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Watercolor Tattoo Artists

Julie Freeland – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Julie Freeland - Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Sketch – Indianapolis, Indiana

Sketch - Indianapolis, Indiana

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Janice Danger

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Janice Danger

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Laura Davie – Seattle, Washington

Laura Davie - Seattle, Washington

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Siren Sam – Honolulu, Hawaii

Siren Sam - Honolulu, Hawaii

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Andy Hyland – Boston, Massachusetts

Andy Hyland - Boston, Massachusetts

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Nicholas “Boat” Lynch – Indianapolis, Indiana

Nicholas "Boat" Lynch - Indianapolis, Indiana

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Zane Jolley – Denver, Colorado

Zane Jolley - Denver, Colorado

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Amanda Wachob Tattoos NYC

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Amanda Wachob

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor, Abstract

*Amanda's books are currently closed.

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Nathan Leatherwood – Fort Worth, Texas

Nathan Leatherwood - Fort Worth, Texas

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Matt Folse – Dallas, Texas

Matt Folse - Dallas, Texas

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Damien Galloway – Fort Worth, Texas

Damien Galloway - Fort Worth, Texas

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Tarah Pennington – Seattle, Washington

Alexis Witt - Seattle, Washington

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Ashley Wentzloff – Jacksonville, Florida

Ashley Wentzloff - Jacksonville, Florida

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Carly Corpse – Washington, DC

Carly Corpse - Washington, DC

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Cody Meneley – Fort Worth, Texas

Cody Meneley - Fort Worth, Texas

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Vinnie Kochert – Louisville, Kentucky

Vinnie Kochert - Louisville, Kentucky

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Tony Bolony – Houston, Texas

Tony Bolony - Houston, Texas

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James Hall – Austin, Texas

James Hall - Austin, Texas

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Andrew Hanson – Sacramento, California

Andrew Hanson - Sacramento, California

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Krist Karloff Tattoos West Lafayette

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Krist Karloff

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor, Abstract

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Robert Sosa – Houston, Texas

Robert Sosa - Houston, Texas

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Enrique Hernandez – Indianapolis, Indiana

Enrique Hernandez - Indianapolis, Indiana

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Garrett Hudson – Indianapolis, Indiana

Garrett Hudson - Indianapolis, Indiana

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Jay Johnson – St Louis, Missouri

Jay Johnson - St Louis, Missouri

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Nate Baker – San Antonio, Texas

Nate Baker - San Antonio, Texas

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Weston Weller – San Francisco, California

Weston Weller - San Francisco, California

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Ryan Kirkland – Dallas, Texas

Ryan Kirkland - Dallas, Texas

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Dre Garcia – Tucson, Arizona

Dre Garcia - Tucson, Arizona

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Billy Rahmberg – St Louis, Missouri

Billy Rahmberg - St Louis, Missouri

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Lacey Rawson – Columbus, Ohio

Lacey Rawson - Columbus, Ohio

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Morgan Murray – Oakland, California

Morgan Murray - Oakland, California

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Lee Greene – Charlotte, North Carolina

Lee Greene - Charlotte, North Carolina

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Justin Fulton – Houston, Texas

Justin Fulton - Houston, Texas

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Jade Stein – Dallas, Texas

Jade Stein - Dallas, Texas

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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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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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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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Keith Fieler – Indianapolis, Indiana

Keith Fieler - Indianapolis, Indiana

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David Dettloff – Minneapolis, Minnesota

David Dettloff - Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Curtis Perrodin – San Diego, California

Curtis Perrodin - San Diego, California

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Trent Thompson – Detroit, Michigan

Trent Thompson - Detroit, Michigan

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Ryan Carr – Fresno, California

Ryan Carr - Fresno, California

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Mark Tierney – Portland, Oregon

Mark Tierney - Portland, Oregon

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Kyle DeCory – Seattle, Washington

Kyle DeCory - Seattle, Washington

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Thomas Wade – Seattle, Washington

Thomas Wade - Seattle, Washington

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Kelsey Overbey – Nashville, Tennessee

Kelsey Overbey - Nashville, Tennessee

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Jasmine Waller – Charlotte, North Carolina

Jasmine Waller - Charlotte, North Carolina

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Frodo Nunez – El Paso, Texas

Frodo Nunez - El Paso, Texas

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Eric Cantu – Dallas, Texas

Eric Cantu - Dallas, Texas

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Jesus “Chuy” Carranza – El Paso, Texas

Jesus "Chuy" Carranza - El Paso, Texas

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Luke Atay – Honolulu, Hawaii

Luke Atay - Honolulu, Hawaii

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Lucy Hu – Los Angeles, California

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Lucy Hu - Los Angeles, California

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Abe Krasko – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abe Krasko - Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Jeff Ortega

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Jeff Ortega - London

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Kevin Avila – Washington, DC

Kevin Avila - Washington, DC

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Cass Tino

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Cass Tino

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Brenna Flannery – Lexington, Kentucky

Brenna Flannery - Lexington, Kentucky

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Orlando – Boston, Massachusetts

Orlando - Boston, Massachusetts

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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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Chelsea Youngblood – Seattle, Washington

Chelsea Youngblood - Seattle, Washington

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Rick Unger – Denver, Colorado

Rick Unger - Denver, Colorado

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Jake Meeks – Memphis, Tennessee

Jake Meeks - Memphis, Tennessee

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Jenny Vidovic – Seattle, Washington

Jenny Vidovic - Seattle, Washington

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Justin Hall – Dallas, Texas

Justin Hall - Dallas, Texas

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Thea Duskin Tattoos

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Thea Duskin - Buffalo, New York

Tattoo Styles: Watercolor, Custom

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Sara Kay – Seattle, Washington

Sara Kay - Seattle, Washington

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Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers

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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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