Abstract Tattoos

Gallery of abstract style tattoos that can be filtered by subject, body part and size.

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Tattoo artists

South african
Jay Freestyledone
room Amsterdam Dutch
99
Tattoos
74
likes
46
followers
Watercolor
Abstract
+2

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Spanish
Abel Mirandadone
room Barcelona Spanish · Brussels Belgian · Tourcoing French · Albuquerque American · West New York American · Zürich Swiss · London British · Los Angeles American · Venice Italian · Luxembourg City Luxembourger · Milan Italian · Naples Italian
31
Tattoos
13
likes
32
followers
Graphic
Geometric
+1

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Brazilian
Danilo Delfinodone
room On the road
23
Tattoos
30
likes
25
followers
Sketch Work
Abstract
+4

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Dutch
Sanne Vaghidone
room Berlin German
17
Tattoos
23
likes
7
followers
Abstract
Watercolor

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Brazilian
Beta Pubadone
room Berlin German
22
Tattoos
24
likes
11
followers
Hand Poked
Blackwork
+5

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South Korean
Tattooist Danieldone
room Seoul South Korean
22
Tattoos
16
likes
6
followers
Abstract
Contemporary
+2

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Greek
Dimos Karagiannis · Thrashdone
room Thessaloniki Greek
13
Tattoos
1
like
7
followers
Graphic
Abstract
+1

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French
Entouanedone
room Ixelles Belgian
14
Tattoos
8
likes
11
followers
Freehand
Abstract

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Czech
Dodo · Michal Urbandone
room Plzeň Czech
9
Tattoos
1
like
4
followers
Abstract
Freehand
+3

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German
Caro Leydone
room Berlin German
33
Tattoos
60
likes
37
followers
Freehand
Abstract
+2

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David Côtédone
room Montreal
410
Tattoos
569
likes
154
followers
Surrealism
Abstract
+2

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French
Xoïl · Loïc Lavenudone
room Lausanne Swiss
108
Tattoos
122
likes
47
followers
Graphic
Abstract
+1

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Spanish
Mariñe Perezdone
room Bilbao Spanish
23
Tattoos
20
likes
16
followers
Illustrative
Surrealism
+1

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Japanese
Nissacodone
room Osaka Japanese
131
Tattoos
188
likes
70
followers
Blackwork
Abstract
+5

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British
Andrew Marsh · Little Andydone
room Redditch British
140
Tattoos
160
likes
47
followers
Surrealism
Abstract
+2

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Polish
Bartt · Bartosz Pawlickidone
room London British
31
Tattoos
23
likes
11
followers
Watercolor
Contemporary
+2

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Ukrainian
Yanina Vilanddone
room Curitiba Brazilian
68
Tattoos
90
likes
31
followers
Illustrative
Abstract

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American
Mike Coledone
room Los Angeles American
22
Tattoos
9
likes
15
followers
Geometric
Op Art
+2

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description

Abstract tattoos are non-literal compositions that can take many forms. By deconstructing any recognizable subject matter, these works can communicate intangible concepts or emotions.

Abstract art, including tattoos of course, can represent both tangible (object, animal...) and intangible (mood, emotions...) subjects in non-literal ways. Using a visual language of shape, color and movement, abstract work can deconstruct topic(s) to their most base forms.

As Amanda Wachob once wrote, abstract tattoos are based on the idea that color and form can describe or say more about a person than a representational image can. That perhaps an abstracted shape is better equipped to convey something conceptual and intangible like a mood or an emotion.

Abstract artists deliberately avoid any attempt at verisimilitude or realism in their work. Living outside of clearly defined categorization allows the artist to convey nebulous human experiences that may be too complex for words. These pieces also require more work from the viewer. To understand an abstract piece is to project some of your own ideas and emotions on to it. This effectively starts a creative dialogue, rather than a one-way conversation.

The history of abstract art is not confined to any specific region or medium. 20th century contemporary artists in the west popularized many forms of abstraction, but this interpretive art form pre-dates modern civilization.

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