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Watercolour tattoo as body art

Updated: Jul 7, 2023

Do you ever see watercolour paintings and think to yourself, how pretty would that be as a tattoo? Well, it turns out you're not alone! Watercolour tattoos are becoming increasingly popular, as people seek out creative and beautiful body art.


Tattoo Styles

There is a diversity of tattoo styles in the world. A few of them are very well established, such as Old School or Traditional, that started to grow in Europe and the US in the middle of the 1700s.

In Australia, this "Trend" started with the first immigrants (convicts that came from the UK): they brought the first tattoos to Australia. More specifically in Sydney, these tattoo styles are popular. But today we will talk about another style, one that was born in 2010, a baby style compared to the Old school: Watercolour tattoos.

Watercolour Tattoos

Watercolour tattoos emerged with the idea of not only having a "mark" on your skin but also something artistic, a piece of art.

In the artistic world, watercolour is well-known by its splashes and brush strokes, and it is not any different in tattoos. Watercolour tattoos are colourful with splashes and a lot of time ink coming out of the drawing lines. The watercolour tattoo mimics the art but with tattoo techniques.

You Might Be Wondering...

Is it made using water?

The tons and degrades are not created by adding water to it, but mixing it with white colour.

Does it fade with time?

When correctly done, using proper techniques and mixing white colour instead of water, it will last as longer and brighter as any colourful tattoo.

Does it hurt more than other styles?

Pain is perceived differently by each person, but the application of coloured ink is more painful than black ink. That is because the colour ink is denser than the black ink. Also, the needle to add colour could be larger than the one we use for lines.

Is it only about colour or can it be black and white?

Yes, it can be black and white, for sure.

Are watercolour tattoos only for women?

Not at all! We can make delicate tattoos with this style, but it is not only about flowers: the artist should be able to play with any subject in this style.

Sketch and watercolour tattoo of a foz with red-orange splash
Watercolour and sketch fox

How about the look of this art on your body?

If you are looking for something unique and expressive, a Watercolour tattoo might be the perfect option for you. This piece of art body is a beautiful way to express yourself, and when properly done they’ll last an eternity. At Lotito Tattoo they are customised to each individual, so the artist can work with you to create a piece that reflects your personal inspirations.

Get in touch and let's start working on yours!

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