Sketch Work Tattoos

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

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eXomorphdone
room Berlin
5
Tattoos
3
likes
1
follower
Abstract
Geometric
+7

Contact

Hey.Nortedone
room Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
4
Tattoos
2
likes
2
followers
Blackwork
Line Art
+9

Contact

Shindadone
room Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
4
Tattoos
2
likes
3
followers
Illustrative
Blackwork
+5

Contact

Pepo Errandodone
room Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
4
Tattoos
3
likes
3
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+10

Contact

Baris Yesilbasdone
room Brooklyn ยท Istanbul
103
Tattoos
109
likes
44
followers
Sketch Work
Graphic
+1

Contact

Jo Inkdone
room Seoul
20
Tattoos
15
likes
11
followers
Traditional
Engravings
+4

Contact

sait mutludone
room Ankara
14
Tattoos
32
likes
12
followers
Illustrative
Single Needle
+3

Contact

ร–mer Yฤฑkฤฑlmazdone
room Ankara ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
9
Tattoos
7
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Blackwork
+3

Contact

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

Contact

Aleksandra Katsan ยท dopeindulgencedone
room Kiev ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
45
Tattoos
70
likes
40
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor
+1

Contact

X and the Deathdone
room Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
28
Tattoos
3
likes
6
followers
Illustrative
Sketch Work
+1

Contact

Tattooist Danieldone
room Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
22
Tattoos
18
likes
7
followers
Abstract
Contemporary
+2

Contact

Nedielko Matadone
room Viรฑa del Mar ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
10
Tattoos
16
likes
6
followers
Sketch Work
Watercolor

Contact

Charlotte Chadeaudone
room Marseille
9
Tattoos
5
likes
15
followers
Watercolor
Realism
+2

Contact

En Tze (ๆฉ่ฏ—) ยท Miss Haematicdone
room Thunder Bay ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Sketch Work
Watercolor

Contact

Cloto Acherontiadone
room London ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Sketch Work

Contact

Dino Nemecdone
room Columbus ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
200
Tattoos
344
likes
101
followers
Sketch Work
Illustrative

Contact

Paulinedone
room Seoul
120
Tattoos
45
likes
6
followers
Sketch Work
Line Art
+1

Contact

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 artistโ€™s skill level. When done correctly, this technique can offer a more dynamic and less rigid effect.

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