Abstract Tattoos

Gallery of abstract style tattoos that can be filtered by subject, body part and size.

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Tattoo artists

Brazilian
Danilo Delfinodone
room On the road
22
Tattoos
30
likes
25
followers
Sketch Work
Abstract
+4

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South african
Jay Freestyledone
room Amsterdam Dutch
98
Tattoos
73
likes
45
followers
Watercolor
Abstract
+2

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Dutch
Sanne Vaghidone
room Berlin German
17
Tattoos
23
likes
7
followers
Abstract
Watercolor

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Brazilian
Beta Pubadone
room Berlin German
22
Tattoos
22
likes
11
followers
Hand Poked
Blackwork
+5

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South Korean
Tattooist Danieldone
room Seoul South Korean
22
Tattoos
16
likes
6
followers
Abstract
Contemporary
+2

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Greek
Dimos Karagiannis · Thrashdone
room Thessaloniki Greek
13
Tattoos
1
like
7
followers
Graphic
Abstract
+1

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French
Entouanedone
room Ixelles Belgian
14
Tattoos
8
likes
11
followers
Freehand
Abstract

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Czech
Dodo · Michal Urbandone
room Plzeň Czech
9
Tattoos
1
like
4
followers
Abstract
Freehand
+3

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German
Caro Leydone
room Berlin German
33
Tattoos
59
likes
37
followers
Freehand
Abstract
+2

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French
Xoïl · Loïc Lavenudone
room Lausanne Swiss
100
Tattoos
121
likes
47
followers
Graphic
Abstract
+1

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American
Mike Coledone
room Los Angeles American
22
Tattoos
9
likes
15
followers
Geometric
Op Art
+2

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David Côtédone
room Montreal
402
Tattoos
548
likes
150
followers
Surrealism
Abstract
+2

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British
Andrew Marsh · Little Andydone
room Redditch British
139
Tattoos
155
likes
46
followers
Surrealism
Abstract
+2

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Japanese
Nissacodone
room Osaka Japanese
130
Tattoos
186
likes
65
followers
Blackwork
Abstract
+5

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Ukrainian
Yanina Vilanddone
room Curitiba Brazilian
67
Tattoos
82
likes
29
followers
Illustrative
Abstract

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Czech
Ondrash · Ondřej Konupčíkdone
room Znojmo Czech
93
Tattoos
173
likes
51
followers
Watercolor
Abstract
+2

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Slovakian Slovakian
Richard Santay · Richie Bumpkindone
room Trnava Slovakian Slovakian
64
Tattoos
56
likes
23
followers
Illustrative
Abstract

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Polish
Bartt · Bartosz Pawlickidone
room London British
29
Tattoos
22
likes
11
followers
Watercolor
Contemporary
+2

Contact

description

Abstract tattoos are non-literal compositions that can take many forms. By deconstructing any recognizable subject matter, these works can communicate intangible concepts or emotions.

Abstract art, including tattoos of course, can represent both tangible (object, animal...) and intangible (mood, emotions...) subjects in non-literal ways. Using a visual language of shape, color and movement, abstract work can deconstruct topic(s) to their most base forms.

As Amanda Wachob once wrote, abstract tattoos are based on the idea that color and form can describe or say more about a person than a representational image can. That perhaps an abstracted shape is better equipped to convey something conceptual and intangible like a mood or an emotion.

Abstract artists deliberately avoid any attempt at verisimilitude or realism in their work. Living outside of clearly defined categorization allows the artist to convey nebulous human experiences that may be too complex for words. These pieces also require more work from the viewer. To understand an abstract piece is to project some of your own ideas and emotions on to it. This effectively starts a creative dialogue, rather than a one-way conversation.

The history of abstract art is not confined to any specific region or medium. 20th century contemporary artists in the west popularized many forms of abstraction, but this interpretive art form pre-dates modern civilization.

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