Watercolor Tattoos: Beauteous Trees

Watercolor Tattoos: Beauteous Trees

Nature comes to life in these beautiful watercolor tattoos that are inspired by trees.
Nature tattoos lend themselves perfectly to the watercolor tattoo technique. If you're wondering what 'watercolor' style means, these tattoos use shading to give a painted effect - gradient shading and colour blending all give the impression of acrylic or watercolour painting. In complete contrast to traditional tattooing technique, there's often little or no line-work, little contrast and pastel, light colors rather than black.

For any tattoo intended to represent nature - something transient, ever-changing, living and breathing, watercolor can be the perfect technique for evoking these themes and ideas.

Let's begin with these 10 vibrant tree tattoos.
Love this bold tree by Darren Bishop, Glasgow, UK
Compact watercolor tattoo by Julia Dumps, Austria
Colorful tree tattoo by Darren Bishop, Glasgow, UK
Tree sleeve by Justin Nordine
Simple but effective watercolor tattoo by Koray Karagözler
Pink tree tattoo by Lays Alencar
Colorful tree tattoo by Joanne Baker, Coventry, UK
Beautiful blue tree tattoo by 盧死貓 (Szu-Fan)
Geometric watercolor tattoo by Justin Nordine
Tree tattoo with lots of detail, by Koray Karagözler
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