Amazing Water Color “Paint” Style Tattoos

Posted on 25 August 2012 by Karen L. Hudson

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!

Brush Strokes Painterly Style Tattoo in Black and Blue

Tattoo By Amanda Wachob

Trash Polka Style Painterly Brush Stroke Backpiece Tattoo

Artist Unknown - Please Contact With Information

Painterly Watercolor Style Woman's Portrait Tattoo

Tattoo by Joshua Carlton

Pinks and Blues Painterly Style Brush Stroke Tattoos

Tattoos By Amanda Wachob

Water Color Brush Strokes Tattoo

Tattoo By Amanda Wachob

Painterly Brush Strokes Water Color Tattoo

Tattoo By Amanda Wachob

Black and Red Painted Brush Strokes Tattoo

Tattoo By Amanda Wachob

Pink Flower Tattoo - Watercolor Painterly Style

Tattoo By Amanda Wachob

Painterly Watercolor Style Portrait Tattoo

Tattoo by Claire Reid

Painterly Style Fantasy Tattoo

Tattoo by Claire Reid

Paint Splatters and Brush Strokes Painterly Style Tattoo

Tattoo by Gene Coffey - Tattoo Culture

Watercolor Style Flowers Tattoo

Tattoo by Gene Coffey - Tattoo Culture

Painterly Style Dandelions Tattoo

Tattoo by Gene Coffey - Tattoo Culture

Painterly Style Female Figure and Brush Strokes Tattoo

Tattoo by Gene Coffey - Tattoo Culture

Brush Stroke and Splatter Style Bird Tattoo

Tattoo by Gene Coffey - Tattoo Culture

Brush Stroke Painterly Style Tattoo

Tattoo by Kyle Cotterman

Realistic Red Rose Tattoo Done in Painterly Style

Tattoo by Matt Jordan

Brush Stroke Water Color Style Tattoo - Hummingbird in Flight

Tattoo by Musa - Tribo Tattoo & Piercing

Brush Stroke and Paint Splatter Hummingbird Tattoo

Tattoo by Musa - Tribo Tattoo & Piercing

Paint Splatter and Brush Stroke Bird and Bird Skeleton Tattoos

Tattoo by Musa - Tribo Tattoo & Piercing

Paint Splatter Sleeve Tattoo by MUSA

Tattoo by Musa - Tribo Tattoo & Piercing

Paint Splatter Bird Tattoo by MUSA

Tattoo by Musa - Tribo Tattoo & Piercing

Painterly Style Hummingbird Tattoo

Tattoo by Ondrash Tattoo

Sketch and Watercolor Paint Style Rose Tattoo

Tattoo by Peter Aurisch - Nevada Johnny

Sketch and Water Color Paint Style Woman and Wolf Tattoos

Tattoo by Peter Aurisch - Nevada Johnny

Brush Stroke and Splatter Style Flowers Tattoo

Tattoo by Peter Aurisch - Nevada Johnny

Sketch and Watercolor Poppy Flowers Tattoo

Tattoo by Peter Aurisch - Nevada Johnny

Painterly Style Skull Tattoo

Tattoo by Claire Reid

Painterly Style Tattoo

Tattoo by David Allen

Painterly Style Brush Stroke Water Color Tattoo

Tattoo by David Allen

Painterly and Pointillism Dot Work (Ben Day Style) Tattoo

Tattoo by Jef Palumbo - La Boucherie Moderne

Painterly Style Red Rose Tattoo

Tattoo by Joshua Carlton

Pastel Colors Painterly Style and Splatter Tattoo

Tattoo by Kyle Cotterman

Realistic Painterly Style Pink Rose With Dew Drops Tattoo

Tattoo by Matt Jordan

Watercolor Style Pink Daisies Tattoo

Tattoo by Melissa Capo

Painterly Watercolor Style Flowers Tattoo

Tattoo by Melissa Capo

Pink Water Color Painting Style TattooBrush Strokes Painterly Style Tattoo in Black and BlueTrash Polka Style Painterly Brush Stroke Backpiece TattooPainterly Watercolor Style Woman's Portrait TattooPinks and Blues Painterly Style Brush Stroke TattoosWater Color Brush Strokes TattooPainterly Brush Strokes Water Color TattooBlack and Red Painted Brush Strokes TattooPink Flower Tattoo - Watercolor Painterly StylePainterly Watercolor Style Portrait TattooPainterly Style Fantasy TattooPaint Splatters and Brush Strokes Painterly Style TattooWatercolor Style Flowers TattooPainterly Style Dandelions TattooPainterly Style Female Figure and Brush Strokes TattooBrush Stroke and Splatter Style Bird TattooBrush Stroke Painterly Style TattooRealistic Red Rose Tattoo Done in Painterly StyleBrush Stroke Water Color Style Tattoo - Hummingbird in FlightBrush Stroke and Paint Splatter Hummingbird TattooPaint Splatter and Brush Stroke Bird and Bird Skeleton TattoosPaint Splatter Sleeve Tattoo by MUSAPaint Splatter Bird Tattoo by MUSAPainterly Style Hummingbird TattooSketch and Watercolor Paint Style Rose TattooSketch and Water Color Paint Style Woman and Wolf TattoosBrush Stroke and Splatter Style Flowers TattooSketch and Watercolor Poppy Flowers TattooPainterly Style Skull TattooPainterly Style TattooPainterly Style Brush Stroke Water Color TattooPainterly and Pointillism Dot Work (Ben Day Style) TattooPainterly Style Red Rose TattooPastel Colors Painterly Style and Splatter TattooRealistic Painterly Style Pink Rose With Dew Drops TattooWatercolor Style Pink Daisies TattooPainterly Watercolor Style Flowers Tattoo

About the Guru:
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

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