Watercolor Tattoos

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

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Tattoo artists

Russian
Elena Fedchenko · Lenadone
room Moscow Russian
65
Tattoos
135
likes
44
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor

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South Korean
Bonadone
room Seoul South Korean
57
Tattoos
5
likes
1
follower
Watercolor
Contemporary

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South Korean
Tattooist Silodone
room Seoul South Korean
24
Tattoos
26
likes
26
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor

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Spanish
Pablo Ortizdone
room Toledo Spanish
39
Tattoos
33
likes
30
followers
Watercolor

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First Jingdone
room West Hollywood American
12
Tattoos
2
likes
1
follower
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Hongkongese
Victoria Yamdone
room Hong Kong
110
Tattoos
104
likes
37
followers
Illustrative
Line Art
+3

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Ukrainian
Aleksandra Katsan · dopeindulgencedone
room Kiev Ukrainian
45
Tattoos
64
likes
37
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor
+1

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Russian
Kate Svdone
room Manhattan American
102
Tattoos
124
likes
40
followers
Illustrative
Dotwork
+4

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Turkish
Baris Yesilbasdone
room Brooklyn American · Istanbul Turkish
91
Tattoos
100
likes
40
followers
Sketch Work
Graphic
+1

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South african
Jay Freestyledone
room Amsterdam Dutch
98
Tattoos
73
likes
46
followers
Watercolor
Abstract
+2

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Mexican
Pablo Díaz Gordoadone
room Mexico City Mexican
35
Tattoos
142
likes
95
followers
Illustrative
Geometric
+4

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British
Hettie Bakerdone
room London British
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Line Art
Illustrative
+1

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Ukrainian
Pis Sarodone
room Sevastopol Ukrainian
74
Tattoos
343
likes
109
followers
Watercolor

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South Korean
Xhomdadone
room Seoul South Korean
13
Tattoos
21
likes
6
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary
+1

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Argentinian
Guido Perrottadone
room Buenos Aires Argentinian · Brooklyn American · Manhattan American
22
Tattoos
31
likes
24
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor
+1

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Romanian
Theodor Gurgudone
room Bucharest Romanian
18
Tattoos
1
like
6
followers
Black and grey
Watercolor
+2

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Dutch
Sanne Vaghidone
room Berlin German
17
Tattoos
23
likes
7
followers
Abstract
Watercolor

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Spanish
Nieves Alfonsecadone
room Sanlúcar de Barrameda Spanish · Valencia Spanish · Jerez de la Frontera Spanish
0
Tattoos
0
likes
7
followers
Illustrative
Line Art
+3

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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’s 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’s executed by a specialist.

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