Watercolor Tattoos

Gallery of watercolor style tattoos that can be filtered by subject, body part and size.

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First Jingdone
room West Hollywood
162
Tattoos
70
likes
21
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Hettie Bakerdone
room London
73
Tattoos
3
likes
4
followers
Line Art
Illustrative
+1

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Elena Fedchenko 路 Lenadone
room Moscow
169
Tattoos
174
likes
66
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor

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Leeca Hui 路 33done
room Hong Kong 馃嚟馃嚢
5
Tattoos
2
likes
5
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor

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Bonadone
room Seoul
101
Tattoos
28
likes
9
followers
Watercolor
Contemporary

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Aleksandra Katsandone
room Kiev 馃嚭馃嚘
54
Tattoos
70
likes
42
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor
+1

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Pablo D铆az Gordoadone
room Mexico City
36
Tattoos
155
likes
104
followers
Illustrative
Geometric
+4

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Pablo Ortizdone
room Toledo
62
Tattoos
42
likes
36
followers
Watercolor

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Movie Artdone
room Seongnam 馃嚢馃嚪
1
Tattoos
0
likes
0
followers
Watercolor
Line Art
+1

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Kate Svdone
room Manhattan
113
Tattoos
156
likes
51
followers
Illustrative
Dotwork
+4

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Tattooist Silodone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
30
Tattoos
62
likes
31
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor

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Caner Tu虉rkdog虇andone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
7
Tattoos
2
likes
1
follower
Contemporary
Illustrative
+3

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Laura Casellesdone
room M贸stoles
27
Tattoos
15
likes
8
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+2

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Baris Yesilbasdone
room Brooklyn 路 Istanbul
103
Tattoos
108
likes
44
followers
Sketch Work
Graphic
+1

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Jay Freestyledone
room Amsterdam
99
Tattoos
83
likes
52
followers
Watercolor
Abstract
+2

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Pis Sarodone
room Sevastopol 馃嚭馃嚘
75
Tattoos
355
likes
117
followers
Watercolor

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Victoria Yamdone
room Hong Kong 馃嚟馃嚢
110
Tattoos
119
likes
39
followers
Illustrative
Line Art
+3

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Xhomdadone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
13
Tattoos
22
likes
7
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary
+1

Contact

description

Two modern tattoo styles that emerged in the 21st century are called "watercolor" and "acrylic" because they mimic the effects of paint on a canvas.

Acrylic gives the look of a thick paint mixture with distinct boundaries and clearly defined brush strokes. Watercolor appears to be much more diluted, often with blurred boundaries and barely-there brush strokes.

Contrary to common belief, it鈥檚 not recommended by experts to dilute tattoo ink with water to achieve this style. Maximum durability of the design comes from bold inks with high contrast, followed by various layers of shading effects. The majority of watercolor and acrylic tattooers are also painters, understanding the original medium to better execute a tattoo simulation.

Among the first tattoo styles to credit the Internet for their global popularity, these techniques remain controversial and divisive in the industry. Traditionalists often express contempt for the aesthetic, as well as skepticism about the healing process. However, with the first pieces in circulation around the year 2002, the community now has long term examples of healed designs that do stand the test of time. As with any tattoo, the design will hold up if it鈥檚 executed by a specialist.

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