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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The Black White Lines 路 Miles Langforddone
room London
66
Tattoos
45
likes
36
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Motus.inkdone
room Singapore 馃嚫馃嚞
118
Tattoos
65
likes
30
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+1

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Jure Werberdone
room Maribor
305
Tattoos
687
likes
14
followers
Illustrative
Single Needle
+9

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Anja Junni Novakdone
room Maribor
56
Tattoos
150
likes
10
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+5

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Cagri Durmazdone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
343
Tattoos
441
likes
105
followers
Line Art
Minimalist
+1

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Juan Pedroza Tobar 路 1991 Inkdone
room Miami 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Bogot谩
584
Tattoos
285
likes
34
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Tattooist Arardone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
200
Tattoos
216
likes
65
followers
Single Needle
Minimalist
+2

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Meladone
room Melbourne 馃嚘馃嚭
68
Tattoos
21
likes
2
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

Contact

KLAURINKdone
room Escaz煤 馃嚚馃嚪 路 San Rafael de Escaz煤 馃嚚馃嚪
74
Tattoos
56
likes
20
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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ceva.tattoodone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭
51
Tattoos
33
likes
7
followers
Hand Poked
Minimalist
+1

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Nastya Malina 路 harmlessberrydone
room Novosibirsk 馃嚪馃嚭
172
Tattoos
83
likes
8
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Liosmiosdone
room Las Torres de Cotillas
283
Tattoos
138
likes
16
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Sweetstattoodone
room Donostia - San Sebasti谩n
20
Tattoos
11
likes
1
follower
Line Art
Minimalist
+2

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GRINGOSWAGdone
room Cali
26
Tattoos
7
likes
3
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Okan U莽kundone
room Manhattan
82
Tattoos
231
likes
93
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+3

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Marina Molistdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
71
Tattoos
134
likes
55
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

Contact

Daniel Dehnert 路 Tattoodledone
room Los Angeles 馃嚭馃嚫
4
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Illustrative
Ignorant Style
+6

Contact

rachainsworthdone
room Berlin
69
Tattoos
259
likes
92
followers
Blackwork
Line Art
+4

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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