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
289
Tattoos
91
likes
22
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Anja Junni Novakdone
room Maribor
35
Tattoos
40
likes
4
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+5

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Tattooist Arardone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
177
Tattoos
182
likes
51
followers
Single Needle
Minimalist
+2

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GRINGOSWAGdone
room Cali
21
Tattoos
3
likes
2
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Nastya Malina 路 harmlessberrydone
room Novosibirsk 馃嚪馃嚭
89
Tattoos
28
likes
2
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Motus.inkdone
room Singapore 馃嚫馃嚞
13
Tattoos
2
likes
0
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Blumdone
room Marseille
26
Tattoos
12
likes
8
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Cagri Durmazdone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
258
Tattoos
385
likes
99
followers
Line Art
Minimalist
+1

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Marina Molistdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
47
Tattoos
97
likes
40
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Liosmiosdone
room Las Torres de Cotillas
183
Tattoos
85
likes
9
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Alex Falchi neroinkiostrodone
room Siracusa 馃嚠馃嚬
18
Tattoos
1
like
1
follower
Minimalist
Single Needle

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Joe Turner 路 JTdone
room Worcester
19
Tattoos
40
likes
29
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+3

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Laura Casellesdone
room M贸stoles
27
Tattoos
13
likes
5
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+2

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ceva.tattoodone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭
36
Tattoos
14
likes
1
follower
Hand Poked
Minimalist
+1

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Jure Werberdone
room Maribor
113
Tattoos
150
likes
6
followers
Illustrative
Single Needle
+9

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Nacho Cajadone
room Valencia 馃嚜馃嚫 路 Murcia 馃嚜馃嚫 路 Elche 馃嚜馃嚫
8
Tattoos
6
likes
3
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Hey.Nortedone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
4
Tattoos
1
like
2
followers
Blackwork
Line Art
+9

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Paula Cruzdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
4
Tattoos
2
likes
2
followers
Hand Poked
Nordic
+8

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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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