Watercolor tattoo black and white

We have covered the importance of selecting the right tattoo design, artist, shop, and even the right location for your tattoo. Today we are going to cover the importance of using color or going without color for your tattoo.

One of the hardest decisions when selecting a tattoo is whether or not to go with a full spectrum of color or go gray and black. To help you with your decision-making, we are going to discuss the benefits and the pitfalls of both color and gray/black tattoos.

Black and Gray Tattoos | Pros and Cons

The oldest of tattoos, the first tattoos were done in black ink. When tattooed by a talented artist who specializes in gray/black tattoos, the results can be absolutely stunning! Gray and black tattoos are the use of natural flesh for highlights with the addition of white for a more dramatic effect.

  • Black and gray tattoos don’t hurt as much as color tattoos (in theory). The main reason for this is that with a color tattoo, you must apply pigment to every square inch of the skin. With black and gray, shading is achieved using less pigment than a color tattoo would require, so it is less painful.
  • Black and gray tattoos experience less damage from the sun – because even when they fade the contrast will still be clear.
  • Black and gray tattoos create a strong contrast that is easy to see on darker skin tones.
  • Black and gray tattoos are neutral and won’t compete with colors from your clothing.
  • Black and gray tattoos are vivid and dynamic!

Black and gray tattoos require a skilled artist that can create the illusion of a three-dimensional image using tone, texture, shape, composition and weight. If you receive a black and gray tattoo from a less skilled tattoo artist, your results will be painfully transparent in the work. If an artist is not able to create a multi-dimensional image using only black and gray ink, you will not be very happy with your results.


Full-Color Tattoos

Color tattoos are fun because they are vibrant, bright, and allow for unlimited color combinations and creativity.

  • Color tattoos allow more room for creative expression.
  • Color tattoos offer dimension and life to any tattoo.
  • The contrast will be the strongest with light to medium skin tones.
  • Better for covering existing tattoos.

Certain colors will not show up well on certain skin tones. It is important to listen to your artist’s recommendations regarding which colors will create the right level of contrast with your skin type. Color tattoos are not recommended for people that like to spend a lot of time in the sun. The sun causes colored tattoos to fade, and in some cases, cause the colors to blend together.

Color tattoos may require more sessions, and can become more costly due to the level of detail and time to complete. Color tattoos are more painful as you must apply the color deeper and to every square inch of the skin. Colored tattoos can cause allergies, due to the wide range of compounds present in the ink.

To Color or Not To Color

An experienced artist can meet with you and provide a recommendation for the type of tattoo that will create the best contrast with your skin tone. They can also make suggestions based on your lifestyle choices. The goal for any artist is to create a stunning tattoo that will remain captivating over time.

Whether you dream in color or black and grey, be certain you have considered both the style and aftermath of a vivid or classic design. You want to be certain that your tattoo can become a permanent and gracious addition to your body. CALL JimsTattoo TODAY at 603-474-8754 to discuss the right tattoo for you!

Black & Grey / Black Work Tattoos

It cannot be stressed enough that Black and Grey work isn’t any easy style to excel at.

An extremely artistic, highly skilled artist is not easy to find.

The ALL DAY tattoo artists who major on delivering this type of design have exceptional talents that extend to creating illusions of three-dimensional images that incorporate:

  • Tone
  • Texture
  • Shape
  • Composition
  • Weight

The End Result: An absolutely stunning Black & Grey tattoo design in whatever style you choose.

Find Out More On What The Best Black & Grey Tattoo Artists In Bangkok Have To Offer

When it comes to having your body inked with that ultimate Black and Grey tattoo design you deserve the best.

Just like most major capital cities across the globe, Bangkok has more than its fair share of tattoo studios.

It should also be said that inking quality, cleanliness and expertise levels varying dependent upon the studio in question.

The team at ALL DAY tattoo studio are rightly proud of the efforts that have cemented our studio as the ‘Go To Tattoo Studio Of Choice’ for anyone seeking Black and Grey, or any other tattoo design whilst in Bangkok.

To find out more on what the best Black and Grey artists in Bangkok have to offer please get in touch with the friendly, knowledgeable, fluent English speaking team at ALL DAY tattoo studio using the most convenient method below.

The rose design is one of the most common designs people want to tattoo on their skin. If you are looking for a great rose tattoo design, here are several designs you can choose for a rose tattoo on your skin.

  1. Downward Rose Design
    A downward rose design on the bust side is a beautiful combination of outlines, shades, and culottes that shapes a beautiful rose. The black and white shades are beautifully matched with the lighter skin tone that brings out the rose design perfectly. The shadow effects also complement the rose design pretty well.

2. Rose with Parchment and Scythe

The rose with parchment and scythe design looks beautiful on the arms. The elements of the parchment appear with shades and sharp edges while it displays as if it has an inscription with it. The scythe coming out of the tip of the rose comes with colors and shades that make the edge of the scythe look sharp.

3. Black rose with red tip and maroon stem

The colorized black roses with red tips come with maroon ink in the arm area. The details of the rose comprise of the leaves and the thorns put colors with the maroon ink. Adding a solid black color of the rose petals in lighter shades and a red rose tip finishes the rose buds on this tattoo design.

4. Rose with skull design

This rose with a skull design on the wrist is outlined with white details over a black flower petal shade. The skull is outlined with black ink and is shaded on the edges and on the eye socket, giving it a three-dimensional look. The design is finished with leaves and stem to give it a corsage look.

5. Rose with clock and dove design

This rose tattoo with a pocket clock and dove design is accentuated with a variety of shades, lightness, and darkness of the objects and the three-dimensional look that perfectly suits the wrist area. The dove and the pocket watch has a good symbolism of peace and moments that come along with the rose which is considered the flower of love.

6. Gray rose three-dimensional wrist corsage design

The corsage rose style in three-dimensional print has a unique shade of gray in a darker background. This suits perfectly on the wrist, like a tattoo corsage, and the rose looks realistic and stylish on the hand. The shadow black background adds an embossed effect to the rose and makes the design stand out on the skin.

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7. Red rose wrist corsage design

The colorized design is a simple combination of the rose petals and the leaves. The components are detailed in bright, solid colors and are outlined in black tattoo ink. It suits well like a wristband while maintaining its flower beauty. This is a beautiful aesthetic for the hand area and even looks amazing with bracelets or wristwatches on it.

8. Many rose petals with red-outlined leaves design

This many petals rose design comes with a long, wavy stem accentuating the flower. The tattoo design appears in black tattoo ink while the leaves displays in maroon ink and have black leaves shadow in the background. The design stretches from the wrist up to the elbow area.

9. Rose design shoulder cap design

This large rose design is a perfect shoulder tattoo design. Its design appears in black tattoo ink and has a variety of shades that create a three-dimensional effect on the rose. The leaves in the background give more support to the blooming rose design.

10. Three blooming rose design

This three-dimensional design is made possible by the layers of shadows and the precise printing technique that gives a more realistic rose image. Meanwhile, the leaves are given a more realistic outline, and the precise shades give a more vibrant monochrome background for the three roses in this design.

11. Line and dots rose outline with patterned bead rope design

This line-and-dots rose design has a structure similar to a colorless sketch. The shades of the design compose of dots of various sizes, and the rose petals and leaves have outlines in bold lines and curves. It is like a drawing waiting to be given colors yet maintains its “simple yet beautiful” aesthetics.

