Minimalist Tattoos

Gallery of minimalist tattoos done by tattoo artists worldwide that can be filtered by subject, body part and size.

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Tattoo artists

Tattooist Arardone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
145
Tattoos
164
likes
48
followers
Single Needle 路 Microrealism
Minimalist
+2

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Juan Pedroza Tobar 路 1991 Inkdone
room Miami 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Bogot谩
201
Tattoos
41
likes
13
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Ksu Arrowdone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭
178
Tattoos
94
likes
9
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary
+1

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Cagri Durmazdone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
237
Tattoos
374
likes
96
followers
Line Art
Minimalist
+1

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Stella Lu酶done
room Toronto 馃嚚馃嚘
21
Tattoos
124
likes
61
followers
Minimalist
Line Art

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Ivan Casab貌done
room Barcelona
126
Tattoos
108
likes
44
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+3

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Jure Werberdone
room Maribor
52
Tattoos
42
likes
4
followers
Illustrative
Single Needle 路 Microrealism
+9

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Anja Junni Novakdone
room Maribor
15
Tattoos
17
likes
3
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+3

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Kevin King 路 Blvckworkdone
room Manhattan
52
Tattoos
76
likes
44
followers
Minimalist
Line Art

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rachainsworthdone
room Berlin
61
Tattoos
239
likes
88
followers
Blackwork
Line Art
+4

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袙谢邪写懈褋谢邪胁 Nintendodone
room Lyubertsy
4
Tattoos
4
likes
2
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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KLAURINKdone
room Escaz煤 馃嚚馃嚪 路 San Rafael de Escaz煤 馃嚚馃嚪
25
Tattoos
37
likes
9
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Liosmiosdone
room Las Torres de Cotillas
126
Tattoos
64
likes
7
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Blumdone
room Marseille
23
Tattoos
5
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Marina Molistdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
35
Tattoos
86
likes
36
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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脠ll毛mdone
room Paris 馃嚝馃嚪
0
Tattoos
0
likes
0
followers
Hand Poked
Minimalist
+4

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Laura Casellesdone
room M贸stoles
26
Tattoos
8
likes
4
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+2

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Tattooist Amidone
room Suncheon 馃嚢馃嚪
22
Tattoos
27
likes
5
followers
Illustrative
Minimalist
+2

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description

Minimalist tattoos are the ones that are reduced to its necessary elements. The aim of minimalism is to strip everything down to its essential quality and achieve simplicity. Regarding the execution however, some of the most straightforward designs actually take the longest. The execution of the tattoo can take much less than the process of putting the stencil, which takes way more time because I the artist needs to make sure everything is precise and placed correctly.

Minimalism is a 20th century art movement characterized by extreme simplicity. Minimalism, on Tattoofilter, refers to self-contained and tangible works of art.* These designs are focused on removing all nonessential elements, at times even attempting to erase the presence of the artist. The artist can arguably never be completely removed from the work, though, for they are choosing what is subjectively 鈥渆ssential.鈥

Negative space is a key component of minimalism. By omitting the majority of details from a subject or idea, the emptiness serves to prioritize and emphasize specific details.

Minimalism formally emerged after WWII in New York, first in sculpture and paintings that used simple color schemes and unadorned geometric shapes. Roots of contemporary minimalism can be found in the Soviet Constructivist, Bauhaus and De Stijl movements.

Minimal tattoos refer to the content of the piece, not the size. A very small but complex tattoo, with no companion tattoos around it, may be mistakenly called 鈥渕inimal.鈥 Despite the large amounts of negative space available in this case, a composition is still only minimal if it uses the most deconstructed version of the subject possible.

*Terminology disambiguation:

In art, 鈥渕inimalism鈥 can also describe deconstructed music motifs, simplified poetry and literature, or a push for scarcity in interior design and architecture. These art forms are sometimes called 鈥減ostminimalist,鈥 inspired by minimalist philosophy but ultimately occupying a different kind of space and yielding a unique type of engagement from the viewer. While they do pare down nonessential elements, they offer temporal and/or immersive experiences, rather than being a fixed set of elements in a tangible and controlled space.

In secular sociopolitics and geopolitics, 鈥渕inimalism鈥 can refer to anti-consumerism and anti-colonialism. It can describe a philosophical preference for inaction, non-expansion and non-acquisition. These outlooks may belong to a person who enjoys or creates minimalist art, but they are not wholly intertwined with the minimal art movement.

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