Abstract Tattoos

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

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Tattoo artists

Danilo Delfinodone
room On the road
27
Tattoos
34
likes
26
followers
Sketch Work
Abstract
+4

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Lillian "Honeybadger" Chendone
room Hillsborough
21
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Line Art
Line Art
+60

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eXomorphdone
room Berlin
5
Tattoos
6
likes
5
followers
Abstract
Geometric
+7

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Hey.Nortedone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
4
Tattoos
6
likes
3
followers
Blackwork
Line Art
+9

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脠ll毛mdone
room Paris 馃嚝馃嚪
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Hand Poked
Minimalist
+4

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Beta Pubadone
room Berlin 馃嚛馃嚜
104
Tattoos
61
likes
20
followers
Hand Poked
Blackwork
+5

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Jay Freestyledone
room Amsterdam
99
Tattoos
84
likes
54
followers
Watercolor
Abstract
+2

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Abel Mirandadone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫 路 Brussels 馃嚙馃嚜 路 Tourcoing 馃嚝馃嚪 路 Albuquerque 馃嚭馃嚫 路 West New York 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Z眉rich 馃嚚馃嚟 路 London 馃嚞馃嚙 路 Los Angeles 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Venice 馃嚠馃嚬 路 Luxembourg City 馃嚤馃嚭 路 Milan 路 Naples
31
Tattoos
20
likes
39
followers
Graphic
Geometric
+1

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Sanne Vaghidone
room Berlin
17
Tattoos
38
likes
12
followers
Abstract
Watercolor

Contact

Tattooist Danieldone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
22
Tattoos
18
likes
8
followers
Abstract
Contemporary
+2

Contact

Dimos Karagiannis 路 Thrashdone
room Thessaloniki 馃嚞馃嚪
13
Tattoos
2
likes
7
followers
Graphic
Abstract
+1

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Entouanedone
room Ixelles
14
Tattoos
8
likes
12
followers
Freehand
Abstract

Contact

Dodo 路 Michal Urbandone
room Plze艌
9
Tattoos
1
like
5
followers
Abstract
Freehand
+3

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Caro Leydone
room Berlin 馃嚛馃嚜
33
Tattoos
67
likes
40
followers
Freehand
Abstract
+2

Contact

David C么t茅done
room Montreal
438
Tattoos
677
likes
174
followers
Surrealism
Abstract
+2

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Alx Bizardone
room Nantes 馃嚝馃嚪
145
Tattoos
44
likes
15
followers
Dotwork
Surrealism
+2

Contact

Ondrash 路 Ond艡ej Konup膷铆kdone
room Znojmo
95
Tattoos
184
likes
56
followers
Watercolor
Abstract
+2

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Uncle Arlo 路 Arlin Ffrenchdone
room Vancouver 馃嚚馃嚘
94
Tattoos
29
likes
22
followers
Abstract
Sketch Work

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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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