12. Rose in bloom hand tattoo design

This rose tattoo comes in different monochrome shades and outlines of bold lines and curves. It also has an accentuation with the different symbols on the fingers. The design is wide enough to fit the back of your hand on the dorsal side and has an aesthetic look and feel to your wrist and hand.

13. Stylized small rose sketch design

This one is a simple sketch of a rose and is a small tattoo design that can be inked virtually anywhere in the body. The outlines compose of small lines and curves. The rose buds have sharp edges to serve as curves of the petals while the leaves are simple diamond shapes that form from the thin stem line.

14. Three rose buds and leaves in dark background

The three roses and leaves come in colors and solid shades and appear with thin, black lines and a oil pastel effect. This rose design is best on the wrist-to-elbow area of the upper limbs. The dark background gives a more embossed feel to the roses and leaves, making it stand out from the skin.

15. Jagged rose outline design

The design of this two-rose tattoo with jagged leaves makes for a beautiful tattoo on the arms and legs. The shades create a three-dimensional effect on the design while the rough edges create a solid design to the flower and leaves. Meanwhile, the sketch-like outline creates a beautiful cornerstone to the design’s monochrome colors.

16. Rose corsage with dark and light leaf shade

The design under the wrist has a really great aesthetic to this body part. The variated black and white leaves create a beautiful accessory around the single rose design. The rose itself has a truly beautiful outline and is shaded darker on the inner areas of the petals.

17. Single rose monochromatic sketch design

The single stalk with a blossoming rose and a small branch of small leaves are designed with a mixture of outlines and shades while the stem and leaves are colored with solid shades of black. The dotted-like shades create a beautiful aesthetic on the petals of the rose while the outlines accents the blossoming rosebud.

18. Single rose in leaves wrapped on shoulder edge

This tattoo design creates a rugged aesthetic with the purpose to portray a shoulder brace of jagged rose leaves that curls itself into a vine-like outline wrapping through the under and back portions of the shoulders. The single rose is dull red in color but has a beautiful shading of black at the outermost region of its petals.

19. Printed sticker rose stalk design

This design portrays a single stalk of rose, with its red rose and black outline of leaves and stem. The full red color gives an accent to the rose tattoo, and the black leaves and stems support the accentuation of the rosebud design. A vine-like curve line is noticeable at the bottom part of the stalk.

20. Rose in bloom with reddish leaf tips cartoon design

This cartoon design of a rose on the wrist is all about outlines and shades. Although it is comes in colored ink, the shades of the tattoo design are still prevalent and determine the dimensions of the rose tattoo. The white edges also create an accent of lightness in this design while the leaves display beautiful reddish tips.

21. Three-dimensional rose on stylized floral pattern design

This three-dimensional, realistic texture of a rose in bloom is an exceptional technique that requires precision and fine prints to capture the realism of the flower. What makes this tattoo design totally unique is the floral symmetrical patterns that serve as its background. Overall, it is a stunning rose tattoo design.

22. Realistic single stem rose tattoo design

This single stem rose tattoo design has a realistic look and feel, albeit the technique that only uses thin lines and minimal monochrome shades. The stem looks real even when they are mere lines. The leaves and the flowers are seemingly printed details on the skin. The whole image will surely look good on any part of the body.

23. Blue rose with elaborate quilt designs and dark leaves background

This unique blue rose design features an ensemble of quilted textile patterns in bold, black inks. The aqua blue color of the rose makes the design a standout and has the support of the background design of leaves in black prints and the quilted patterns with a darker background on the overall design.

24. Rose in a triangle with dotted leaf and petal outline.

This design features a variety of lines and patterns that resemble a rose corsage. The standout shape of this design is the triangle in which the rose on the inside comes in pink color while the rest are in black and white. The design has leaf structures alongside certain parts of the petal. Line and dot patterns are an addition to the design to make the flower stand out.

25. Whole back rose petals with water globules printed design

This massive rose tattoo design covers an entire back area and is like a painting of the person’s skin from his shoulders down to his hips. The three-dimensional character of the design features water globules, rose petals, a single rose leaf, and some orange slices below the flower. The design’s background is black in color.

26. Cartoon rose outline on the wrist design

This is a simple design of a rose that can be likened to a child’s drawing of a flower. A single rose stalk with a blossoming rose petal and jagged stem and leaf outline, this design is perfect for any part of the body, though many prefer to have it tattooed on the wrist.

27. Three blooming rosebuds on an elbow tattoo.

This stylish tattoo of three roses is a collaborative effect of monochromatic colors and realistic prints. This is a play of blacks and whites to create a three-dimensional effect of the rose petals. Meanwhile, the dark background covers the entire elbow area of the arms and embosses the rose petals beautifully.

28. Four roses with leaves design

The four roses are designed in a way that they are realistic and cartoonish at the same time. The outlines and shades provide a three-dimensional effect to the rose petals and the leaves. The details of the rose leaves create a beautiful background for the roses, and the shadow behind it embosses the tattoo design from the skin.

29. Red Christmas rose and ruby stone on polygon and curve patterns

The red Christmas rose and ruby stone are set in linear shading techniques that create a three-dimensional effect on the objects in this design. The patterns behind the two objects are a mixture of polygon patterns and curly designs that are a playful background for two realistically serious objects.

30. Cartoon rosebud designs

These designs are illustrated in a cartoonish manner. Some of these are either upward or downward rose designs, colorized, or black and white. The most common feature in this kind of rose tattoo is that it is a long-stem rose, either a bud or in full bloom. The last picture even portrays a long-stem rose from the Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast.

31. Sleeve tattoo print with rose design

This particular tattoo covers a certain area of the arm, preferably the sleeves. This rose design is a nice pattern for such a kind of tattoo print and has a beautiful outline of petals and leaves with a black background to emboss the rose tattoo design on the skin.

32. Outline rose tattoo designs

This tattoo is a collaborative effect of thick and thin lines as well as normal and inverse coloring techniques for tattoo designs. The use of lines to determine shades, outlines, and edges create a perfect harmony of the design and makes the tattoo stand out more on the skin.

33. Playful tattoo designs

The use of colors other than the natural color of the object sparks uniqueness, queerness, and a tinge of self-expression on this rose tattoo design. The variety of colors, shades, and patterns to come up with this kind of design calls for a thought outside the box, albeit the shapes and outlines being technically realistic with the object.

34. Photorealistic monochrome rose tattoo design

A black and white print of the rose design has become possible with the precision and perfection of lines, shades, dimensions, and color techniques. These types of photorealistic tattoos are the product of higher designing skills or machinery. The three-dimensional form of the rose design brings out the realism in the rose.

35. Rose glove tattoo designs (with names)

One of the many ways to express admiration over a special someone, the rose design with someone’s name is a testimony of a genuine admiration, given that tattoos are hard to remove. The use of lines and shades brings out a three-dimensional design of a rose tattoo on the dorsal part of the hand.

36. Realistic rose designs

The realism in a rose displays with the use of colors and shades. Having a three-dimensional effect on the rose tattoo makes the design stand out from any skin tone at any part of the body. The extra details of leaves, dew drops, and even small branches make the design even more captivating.

37. Upper limb rose tattoo ideas

Most of the tattoo receivers want to have their tattoo printed on their arms, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and even at the back of their hands. From simple to elaborate designs, more enthusiasts are beginning to love tattoos on the upper limbs with a rose tattoo, a name, a small to a medium icon, or a sleeve tattoo if they are brave enough.

