Tattoo Design Trends in 2016!

Nowadays you see a huge amount of spectacular tattoos in all shapes, colours and styles. With the use of modern machinery and new techniques, tattoo artists have unleashed incredible designs in this world. It’s safe to say that the artists of today have elevated the expectations of what a tattooer can do with human skin. We listed up some of the styles and designs you should keep an eye on in 2016. It may give you some inspiration as well as some ideas for your own tattoo design.

Minimalistic tattoos
tattoo ideasThis upcoming new tattoo style can be seen as a form of minimalistic art. Like the name already explains, these t attoos are very basic, small and easy to understand. Minimalistic tattoos became popular after some young Hollywood stars like Kendall Jenner and Rihanna got inked with this style. The popularity of this style has ensured that multiple tattoo artists are now specialized in this microscopic art form. Two well-known artists that use this kind of style are Dr. Woo and JonBoy. Check tattoo ideasout their Instagram accounts here and here, cause you wouldn’t believe what kind of amazing tattoo designs these guys create. Tattooing is becoming more and more accepted in today’s society. Minimalistic tattoos will lower the threshold and enhance this acceptance furthermore because of its small size. It’s the perfect tattoo for people who have a ‘’virgin skin’’and want to experience tattooing.

Watercolour tattoos
watercolor tattoo tattoo ideasWatercolour tattoos are relatively new in the tattoo scene and differentiate from the typical tattoos because of their gentle colors, subtle shades and abstract style. A watercolour tattoo design is created throughout a unique method, which makes this form of tattooing look similar to a painting. Adam Kremer from the Czech Republic is one of the best watercolour artists nowadays (Here’s his Instagram account). This new style called watercolour has definitely opened a whole world of new possible tattoo designs.

Single line tattoos
tattoo ideas2These types of tattoos can also be categorized as minimalistic tattoos. Why this style is different from most minimalistic tattoos is because the tattooist never lifts his tattoo pen. A single line tattoo consists of only one continuous line. As you can imagine, this is a tricky process, which should be mastered by the artist. One name that keeps popping up when we talk about single line tattoos is the German-Iranian artist Mo Ganji. Check out this guy’s incredible single line tattoo designs.

Double exposure tattoos
tattoo design1Creating a double exposure tattoo design is extremely difficult yet when performed correctly, it creates incredible tattoos. This trend is actually blown over from artistic photography. It combines two exposures to create one single tattoo. If you want to be original, this style will suit you definitely!

Cubism tattoos
Cubism is a painting style invented by non other than Pablo Picasso himself.
Nowadays this once-revolutionary tattoo designart movement has been given a modern twist by tattooists. Cubism is rapidly increasing its popularity. This style uses blocks of color to create a portrait that just jumps out of your skin. Sasha Unisex is one of the most promising artists practicing this style.
Check out
some of her great artworks.




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Philippe Devilee

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