Meet Jon Boy And His Minimalistic Micro Tattoos

Xavier in Tattoo Artists

Jon Boy is the man you should be on the look out for if you have minimalist tattoos in mind.

Love, heart tattoo,  m + s,  minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
Love, heart tattoo, m + s, minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
142 tattoo, minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
142 tattoo, minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
finger tattoo, minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
finger tattoo, minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
tattoo machine minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
tattoo machine minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
needle tattoo, minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
needle tattoo, minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy

One of the most popular type of tattoos maybe the ones measuring 1-3 inches, often in black  ink. The designs are often generic; some people get them for trends, some keep it simple despite its personal relevance. These types of tattoos are also often looked down upon, often due to its mainstream nature. Nonetheless, nothing stopping micro-tattoos from hitting strong currents in the scene.

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Earth / Universe
Earth / Universe
arrow minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
arrow minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
white wave tattoo
white wave tattoo

What can I say, micro tattoos are fun, quick, and easy. They don't require 6-

But maybe, just maybe, our man right here will be seeing busy days ahead

via Girl Meets Life
via Girl Meets Life

Jon Boy tattoos at West 4 Tattoo at New York City's West Village.

Jon Boy
Jon Boy

He's caused a buzz recently by tattooing a string of celebrity clients, namely Kendall Jenner and Ireland Baldwin among them. Since then, he's had a steady flow of mostly female customers looking for his signature micro-tattoos, as I like to call them.

For this, I have time, minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
For this, I have time, minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
gun minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
gun minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
Finger line tattoo
Finger line tattoo

Can't blame them, the man really gives some proper minimalist tattoos.

bird tattoo behind the ear
bird tattoo behind the ear
dog minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
dog minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
we are a team forever, minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
we are a team forever, minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy

And before you call Jon a sellout or something though, hear him out. I mean, in a world of competitive artists from trads to blackwork, there has to be somebody to do this one right? “I think I have a better understanding of what women want. They present themselves elegantly,” he tells New York Post. “So being that tattoos are permanent, it should be thought out with a method that will look pleasing."

USA flag minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
USA flag minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
rose line tattoo
rose line tattoo

This particular style is also fit for the artist, seeing as he's on the lighter side when tattooing. “I have a pretty light hand,” says Jon to Refinery29. “I'm fast, so I have a lot of repeat customers because they love that.”

minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
minimalistic micro tattoo by Jon Boy
city line tattoo
city line tattoo

Lately, courtesy of Kendall Jenner, Jon Boy is all about small, minimalist tattoos. But that doesn't mean he can't go big. The man has a lot more to give than that. Check out some of his other larger pieces:

minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy
minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy
minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy
minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy
minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy
minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy
minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy
minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy
linework tattoo
linework tattoo
minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy
minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy
minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy
minimalistic tattoo by Jon Boy

Aside from micro-tattoos, he also does pretty good traditional American style pieces. It's what he was first known for.

"I like timeless, elegant, sophisticated, and simplistic. I think less is more."—Jon Boy to Refinery29
"I like timeless, elegant, sophisticated, and simplistic. I think less is more."—Jon Boy to Refinery29

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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