40+ Watercolor Tattoos That Beautifully Transform Bodies Into Living Art

Traditional tattoos are typically characterized by thick, black lines, solid blocks of color, and straightforward shading. Though tried-and-true, this approach to body art is not the only one! Recently, watercolor tattoos have taken the body inking world by storm with their ethereal style, fluid forms, and vivid hues. In this collection of unique watercolor tattoos, we explore the diversity and artistic value of this painterly practice.

Featuring some of our favorite ink artists—including Ondrash, Jasper Andres, Aleksandra Katsan, and _ Lau—as well as numerous new discoveries, the colorful compilation of tattoos showcases some of the best watercolor-inspired body art. Whether softly stippled, delicately blotted, or energetically evocative of paint splatters, the tattoos present the different ways that artists employ the watercolor medium as their muse.

See the entire collection of beautiful watercolor tattoos below.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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