Spotlight: 10 Minimalist Tattoo Artists

victor zabuga

Minimalism – ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪz(ə)m – deliberate lack of decoration or adornment in style or design.

Minimalist tattooing is an aesthetic that is catching up with the super detailed, big pieces nowadays. This style of tattoos can say a lot with very few details. They can be hand poked or not, some script or a minimalist image, anything really. So if you’re planning on getting one, need a gap filler, or just browsing check out these amazing minimalist artists.

B E R L I N

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Minimal design with a personality straight from Russia.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNIK5EnhyeI/?taken-by=__cursedlover__

Beautiful scripts and tiny images, all hand poked.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMXZa1_hdfp/?taken-by=curtmontgomerytattoos

Awesome blackwork with hints of pink here and there.

Flash piece on Andrew. #tattoo #blackwork #illustration #comics #shh

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Minimalist tattoos and movie stills.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMjrkCOhaPF/?taken-by=maisonhefner

“STREET POETRY \OG THOUGHTS AND YOUR CHEEZY CUSTOM WRITING” says it all.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBkf2QSsVgK/?taken-by=reen_rdmsky

A fresh tattooist with a minimal approach.

Minimalist and ghetto design straight from Warsaw.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BM4j7fBD2ld/?taken-by=themagicrosa

Minimalist and bold design for this one.

Some kind of mixture between oldschool and minimalist design – all blackwork.. what more can you want?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLMFLkyFdz3/?taken-by=ann_pokes

Minimalist, ornamental, girly and hand poked by an awesome lady.

And that concludes our Top 10 of minimalist tattoo artists. The order is random – each and every one of them is an amazing artist and has a unique style.

All images & designs are © to their rightful tattooist.

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Blackwork Tattoos

stanislaw-wilczynski

We’ve seen blackwork tattoos stand out for years now and they’re gaining even more popularity each day.

What are blackwork tattoos? Well.. it’s a style of tattoos that only uses black ink and usually it’s an abstract design. It can be minimalist, tribal, ornamental, small, big, a bodysuit.. anything really.

Another one from the archives…straight outta the Canon

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Old one from the archives in color…#portal#geometric #tattoosbyroxx#nofilter

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Blackwork tattoos are usually bold (- see blackout tattoos), but that’s not a “rule”. This style of tattoos focuses entirely on the design – using nothing but black ink, it’s the design that will stand out pushing linework and dotwork to it’s extreme, creating complex geometrical and symmetrical patterns on the body made entirely out of lines and shapes.

This style is also great for cover-ups – if you’re into it, it makes the perfect choice for a cover-up tattoo as you can play with the design and add a bold, fully black area where you want it without messing up the beauty of the whole design.

#DotsToLines #LineArt

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#DotsToLines

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Top healed,bottom fresh.Thanks Evgenii. @g_x_x_x_ #freehand

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Tattoo i made today at @sbldnttt

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What do you think about blackwork tattoos? Who are your favorite blackwork artists?