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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Cagri Durmazdone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
422
Tattoos
493
likes
111
followers
Line Art
Minimalist
+1

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Juan Pedroza Tobar 路 1991 Inkdone
room Miami 馃嚭馃嚫 路 Bogot谩
799
Tattoos
453
likes
53
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Meladone
room Melbourne 馃嚘馃嚭
89
Tattoos
48
likes
4
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Alejandro Zipadone
room Bogot谩 馃嚚馃嚧
100
Tattoos
33
likes
10
followers
Single Needle
Line Art
+2

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Nastya Malina 路 harmlessberrydone
room Novosibirsk 馃嚪馃嚭
238
Tattoos
134
likes
17
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Jure Werberdone
room Maribor
394
Tattoos
817
likes
22
followers
Illustrative
Single Needle
+9

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Anja Junnidone
room Maribor
90
Tattoos
169
likes
10
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+5

Contact

KLAURINKdone
room Escaz煤 馃嚚馃嚪 路 San Rafael de Escaz煤 馃嚚馃嚪
81
Tattoos
65
likes
24
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Li Kuprinadone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭
60
Tattoos
88
likes
10
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+4

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Tattooist Arardone
room Seoul 馃嚢馃嚪
211
Tattoos
220
likes
68
followers
Single Needle
Minimalist
+2

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Marina Molistdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
126
Tattoos
164
likes
61
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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Jingdone
room Queens
247
Tattoos
164
likes
47
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+3

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The Black White Lines 路 Miles Langforddone
room London
69
Tattoos
54
likes
39
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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Pinkerbelldone
room Bodrum 馃嚬馃嚪
17
Tattoos
17
likes
5
followers
Illustrative
Minimalist

Contact

Sweetstattoodone
room Donostia - San Sebasti谩n
34
Tattoos
20
likes
1
follower
Line Art
Minimalist
+2

Contact

Motus.inkdone
room Singapore 馃嚫馃嚞
125
Tattoos
94
likes
32
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+1

Contact

Ksu Arrowdone
room Moscow 馃嚪馃嚭
185
Tattoos
168
likes
20
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary
+1

Contact

Kevin King 路 Blvckworkdone
room Manhattan
53
Tattoos
93
likes
52
followers
Minimalist
Line Art

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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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