks the spot.
Photo: via @abbeylee.
Abbey Lee Kershaw
Those extra twinkles bring those earrings to a new galaxy.
Photo: Via @officialjdunn.
Jourdan Dunn
Captioned ever so fiercely, "My Pocahontas tribal tatt #NewTatt."
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