Featured Minimalist Tattoo Artists
- Annelie Fransson – Copenhagen, Denmark/a>
- JK Kim – NYC, New York
- Mo Ganji – Berlin, Germany
- Victoria Yam – Hong Kong, China
- Youyeon – Seoul, South Korea<
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Annelie Fransson – Copenhagen, Denmark
Tattoo Profile: Annelie Fransson is based in Copenhagen at Fabel Tattoo Studio. She is well known for her minimalist and highly detailed fine line drawing tattoos. She has created some incredible work in her time tattooing. Annelie has her own style and has a real eye for detail. Anyone that create tattoos this small and lifelike has to have a special eye. She is always open to a new challenge and she’s passionate about creating pieces of art on the skin that her clients will cherish forever. Her small realism tattoos pack in so much character and energy that you wouldn’t believe someone tattooed them. With all that said, if you’re going to get a tattoo from Annelie, make sure you contact her soon because her books are filling up fast.
JK Kim – NYC, New York
Tattoo Profile: While her books are currently closed, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t belong on this list with some of the best minimalist tattoo artists in the world. JK Kim spends much of her time tattooing in NYC, Virginia and Los Angeles. Her home base is at West 4 Tattoo in NYC but she takes her talents all over the United States. Her simple script is such a fine line and simple tattoo, yet beautiful and strong. Her attention to detail can’t be compared and her style is perfect for those looking for a tattoo that might be their first or want to have something that isn’t overpowering. If you’re looking for a small delicate tattoo or and addition to an existing collection of tattoos, JK Kim is the artist you want to reach out to.
Mo Ganji – Berlin, Germany
Tattoo Profile: Mo Ganji works out of Berlin, Germany, but his design work and tattoos have traveled worldwide. Mo’s tattoo career began in 2014 and since then, he’s carved out a unique identity for himself with him minimalist approach in a very short period of time. His continuous line style is one of a kind and comes from his belief that everyone is one and that everything is just one energy that is continuous and never ending. This belief has led to some of the coolest tattoos that we’ve seen in a while. You won’t see many tattoos done in the way Mo does it so do yourself a favor and travel to see this extremely talented tattoo artist.
Victoria Yam – Hong Kong, China
Tattoo Profile: Victoria Yam hails from Hong Kong, China. She has a fine arts degree that clearly impacts her gift for creating minimal and beautifully detailed tattoos. While her many tattoos in her gallery are small in stature, they are detailed beyond belief. When browsing her portfolio, you’ll notice numerous precision pet portraits and many landscape scenes. She is one of the few that can has come close to perfecting the minimalist color pet portrait. If getting a tattoo from Victoria is something you’re interested in, you should reach out sooner rather than later.
Youyeon – Seoul, South Korea
Tattoo Profile: Youyeon is a special talent out of Seoul, South Korea. She has a real gift of making a simple tattoo seem complex with loads of life. Her attention to detail is second to none and if you are fortunate enough to book an appointment with Youyeon, prepare yourself for a beautiful experience. Her specialty is minimalist tattoos in black and grey, but she’ll occasionally knock out a wonderful color tattoo. A subset of that specialty is her photo realism pet portrait tattoos which are simply stunning. That said, you’ll also find plenty of hyper realism objects and floral tattoos as well.
Emily Malice – London, England
Tattoo Profile: Emily Malice is a London based tattoo artist that works out of Femme Fatale tattoo studio. Emily’s fine line and minimalist style illustrates the fragility of life, as well as the pain and pleasure to be found throughout the journey of life. Her tough vibe exterior mixed with her gentle, yet strong style of tattooing give each customer a unique experience that will not soon be forgotten. She is an incredible artist that will leave you feeling grateful that you had the opportunity to sit in her chair. Reach out today if you’re interested in being tattooed by Emily.
Bicem – Istanbul, Turkey
Tattoo Profile: Bicem knows a thing or two about fine line and delicate tattooing. She has her own unique style that makes her work stand out when compared to others. She uses a combination of geometric shapes, dots and lines to create imagery that seems to move back and forth between spirituality and futurism. Putting her own unique touch on both concrete and abstract concepts, her work appeals to people that are looking for a minimalist tattoo that is a little different than the status quo. Bicem works out of NYC so if you happen to be in the area or are headed there anytime soon, contact Bicem to set up a time to sit down with her and talk about your next unique tattoo.
Curt Montgomery – Toronto, Canada
Tattoo Profile: Curt is known for his incredible tattooing in addition to being the artist that works on the musical artist Halsey. His portfolio is full of delicate, yet bold tattoos that push the limits of society. His has a propensity to creating sexually charged tattoos that stand out. That said, he is able to do much more than that. If you’re looking to make a statement with your next tattoo, reach out to Curt because that is exactly what you’re going to get.
Kirk Budden – London, England
Tattoo Profile: Kirk Budden is a London based tattoo artist that has an incredibly steady hand as evidence by his wonderful fine line tattooing. What makes him special is his stick-and-poke style of tattooing. He’s got tattoos that range from precise gradient shading to simple line work. His attention to detail make him one of the leaders in minimalist tattoos and if you get the opportunity to be tattooed by Kirk, you’ll see why.