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Watercolor Tattoo Artists

Zane Jolley – Denver, Colorado

Zane Jolley - Denver, Colorado

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Lucy Hu

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Lucy Hu

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Thea Duskin Tattoos Richmond

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Thea Duskin - Richmond, VA

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor, Custom

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Weston Weller

Weston Weller

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Janice Danger

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Jorell Tattoos Los Angeles

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Jorell (Outer Limits Tattoo)

Address: 22 S Chestnut Place Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (770) 990-3237

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor, Abstract, Custom

Tattoo Profile: Through my journeys I earned a reputation for doing brightly-colored, illustrative tattoos. In the process, I strived to listen to important details from my clients (you might say i have selective hearing) to successfully create a one-of-a-kind statement. I'm a very collaborative artist and encourage my clients to share their inspirations with me. Through discussion, ideas, and sometimes a battle, I can guarantee an amazing tattoo experience, but more importantly, a piece that will remain timeless.

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Jade Stein

Jade Stein

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Tony Bolony – Houston, Texas

Tony Bolony - Houston, Texas

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Justin Hall

Justin Hall

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Tarah Pennington

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Cass Tino

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Kyle DeCory

Kyle DeCory

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James Hall – Austin, Texas

James Hall - Austin, Texas

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Laura Davie

Laura Davie

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Ryan Kirkland

Ryan Kirkland

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Rick Unger – Denver, Colorado

Rick Unger - Denver, Colorado

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Krist Karloff Tattoos West Lafayette

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Krist Karloff

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor, Abstract

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Eric Cantu

Eric Cantu

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Orlando – Boston, Massachusetts

Orlando - Boston, Massachusetts

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Matt Folse

Matt Folse

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Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers

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Amy Zager Chicago

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Amy Zager (Tattoo Factory)

Address: 4441 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 773-989-4077

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor

Tattoo Profile: Every tattoo I work on is custom for each of my clients. We'll chat about your concept and look at some artwork so I can get a good idea of your style, ensure that I'm the best artist for your design (hey, I gotta make sure it's worth the wait!) and come up with a composition. It's great to gather a variety of references from photographs and artwork to fully flesh out your design. Expect a digital sketch a week or so ahead of your appointment so we're ready to rock when you're here.

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Noah Holtman Tattoos Kansas City

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Noah Holtman

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor

Tattoo Profile: Professional Tattoos by Noah Holtman of K.C. Ink in Kansas City Missouri. Hit me up to make your appointment today.

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Morgan Murray – Oakland, California

Morgan Murray - Oakland, California

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Jenny Vidovic

Jenny Vidovic

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Chelsea Youngblood

Chelsea Youngblood

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Justin Fulton – Houston, Texas

Justin Fulton - Houston, Texas

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Steph Hanlon Tattoos Seattle

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Steph Hanlon (Studio Arcanum)

Address: 4333 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: (206) 320-8447

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor, Abstract, Custom

Tattoo Profile: I am by appointment ONLY, I can not take walk-ins or last minute appointments. I am booking about 1-2 months out for tattoos.Please keep this in mind when making a consult appointment with me.

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Andy Hyland – Boston, Massachusetts

Andy Hyland - Boston, Massachusetts

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Justin Tauch Tattoos Los Angeles

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Justin Tauch (Paper Crane Studio)

Address: 530 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 999-1454

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor, Neo Traditional, Custom

Tattoo Profile: I am a tattoo artist and illustrator from Chicago, IL. I studied art at the American Academy of Art and majored in watercolor and illustration. I have been tattooing professionally since 2010 and I specialize in custom work. I enjoy tattooing nature, space and sea life inspired imagery with an illustrative style. I am currently located in Long Beach, California.

