Minimalist Tattoos

Gallery of minimalist tattoos done by tattoo artists worldwide that can be filtered by subject, body part and size.

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Joe Turner 路 JTdone
room Worcester
24
Tattoos
42
likes
33
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+3

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Cagri Durmazdone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
443
Tattoos
515
likes
114
followers
Line Art
Minimalist
+1

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Ksu Arrowdone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭
231
Tattoos
172
likes
22
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary
+1

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Liosmiosdone
room Murcia 馃嚜馃嚫
346
Tattoos
169
likes
20
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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GRINGOSWAGdone
room Cali
72
Tattoos
14
likes
3
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Marina Molistdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
214
Tattoos
191
likes
67
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Juan Pedroza Tobar 路 1991 Inkdone
room Miami 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Bogot谩
914
Tattoos
500
likes
59
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Serena Ferrarinidone
room Campogalliano
5
Tattoos
2
likes
7
followers
Minimalist
Lettering
+1

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The Black White Lines 路 Miles Langforddone
room London
76
Tattoos
55
likes
41
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Nastya Malina 路 harmlessberrydone
room Novosibirsk 馃嚪馃嚭
269
Tattoos
155
likes
17
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Motus.inkdone
room Singapore 馃嚫馃嚞
127
Tattoos
109
likes
35
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+1

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Tattooist Arardone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
225
Tattoos
224
likes
71
followers
Single Needle
Minimalist
+2

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Jingdone
room Queens
252
Tattoos
172
likes
50
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+3

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Ebru Mira Denizdone
room Ankara 馃嚬馃嚪
17
Tattoos
10
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Meladone
room Melbourne 馃嚘馃嚭
99
Tattoos
61
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

Contact

Okan U莽kundone
room Manhattan
85
Tattoos
245
likes
101
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+3

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Nacho Cajadone
room Madrid
30
Tattoos
12
likes
13
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Sweetstattoodone
room Donostia - San Sebasti谩n
39
Tattoos
20
likes
1
follower
Line Art
Minimalist
+2

Contact

description

Minimalist tattoos are the ones that are reduced to its necessary elements. The aim of minimalism is to strip everything down to its essential quality and achieve simplicity. Regarding the execution however, some of the most straightforward designs actually take the longest. The execution of the tattoo can take much less than the process of putting the stencil, which takes way more time because I the artist needs to make sure everything is precise and placed correctly.

Minimalism is a 20th century art movement characterized by extreme simplicity. Minimalism, on Tattoofilter, refers to self-contained and tangible works of art.* These designs are focused on removing all nonessential elements, at times even attempting to erase the presence of the artist. The artist can arguably never be completely removed from the work, though, for they are choosing what is subjectively 鈥渆ssential.鈥

Negative space is a key component of minimalism. By omitting the majority of details from a subject or idea, the emptiness serves to prioritize and emphasize specific details.

Minimalism formally emerged after WWII in New York, first in sculpture and paintings that used simple color schemes and unadorned geometric shapes. Roots of contemporary minimalism can be found in the Soviet Constructivist, Bauhaus and De Stijl movements.

Minimal tattoos refer to the content of the piece, not the size. A very small but complex tattoo, with no companion tattoos around it, may be mistakenly called 鈥渕inimal.鈥 Despite the large amounts of negative space available in this case, a composition is still only minimal if it uses the most deconstructed version of the subject possible.

*Terminology disambiguation:

In art, 鈥渕inimalism鈥 can also describe deconstructed music motifs, simplified poetry and literature, or a push for scarcity in interior design and architecture. These art forms are sometimes called 鈥減ostminimalist,鈥 inspired by minimalist philosophy but ultimately occupying a different kind of space and yielding a unique type of engagement from the viewer. While they do pare down nonessential elements, they offer temporal and/or immersive experiences, rather than being a fixed set of elements in a tangible and controlled space.

In secular sociopolitics and geopolitics, 鈥渕inimalism鈥 can refer to anti-consumerism and anti-colonialism. It can describe a philosophical preference for inaction, non-expansion and non-acquisition. These outlooks may belong to a person who enjoys or creates minimalist art, but they are not wholly intertwined with the minimal art movement.

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