38. Back rose tattoo ideas

There are some who want to have tattoos at the back of their body. Most of them prefer to have it inked on their shoulder plates, by the handles, waists, or even their hips. Some rose tattoos inked at the back range from small tattoo designs up to a full back tattoo.

39. Quilt patterned wrist rose corsage tattoo ideas

The design takes inspiration from the realism of the rose object on the tattoo over the quilt patterns that is similar to a glove’s opening or a ball corsage. The quilt patterns comprise of crisscross lines that look like a mitten but is permanent on the tattoo receiver’s wrist and hands. The violet rose has the shade and outline to make it look like a three-dimensional object.

40. Cropped long stem rose design

The design is a long stem rose without the lower part included. The focus of the design is the rose, either in full bloom or a bud with the leaves and stem on it. Sometimes, thorns are included in the design, like in the picture, but most of the time, it is not.

41. Rose blossoms design

While many wanted a full rose tattoo, there are those who prefer only the blossoms of the rose. Some of them have it in groups of three or four, with the leaves included as background. Some have it grouped together while some have it cascaded downwards. Most rose blossom designs are monochromatic, but there are also colorized rose blossom tattoo designs.

42. Small roses tattoo design

For those who wanted to keep a smaller tattoo design, a small rose on the arms, wrists, or back is also nice. Most of these are simple, cartoonish designs. There are also small rose tattoos that have realistic appeals. Most of these small rose tattoos are stylized while some are simple outlines.

150+ Colourful Watercolor Tattoo Ideas This Year

What is a Watercolor Tattoo

Watercolor painting technique is a method of making sketches, when colors dissolve in water and form a transparent, suspended matter, creating subtle transitions of colors, as well as the effect of lightness and airiness. Watercolor tattoo style copies almost exactly this painting technique. The founder of the tattoo style is Amanda Wachob.

Amanda Wachob watercolor author Fascinating watercolor arm tattoo

Now watercolor tattoos are a whole new trend with abstract and illustrative images.

Interesting watercolor tattoo on ribs girl Nice tattoo watercolor for a musician

Watercolor tattoos are valuable because of their visual attractiveness, beauty and complexity of fulfillment. Symbols in this style aren’t so important. Such tattoos are perceived as true art, designed to bring aesthetic pleasure to its owners and for the people around.

Fabulous watercolor cat shoulder tattoo

These tattoos are one of the most difficult to make. Despite the fact that such technique sometimes seems to be childishly naive and very easy, it demands a lot of skills. Dabs of paint on the body are extremely difficult to imitate.

Remarcable golden fish watercolor tattoo Striking watercolor jelly-fish leg tattoo

Who makes Watercolor Tattoos

Watercolor tattoos are preferred by true romantics and creative individuals who love the unusual and original. Such an image on the body is comparable only to the picture carrying an understandable sense and has a certain concept.

Nontrivial Watercolor Horsefish ribs tattoo Sweet small watercolor cat hand tattoo

If you look for something unusual, special and unordinary, watercolor tattoos are for you. They are very popular among both males and females.

This art form allows you to express your individuality. It is a way to self-realization and embodying of soul impulsion.

Eye-catching watercolor hip tattoo with a fox for women Extraorfinary whale watercolor face tattoo

If you are a poetic and original person, the watercolor tattoo style is for you. In some ways, it resembles body art, but it remains with you forever, emphasizing your individuality in the most unusual way.

Splendid cornflower watercolor hand tattoo

Shades of Watercolor Tattoos

Watercolor tattoos can be depicted in any color. They look great on different parts of the body, being both small and large and representing various plots or symbols. Their colors are diverse, but in any case, they do not spoil the general view of the drawing. Here, you can combine incongruous elements and the picture will still look great.

Whether it’s black, gray and dark tones or on the contrary yellow, blue, orange and red shades, it will look equally nice.

There are a lot of photos on the Internet, where you can see it.

Unusual canary watercolor tattoo for girls Abstract watercolor hummingbird shoulder tattoo

Watercolor tattoos can be both very small or stretch along the whole body. Its peculiarity is that regardless of the size, the image remains clear, contoured and beautiful.

The meaning of tattoo still depends on the applied symbol.

Stunning watercolor dragonfly shoulder tattoo

The Most Popular Watercolor Tattoos

Among the most popular characters for watercolor tattoos, usually chosen by women and girls, are


awesome watercolor butterfly tattoo Watercolor Hawkmoth watercolor tattoo on the upperback Gorgeous watercolor butterfly tattoo for girls

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Abstarct watercolor dragonfly shoulder tattoo Magnificent watercolor dragonfly and dandelion ribs tattoo

Exotic birds

Catchy watercolor bird forearm tattoo Vivid watercolor bird tattoo Awesome watercolor bird full sleeve tattoo for girls


Femenine watercolor flower shoulder tattoo Beautiful watercolor flower leg tattoo Outstanding watercolor magnolia shoulder tattoo Gilr watercolor flower back tattoo

More flower tattoos you can see here.


3D watercolor feather forearm tattoo Original tribal watercolor feather forearm tattoo Simple Watercolor Feather Tattoo Design For Upper Back Bright Watercolor Feather Tattoo Nice watercolor feathe shoulder blade tattoo

Dream catchers

Astonishinf dreamcatcher watercolor tattoo on the back Dreamcatcher watercolor tattoo foe women Stylish watercolor dreamcatcher forearm tattoo Clear watercolor dreamcatcher arm tattoo


Unusual watercolor eyes tattoo on the ribs Vivid eye watercolor tattoo foe women Deep eye in a watercolor ribs tattoo Stupendous watercolor tattoo on the ribs for girls

Girls’ portraits

Miraculous watercolor back tattoo with female portrait Splendid watercolor portrait arm tattoo Striking Watercolor Portrait Tattoo for Girls

Famous masterpieces

Creative watercolor arm tattoo Van Gogh remarcable watercolor tattoo Unusual watercolor leg tattoo for girls

Very often people want to tattoo their body with pictures that are associated with the artist and the canvas in a watercolor style. They can simulate strokes of paint on the body or graceful watercolor lines.

Boys and men may tattoo wild animals, aggressive birds, skulls, cars, technical elements, cosmic and marine plots in the watercolor style.

Fairy owl watercolor chest tattoo Nice tiger watercolor tattoo Original watercolor lion chest tattoo Watercolor chest tattoo with roosters for man Macho watercolor wolf tattoo Creative skull watercolor forearm tattoo Striking skull watercolor arm tattoo Unusual watercolor shoulder tattoo for man Extraordinary watercolor chest tattoo with a raven Eye-catching watercolor wrist tattoo for men Abstract watercolor chest tattoo for men Stunning watercolor landscape tattoo Space theme watercolor tattoo for men Sweet watercolor turtle tattoo for man

Creativity is the essence of art and tattoo art is not untouched by this fact. With the passage of time, creative tattoo artists are working on new and innovative techniques and bringing them ahead for discerning tattoo lovers. One of these latest techniques has introduced watercolor tattoo designs. They are closely linked with watercolor paintings, as is suggested by the name. Vibrant hues, subtle shades and gentle colors are the hallmarks of these tattoos. The aesthetic beauty as well as symbolic meaningfulness of these tattoos has made them a popular choice among men and women around the world. They look absolutely unique and are bound to draw attention, solving the real purpose of bearing the pain and monetary cost of having a tattoo inked.

