watercolor tattoos
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Watercolor-style tattoos are pretty self-explanatory: They're tattoos inked to look like they were painted with watercolors, and that's one of the reasons why they're so incredibly beautiful.

Watercolor tats are recently very trendy, and while some tattoo artists speculate that this style might fade and blur more quickly than other styles, you can't deny that they look amazing, even if only for a while.

Here's some *ink*spiration that might have you contemplating your own.

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This deer is KING.

A photo posted by @multicolourss on

2

Who said flowers are basic?

3

The wilderness awaits!

A video posted by Trevor Jameus † (@roveink) on

4

"There is always hope."

A photo posted by JLKtattoo (@jlktattoo) on

5

A rose [tattoo] by any other name...

6

Always let your compass be your guide!

7

This abstract clock is just stunning.

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This is not the tattoo you're looking for...

A photo posted by Amanda Barroso (@amandb_) on

10

Pine trees, northern lights.

11

This intricate mandala must've taken hours to complete.

A photo posted by Brett Murray (@anokzone) on

12

You don't need a compass to follow your heart.

13

A whole new tattoo ;)

14

These flowers look pretty enough to plant.

A photo posted by @bobmosquitotattoo on

15

Just a little puppy portrait.

16

Ooh, foxy lady.

A photo posted by Tattoo Armada (@tattooarmada) on

17

Unicorn life chose me.

18

The most mysterious night owl.