Minimalist Tattoos

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

read more

date

likes

favorite_border
favorite_border
favorite_border
favorite_border
favorite_border
favorite_border
favorite_border

Tattoo artists

Nastya Malina 路 harmlessberrydone
room Novosibirsk 馃嚪馃嚭
271
Tattoos
162
likes
17
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

Contact

Marina Molistdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
295
Tattoos
235
likes
70
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

Contact

Juan Pedroza Tobar 路 1991 Inkdone
room Miami 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Bogot谩
1026
Tattoos
526
likes
66
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

Contact

Meladone
room Melbourne 馃嚘馃嚭
152
Tattoos
66
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

Contact

Nacho Cajadone
room Madrid
34
Tattoos
13
likes
15
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

Contact

Cagri Durmazdone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
481
Tattoos
526
likes
116
followers
Line Art
Minimalist
+1

Contact

Alex Falchi NeroInkiostro Tattoodone
room Siracusa 馃嚠馃嚬
19
Tattoos
1
like
6
followers
Minimalist
Single Needle
+1

Contact

Tattooist Arardone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
232
Tattoos
229
likes
73
followers
Single Needle
Minimalist
+2

Contact

Motus.inkdone
room Singapore 馃嚫馃嚞
152
Tattoos
112
likes
35
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+1

Contact

Miles Langforddone
room London
96
Tattoos
58
likes
41
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

Contact

Anja Junnidone
room Maribor
111
Tattoos
181
likes
12
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+5

Contact

Liosmiosdone
room Murcia 馃嚜馃嚫
347
Tattoos
174
likes
21
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

Contact

Jingdone
room Queens
259
Tattoos
175
likes
51
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+3

Contact

Joe Turner 路 JTdone
room Worcester
29
Tattoos
44
likes
35
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+3

Contact

Ksu Arrowdone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭
231
Tattoos
181
likes
22
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary
+1

Contact

GRINGOSWAGdone
room Cali
72
Tattoos
16
likes
3
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

Contact

Serena Ferrarinidone
room Campogalliano
5
Tattoos
2
likes
7
followers
Minimalist
Lettering
+1

Contact

Ebru Mira Denizdone
room Ankara 馃嚬馃嚪
17
Tattoos
10
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+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.

filter
close
filter bychevron_right
Body partchevron_right
Sizechevron_right
chevron_left back