This is happening right now with the whole watercolor tattoo style which is basically emulating the look of watercolor art. The style is picking up a lot of attention because it does look great, especially when done right. So if it looks great, how come there are artists and collectors who are so vehemently against it?
The reasoning why the style should not fly is that it will not hold up well. It is important to understand that the ink in your skin will not stay that way forever. It will gradually blot which is why a lot of people are claiming that watercolor style tattoos with their undefined borders will look like a blob of colors somewhere down the road.
Since this style is barely new, there is still insufficient data how these tattoos would look like a decade or so after being done. So for people on the fence, it is a matter of wait and see.
And then there are also those who reason out that all tattoos would eventually fade with time so if that's the reason holding you back from getting a watercolor style of tattoo, then you might not as well get inked in the first place.
With all that said, here are some watercolor tattoo style ideas that could tickle your fancy in case you decide that the risk of getting a tat in this style is worth taking.
|Inspired by Alice's conversation with the Caterpillar. Inked by Steve Oker at Hart and Huntington Tattoo in Orlando, Florida|
|Watercolor Spirit Fox by Rodrigo Tas, São Paulo Brazil|
|Watercolor Frog by KC Lange in Bellingham WA|
|Watercolor Lioness by Aura at Steel Ink in Heartland MI|
|Watercolor Owl by Russell Van Schaick at Hart and Huntington in Orlando, Florida|
|Watercolor Swallow by Justin at Seattle Ink and Oil|
|Purple Watercolor Rose tattoo by Keith Cromie of Side Show Studios Sacramento, CA|
|Watercolor Ox by Logan Bramlett, Wanderlust Tattoo Society, Akron Ohio|
|Watercolor Fox by Ray at Blu Gorilla in Charleston SC|
|Watercolor Hummingbird by Amy Zager at Tattoo Factory in Chicago|
|Watercolor Koi Fish by Russell from Hart and Huntington Orlando, Florida|
|Watercolor Lion by James Hurley at Eclectic Tattoo Lansing, Michigan|
|Watercolor Mando by William (Bill) Volz, Immortal Images, Charlotte|
|Watercolor Mermaids by Mikey Ruck of Catalyst Arts Collective in Independence, Missouri|
|Watercolor Octopus by Andrew of Neon Dragon Tattoo, Cedar Rapids IA|
|Watercolor Owl by JohnnyJinx of the Broken Clover Social Club, Tucson, AZ|
|Watercolor Phoenix by Victor Octaviano at Puros Cabrones Tattoo, Santo André, Brazil|
|Watercolor Poppies by Jon at Studio XIII in Cocoa Beach, FL|
|Another Watercolor Poppy by Ben Reiter, at Broken Clover Tattoo, Tucson, AZ|
|Watercolor Tree by Amanda Pepper at Thunderdome in St. Louis|
The style is really something huh? Keep in mind though that not all tattoo artists can pull this style off. So if you really want something like the tattoos above, do some research. Find the artist in your locality who has done this style and has pulled it off. You can always ask for a picture of their work before you confirm with them. There's also the alternative of going to a nearby city, or state even just to get one of these lovely inks.