Freehand Tattoos

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Jure Werberdone
room Maribor
113
Tattoos
150
likes
6
followers
Illustrative
Single Needle
+9

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Pepo Errandodone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
4
Tattoos
3
likes
1
follower
Blackwork
Illustrative
+10

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Alex Creamdone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
4
Tattoos
4
likes
1
follower
Blackwork
Illustrative
+7

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Georgie Williamsdone
room On the road 路 S茫o Paulo 馃嚙馃嚪
14
Tattoos
29
likes
7
followers
Blackwork
Geometric
+3

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Jay Freestyledone
room Amsterdam
99
Tattoos
78
likes
48
followers
Watercolor
Abstract
+2

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Sean Parrydone
room Manchester 馃嚞馃嚙
35
Tattoos
16
likes
33
followers
Tribal
Celtic
+3

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Theodor Gurgudone
room Bucharest 馃嚪馃嚧
18
Tattoos
2
likes
6
followers
Black and grey
Watercolor
+2

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Entouanedone
room Ixelles
14
Tattoos
8
likes
11
followers
Freehand
Abstract

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Dodo 路 Michal Urbandone
room Plze艌
9
Tattoos
1
like
4
followers
Abstract
Freehand
+3

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Caro Leydone
room Berlin 馃嚛馃嚜
33
Tattoos
64
likes
39
followers
Freehand
Abstract
+2

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GAKKINdone
room Kyoto 馃嚡馃嚨 路 Amsterdam
70
Tattoos
108
likes
52
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Japanese 路 Irezumi
Blackwork
+1

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Toxyc Xlr
room Austin
Black and grey
Realism
+1

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Basti Sch枚n 路 Psyland
room Tengen 馃嚛馃嚜
Abstract
Freehand

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Belly Button
room Perpignan
Freehand
Abstract
+2

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Freak-Mike
room Tengen
Abstract
Freehand

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Marc Riedmann 路 Little Swastika
room Tengen 馃嚛馃嚜
Abstract
Freehand

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Curly Moore
room Oxford
Blackwork
Tribal
+2

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3Kreuze
room Essen
Blackwork
Freehand

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description

Freehand tattoos are designed with markers directly on to the skin, rather than using a printed stencil.

There is a bit more creative freedom and room for improvisation when working freehand. It's a process that also requires a lot of trust from the client, as the full piece usually won't be realized until the day of the session.

Larger tattoos that wrap around contoured body parts may not easily translate designs from a flat paper stencil. While 3D scanning software for tattooing is in development as of 2016, it's not yet widely used by the tattoo industry. For now, it is most common for artists to navigate large pieces by using markers for some or all of the development process.

At times, tattooers may lay a stencil and then adjust any flaws with freehand fixes. These pieces aren't traditionally called "freehand" though, because the majority of the design was still printed and premeditated.

Any kind of aesthetic or style can be achieved freehand; it's an optional method for any tattooer's tool box.

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