35+ Beautiful Watercolor Tattoos

Tattoos are known to be an artistic way for people to express themselves, so it comes as no surprise that tattoos would borrow techniques from art. Watercolor tattoos are an imaginative, stunning form of body inking that is beginning to gain traction.

Traditional tattoos use solid colors that are sometimes lightened for shading effects. Tattoos done in a watercolor style depart from this look dramatically. In watercolor painting, water-soluble pigments are blended with a binder. This creates an image that is wild and colorful in appearance. Taking this method of painting and adjusting it for the world of tattoos gives people the same effect on their bodies.

Usually a tattoo looks solid and defined, but with watercolor-styled tattoos, the image almost jumps out of the skin. These types of tattoos are recommended for people in the art community or anyone who wants ink that will stand out from other tattoos.

Watercolor tattoo on hand

Watercolor tattoo on hand

Watercolor tattoo on upper back

Watercolor tattoo on upper back

Watercolor tiger tattoo

Watercolor tiger tattoo

Watercolor tattoo on leg

Watercolor tattoo on leg

Watercolor tattoo on hand

Watercolor tattoo on hand

Watercolor tattoo on side

Watercolor tattoo on side

Watercolor rose flower

 Watercolor rose flower

Watercolor cat tattoo

 Watercolor cat tattoo

Watercolor tattoo on hand

Watercolor tattoo on hand

Watercolor rose tattoo on upper back

Watercolor rose tattoo on upper back

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor panda tattoo

 Watercolor panda tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo on wrist

Watercolor tattoo on wrist

Watercolor dragonfly tattoo

Watercolor dragonfly tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor flower tattoo

Watercolor flower tattoo

Watercolor butterfly Tattoo

Watercolor butterfly Tattoo

Watercolor bird tattoo

Watercolor bird tattoo

Watercolor face tattoo on arm

 Watercolor face tattoo on arm

Watercolor flower tattoo

Watercolor flower tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

 Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor blue birds tattoo

 Watercolor blue birds tattoo

Watercolor tattoo on leg

Watercolor tattoo on leg

Watercolor tattoo on hand

Watercolor tattoo on hand

Watercolor tattoo on arm

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo sleeves

 Watercolor tattoo sleeves

Watercolor tattoo on back

Watercolor tattoo on back

Watercolor flower tattoo

Watercolor flower tattoo

Watercolor tattoo on shoulder

Watercolor tattoo on shoulder

Watercolor tattoo design

Watercolor tattoo design

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor tattoo on hand

Watercolor tattoo on hand

Watercolor rose tattoo on back

Watercolor rose tattoo on back

Watercolor tattoo

 Watercolor tattoo

Watercolor rose tattoo

Watercolor rose tattoo