Some small family tattoo ideas include different arrows, one for each member of the family, and the infinity symbol with the name of each family member written along the outside. A birth flower for each child is also a unique idea.
Another small family tattoo idea is a compass. The compass has an initial on its face for each member of the family and can be as small, large, detailed or simple as desired.
Getting a tattoo of a handprint or footprint from each child is an idea. Depending on the age of the child, this idea could result in a small tattoo. For added flair, have the child's name written across the print in a pretty script.
A fun, whimsical tattoo idea is a small tree branch with birds sitting on it. Each bird represents someone in the family.
A family monogram written in a fancy script is another family tattoo idea. Use the initial on the inside of the design and have the outside decorated in lines or swirls.
Families do not have to be of Hawaiian descent to have an "Ohana" tattoo. Ohana means "family" in Hawaiian, and it signifies a family bond.
Zodiac symbols are another small tattoo idea that works well for a small family. Have one or more zodiac symbols tattooed individually or together.