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Why Watercolor Tattoos Won't Stand the Test of Time

Why Watercolor Tattoos Won't Stand the Test of Time
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Learn why your artist might advise against getting a watercolor tattoo.

This aesthetically pleasing new style of tattooing greatly resembles free form and abstract art paintings. But before you go running to make your artsy tattoo dreams a reality, there are some things you should know.

All in all, it's not as simple as "Don't get one," and is only of importance if the wearer is concerned. But if longevity is something that matters to you, you can opt instead for a traditionally built tattoo, that is black outlined and black shaded. If made well, you can hardly differentiate between fresh and healed.

Check out the healed versions below:

In the end, the tattoos we choose to get are a matter of personal preference. Remember, when your tattooer tries to talk you out of getting a watercolor tattoo it's not because the artist is a prima donna and a jerk that hates new trends; the tattooer is looking to make sure that you walk away with a piece of art that you will be happy with for the rest of your life. Being equipped with the knowledge on the pros and cons of these modern trends is essential in making a good choice, and we hope that we have helped you become a more informed client. 

Jessica Paige
Written byJessica Paige

☆ collector ☆ rock & roller social producer & creative for Tattoodo (IG @jespaige)