Watercolor Tattoos

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

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Tattoo artists

Elena Fedchenko 路 Lenadone
room Brooklyn
289
Tattoos
196
likes
73
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor

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Pablo Ortizdone
room Toledo 馃嚜馃嚫
149
Tattoos
72
likes
43
followers
Watercolor

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Bonadone
room Seoul
172
Tattoos
40
likes
11
followers
Watercolor
Contemporary

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First Jingdone
room West Hollywood
176
Tattoos
91
likes
28
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Aleksandra Katsandone
room Kiev 馃嚭馃嚘
96
Tattoos
71
likes
44
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor
+1

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Seoyadone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
40
Tattoos
9
likes
6
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor

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Tattooist Silodone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
40
Tattoos
72
likes
34
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor

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Hettie Bakerdone
room London
83
Tattoos
24
likes
9
followers
Line Art
Illustrative
+1

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Victoria Yamdone
room London
117
Tattoos
124
likes
42
followers
Illustrative
Line Art
+3

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Leeca Hui 路 33done
room Hong Kong 馃嚟馃嚢
6
Tattoos
3
likes
5
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor

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Lillian "Honeybadger" Chendone
room Hillsborough
21
Tattoos
0
likes
2
followers
Line Art
Line Art
+60

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Pablo D铆az Gordoadone
room Mexico City
36
Tattoos
159
likes
108
followers
Illustrative
Geometric
+4

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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
165
likes
53
followers
Illustrative
Dotwork
+4

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

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Laura Casellesdone
room M贸stoles
27
Tattoos
11
likes
7
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
84
likes
55
followers
Watercolor
Abstract
+2

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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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