Surprising Minimalistic Line Tattoos

Surprising Minimalistic Line Tattoos

Keep It Simple, Stupid: Simple, Minimal Linework Tattoos

What if we took a complex idea or image, and boiled it down to a simple, single line? It's an method used throughout art history, a concept as old as time. Simplified, an image takes on new meaning, and a tattoo becomes ornamental and clean.


Following the contours of a hip or a hand, or telling a story with a single stroke, minimalist tattoos are here to stay, their sticking power as strong as jewelry and as classic as more traditional work. Lighter than sacred geometry, these single line, minimal tattoos add a layer of ornamentation and decoration.

This is elegant! Lines by Warren Morissens. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
This is elegant! Lines by Warren Morissens. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
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Just three lines. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Just three lines. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
The meaning of these line tattoos by Philip Milic is deeper than you'd think as the ink was mixed with ashes of a loved one. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
The meaning of these line tattoos by Philip Milic is deeper than you'd think as the ink was mixed with ashes of a loved one. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Blacl line and white line for his and her by MXW. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Blacl line and white line for his and her by MXW. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
The abstract work of Musa. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
The abstract work of Musa. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Bold couple tattoo, also by Musa... #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Bold couple tattoo, also by Musa... #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Made by Last Hope. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Made by Last Hope. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Contemporary art by Kostek. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Contemporary art by Kostek. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
By Kostek Stekkos. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
By Kostek Stekkos. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Hand line by Kenji Alucky. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Hand line by Kenji Alucky. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Ear line by Indy Voet. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Ear line by Indy Voet. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Lines forming a minimalistic design by Hongdam. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Lines forming a minimalistic design by Hongdam. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Multicolored line by Guido. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Multicolored line by Guido. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Side line by Cy N Caro. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Side line by Cy N Caro. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Also by Ben Volt. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
Also by Ben Volt. #Minimal #LineTattoo #BlackLine
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