When only the best ink will do, there’s only one place to go. Here of course! Well, that’s what we tell ourselves anyways. Hopefully you’ll let us know if this is fact or indeed fiction.
When it comes to tattoos, most people associate class with delicate floral works or any other barely there type illustration. But we think that’s just rubbish. While classy tattoo designs do tend to be light in nature, any well-designed and well-executed tattoo can be just as stylish and sophisticated.
Every girl has notions of finding that perfect tattoo. Something elegant, beautiful, and creative enough to elevate their ink above those basic tattoos that everyone else will undoubtedly have. The dream design. Their very own Mona Lisa.
While we never recommend copying another artist’s work, we’ve rounded up eighty-five tattoo designs that encompass all the qualities of that “perfect” tattoo that will provide you with more than enough inspiration to get your own creative juices flowing. Take a look, save your favorites, and don’t forget to be original!
This watercolor dancer.
Most women had dreams of being a ballerina at some point in time during their lives. This beautiful ballerina in motion mixes playful lines with magical watercolor coloring. (Photo: Georgia Grey)
This classy botanical tattoo.
Upon first glance, this design looks like your classic laurel leaf composition of two branches flanking each other. But nope, each branch contains its own unique flower accompanied by several infant buds. (Photo: Tritoan Ly)
This beautiful butterfly.
Sorry Hello, this design is destined to be copied over and over for its sheer beauty and intricate elegance. A detailed single needle butterfly filled with subtle pink and purple tones. (Photo: Hello Tattoo)
These watercolor florals on ankle.
A vivid bouquet of wildflowers screams summer so perfectly that you can almost smell the flowers through the screen. In an age where tiny floral ankle tattoos reign supreme, it’s nice to see some larger pieces, especially when they’re this good. (Photo: Aga Yadou)
This cosmic portal.
We’re trying to decide what is more amazing, the creative telescoping nature of this piece or the cosmic nebula which, as far as we are concerned, has no equal. (Photo: Junior Lopes)
This floral horseshoe.
In the past year we’ve seen a few of these floral horseshoe tattoos pop up but this one is by far the best. (Photo: Carin Silver)
This forearm piece.
This appears to be a daffodil. Just waiting for someone to correct us. (Photo: Jean Alvarez)
This gorgeous floral piece.
Here we have a wonderful composition of daisies and cherry blossoms accented with a gorgeous watercolor decor. (Photo: Alberto Cuerva)
This hidden diamond.
Banul’s lotus flowers always manage to catch our eye. This one particularly stands out with a multifaceted diamond where the stamen usually sits. (Photo: Banul)
This micro lollipop.
These subtle arrows.
This cosmic triangle.
This dotwork wave design.
This stenciled watercolor rose.
These green eyes.