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It's that time of year again. That's right, we're showcasing the best of the best from 2021. This year, there were some seriously stellar tattoos created by talented tattoo artists from around the world. And without a doubt, one of the biggest categories was micro.

Micro tattoos continued to dominate in 2021 and based on the excellent work created, we can see why. Micro tattooers are getting better and better each year and they're able to do way more than we thought possible. From color to black-and-grey, pet portraits to popular culture, cute to creepy—we saw it all when it came to superb micro tattoos in 2021.

The creativity was truly off the top and we saw more entries from around the world than ever before. In fact, many of our favorite pieces came from international artists who visited Inked NYC during the year.

Take a look at 30 of the very best micro tattoos according to our Instagram page this year. Now keep in mind, we post dozens of amazing tattoos every single day, these tattoos just got the most love from our followers this year. And remember, good things often do come in small packages. Happy New Year!