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

Nastya Malina 路 harmlessberrydone
room Novosibirsk 馃嚪馃嚭
18
Tattoos
12
likes
2
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Motus.inkdone
room Singapore 馃嚫馃嚞
4
Tattoos
0
likes
0
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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GRINGOSWAGdone
room Cali
6
Tattoos
2
likes
1
follower
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Juan Pedroza Tobar 路 1991 Inkdone
room Miami 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Bogot谩
229
Tattoos
72
likes
19
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Alex Falchi neroinkiostrodone
room Siracusa 馃嚠馃嚬
11
Tattoos
0
likes
0
followers
Minimalist
Single Needle 路 Microrealism

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Ivan Casab貌done
room Barcelona
136
Tattoos
135
likes
47
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+3

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Jure Werberdone
room Maribor
89
Tattoos
123
likes
5
followers
Illustrative
Single Needle 路 Microrealism
+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
4
Tattoos
3
likes
2
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Pinkerbelldone
room Ankara
16
Tattoos
11
likes
4
followers
Illustrative
Minimalist

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Cagri Durmazdone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
240
Tattoos
384
likes
98
followers
Line Art
Minimalist
+1

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Tattooist Arardone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
156
Tattoos
175
likes
50
followers
Single Needle 路 Microrealism
Minimalist
+2

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Marina Molistdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
42
Tattoos
93
likes
39
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Liosmiosdone
room Las Torres de Cotillas
134
Tattoos
77
likes
8
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Letizia Ruggeridone
room Busto Arsizio 路 Milan
13
Tattoos
9
likes
3
followers
Single Needle 路 Microrealism
Line Art
+2

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ceva.tattoodone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭
33
Tattoos
12
likes
1
follower
Hand Poked
Minimalist
+1

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Anja Junni Novakdone
room Maribor
22
Tattoos
36
likes
4
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+3

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Okan U莽kundone
room Manhattan
76
Tattoos
214
likes
83
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+3

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Blumdone
room Marseille
24
Tattoos
6
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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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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