Technique of Watercolor Art

Watercolor tattoos are based on the technique of blending traditional tattooing with watercolor paintings, which gives it an absolutely different look as compared to the traditional tattoo. The technique as well as the tools of inking the tattoo is completely same, but the only difference between the two is the end result, which looks more like a watercolor painting rather than a classic tattoo design. As in the watercolor paintings, we see more of shades, splatters and blurs rather than defined shapes and outlines, the same kind of effect becomes visible in watercolor body art. The image looks free formed instead of being outlined with defines lines in black ink and the shading in between is lighter in color as compared to the regular tattoos. So if you are looking for something new for a first time tattoo or a unique option from the other tattoos which you already have, then watercolor body art would be an ideal option for you.


The shading of a watercolor art tattoo is comparatively lighter than a classic tattoo, which gives an impression that the tattoo gets faded with the passage of time. The fact is that they may require tough up after some years, which may be sooner than a conventional tattoo, which puts these tattoos at a slight disadvantage. Still, there is not much difference between the two and the watercolor tattoos, too are long lasting and permanent in nature, though its lighter appearance may cause a mild deception in some cases.

Placement Ideas

The most important aspect of tattoo art, in addition to choosing the right design, is its right placement. Basically, the place for having a tattoo inked is determines by the size of the tattoo. A larger tattoo looks good at large surface areas such as back, stomach, rib, chest, thighs, legs and shoulder, while smaller and more delicate designs are featured on small areas such as ankles, legs, wrists, neck, spine, back of the ear and even on fingers. The idea is to grab attention, whether the size of the tattoo is big or small. It should just be eye catching enough to convey the true attitude and feelings of the bearer.

Popular Watercolor Tattoos Designs

There is a great variety in designs available in case of watercolor body art as there it is in case of regular tattoo designs. It all depends upon the skill and creativity of the tattoo artist, who can create some brilliant designs with his imagination and mastery of the art. The technique of watercolor art depends upon his expertise in creating some amazing effects which resemble brush strokes, creating effects like dripping and splattered paint, or even, images which look like portraits. Some designs may also possess the quality of resemblance to a crayon design, creating an awesome impact. Here are some popular designs:

  • Floral Tattoos – One of the most amazing water color tattoo designs is the one which includes different kinds of flowers such as rose, lotus, sunflower, daffodils and lilies, to name just a few. Rose symbolizes love and beauty while lotus stands for purity and piousness and including these floral designs in watercolor art can create an absolutely stunning and eye catching impact. Vibrant colors dripping out of soft black outlines can make a unique picture of these floral patterns, which is quite different from regular tattoo designs.
  • Butterfly Tattoos – Butterflies, which by nature, exhibit a vibrant color palette, make an ideal element for being used in watercolor art. These colors can be exhibited in the form of a watery design, but still carry the amazing appeal for complete artistic look. As compared to the solid and well defined design tattoos, the butterfly tattoos create a unique and soft impact.
  • Feather Tattoo – The feather tattoo has an alluring quality because they have a flowing and attractive shape, which looks beautiful wherever it is placed on the body of the bearer. In contrast to the normal feather tattoos, watercolor art tattoos can be made to look more attractive and softer with the use of bright splatters of color. The paint can be made to come out of the edges of the feather to make it look even more stylish and unconventional as compared to a regular one.
  • Wolf Tattoo – Another cool option among the design elements considered for this art is that of a wolf design. A wolf is considered to be the symbol of strength, independence and loyalty and wolf tattoos created in the form of watercolor art create an amazing impact on the viewer, as it is entirely different from the classic wolf tattoos. The use of bold but blotch colors, which have a dripping quality, gives a soft and lifelike effect to the design, making it a delight for the onlooker instead of an element associated with ferociousness.
  • Rain Tattoo – Rain tattoos can be the best element to be used designs as the falling drops of rain make the perfect choice for being depicted in watercolor form the splashed of color depict the falling rain drops to perfection, creating an impact which is totally stunning and unique.
  • Fish Tattoo – Fish make a popular choice for watercolor designs because both the fish as well as these designs, have a flowing quality. Usage of bright colors as well as splashes to depict water can create an eye catching fare in fish tattoo designs. The artist can either create the whole design or have the fish tattoo inked in the conventional way and the background done in watercolor form.
  • Hummingbird Tattoo – The hummingbird is a wonderful object which can be depicted in the form of a watercolor design because it flaps it wings at a very fast speed, giving it a blurry impact in its movement. This makes it ideal to be displayed in the form of the blotchy and blurry impact, as in case of watercolor art.

It may seem that color is the most important element of watercolor designs, but surprisingly, they can look great in conventional black and grey colors too, as in case of traditional tattoos. The difference between these two types of watercolors lies in the detaining of the design; while color tattoos become prominent with the help of use of splashes of vibrant colors, the black and grey tattoos get their attraction value on account of right use of intricate detailing. The blurry effect is used to the advantage and to create a different look in the simple traditional tattoo designs which uses bold sketching and outlines.

The best thing about them is that they do not require a proper design; in fact, they give the artist the creative freedom to bring out something amazing by making use of simple splashes of color, which may be made to drip down the body of the bearer. They are a way to unleash the creativity of the designer and enable them to create stunning visual delight to make the body a canvas and the tattoo a complete masterpiece. Almost all kinds of elements can be incorporated watercolor art, some of them are musical instruments, birds phoenix, dove, swallow, dragonflies, bow, ribbon, infinity sign, cross dragon, lion, stars, sun, moon, disney, dreamcatchers, arrows, compass, trees, angel and wings.

Final Words

Watercolor tattoos are a unique form of tattoo art, which creates tattoo designs in the form of blotches and splashes of color, rather than bold and defined outlines. Nearly all kinds of design elements can be incorporated, but the end result is really determined by the skill and expertise of the tattoo artist.

Incredible Watercolour Tattoos by Klaim

Tattoo is a great way to express oneself. There are plenty of tattoo ideas with meanings for you to get a tattoo. It could be rendered in an artistic way, different styles.

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 abstract style, e.g., watercolor tattoo. 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.

Watercolor tattoo

Butterfly watercolor tattoo

Amazing Bow Watercolor Tattoo

Portrait watercolor tattoo

watercolor flower tattoo

Amazing Watercolor Tattoo

Time warp watercolor tattoo

Compass watercolor tattoo

Horse watercolor tattoo

Flower 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

Luv U Mom watercolor tattoo

Late Summer Day Watercolor Tattoo

Watercolor abstract tattoo

Flower watercolor tattoo

Feather watercolor tattoo

Compass Watercolor Tattoo

Colorful Watercolor Tattoo

Bird watercolor tattoo

Watercolor butterfly tattoo on arm

Dreamcatcher watercolor tattoo

Ship watercolor tattoo

Rose watercolor tattoo

watercolor tattoo

watercolor rabbit tattoo

Anchors watercolor tattoo

Abstract rose tattoo

The 112 Best Watercolor Tattoos for Men

Watercolor tattoos have become extremely popular over the last few years. They are easily distinguishable among other tattoo styles due to their unique and colorful look. Though they are usually seen worn by women, watercolor tattoos also look great on men.

Unlike other tattoo styles, watercolor tattoos heavily feature bright and soft colors. Dark and bold lines take a backseat in this tattoo style. Some designs don’t even have a single line and simply rely on the colors to give the tattoo a shape and an identity.

