In tattooing, the evolutions recorded for millennia are multiple. Especially since recent years, there are more and more new styles that are emerging. In the 80s, for example, Stéphane Chaudesaigues was one of the precursors of realistic tattooing and still today, he is one of the greatest specialists. A little more recently, Franck Carrilho landed with his pencil tattoo and the success we know him. In this category of new tattoo trends, watercolor tattoos are becoming more and more common. Where is it from? What are the techniques? Below are 25 watercolor tattoo design ideas for both women and men.
25 Watercolor tattoos
1. Wild eagle shoulder to arm
2. Cute Bird Watercolor tattoo
3. Panda plum Watercolor tattoos
4. Japanese Doll
5. Rose and Lace watercolor tattoos
6. Angry Owl on the leg (Men)
7. Wild Lion on the chest
8. Tree of Life Watercolor Tattoos
9. Sexy wolf watercolor tattoos
10. Mermaid Hip Watercolor Tattoo
11. A Cute Fox
12. Dreamcatchers Girl Watercolor Tattoos
13. All Blue Fox
14. Anchor leg watercolor tattoos
15. Passionate Rose
16. Lower Sternum Watercolor tattoos
17. Sailing ship
18. Heart-shaped Flowers Hip Watercolor Tattoos
19. Lotus Flower Girl Watercolor Tattoos
20. Compass and Anchor Watercolor tattoos
21. Compass men’s leg
22. Time explosion tattoo
23. Panda men’s arm watercolor tattoos
24. Floral Forearm Tattoo
25. Flowers and Peacocks Feathers
Watercolor tattoo techniques
The watercolor tattoo is also called watercolor. By assimilating to the watercolor painting, it requires a mixture so that the desired transparency can be obtained. Said mixture can consist of an association of the bright-colored inks with water or a combination of several inks. The effect obtained is very close to the realist. It is for this reason that the watercolor tattoo is sometimes likened to the realistic tattoo. However, a certain search for finesse sometimes leads to abandoning the necessary precision in the realistic tattoo. Better still, this lack of precision, these deliberately blurred outlines, give abstract tints to the watercolor tattoo. Come on, dare, the watercolor tattoo is a kind of a mix between abstract tattoo and realistic tattoo.
Sometimes without a line, without outlines, and without a standard form, the watercolor tattoo leaves free all the creativity. All you need is the genius and fingering of a professional tattoo artist.
Origins of watercolor tattoo technique
The pictorial technique of watercolor uses colored peppers that are agglutinated in gummed water to obtain a transparent effect. This effect distinguishes watercolor from the opaque character of gouache and realistic tattoos. Requiring little material and a time of rapid realization, the watercolor was formerly very appreciated for the external paintings or for the pochades. It is within classical Chinese painting that we find essentially a use of watercolor.
A little later, in the course of the 6th century, this technique was also introduced in the West where it was used to create illuminations. Long neglected from the Renaissance, it will be reintroduced during the 19th century and will find its nobility with the English. The tattoo will be adopted in tattoo at the beginning of the year 2000. And it is towards the years 2010 that the watercolor tattoo will really begin to spread with tattoo artists such as Sacha Unisex, Ondrash, Aga Yadou or Victor Octaviano. But it is clear that few tattoo artists dare to rub this style. Because let’s say it clearly, its realization is a little more complex. Continue reading…
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