Sketchy Watercolor Tattoos by Smel Wink

Smel Wink works her watercolor tattoo magic at Victims of Ink in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia.

Artists often take liberties with the watercolor style, as there doesn't really exist any rules. Smel Wink makes this watercolor style her own by alternating between brash, sketchy shading to pieces with a softer, brushstroke appearance. Some pieces are heavy on the watercolor style, with no outlines whatsoever.

The blending of colors is pure perfection and precisely what watercolor art is all about. You almost forget that these are tattoos on someone's skin and not just a piece of paper. 

Wink's booked out for all of 2016, so you'll have to simply admire her pieces below.

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Colorful watercolor owl tattoo by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #colorful #owl #bird #inksplatter #brushstroke
Colorful watercolor owl tattoo by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #colorful #owl #bird #inksplatter #brushstroke
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Brush stroke watercolor fox by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #fox #brushstroke
Brush stroke watercolor fox by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #fox #brushstroke
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Sketchy watercolor roaring lion tattoo by Smel Wink. #sketchy #watercolor #illustrative #lion #bigcat #feline #SmelWink
Sketchy watercolor roaring lion tattoo by Smel Wink. #sketchy #watercolor #illustrative #lion #bigcat #feline #SmelWink
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Sketch watercolor space galaxy tattoo by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #space #ggalaxy #universe #sketchy #illustrative
Sketch watercolor space galaxy tattoo by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #space #ggalaxy #universe #sketchy #illustrative

In case you are more into sharper lines, you can find inspiration from Tattoodo's article on Bright and Vibrant Watercolor Tattoos by Yeliz Özcan.

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Watercolor lion tattoo by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #li on #feline #bigcat #abstract
Watercolor lion tattoo by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #li on #feline #bigcat #abstract
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Illustrative watercolor owl and all seeing eye piece by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #sketchy #illustrative #bird #owl #allseeingeye
Illustrative watercolor owl and all seeing eye piece by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #sketchy #illustrative #bird #owl #allseeingeye
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Pair of watercolor cat tattoos by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #cat #abstract #inksplatter
Pair of watercolor cat tattoos by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #cat #abstract #inksplatter
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Abstract watercolor giraffe tattoo by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #abstract #sketchy #illustrative #giraffe
Abstract watercolor giraffe tattoo by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #abstract #sketchy #illustrative #giraffe
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Illustrative watercolor eye tattoo by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #sketchy #illustrative #eye #eyeball
Illustrative watercolor eye tattoo by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #sketchy #illustrative #eye #eyeball
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Watercolor brush stroke wolf by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #brushstroke #wolf #animalhead #animal
Watercolor brush stroke wolf by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #brushstroke #wolf #animalhead #animal
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Watercolor teapot and spilled tea by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #teapot #tea
Watercolor teapot and spilled tea by Smel Wink. #watercolor #SmelWink #teapot #tea

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