Watercolor tattoos attempt to mimic freeform painting. They don’t have defined edges and the colors look like they’re still wet and dripping on the skin. Those unfamiliar with this tattoo style might actually think that a watercolor tattoo is just a badly done tattoo with messy colors.

There are two kinds of watercolor tattoos: watercolor tattoos with a black outline and watercolor tattoos without a black outline.

The former relies on black lines to produce the identity or image of the tattoo. Some feature a full-fledged outline which serves as the base of the tattoo. While others feature just enough lines to make the design discernible.

The latter is obviously the opposite, featuring not a single trace of black lining and relying exclusively on the coloring to make the main image stand out. As for the coloring, you can have a full range of bright colors or just a few splashes of colors that look like they were applied using paintbrushes. It depends on the design. But if you want a really eye-catching watercolor tattoo, we recommend a full-color style, especially if you want a particularly large design.

Some tattoo artists say that a watercolor tattoo doesn’t age well because of the lack of an outline or bold and well-defined lines. They say it would fade quickly and simply look like a blob of colors with no shape after 10 years or so. However, those in favor of watercolor tattoos say that it won’t really come to that because people usually get touch-ups every few years. A number of things can also contribute to how a tattoo ages – like frequent direct sunlight exposure. Watercolor tattoos haven’t been around long enough to give us an idea how well they age, though. This is the risk that comes with watercolor tattoos.

When it comes to watercolor tattoo designs, you have loads of options to choose from. You’re not limited to just a specific category of designs. You can go with animal-based watercolor tattoos, a popular choice among men. You can go with abstract or geometric tattoos. You can go with flowers, compasses, clocks, and even skulls. Just choose the design that best represents the meaning that you want to project.

It’s imperative that you look for a tattoo artist that specializes in watercolor tattoos. Due to the style’s popularity, there are tattoo artists who are quick to tell clients they can handle watercolor tattoos even if they don’t really have much experience with the style. So make sure that your tattoo artist has a great background when it comes to watercolor tattoos.

There are a lot of designs and ideas for half sleeve tattoos. Some of the common ones are flower, tribal, dragon, Polynesian, 3D, angel wings, and many more. There are two types of sleeve tattoos, the full sleeve tattoo, and the half sleeve tattoo. In full sleeve tattoos, the whole part of the arm is completely covered. It generally starts from the shoulder down to the wrist.

On the other hand, a half sleeve tattoo only covers the half part of the arm. Usually, it starts on the shoulder and ends at the elbow. Full sleeve tattoos are bigger and take more time to complete. Obviously, that will also depend on the complexity of the designs and drawings of the tattoo. So, before having a sleeve tattoo, you must make sure that you really want to have a sleeve since there will be no turning back. Just in case, you decide to have one, you can check out these amazing half sleeve tattoo designs and images for inspiration as to what you might want to get.

Sleeve tattoos designs are a popular choice for men and women who desire to cover up their bodies with ink. Most women choose flowery designs and more watercolor styles. Men, they want to have stronger looking and cooler half sleeve tattoos, often designed with dragons, tribals or Polynesian and Maori designs.

Best Half Sleeve Tattoos

1. Bird Half Sleeve Tattoos

Originally posted by tattooideas247

This Kea bird is flying over Milford Sound.

2. Hogwarts School

This is the school of magic in the Harry Potter series.

3. Tiger Tattoo

Tigers are ferocious, wild, powerful and strong.

4. Best Half Sleeve Tattoos

A nice pattern with various colors.

5. Symbolic Half Sleeve Tattoos

This is one of the best half sleeve tattoos for guys.

6. Lady Sugar Skull Tattoo

A skull is a symbol of death.

7. Sleeve Tattoo Ideas For Women

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams.”

8. Rose and Sugar Skull Half Sleeve

This is a symbolic sleeve tattoo.

9. Female Half Sleeve Tattoos

This is an amazing tattoo on a girl’s face.

10. Half-Sleeve-Elephant-Tattoo

A very symbolic and meaningful half sleeve tattoo.

11. 3D Sleeve Tattoo

What a beautiful scenery!

12. Lightning Tattoo

Getting a sleeve tattoo done might take several hours.

13. Half Sleeve Tattoos And Ideas

A religious half-sleeve tattoo.

14. Portrait Tattoo

This is the portrait of Dita Von Teese, a famous American burlesque dancer.

15. Nature Scene

Tree tattoos can look great with other elements such as birds and flowers.

16. Black And Grey Half Sleeve Tattoos For Men

In Chinese culture, tigers are considered as the protectors of the dead.

17. Half Sleeve Tattoos Designs

Before getting a tattoo done, be sure to choose the best tattoo idea and select the best tattoo artist.

18. Biomechanical Arm Tattoo

This tattoo features some robot elements.

19. Phoenix Half Sleeve Tattoo

Phoenix tattoos can also be worn by women.

20. Sugar Skull Half Sleeve Tattoo

Sugar skulls play a significant part of the Mexican culture.

21. Polynesian Tribal Tattoo

This type of tattoo has various designs and meanings. It is commonly used to symbolize eternity.

22. Pirate Ship

During the early years, this symbolic tattoo was usually worn by sailors.

23. Jellyfish Sleeves Tattoo

Jellyfish tattoos generally symbolize calmness and gracefulness.

24. Heart in a Bottle

This is an amazing work of art!

25. Sleeve Tattoo Ideas For Men

Black and red is definitely a great combination.

26. Indian with Crow

For the Native Americans, the crows are a symbol of wisdom.

27. Fox Sleeve Tattoos

Fox tattoos are very symbolic and can represent a variety of meanings such as wisdom, intelligence and many more.

Best Full Sleeve Tattoos

28. Fantasy Full Sleeve Tattoos

A full sleeve tattoo usually covers the whole part of the arm.

29. Full Sleeve Tattoos for Men

Guys who have sleeve tattoos look hotter.

30. Full Sleeve Tattoos for Women

Originally posted by tattoo-journal

Full sleeve tattoos commonly start at the shoulder down to the arm.

31. Koi Fish Tattoo

Originally posted by cuded

Koi is a Japanese word which means carp.

32. Cool Full Sleeve Tattoos

Japanese tattoos carry a lot of meanings. Some wear them to represent devotion and protection.

33. Colorful Portrait

Portrait tattoos show your dedication and appreciation to someone.

34. Full Sleeve Tattoos

A watercolor tattoo will ultimately stand out from the rest.

35. Koi Fish with Lotus

Koi fish tattoos are used to overcome misfortune.

36. Hummingbird And Flower

A full sleeve tattoo done in watercolor style is truly unique.

37. Cruelty Tattoo

Sleeve tattoos are the new trend for tattoo lovers.

38. Colorful Sleeve Tattoo

This Japanese tattoo focuses on the two terrifying masks. The white mask is placed on the inner forearm while the red mask is placed on the upper arm.

39. Full Sleeve Tattoos for Women

This tattoo depicts the characters from the movie Alice in Wonderland.

40. Full Sleeve Rose Tattoo

Women usually go for flower designs for their full sleeve tattoo.

41. Colorful Abstract Tattoo

This is a cool and unique tattoo design for men.

42. Space Tattoo Design

Some tattoos have exclusive meanings to the owners.

43. Lighthouse Sleeve Tattoos

A rare and unique design can turn into a great sleeve tattoo.

