65+ Examples of Watercolor Tattoo

In tattoo design, there is often appearance of similar conventional art forms. For example, a realistic tattoo creates the illusion of photographic images. Watercolor tattoo is another style that is inspired by the watercolor painting. Without the black lines, it is a unique way of expressing statement in an artistic manner. Although the technique used in tattooing is not the same as painting, it is beneficial to know essentials of the conventional art.

Watercolor painting in history

Watercolor paintings are known for their beautiful images of transparency and fluidity. In ancient times, peoples of different cultures had practices of using natural pigments for painting. For example, ancient Egyptians painted scenes of human life on papyrus using water-soluble pigments that were mostly minerals from the earth.

Traditional Chinese watercolors make use of mineral and vegetable pigments, mixed with binding agent, such as animal glue. The artists used brush to paint the watercolors (usually in black color) on silk and paper, depicting landscape and figurative subjects.

In the 18th century, Italian artist Marco Ricci produced landscape paintings using gouache as medium. His representative work, “Landscape with Mountain and Figures”, presented views and landscapes. Both Watercolor and gouache are mediums for watercolor paintings. But gouache is more opaque than watercolor.

We have been familiar with realistic style tattoo, which is very impressive and straightforward. There is a growing trend that people love to get tattoos in a more floating style. Watercolor normally refers to the painting by mixing water-soluble pigments with a binder, and then applying it to paper. Now artists could create the similar style on human bodies, which makes tattoo unique and impressing.

In this post, I collected 65+ examples of such watercolor tattoo for your inspiration. Please do Pinit if you like any of them.

Incredible Watercolour Tattoos by Klaim

Colorful Watercolor ink on forearm

Colorful Watercolor ink on forearm

Butterfly watercolor tattoo

Amazing Bow Watercolor Tattoo

Portrait watercolor tattoo

watercolor flower tattoo

Amazing Watercolor Tattoo

Bird and flower outlines in watercolor style

Time warp watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

A lady under umbrella

A lady under umbrella

Watercolor tattoo

Compass watercolor tattoo

Horse watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Portrait watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Flower watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo on leg

Watercolor back tattoo

Bird healed watercolor tattoo

watercolor tree tattoo

Skull and flower watercolor tattoo

Wolf watercolor tattoo

Watercolor sleeve tattoo

Watercolor sleeve tattoo

Luv U Mom watercolor tattoo

Late Summer Day Watercolor Tattoo

Watercolor abstract tattoo

Flower watercolor tattoo

Feather watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Compass Watercolor Tattoo

Colorful Watercolor Tattoo

Bird watercolor tattoo

Watercolor butterfly tattoo on arm

Watercolor tattoo

Dreamcatcher watercolor tattoo

Ship watercolor tattoo

Rose watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

watercolor tattoo

watercolor rabbit tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Anchors watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Abstract rose tattoo

Bird watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Wolf watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor bird tattoo

Water rose tattoo

Watercolor Tattoo

Watercolor sleeve tattoo

Watercolor macaw tattoo

Watercolor feather idea

Watercolor abstract tattoo

Watercolor flower tattoo

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  1. Do you have a list of the tattoo artists who did any of these. I’m looking for an experience watercolor tattoo artist

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