Sketch Work Tattoos

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Baris Yesilbasdone
room Brooklyn 路 Istanbul
103
Tattoos
106
likes
43
followers
Sketch Work
Graphic
+1

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Jo Inkdone
room Seoul
20
Tattoos
14
likes
10
followers
Traditional
Engravings
+4

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sait mutludone
room Ankara
14
Tattoos
31
likes
12
followers
Illustrative
Single Needle 路 Microrealism
+3

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脰mer Y谋k谋lmazdone
room Ankara 馃嚬馃嚪
9
Tattoos
7
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Blackwork
+3

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Danilo Delfinodone
room On the road
23
Tattoos
30
likes
26
followers
Sketch Work
Abstract
+4

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Aleksandra Katsan 路 dopeindulgencedone
room Kiev 馃嚭馃嚘
45
Tattoos
68
likes
38
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor
+1

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X and the Deathdone
room Berlin 馃嚛馃嚜
28
Tattoos
3
likes
6
followers
Illustrative
Blackwork
+1

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Tattooist Danieldone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
22
Tattoos
18
likes
6
followers
Abstract
Contemporary
+2

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Nedielko Matadone
room Vi帽a del Mar 馃嚚馃嚤
10
Tattoos
16
likes
6
followers
Sketch Work
Watercolor

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Charlotte Chadeaudone
room Marseille
9
Tattoos
5
likes
14
followers
Watercolor
Realism
+2

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En Tze (鎭╄瘲) 路 Miss Haematicdone
room Thunder Bay 馃嚚馃嚘
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Sketch Work
Watercolor

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Cloto Acherontiadone
room London 馃嚞馃嚙
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Sketch Work

Contact

Paulinedone
room Seoul
66
Tattoos
21
likes
4
followers
Sketch Work
Line Art
+1

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Michele Mercuridone
room Lamezia Terme
101
Tattoos
8
likes
3
followers
Sketch Work
Watercolor

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Luca Testadiferrodone
room Iesi
98
Tattoos
3
likes
3
followers
Sketch Work

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Joanna 艢wirska 路 D偶o Lamadone
room Wroclaw
90
Tattoos
89
likes
25
followers
Contemporary
Illustrative
+2

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Caro Falconedone
room Madrid 馃嚜馃嚫
25
Tattoos
2
likes
2
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor
+1

Contact

Felipe Mellodone
room Rio de Janeiro
20
Tattoos
3
likes
1
follower
Sketch Work

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description

Sketch tattoos are characterized by deliberately loose line work, similar to a rough draft found in a sketchbook. This style integrates unclear outlines and semi-colored areas, resembling sketches in an artist's sketchbook.

This technique is very new in contemporary tattooing. Before the 21st century, bold and clean black lines were held as a standard to measure the quality of a tattoo in Eastern and Western regions. Wavering, partial or stray line work was considered unintentional, and thus the mark of an inexperienced tattooer.

With the introduction of the internet and social media, many new artists started flocking to the tattoo trade without any preconceived biases. Illustrators began experimenting with new kinds of line work, including the addition of faint outlines, broken or incomplete lines. Rather than erasing drafts or mistakes, these imperfections are deliberately included.

To maintain balance, the sketchbook style must be consistent throughout the design. Otherwise, it may actually be an accident, which will speak to the artist鈥檚 skill level. When done correctly, this technique can offer a more dynamic and less rigid effect.

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