44. 3D Wolf Tattoo

Wolf tattoo symbolizes protection, family, and others.

45. Awesome Sleeve Tattoo

Each tattoo carries a special meaning to the wearer.

46. Girl Tattoo

A portrait of a girl can also be a good choice for a tattoo design.

47. Skull with Quote

“This is your moment, and every single minute you spend trying to hold onto it, cause you may never get it again.”

48. Fish Tattoo On Full Sleeve

This tattoo design is very artistic.

49. Nice Full Sleeve Tattoo

A tattoo with lots of colors is very eye-catching.

50. Dragon Tattoo Sleeve Ideas

This dragon has a menacing look as if it’s getting ready to attack.

51. Black Full Sleeve Tattoos

This tribal tattoo design covers a huge area. It has three flowers which are located on the shoulder, chest, and elbow.

52. Dragon Sleeve Tattoos

This traditional Japanese tattoo looks lovely in red and black. It depicts the aggressiveness of the dragon.

53. Floral Sleeve

This black and gray tattoo blends well with the woman’s dress.

54. Unique Sleeve Tattoo

Getting a unique tattoo can definitely catch the attention of your friends.

Best Sleeve Tattoo Ideas for Girls

55. Amazing Sleeve Tattoo Designs

This is a combination of different designs and colors.

56. Bird Sleeve Tattoo

Generally, bird tattoos are a symbol of freedom.

57. Flower Tattoo

Flower tattoos can be combined with other elements.

58. Black Sleeve Tattoo

A cool tattoo design using black and gray ink.

59. Flower Sleeve Tattoo Designs

You can also apply colors in the design to make it more colorful.

60. Colorful Sleeve Tattoo

This is a nature-inspired tattoo design that includes the sun and some birds flying.

61. Sleeve Tattoo Designs

Sleeve tattoo can be worn on one arm only or on both arms.

62. Eagle Sleeve Tattoo

Among the bird tattoos, the eagle is the most popular tattoo design being used.

63. Electronic Sleeve Tattoo

For some monochrome tattoos may lack aesthetics but for tattoo lovers, it expresses boldness and strength.

64. Sleeve Tattoo Designs For Girls

Black tattoo designs are becoming more popular due to its originality.

65. Floral Tattoo

Dragonfly and flowers are an excellent combination of a feminine tattoo.

66. Flowers Full Sleeve Tattoo

Flower tattoo ideas are a popular choice for women.

67. Three Big Flowers

Basically, flowers tattoos symbolize love, growth, and unity.

68. Ship Tattoo Ideas For Women

This tattoo is for people who love to travel.

69. Mandala Full Sleeve Tattoos

“Mandala” is a Sanskrit word which means “circle”.

70. Stormtrooper Tattoo

This is a perfect tattoo idea for all the Star Wars fanatics out there.

71. Floral Sleeve

This is very creative and looks very elegant too.

72. Grave Sleeve

This is a fantastic tattoo design for women.

73. Ship Sleeve Tattoo

Ship tattoos are one of the most popular nautical designs.

74. Half Sleeve Tattoo Idea

Portrait tattoos can be used as a memorial tattoo.

75. Watercolor Sleeve Tattoo

Watercolor designs are done in splatters.

76. Koi Fish Sleeve

Koi fishes symbolize power, courage, and determination.

77. Pretty Sleeve

The flowers have very fine details.

78. Unique Sleeve Tattoo For Girls

Flower tattoos are very popular and carry special meanings too.

79. Rose Full Sleeve Tattoo

Roses can be easily incorporated into different designs.

80. Dragon Ball Z Tattoo Designs

Best tattoo design for Dragon Ball Z fanatics.

81. Tattooed Sleeve

Undoubtedly, tattoos for women are now becoming a trend, not only for the hippies but also for housewives and working women.

82. Sugar Skull

Sleeve tattoos can make women look sexy.

83. Tribal Tattoo For Women

This tattoo proves that tribal tattoos are not only for men but also for women.

Best Sleeve Tattoo Ideas for Men

84. Best Tattoos For Men

This particular tattoo looks lovely and it’s also sweet since it includes “Mom” and “Dad.”

85. Abstract Notes Sleeve

This tattoo lover is also a music lover.

86. Cool Sleeve Tattoo

You can create your own tattoo design that can make you stand out.

87. Dragon Half Sleeve Tattoo For Men

Tattoos can also start from the chest and ends in the half portion of the arm.

88. Japanese Style Sleeve

This is a very colorful and symbolic tattoo design.

89. Colorful Sleeve Tattoo

Tattoos reveal the creativity in you.

90. Dragon Eye Sleeve Tattoo

The realistic effect of a 3D tattoo greatly depends on the skill of the artist.

91. Tribal Half Sleeve Tattoos

Red and black tribal tattoos are so amazing.

92. Dragon Tattoo Designs For Men

Dragon tattoos can also be combined with other elements such as flowers and skulls.

93. Japanese Full Sleeve Tattoo Designs

Every image being used in Japanese tattoo designs carries its own meaning.

94. Koi Fish Full Sleeve Tattoo Ideas

Japanese tattoos can be easily recognized since they are large and unique.

95. Polynesian Sleeve Tattoos

Polynesian tattoos are very ancient, but lately, it became a popular choice for tattoo lovers.

96. Tiger Tattoo

Some sleeve tattoos start from the chest instead of the shoulder.

97. Unique Tattoo

This tattoo design is specially created for people who enjoy racing.

98. Fabulous Sleeve Tattoo

A red dragon tattoo is very attractive.

99. Oriental Sleeves

A tiger tattoo is placed on one arm while the other arm has a Japanese tattoo.

100. Portrait Sleeve

A portrait tattoo combined with a lotus flower.

101. Spiderman Tattoo

Convincing and realistic tattoos can only be created by a talented artist.

102. Full Sleeve Tattoos For Men

This one looks like it’s part of his outfit.

103. Latest Sleeve Tattoo For Men

This is a nice and colorful tattoo.

104. Sleeve Tattoo For Men

Men with muscles look gorgeous in sleeve tattoos.

105. Tribal Sleeve Tattoo Design

Tribal tattoos are not only charming but they are also symbolic.

106. Robotic Sleeve Tattoo

This tattoo design is very masculine.

107. Awesome Sleeve Tattoo

Tribal tattoo design is a common choice among men.

108. Jellyfish Tattoo Sleeve Design

Jellyfish symbolizes intelligence and flexibility.

109. Tribal Half Sleeve Tattoo

Tribal designs are very common for men.

110. Upper Arm Tattoo Ideas

This tattoo is a combination of different designs.

Half Sleeve Tattoo Sketches and Templates

112. Half Sleeve Tattoo Designs Drawings

115. Snake Roses And Joker Skull Half Sleeve Tattoo Template

What Design should you use for your Half Sleeve Tattoo?

Recent studies show that women frequently choose flower or animal designs for their sleeve tattoos. Men just seem to love their tribal designs on their arm. Aside from this, there are also various unique ideas that you can choose for your arm tattoos. The Alice in Wonderland Design incorporated complex design and you need an expert for this. This is ideal for persons who want to be mysterious. Quotes or sayings can also look amazing on the sleeve. You can even include other elements such as an image of the person that inspires you. Scary tattoo design has many interpretations but could, for example, include skulls and roses.

