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
415
Tattoos
184
likes
29
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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KLAURINKdone
room Escaz煤 馃嚚馃嚪 路 San Rafael de Escaz煤 馃嚚馃嚪
48
Tattoos
51
likes
15
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Motus Inkdone
room Singapore 馃嚫馃嚞
61
Tattoos
22
likes
27
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+1

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Marina Molistdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
57
Tattoos
113
likes
49
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Cagri Durmazdone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
298
Tattoos
415
likes
103
followers
Line Art
Minimalist
+1

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Nacho Cajadone
room Madrid
10
Tattoos
7
likes
8
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Blumdone
room Marseille
33
Tattoos
13
likes
10
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Alejandro D. C谩rdenasdone
room Bogot谩 馃嚚馃嚧
67
Tattoos
26
likes
7
followers
Single Needle
Line Art
+2

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Nastya Malina 路 harmlessberrydone
room Novosibirsk 馃嚪馃嚭
138
Tattoos
55
likes
4
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Jure Werberdone
room Maribor
159
Tattoos
381
likes
12
followers
Illustrative
Single Needle
+9

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Anja Junni Novakdone
room Maribor
43
Tattoos
123
likes
9
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+5

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Alynanadone
room Mexico City 馃嚥馃嚱
19
Tattoos
8
likes
39
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+2

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rachainsworthdone
room Berlin
68
Tattoos
254
likes
92
followers
Blackwork
Line Art
+4

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GRINGOSWAGdone
room Cali
25
Tattoos
6
likes
3
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Jade Sperrydone
room Playa Blanca 馃嚜馃嚫
9
Tattoos
2
likes
1
follower
Line Art
Fine Line
+3

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Liosmiosdone
room Las Torres de Cotillas
205
Tattoos
107
likes
11
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Sweetstattoodone
room Donostia - San Sebasti谩n
14
Tattoos
7
likes
1
follower
Line Art
Minimalist
+2

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ceva.tattoodone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭
50
Tattoos
31
likes
5
followers
Hand Poked
Minimalist
+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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