July 12th, 2019 is National Simplicity Day, which falls on the birthday of author and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau and other transcendentalists advocated for living simply, with the Walden author famously stating “As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
In honor of Thoreau and National Simplicity Day, we're celebrating with some of our favorite minimalist tattoos. While these designs may be simple, don't let that fool you: simplicity can be extremely challenging. Every line needs to be deliberate, because you can't hide a single mistake. Take a look at 25 of our favorite sweet and simple tattoos in the gallery below, then let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section.