Which sleeve tattoo will you have? Watercolor styles are very popular nowadays, even though they tend to age not as well as a black ink tattoo. We hope that these sleeve tattoos designs have helped you in deciding what you really want. Always remember that these are permanent tattoos, so you must be sure about your decision. In the end, your choice and preference is the one that matters most! Will you let us know in the comments below what half sleeve tattoo it will be?

Hey readers! I’m Jeffrey and your tattoo artist of the day;) I have been drawing and painting my whole life, and after graduating high school I decided it was time for a bigger challenge and I started drawing on people. I’m so fortunate I got to express my creativity through my body art and even more so to share my passion with my now wife Emilie. She started working with me in my tattoo shop as a piercer and I started writing about and photographing, my creations on this blog. I love to hear from you and hope you enjoy our work together!

Wrist tattoos are one of a kind. At first, you might think that it’s simple, however, it means a lot to the wearer. Tattoo designs on the wrist vary as there are simple designs as well as complex designs.

Here, we will give you 100 tattoo wrist ideas that can make you stand out once you decide to get your own wrist tattoo. With one, everyone will recognize who you are and what your principles in life are.

Small Wrist Tattoos for Women and Men

1. Saying Tattoo

“Escape” wrist Tattoo

2. Wrist Tattoo with Butterfly and Heart

The wrist is the coolest area to get a tattoo.

3. Sun Wrist Tattoos

Getting a tattoo on the wrist can be a bit painful since it is very sensitive and at the same time it has lesser fat.

4. Anchor And Heart Tattoo

When a tattoo is placed on the wrist, it can be quickly seen.

5. “And” Character

Choosing the best tattoo design and the best placement are very important.

6. Rose Tattoo on Wrist

Originally posted by cuded

Some tattoo lovers choose to place their tattoo design on their inner wrist.

7. Amazing Tattoo Designs

Most women want to have a fashionable tattoo design with a meaningful message.

8. Remarkable Tattoo Design

Originally posted by bizarbin

Memento Vivere means “a reminder of life.” Memento Mori means “a reminder of death.”

9. Awesome Wrist Tattoos

A paw print tattoo is ideal for those who have pets.

10. Wrist Tattoos For Guys

Wrist tattoos can be the center of attraction for men.

11. Beautiful Wrist Tattoo

Originally posted by tattoo-journal

If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.

12. Adorable Wrist Tattoos

Faith, hope, and love are very important in our lives.

13. 3D Wrist Tattoos

So creepy!

14. Encouraging Quote

Mind over matter.

15. Best Sun Tattoo

The wrist is an eminent part of the body where you can place a small tattoo design such as this sun tattoo.

16. Best White Wrist Tattoos

Originally posted by blog.tattoodo

White ink tattoos are wonderful.

17. Best Wrist Tattoos

A nature-inspired tattoo design for the ladies.

18. Joie de Vivre

This means “a feeling of happiness in life.”

19. Eyes Tattoo

Wrist tattoos can enhance your beauty and personality.

20. Quote Tattoo on Wrist

Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.

21. Classic Sayings


22. Geometric Wrist Tattoos

The wrist is one of the most visible areas for people to admire your tattoo designs.

23. Cool Tattoos

Just like a sleeve tattoo, a wrist tattoo can be eye-catching too.

24. Red Star Tattoos

Getting a big tattoo on the wrist may not be practical since it only has a small area.

25. Cool Name Tattoo

A tattoo for couples and lovers.

26. Cool Word Tattoos

Each day is a gift.

27. Matching Wrist Tattoos for Couples

Follow me. I’ll follow you.

28. Owl Wrist Tattoos Designs For Men

Cute wrist tattoos carry various meanings.

29. Quote Wrist Tattoos Designs

Attitude is everything.

30. Word Wrist Tattoos

Make believe.

31. Cute Wrist Tattoos

I really don’t know what this tattoo means. Do you have any idea?

32. Love Tattoo

Love signifies compassion and affection.

33. Rose Tattoo on Wrist

Wrist tattoos are the hottest designs at present.

34. Cute Initial Tattoo

Name tattoos are the ideal choice for lovers.

35. Meaningful Wrist Tattoo Design

This tattoo symbolizes freedom.

36. Simple Wrist Tattoos

A dreamcatcher tattoo for driving away bad dreams.

37. Elegant Tattoo

The most important thing is to find a tattoo design that means a lot to you.

38. A Latin Quote

Originally posted by buzzfeed

A Latin phrase which means “to the stars.”

39. Inspiring Wrist Tattoos


40. Musical Wrist Tattoos

A small clef tattoo design for music lovers.

41. Star Tattoo for Men

Wrist tattoos are also chosen by celebrities aside from ordinary people.

42. Bow Tattoo on Wrist

This is a bracelet tattoo that is really super cute!

43. Elegant Wrist Tattoos

This is a stylish tattoo that is most often chosen by women.

44. Snowflake Tattoo

Tattoos can make you feel better each time you have a glimpse on it.

45. Flowers With Letters

Ensure that you are fully committed with regards to the choice of your wrist tattoo design.

46. Black Bow Tattoo on Wrist

Bow tattoos are usually the common choice of women.

47. Anchor Wrist Tattoos

A wrist tattoo is a perfect choice for smaller designs.

48. 3D Butterfly Tattoo

This type of tattoo is popular for different people in all walks of life.

49. Feather Wrist Tattoos

Pick the best tattoo design that best describes your personality.

50. Inner Wrist Tattoos

The smallest keyhole.

51. Cross Wrist Tattoo

Wear your faith on your wrist.

52. Word Wrist Tattoos

A very powerful message.

53. Peacock Feather Tattoo On The Wrist

Tattoo design can be classic, fun or with a little flirt.

54. Flock of Birds

Select the best artist that can transform your design into the best masterpiece.

55. A Geometric Arrow

When choosing a wrist tattoo design always remember that less is more.

56. Origami Wrist Tattoos

Since the wrist is a small area then you don’t need to have a large and complex tattoo design.

57. Quote Tattoo

Let it be.

58. Sayings Tattoo

“Stay strong.”

59. Compass Wrist Tattoos

You can never get lost on your adventure.

60. Inspirational Tattoo

Look alive sunshine.

61. Small Lotus Matching Tattoo

This is the perfect tattoo for sisters.

62. White Love Tattoo

Simple words can look flawless on your wrist.

63. Bird Quote Tattoo

If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.

64. Thread and Needle Tattoo

This tattoo is appropriate for tailors and dressmakers.

65. Embrace Life

Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

66. Small Inner Wrist Tattoos

A small dove with a flower.

67. Small Tattoos

A matching tattoo for couples.

68. Small Tattoos For Men On Wrist

A name tattoo with the word ‘Mason’.

69. Lotus Tattoo

Not all tattoos are bold, the most important thing is you love them.

70. Feather Wrist Tattoo

Whatever tattoo design you choose, be sure that it is unique and one of a kind.

71. Bracelet Tattoo

Wrist tattoos can also be used as a permanent bracelet.

72. Small Wrist Tattoos For Men

Astronomical tattoo design.

73. Keep it Light

Tattoos for the wrist do not always have to be complex, it can be small yet sweet and subtle.

74. Small Wrist Tattoos Ideas

The wrist is the best place for getting a gorgeous design.

75. Spring Designs

This is a very colorful work of art.

76. Dandelion Tattoo on Wrist

Live your life, don’t survive it.

77. Tribal Tattoo Images

Most women prefer small and cute tattoo designs.

