Do you remember Paint by Numbers? You mix water and paint together and it would come out looking pretty cool. If you like that look, then you might want to think about getting a watercolor tattoo. These tattoos can come in a lot of different varieties and really anything can be made into a watercolor tattoo. Usually, pastel colors are used because they make the watered down look even better and are a unique way to add color to your tattoo instead of just filling it in. If you want to see and hear more about watercolor tattoos, then check out these 15 tattoos!
1. Night Sky Watercolor Tattoo
The night sky can sometimes end up being a gorgeous sight, especially for a watercolor design. This design employs some of the galaxy-style colors and turns the sky into a beautiful array of colors including stars and some trees at the bottom. This idea is perfect for someone who appreciates nature and its beauty.
2. Compass Watercolor Tattoo
Even though compasses haven’t been used for years, they’re an awesome symbol for travel. The watercolor background really contrasts with the compass and gives it an almost magical feel. Even if you’re a homebody, there’s no doubt this concept is cool.
3. Dandelion Watercolor Tattoo
A trademark image of summer is a dandelion blowing in the wind. This tattoo takes that idea to the next leave, adding watercolors as the seeds morph into a watercolor background. The watercolor here shows a unique way of depicting the wind.
4. Camera Watercolor Tattoo
Camera help capture moments and what better way to jazz up a camera than watercolor? The watercolor in this tattoo could represent flashes coming from the camera or maybe then the camera adding color to the world. No matter how you look at it, this tattoo is definitely Instagram-worthy.
5. Butterfly Watercolor Tattoo
Butterflies are gorgeous creatures who come in many different colors. That’s why they’re perfect for a watercolor tattoo. Adding watercolor allows the butterfly to become something completely different and is perfect if you’re not quite sold on keeping your butterfly one single color.
6. Owl Watercolor Tattoo
Owls can symbolize a lot of different things, but one of the things owls really lack is color. Adding some watercolor can take your tattoo from serious to fun. This tattoo especially seems like it was just done randomly which is such a unique aspect for any tattoo.
7. Book Watercolor Tattoo
Books are said to take you into another world and that’s exactly what this tattoo does. The watercolor really seems to add a magical touch and is a great way to incorporate the colors of the rainbow without making the tattoo look too busy.
8. Wolf Watercolor Tattoo
Wolves are usually seen as strong and stoic but this tattoo kind of flips that idea. Using watercolors allows the wolf to have a lot more color than normal especially with the little twinkles throughout. It also kind of looks like it has an ombre effect with the two colors combining before changing into a single color.
9. Sunflower Watercolor Tattoo
This watercolor tattoo is one of the most realistic portrayals because it looks like someone just took a paintbrush and did it. The colors are vibrant but still water-downed which is a hard look to achieve and the sunflower itself becomes its own work of art.
10. Semicolon Watercolor Tattoo
This semicolon tattoo is actually the first of its kind to make this list! Instead of creating something and using the watercolor as background, the watercolor is the main focus and has a piece taken out of it for the symbol. This is one of the cooler ways to customize your watercolor tattoo.
11. Cat Watercolor Tattoo
A cute small tattoo for women. Everyone loves cats, right? If you’re a huge cat-lover, then try this watercolor cat tattoo. It features the outline of the cat but instead of adding features, the watercolor becomes the cat’s fur. This tattoo is relatively bare but the small details of watercolor are the perfect accents.
12. Skull Watercolor Tattoo
Skulls normally aren’t seen as something that should be watercolor but this tattoo proves it wrong. The different watercolors mixed together end up making this skull look less intimating and give it an almost sinister feel. Plus the meanings for it are endless.
13. Disney Watercolor Tattoo
Talk about a breathtaking interpretation of The Little Mermaid. This entire tattoo is made of watercolor but it looks like she came straight from the sea. All the colors blend together perfectly and make it into a living piece of art.
14. Origami Watercolor Tattoo
This tattoo combines two graceful arts together…origami and watercolor. The origami cranes are normally left plain but adding the watercolor makes them seem like they’re actually flying and literally coloring the world.
15. Superhero Watercolor Tattoo
This last watercolor tattoo is a little bit different and for the geeky girls out there! This Captain America Shield tattoo looks exactly like it does in the movie but the watercolor takes it up a notch. It almost looks like the shield is bleeding or was grafitted on which is a cool trend of watercolor tattoos.
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