Paint these gorgeous brush stroke style tattoos flawlessly with ink and blood on living, breathing canvases.
The brush stroke style tattoo has been around for a while now but isn't really given much attention because at first glance, it's very similar to blackwork and people often opt for the free-flowing feel and toned down palette of watercolour tattoos. But brush stroke tattoos also possess the well-loved ‘traditional art’ vibe of watercolour tattoos.
Most brush stroke tattoos possess characteristics of sumi writings. There's often the distinct ink blot and gap in heavy, black strokes which pretty much sums up brush stroke style tattoos.
Even random brush strokes like the one above still looks pretty
Giving the standard arm band tattoo an artistic twist.
The Enso can be seen in many brush stroke tattoos mainly because it's designed that way, in sumi. The symbol stands for the Zen Buddhist, symbolising the universe, nothingness, and enlightenment.
One of my personal favourite brush stroke tattooists is the Instagram user, Beijing-based newtattoo. His/her works are tattooed on the skin as if it's ink on paper. The flow and absoluteness is incredible.
Choose your own palette!
Go for smooth, intersecting lines if blots don't appeal to you.
With these tattoos, you're always going to look like you're working on your next big project.
A beautiful Enso tattoo done right in smooth, brush stroke style.
Wearing your fandom loud and proud!
Personal favourite. You gotta give it to the guys at Buena Vista Tattoo Club for doing a splendid job on this one as usual.
Again, the brush stroke style isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea. It could be just a set of random lines to somebody but if you appreciate it just as much as we do, cheers to you!