While the jury is still out on the long term survivability of watercolor tattoos, the general consensus is that they are just too beautiful to pass up. After all, who really cares what their tattoo will look like in 40 years, am I right? That, and the fact that tattoos are now easier—and more affordable—to remove than ever, has people lining up in droves to get their very own watercolor wonder.
Watercolor tattoos don’t actually contain any special type of ink nor are they applied in any unique fashion. Artists ink them with basically the same needles they have been using for decades. All that’s needed to achieve the watercolor look is impeccable shading skills and the right artistic vision. The watercolor style still remains the newest and most controversial style of tattoo. While people either love them or hate them, most tattoo artists have embraced the technique as innovate and game-changing. And as you have probably noticed by the constant barrage of watercolor tattoos on your social media feeds for the past few years, watercolor tattoos are here to stay.
While most licensed tattoo articles are indeed talented, with this particular style of tattoo it’s important to find an artist that knows what they are doing and has the proper experience under his or her belt. For those of you looking for that perfect watercolor tat, we’ve put together a collection of top-notch examples all exectued by artists that have mastered the craft. We hope you enjoy this article as much as we enjoyed putting it together. And don’t forget to save your favorites!
This world map.
These blooming anemones.
This floral lady.
This wicked eye.
This abstract watercolor work.
This watercolor lotus flower.