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Luke Atay – Honolulu, Hawaii

Luke Atay - Honolulu, Hawaii

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Andrew Hanson – Sacramento, California

Andrew Hanson - Sacramento, California

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Robert Sosa – Houston, Texas

Robert Sosa - Houston, Texas

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Sara Kay

Sara Kay

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Siren Sam – Honolulu, Hawaii

Siren Sam - Honolulu, Hawaii

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Thomas Wade

Thomas Wade

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Amanda Wachob Tattoos NYC

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Amanda Wachob

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor, Abstract

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Tattoo Recommendation

Perhaps you have been considering getting your first tattoo, or maybe you are trying to think of something a little different for your next tattoo. Well, have you ever considered a watercolor tattoo? Watercolor tattoos are created utilizing a unique method of tattooing that provides you with an image with subtle shading, gentle color, yet vibrant hues. Unlike standard tattoos, watercolor tattooing typically does not begin with a hard, defined outline in black ink, but rather the image is free formed and colored in a somewhat lighter shading to create the appearance of a watercolor painting. While these tattoos can look a bit chaotic at times, they are very controlled and calculated. Although the shading of the ink is a little lighter than a regular tattoo, these tattoos are still permanent and long lasting. Most tattoos can use a little touch up after several years, and water color tattoos are no different than a regular tattoo in that sense, although they may require attention a few years sooner than a regular tattoo. As with any tattoo, the possibilities are limited only by the skill of the tattoo artist that is doing the work and your imagination. Splashes of color that look like brush strokes, or dripping, running, splattered paint, or realistic portrait quality images are possible with this technique. Watercolor tattooing opens a whole new world of possibilities for the tattoo enthusiast. A lot of people ask how long a watercolor tattoo lasts in comparison with other styles? If done correctly by a good artist, watercolor tattoos should last 20 to 30 years at least. You may need to get a touch up here and there like with any tattoo, but that’s the case with most styles. Not having black in the watercolor tattoo is one reason it may not last as long as say a traditional tattoo, but the trade off is something unique that many people don’t have. Some of the most popular watercolor tattoos are watercolor flower tattoos or watercolor rose tattoos. Other popular designs include the watercolor tree tattoos and watercolor hummingbird tattoos. Less popular examples of the technique involve watercolor butterfly tattoos and watercolor crayon tattoos. Some people refer to watercolor tattoos as abstract, but they don’t necessarily have to be. The watercolor technique is one that most good tattoo artists can accomplish, as they just avoid any hard lines or edges and make it look somewhat like a painting. You’ve probably read that these tattoos age badly, but don’t believe everything you’ve read about the negatives of watercolor tattooing. The technique is so new that people haven’t seen any effects of aging, so they really don’t know what they are talking about to be honest. If you choose a good watercolor tattoo artist to do your piece, please be assured that it won’t age any worse than a regular tattoo. Deanna Wardin is one person who has said in the past that watercolor tattoos won’t age well but she said “It is true that watercolor tattoos with little to no black, and all soft colors will probably fade much quicker than a traditional tattoo, but here is the kicker… watercolor tattoos can and should use high contrast and a black base. That way if some of the colors begin to fade, there is still a skeleton to the piece and it will still read well as it ages.” Gene Coffey is a watercolor tattoo artist that uses more of the technique Deanna spoke of, but Gene is concerned over the amount of bad watercolor tattoos being done by inexperienced artists. He advises that you find an artist with a lot of experience and an extensive portfolio, because a bad watercolor tattoo can be tough to cover up. Sasha Unisex is another skilled watercolor tattoo artist. Her type of watercolor tattoos differs from most in that she uses tightly composed watercolors in her work. A lot of them use black lines so they shouldn’t fade as quickly as pieces without black. While there are many watercolor tattoo artists around that are able to create beautiful watercolor tattoos, Amanda Wachob is one of our favorites. No surprise, Amanda is currently booked full for the foreseeable future but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate her work. Amanda is based out of Brooklyn, NY and is known for her creative approach and “outside the box” thinking about tattooing. Be on the look out for openings in her schedule if you’re looking for a watercolor tattoo done by one of the best. Ondresh is another skilled watercolor artist who has a long waiting list but would be worth checking out. He works out of the Czech Republic though, so you’d need to budget in travel expenses if you’re sold on his work. Here are some other artists we’d consider contacting and below are some images of good watercolor work done by some of the best watercolor tattoo artists in the world:


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American Traditional, Biomechanical, Celtic, Cover Up, Japanese, New School, Photo Realism, Polynesian, Portrait, Watercolor, Script, Floral, Geometric, Black & Grey, 3D, Black & White, Tribal, Animal
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