Sketch Work Tattoos

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

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South Korean
Jo Inkdone
room Seoul South Korean
20
Tattoos
12
likes
9
followers
Traditional
Engravings
+4

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Turkish
Baris Yesilbasdone
room Brooklyn American 路 Istanbul Turkish
99
Tattoos
103
likes
41
followers
Sketch Work
Graphic
+1

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Turkish
sait mutludone
room Ankara Turkish
14
Tattoos
17
likes
11
followers
Illustrative
Single Needle 路 Microrealism
+3

Contact

Turkish
脰mer Y谋k谋lmazdone
room Ankara Turkish
9
Tattoos
6
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Blackwork
+3

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Brazilian
Danilo Delfinodone
room On the road
23
Tattoos
30
likes
25
followers
Sketch Work
Abstract
+4

Contact

Ukrainian
Aleksandra Katsan 路 dopeindulgencedone
room Kiev Ukrainian
45
Tattoos
66
likes
37
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor
+1

Contact

Italian
X and the Deathdone
room Berlin German
28
Tattoos
3
likes
6
followers
Illustrative
Sketch Work
+1

Contact

South Korean
Tattooist Danieldone
room Seoul South Korean
22
Tattoos
17
likes
6
followers
Abstract
Contemporary
+2

Contact

Chilean
Nedielko Matadone
room Vi帽a del Mar Chilean
10
Tattoos
16
likes
6
followers
Sketch Work
Watercolor

Contact

French
Charlotte Chadeaudone
room Marseille French
9
Tattoos
5
likes
14
followers
Watercolor
Realism
+2

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Malaysian
En Tze (鎭╄瘲) 路 Miss Haematicdone
room Thunder Bay
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Sketch Work
Watercolor

Contact

Italian
Cloto Acherontiadone
room London British
0
Tattoos
0
likes
1
follower
Sketch Work

Contact

French
L'oiseau 路 Franck Solerdone
room Collioure French
180
Tattoos
222
likes
90
followers
Sketch Work

Contact

Brazilian
Victor Montaghinidone
room S茫o Paulo Brazilian
209
Tattoos
302
likes
110
followers
Sketch Work
Watercolor

Contact

South Korean
Paulinedone
room Seoul South Korean
9
Tattoos
2
likes
0
followers
Sketch Work
Line Art
+1

Contact

Polish
Joanna 艢wirska 路 D偶o Lamadone
room Wroclaw Polish
85
Tattoos
80
likes
22
followers
Contemporary
Illustrative
+2

Contact

Argentinian
Dino Nemecdone
room Columbus American
191
Tattoos
329
likes
97
followers
Sketch Work
Illustrative

Contact

Argentinian
Caro Falconedone
room Madrid Spanish
23
Tattoos
1
like
2
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor
+1

Contact

description

Sketch tattoos are characterized by deliberately loose line work, similar to a rough draft found in a sketchbook. This style integrates unclear outlines and semi-colored areas, resembling sketches in an artist's sketchbook.

This technique is very new in contemporary tattooing. Before the 21st century, bold and clean black lines were held as a standard to measure the quality of a tattoo in Eastern and Western regions. Wavering, partial or stray line work was considered unintentional, and thus the mark of an inexperienced tattooer.

With the introduction of the internet and social media, many new artists started flocking to the tattoo trade without any preconceived biases. Illustrators began experimenting with new kinds of line work, including the addition of faint outlines, broken or incomplete lines. Rather than erasing drafts or mistakes, these imperfections are deliberately included.

To maintain balance, the sketchbook style must be consistent throughout the design. Otherwise, it may actually be an accident, which will speak to the artist鈥檚 skill level. When done correctly, this technique can offer a more dynamic and less rigid effect.

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