Abstract Tattoos

Abstract Tattoos: 50 Beautiful Abstract Design Ideas for Your Inspiration

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Abstract tattoos are for those who are tired of the traditional styles. And also for those who want something new. If you like to experiment and do not wish to be typical, abstract tattoos are perfect for you. This type of tats are very artistic and do not aim to imitate reality. It is very similar to abstract artworks. At first sight, it may seem like abstract tattoos don’t have any deeper meaning. But, they usually have much more than appearance. If you’d like to know more about abstract tattoos and get some inspiration, keep reading!

Calligraphy tattoo on the arm
Calligraphy style tattoo on the arm.
Another watercolor brush stroke by Georgia Grey
Another watercolor brush stroke by Georgia Grey.
Abstract tattoo on the arm by Amanda Wachob
Abstract tattoo on the arm by Amanda Wachob.
Abstract solid blackwork tattoo by Stanislaw Wilczynski.

Abstract brush strokes tattoo on the arm

What do abstract tattoos mean?

Abstract tattoos refer to designs that look more like pieces of art themselves. It’s not that other types of tattoos have nothing to do with art, but in this case, it’s something more. Abstract tattoos do not try to imitate or to picture anything real. It usually expresses the emotion or a feeling.

Violet and pink watercolor brush stroke tattoo by Georgia Grey
Violet and pink watercolor brush stroke tattoo by Georgia Grey.
Small abstract tattoo on the inner arm.
Black paint brush stroke tattoo with red dots by Tim Mueller.
Black geometric abstract tattoo on the forearm.
Abstract watercolor tattoo on the wrist.

Just like the abstract art, abstract tattoos use the visuals of shapes, forms, and colors to create a composition. This composition will not relate to anything that exists in the real world. Abstract artworks are always beautiful and aesthetic. That’s because they usually consist of lots of colors, lines, and shapes.

Smoke-like abstract black tattoo on the wrist
Smoke-like abstract black tattoo on the wrist.
Colorful abstract tattoo by Kizun
Colorful abstract tattoo by Kizun.
Black abstract tattoo on the inner arm.
Abstract watercolor circular brush stroke tattoo by Georgia Grey
Abstract watercolor circular brush stroke tattoo by Georgia Grey.
Abstract lines tattoo on arm by Vaigirdas_kofy
An abstract line tattoo on the arm by Vaigirdas Kofy.

Abstract tattoos are the best way to express your emotions in a very subtle way. It will not reveal your feelings just by looking at it. But an experienced eye will understand its meaning very quickly.

By using color, shapes, and lines, you can create an incredible artwork that will stay with you forever. With an abstract tattoo, you can express anything you want. You can dedicate it to any person or to something that you love more than anything else. Moreover, it can protect the meaning if you don’t want to reveal it.

Abstract tattoos – an excellent choice for both men and women

Another beautiful thing about abstract tattoos is that they are suitable for both men and women. We don’t think it can ever become tedious because there are endless possibilities of abstract tattoo designs. In fact, you can create the tattoo by yourself – take a brush and canvas and start painting. You will feel powerful emotions!

Black abstract dotwork tattoo on the right arm
Black abstract dot-work tattoo on the right arm.
Artistic abstract tattoo on the side.
Abstract tattoo on the leg by Amanda Wachob
Abstract tattoo on the leg by Amanda Wachob.
A tattoo tribute to Le Corbusier by tattoo artist Mirco Campioni.

Abstract tattoos are getting more and more attention, especially in the past few years. That’s because of the new techniques which allow the artists to improve their skills and abilities. That’s why so many artists started to experiment with abstract forms.

Minimalism style tattoo by Okan Uckun
Minimalism style tattoo by Okan Uckun.
Freehan brushstrokes tattoo on the back
Freehan brushstrokes tattoo on the back.
Excellent brush stroke tattoo on the inner arm by Amanda Wachob.
Blackwork abstract tattoo on the right inner arm.
Black dotwork gradient tattoo on the inner arm
Black dot-work gradient tattoo on the inner arm.

So, as we were saying, this type of tattoo is unisex. Women admire them because of the mystery and sensuality that they hide. And because of the uncomplicated designs, you can apply these tattoos almost anywhere on your body. Although women mostly prefer minimal abstract watercolor tattoo on the back, thigh or sleeve.

As for the men, we suggest experimenting with more rough designs. Men tend to tattoo larger pieces on their backs, chests, legs, and arms.

Abstract tattoo ideas

If you don’t know what kind of abstract tattoo you want, check out our collection of ideas below. Try to experiment and sketch some designs by yourself. In this way, your tat will be even more unique. Don’t forget to show the ideas you like to your tattoo artist. He can then combine those into something unique and specific to you.

Circles and lines tattoo on the inner arm
Circles and lines tattoo on the inner arm.
Black yellow and blue abstract tattoo on the forearm
Black, yellow and blue abstract tattoo on the forearm.
Abstract art tattoo on the inner arm
Abstract art tattoo on the inner arm.
Sweet blackwork calligraphy tattoo on the forearm
Sweet blackwork calligraphy tattoo on the forearm.
Abstract calligraphy tattoo on the arm by Teti Malik
Abstract calligraphy tattoo on the arm by Teti Malik.
Cubism style abstrac tattoo on the thigh by Mariusz Trubisz
Cubism style abstract tattoo on the thigh by Mariusz Trubisz.
Abstract composition tattoo on the arm above the elbow
Abstract composition tattoo on the arm above the elbow.
Brush strokes and color splashes tattoo on the arm
Brush strokes and color splashes tattoo on the arm.
Abstract mixed colors sleeve tattoo design
Abstract mixed colors sleeve tattoo design.
Brush strokes tattoo on the shoulder blade by Amanda Wachob.
Bauhaus style abstract tattoo.
Black abstract tattoo on the inner arm by Vassilly Kandinsky
Black abstract tattoo on the inner arm by Vassily Kandinsky.
Geometric abstract tattoo on inner arms
Geometric abstract tattoo on inner arms.
Black abstract tattoos on forearms
Black abstract tattoos on forearms.
Subtle abstract tattoo on the inner arm by Amanda Wachob
Subtle abstract tattoo on the inner arm by Amanda Wachob.
Colorful lines abstract tattoo on arm
Wonderful colorful lines abstract tattoo on the arm.
Solid black abstract tattoo on the arm
Solid black abstract tattoo on the arm.
Cubist and abstract style tattoo on the leg by Mike Boyd
Cubist and abstract style tattoo on the leg by Mike Boyd.
Dark abstract tattoo by Amanda Wachob
Dark abstract tattoo – another excellent work by Amanda Wachob.
Jackson Pollock inspiration
Jackson Pollock inspiration.
Lines and circles abstract tattoo on the arm
Lines and circles abstract tattoo on the arm.
Colorful abstract arm tattoo
Another colorful abstract arm tattoo.
Lines and colorful circles tattoo composition
Lines and colorful circles tattoo composition.
Different art styles combined in this excellent arm piece
Different art styles combined in this excellent art piece.
Paint brush stroke tattoo on the shoulder and chest
Paintbrush stroke tattoo on the shoulder and chest.
Smoke tattoo on both arms
Smoke tattoo on both arms.
Abstract Tattoos: 50 Beautiful Abstract Design Ideas for Your Inspiration
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