Water color tattoos are just tattoos that look as if they’ve been painted with watercolors. There are no outlines and sometimes no defined shapes. Sometimes the characteristics include brush stroke effects, paint splatter effects, and other painterly type visuals, which is why they are sometimes referred to as painterly tattoos.
Painterly water color tattoos have become increasingly popular, especially in the past few years, as a more pronounced blending of tattoo art with more classic art has been seen. But not all tattoo artists are capable of creating these delicate replicas of brush strokes, splatters and color blending. If this is the style of tattoo you want, choose your artist very carefully. One way you can do that is by viewing the tattoos in the gallery below to see some of the finest painterly style works by various artists around the world. Enjoy!
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Karen L. Hudson has been writing for the body art community since 1999. She is the author of Chick Ink: 40 Stories of Tattoos--and the Women Who Wear Them and Living Canvas: Your Total Guide to Tattoos, Piercings, and Body Modification. After leaving her position as About.com's body art expert in 2011, she founded Tat2Guru to continue her efforts as a safety and acceptance advocate for the body art community. Read Her Full Bio