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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Marina Molistdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
153
Tattoos
182
likes
65
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Juan Pedroza Tobar 路 1991 Inkdone
room Miami 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Bogot谩
835
Tattoos
471
likes
56
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Tattooist Arardone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
214
Tattoos
220
likes
70
followers
Single Needle
Minimalist
+2

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Nastya Malina 路 harmlessberrydone
room Novosibirsk 馃嚪馃嚭
254
Tattoos
142
likes
17
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Cagri Durmazdone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
431
Tattoos
505
likes
113
followers
Line Art
Minimalist
+1

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Jingdone
room Queens
248
Tattoos
167
likes
48
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+3

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Li Kuprinadone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭
65
Tattoos
89
likes
10
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+4

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Motus.inkdone
room Singapore 馃嚫馃嚞
126
Tattoos
100
likes
33
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+1

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Meladone
room Melbourne 馃嚘馃嚭
94
Tattoos
47
likes
4
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Nacho Cajadone
room Madrid
20
Tattoos
12
likes
12
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
85
Tattoos
65
likes
24
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Anja Junnidone
room Maribor
93
Tattoos
170
likes
11
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+5

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R眉艧t眉 Arslandone
room Antalya 馃嚬馃嚪 路 Eski艧ehir 馃嚬馃嚪 路 Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
10
Tattoos
0
likes
0
followers
Realism
Micro-Realism
+4

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The Black White Lines 路 Miles Langforddone
room London
72
Tattoos
54
likes
41
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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GRINGOSWAGdone
room Cali
29
Tattoos
10
likes
3
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

Contact

Okan U莽kundone
room Manhattan
84
Tattoos
244
likes
101
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+3

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Blumdone
room Marseille
41
Tattoos
56
likes
14
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

Contact

Alejandro Zipadone
room Bogot谩 馃嚚馃嚧
101
Tattoos
34
likes
10
followers
Single Needle
Line Art
+2

Contact

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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