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Harley Quinn Watercolor Tattoo by Justin Nordine

Watercolor Tattoos Take Over Social Media

Many people can argue that tattoos of animals or hearts are the most popular tattoos amongst people, but studies have shown that the latest trend in body art is Watercolor Tattoos. For the past few years Watercolor Tattoos have become increasingly popular around the world. Many Tattoo Artists are mastering this art form and offering it to their clients as a new design alternative.

Social media and tattoo expos have made it much easier for trends to go viral. Websites like Pinterest and Instagram are great sources of inspiration for these wonderful tattoo designs. Tattoo Expos are a great way to exhibit and showcase new styles of tattoos. As this medium continues to grow so does the artists experience with using this style.

According to Business Insider, this particular trend has taken off in the last 5 years. People believe that Watercolor Tattoos are more aesthetically pleasing to look at than thick bold lines and dark shading. “It creates more options for the client when they step into a tattoo shop” says Lou Rubino of World Famous Tattoo Ink.

One of The World Famous Tattoo Artists to master Watercolor Tattoos is Justin Nordine. Justin Nordine who has been featured in NBC News has made Watercolor Tattooing his niche. His clients travel thousands of miles to get a one of a kind tattoo done by Justin. His shop Raw Canvas in downtown Grand Junction, Colorado receives a number or inquiries a day for watercolor designs. With the internet as big as it is, it has become much easier for artists like Justin to promote their type of artwork and inspire other artists to learn as well.

Tattoo enthusiasts tend to gravitate towards Watercolor Tattoos because of the vibrant and smoothly blended colors. Watercolor Tattoos tend to pop out on your skin and look like a priceless piece of artwork. Whether you’re looking for a feather tattoo, geometric watercolor tattoos or even a elephant watercolor tattoo, the options are now at your disposal.

It is important to choose the right artist to work on your watercolor tattoo. Even though this type of tattoo may look simple and not as complex as other style tattoos, there is specific technique that the artist must master before offering this type of tattoo. Many copy cats look try copying this style because it is an increasingly popular fad but not all artists can do it correctly.

With body modifications on the rise, many new art forms are introduced into the tattoo industry. Many clients are left with hundreds of new options from new vegan tattoo inks, better quality tattoo machines, and safer after care products. Now that Watercolor tattoos have emerged to the surface, we have the opportunity to see examples of watercolor designs.

Elephant Watercolor Tattoo By Rodrigo Tas

Watercolor Tattoos of Elephants by Rodrigo Tas

Feather Watercolor Tattoo by Rodrigo Tas

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Watercolor Tattoo by Justin Nordine


  • Business Insider
  • NBC News