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

Juan Pedroza Tobar 路 1991 Inkdone
room Miami 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Bogot谩
1189
Tattoos
548
likes
68
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Nastya Malina 路 harmlessberrydone
room Novosibirsk 馃嚪馃嚭
338
Tattoos
165
likes
17
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Cagri Durmazdone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
515
Tattoos
529
likes
116
followers
Line Art
Minimalist
+1

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Jingdone
room Queens
260
Tattoos
176
likes
51
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+3

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Marina Molistdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
528
Tattoos
249
likes
72
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Liosmiosdone
room Murcia 馃嚜馃嚫
349
Tattoos
176
likes
21
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Nacho Cajadone
room Madrid
36
Tattoos
13
likes
16
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Ksu Arrowdone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭 路 Brooklyn
346
Tattoos
182
likes
22
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary
+1

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Meladone
room Melbourne 馃嚘馃嚭
163
Tattoos
68
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Miles Langforddone
room London
98
Tattoos
58
likes
41
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Tattooist Arardone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
397
Tattoos
243
likes
74
followers
Single Needle
Minimalist
+2

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Anja Junnidone
room Maribor
186
Tattoos
182
likes
12
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+5

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GRINGOSWAGdone
room Cali
103
Tattoos
16
likes
3
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Alex Falchi NeroInkiostro Tattoodone
room Siracusa 馃嚠馃嚬
23
Tattoos
4
likes
7
followers
Minimalist
Single Needle
+1

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_leromsdone
room Nice 馃嚝馃嚪
10
Tattoos
6
likes
3
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+1

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Motus.inkdone
room Singapore 馃嚫馃嚞
154
Tattoos
113
likes
35
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+1

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Joe Turner 路 JTdone
room Worcester
29
Tattoos
45
likes
35
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+3

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

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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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