78. Tiny Wrist Tattoo

A very meaningful tattoo to the wearer.

79. Tiny Wrist Tattoos

Do you have any plans of traveling?

80. Tree On Men’s Wrist

A symbol of life.

81. Unique Wrist Tattoo

For cat lovers.

82. Saying Wrist Tattoos

I am not afraid to walk this world alone.

83. Dandelion Tattoo on Wrist

A dandelion is admired for its unique geometry.

84. Word Wrist Tattoos For Women

An ECG tattoo with the words”L’amour Fou” – means “crazy love”.

85. A Great Idea for a Wrist Tattoo

This is a beautiful South Korean-inspired work of art done in pastel colors.

86. Black Quote Tattoo on Wrist

Aside from being famous, the lettering tattoo is also very easy to design.

87. Wrist Love Tattoo

A very cute “love” tattoo.

88. Wrist 3D Butterfly Tattoo

A realistic butterfly tattoo.

89. Mountains Tattoo

A band around the wrist is an ideal choice since it can look elegant and classy as well.

90. Wrist Tattoo Designs

You can find words which are meaningful to you and look for a tattoo font that is perfect for your wrist.

91. Love and Infinity Tattoo

Small tattoo designs such as stars, flowers, hearts, and others can work best on your wrist.

92. Bow 3D Tattoo

A wrist tattoo can be used as a bracelet that will never get lost.

93. Eagle Tattoo

Birds are commonly used on the wrist.

94. Gorgeous Design

Wrist tattoos have evolved. Now there are a lot of designs that you can choose from.

95. Elephant Wrist Tattoo

An elephant tattoo can symbolize power and strength.

96. Eye -Catching Tattoo

A power button design is getting to be popular nowadays.

97. World Map Wrist Tattoo

The artist has done a good job in properly placing the world map on such a tiny area.

98. Heart Tattoo

Using different colors can make a tattoo design more adorable.

99. Hook and Yarn Tattoo

Any design will do as long as you are comfortable with it.

100. Bird Tattoo

A swallow is a symbol of everlasting love

Wrist Tattoo Information Guide

Below more information on getting a new wrist tattoo, but before we dive into this, we would like to point out to always try a new tattoo, whether it’s the position, or the artwork itself. Below our favorite selection of temporary wrist tattoos that will last only 2-5 days so you can try many places and tattoos.

Commonly Asked Wrist Tattoo Questions

Wrist tattoos are one of the most popular tattoos to date. They can be large or small and typically look good on anyone. Are you considering getting a wrist tattoo for the first time? If so, you may have some questions. In order to help you out, here is a list of some of our supporter’s most frequently asked wrist tattoo questions.

Do wrist tattoos fade quickly?

Because the area is frequently washed and bent back and forth, it can cause your tattoo to fade more quickly than others. Ensuring you have a good artist that has lots of experience is a good preventative. You should also be prepared to get your tattoo touched up once every few years to ensure you keep it looking its best.

Do wrist tattoos make your veins hurt?

There is going to be a certain degree of soreness surrounding the area for about a week after a fresh tattoo is placed. How badly this hurts depends on your pain tolerance and the size of the tattoo. Remember – the pain is temporary, but the tattoo will be beautiful forever!

Do wrist tattoos bleed more?

Many people believe that a wrist tattoo bleeds more than a typical tattoo because of all the veins in the area. This is not true. Although there is a lot going on in the way of veins in this area, a tattoo needle is relatively small. It is not nearly long enough to puncture these veins.

What Do Wrist Tattoos Mean?

Where do wrist tattoos originate from? Wrist tattoos are a type of tattoo that already exists several years ago. Most often they are worn by people who travel to the sea. The most typical tattoo design that is being used as a nautical star. The wearers of this tattoo believed that it can provide them guidance and protection towards their journey, During the ’50s and the ’60s, wrist tattoos are being associated with the lesbians and the gays. However, this has transformed over time. In fact, nowadays, people who are wearing wrist tattoos are not necessarily gays or lesbians. Additionally, during ancient times, these tattoos are being worn by people who are suffering from hazardous diseases. So, essentially, it serves as a warning to people in order to prevent any potential transmission of the disease.

Whether wrist tattoos are being placed around the wrist or the inner wrist, it has its own distinct meaning. Nevertheless, the usual area where it is being placed on the inner wrist. Some people choose to wear wrist tattoos as a source of inspiration for their day to day life. It is mostly composed of inspirational quotes where the wearer can look at it easily and feel strong again. Some people show their love and appreciation for their lovers by wearing wrist tattoos. By looking at these tattoos, they can easily remember them.

Is getting a wrist tattoo painful?

In general, getting any tattoo will always hurt somewhat. It really depends on your pain tolerance, the location, and your tattoo artist. Women tend to feel less pain than men when getting a wrist tattoo, as their pain tolerance levels are much higher. The general consensus about the pain level of getting a wrist tattoo is that it hurts more than others. They score higher on the tattoo pain scale since the skin around the wrist is more delicate than other places on your body.

The skin around your whole wrist is thin, which means that the tattooing needle can reach the bone in a lot of areas of the wrist without too much pressure. As the needles hit close to the bone, you could feel an uncomfortable vibrating feeling which can lead to certain feelings of pain. When the needle punctures thin skin areas the pain can feel more sharp and intense. This is a different experience than when you compared it to the regular burning or scratching feeling that comes with being tattooed on thick skin areas like arms or the chest.

The Types of Wrist Tattoos

  • Astrological Tattoo Designs – Obviously, this is based on the zodiac sign or date of birth of the wearer. It is usually placed on the inner wrist.
  • Bracelet Tattoo Designs – This kind of tattoo can look real depending on its design. It can be inked around the wrist.
  • Bird Tattoo Designs – This tattoo can be a single bird or a flock of birds. The most common designs are dove and eagle.
  • Butterfly Tattoo Designs – This tattoo can be associated with flower designs but it can also be used by men. It can be tiny with one color or it can be done elegantly in various colors.
  • Flower Tattoo Designs – This is a feminine tattoo that is usually used by women. There is a range of colors and designs to choose from.
  • Musical Tattoo Designs – This is the perfect tattoo for music lovers. It can be composed of a phrase from a song or musical notes.
  • Star Tattoo Designs – This tattoo is quite stylish. It can be done in one color or multiple colors.
  • Wording Designs – It can be composed of one inspiring word or an entire quote. Sometimes it can also be the name of your lover.
  • Other Tattoo Designs – You can also choose other tattoo designs such as elephant, owl, butterfly, heart, feather, and others.

Regardless of what type of wrist tattoos you desire, be sure to obtain it from a professional artist only. Most of all, you must know its meaning so that you will not be understood. Victoria Beckham had a wrist tattoo but, later on, she decided to remove it. Demi Lovato has the words “Stay Strong” along with a heart and red lips on her wrist. These tattoos will certainly look great if they are done by professionals. Are you inspired by this collection of wrist tattoos? Let us know which tattoo you like the most.

Hey readers! I’m Jeffrey and your tattoo artist of the day;) I have been drawing and painting my whole life, and after graduating high school I decided it was time for a bigger challenge and I started drawing on people. I’m so fortunate I got to express my creativity through my body art and even more so to share my passion with my now wife Emilie. She started working with me in my tattoo shop as a piercer and I started writing about and photographing, my creations on this blog. I love to hear from you and hope you enjoy our work together!


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