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

Turkish
Cagri Durmazdone
room Istanbul Turkish
181
Tattoos
334
likes
86
followers
Line Art
Minimalist
+1

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South Korean
Tattoo A Piecedone
room Seoul South Korean
13
Tattoos
21
likes
10
followers
Minimalist
Illustrative

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Turkish
Pinkerbelldone
room Ankara Turkish
13
Tattoos
7
likes
1
follower
Illustrative
Minimalist

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Spanish
Ivan Casabòdone
room Barcelona Spanish
73
Tattoos
89
likes
34
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+3

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Hongkongese
Victoria Yamdone
room Hong Kong
110
Tattoos
103
likes
37
followers
Illustrative
Line Art
+3

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South Korean
Tattooist Arardone
room Seoul South Korean
80
Tattoos
131
likes
34
followers
Single Needle · Microrealism
Minimalist
+2

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American
Jingdone
room Queens American
207
Tattoos
100
likes
28
followers
Minimalist
Line Art
+3

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Spanish
Andrea Delgadodone
room Masnou, El Spanish
7
Tattoos
2
likes
1
follower
Line Art
Fine Line
+1

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American
Kevin King · Blvckworkdone
room Manhattan American
44
Tattoos
67
likes
41
followers
Minimalist
Line Art

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British
Joe Turnerdone
room Worcester British
17
Tattoos
36
likes
23
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+3

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Spanish
Marina Molistdone
room Barcelona Spanish
25
Tattoos
69
likes
23
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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South Korean
Tattooist Amidone
room Suncheon South Korean
19
Tattoos
27
likes
5
followers
Illustrative
Minimalist
+2

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Turkish
Okan Uçkundone
room Manhattan American
72
Tattoos
191
likes
78
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+3

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Spanish
Liosmiosdone
room Murcia Spanish
8
Tattoos
4
likes
3
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+2

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French
Marlène Le Cidredone
room Paris French
17
Tattoos
8
likes
2
followers
Blackwork
Line Art
+4

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Russian
Li Kuprinadone
room Moscow Russian
42
Tattoos
36
likes
4
followers
Line Art
Fine Line
+4

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Belgian
Alexis Fagnant · Inkalphadone
room Liège Belgian
2
Tattoos
0
likes
2
followers
Blackwork
Minimalist
+4

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Russian
Ksu Arrowdone
room Moscow Russian
94
Tattoos
71
likes
6
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary
+1

Contact

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 “essential.”

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 “minimal.” 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, “minimalism” 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 “postminimalist,” 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, “minimalism” 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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