Watercolor tattoos that will BLOW YOUR MIND. The most amazing water color tattoos you will ever see, guaranteed. What beauty!
Approximately 5 years ago something extraordinary happened. A tattoo artist used his tattooing machine to ink subtle shades and draw less contour lines in order to obtain a painting on skin. Watercolor tattoos are all about calculated chaos, sprinkled with vibrant colors. They are new, controversial and a true delight to look at.
Because they are based on a symphony of colors that isn’t always controlled by an outline, they attract us visually and send us on an almost surreal dimension where body and ink become one. Just like any other sublime thing on earth, watercolor tattoos have a downside. Numerous artists say that color will splatter under the skin and in a matter of years we’ll only be left with blob of uncaring abstract.
Without having concrete evidence to back that up, those who believe so made everyone wonder if they should remove watercolor tattoos from their wish list or not. I think that you shouldn’t get intimidated by their arguments and just get inked. Colors will fade away anyway and, let’s face it, do you think that hard about the future?
Art, in all its forms has more than a visual influence on us. Splattered paint and brush strokes can lift our spirits more than any consequence. If you’re really afraid of ending up with a messy colored thing on your body, then opt for a design with more black outlining. Black ink is based on carbon, while colored ink is based on pigments. That’s where the general concern comes from. More specifically, carbon-based ink creates something like a wall inside your skin layers, fact which keep pigments from spreading.
Water Color Tattoos
Here are 25 examples of watercolor tattoos that will help you decide whether or not they’re worth the risk:
25. An owl with colored clothes watercolor tattoos
24. Candy skull caressed by color flows
Watercolor tattoos encompass a wide array of other tattooing techniques. This candy skull is realistically drawn, but the veil surrounding it is all watercolor. The color splashes add more mystery to this composition and somehow highlight the most detailed parts, such as her eyes and her lips.
23. Fascinating sky from forest depths
Watercolor tattoos that use contrast between dark and light are very appealing. The pink and baby blue sky looks like the light at the end of the tunnel. Colors suggest that a person wandered, lost through the woods and now, he or she has finally found the way out. Contrasts are important for this technique, especially when using pastels.
22. Electric rainbow reaction on dull skull watercolor tattoos
21. A popular bouquet of feelings
If you didn’t know better, wouldn’t you say this is a photoshopped image? It looks so much like a painting that it becomes confusing. The way the color dissipates is fascinating. That’s a result that cannot be achieved with dense colors, but only with diluted ones.
20. Crayons creating virtual life
19. Watercolor with hard lines and sharp edges
This butterfly tattoo has enough black ink in it not to fade away for tens of years. This is the safe way of watercolor tattoos because even if the colors will not be as intense over time, the outline will remain the same. Retouching matte hues back to vivid colors is a possibility.
18.The sticky rain of wonderland
17. The stag stolen from a painting
Pastel colors and thin layers of ink are the secret of this tattoo. The stag’s head fades away nicely into this woman’s arm, blending with her true self. Featuring just a few thin, black lines, it may be considered high risk. However, if you knew you could wear such masterpiece, would you care about losing it too soon or enjoy it?
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16. Lost in an infinite galaxy
15. The magic of books explained with colors
14. Mandala and the universe on her shoulder
Mandalas are usually very precise tattoo designs. Removing the outline of a mandala is a truly bold move. Gaps left by untouched skin, combine with light shades of pink in order to obtain dimension and the feeling that the universe spreads towards her collarbone and leaks on her arm.
13. Legs caressed by wild flowers
12. The shapeless tree sends happy beams
11. Looking at tumultuous color doses
What randomly looks like a splash of color is, in fact, a very well calculated shape. Proportions must be taken in consideration when it comes to a tattoo design and the body area to be tattooed, as well as the design itself. One brush stroke more and this tattoo would’ve been disproportionate. That certainly something to avoid!
10. Deceitful content of the hearts
It seems that watercolor tattoos make wonderful couple tattoos as well! A heart filled with color and a heart bursting with color are nice proofs of love for couples that are passionate about tattoos. Hopefully their relationship will last more than their tattoos!
9. Solid coloring on fragile beings
8. Tim Burton throwing colors
When I saw this tattoo, I imagined Tim Burton randomly throwing bottles of colors on a white canvas. While the bottles were shattered to pieces, the rabbit’s outline has magically appeared and the other elements took shape when he breathed on them. Watercolors are ideal to create surreal worlds in collaboration with such a genius as Tim Burton is.
7. A guide into the abstract
6. Friendly foxes are rabid
5. A careless octopus swims on skin surface
The vivid colors used to create watercolor tattoos promote a positive attitude. I’ve only added one example of a black and white watercolor tattoos because I don’t think it represents this style. Colors are definitely happier than non-colors. I mean, look at this adorable octopus!
4. Choose to keep going
3. Perfect waves in an infinite layout
2. The Lightsaber ruled by the stream
I can’t think of any other tattooing method that would bring the Lightsaber to life like the watercolor does! It looks real as if electricity is running along its blade and it’s so charged with energy that even the touch of dust would trigger it. All Star Wars fans should consider this technique for their future themed tattoos.
1. Drips of Earth, off Earth
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