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Top 50 Best Tattoo Ideas (2017)

Check out our list of the 50 very best tattoos of 2017! From striking blackwork designs to intricate watercolor pieces, these tattoos showcase the best in tattoo artistry and creativity. Browse through our gallery and find inspiration for your next tattoo, or just admire the stunning artistry of these talented tattoo artists.

Crazy full torso piece by Jondix #Jondix #blackwork #blackandgrey #geometric #geometry #pattern #sacredgeometry #skull #portrait #lady #faec #tribal #neotribal #linework #dotwork #tattoooftheday
Crazy full torso piece by Jondix #Jondix #blackwork #blackandgrey #geometric #geometry #pattern #sacredgeometry #skull #portrait #lady #faec #tribal #neotribal #linework #dotwork #tattoooftheday
Beautiful ornamental by Raimundo Ramirez #RaimundoRamirez #blackandgrey #blackwork #linework #dotwork #mandala #ornamental #pattern #flowers #leaves #tattoooftheday
Beautiful ornamental by Raimundo Ramirez #RaimundoRamirez #blackandgrey #blackwork #linework #dotwork #mandala #ornamental #pattern #flowers #leaves #tattoooftheday
Sacred heart knee. Thanks again ashley!
Sacred heart knee. Thanks again ashley!
Payasa by Lamper Edgar #lamperedgar #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #blackandgrey #chicano #payasa #lady #portrait #rose #hands #lips #eyes #makeup #clown #tattoooftheday
Payasa by Lamper Edgar #lamperedgar #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #blackandgrey #chicano #payasa #lady #portrait #rose #hands #lips #eyes #makeup #clown #tattoooftheday
A lovely little sternum piece with a brilliant blue gemstone by Coen Mitchell (IG—coenmitchell). #blackwork #dotwork #CoenMitchell #geometric #jewels #mosaicflows #ornamental
A lovely little sternum piece with a brilliant blue gemstone by Coen Mitchell (IG—coenmitchell). #blackwork #dotwork #CoenMitchell #geometric #jewels #mosaicflows #ornamental
Little birds by Justin Olivier #justinolivier #traditional #realism #mashup #blackandgrey #birds #feathers #wings #realistic #tattoooftheday
Little birds by Justin Olivier #justinolivier #traditional #realism #mashup #blackandgrey #birds #feathers #wings #realistic #tattoooftheday
Bikini Bottom by Mimi Mine #MimiMine #fineline #minimal #blackwork #linework #spongebobsquarepants #bikinibottom #pinapple #easterisland #moai #cartoon #tvshow #tattoooftheday
Bikini Bottom by Mimi Mine #MimiMine #fineline #minimal #blackwork #linework #spongebobsquarepants #bikinibottom #pinapple #easterisland #moai #cartoon #tvshow #tattoooftheday
Healed snake by Richard Warnock #RichardWarnock #blackwork #snake #linework #tattoooftheday
Healed snake by Richard Warnock #RichardWarnock #blackwork #snake #linework #tattoooftheday
Tiny rose by Tattooist Flower #TattooistFlower #color #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #rose #leaves #thorns #nature #flower #tattoooftheday
Tiny rose by Tattooist Flower #TattooistFlower #color #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #rose #leaves #thorns #nature #flower #tattoooftheday
Memoirs of a Geisha by Jinpil Yuu #yuuztattooer #JinpilYuu #color #neotraditional #floral #ornamental #backpiece #realism #realistic #flowers #peony #nature #tattoooftheday
Memoirs of a Geisha by Jinpil Yuu #yuuztattooer #JinpilYuu #color #neotraditional #floral #ornamental #backpiece #realism #realistic #flowers #peony #nature #tattoooftheday
#heart #hearttattoo #anatomicalheart #anatomicalhearttattoo #dotwork #stippling #stipplingtattoo #fineline #finelinetattoo #blackwork #brooklyn #brooklyntattoo #nyc #nyctattoo #newyorkcity
#heart #hearttattoo #anatomicalheart #anatomicalhearttattoo #dotwork #stippling #stipplingtattoo #fineline #finelinetattoo #blackwork #brooklyn #brooklyntattoo #nyc #nyctattoo #newyorkcity
Poetic insight by The Magic Rosa #themagicrosa #text #font #FuckOff #house #sun #birds #tree #funny #poetry #linework #blackwork #tattoooftheday
Poetic insight by The Magic Rosa #themagicrosa #text #font #FuckOff #house #sun #birds #tree #funny #poetry #linework #blackwork #tattoooftheday
A flawless mandala by Jason Carpino (IG—jcarpino). #blackwork #geometric #JasonCarpino #mehndi #ornamental
A flawless mandala by Jason Carpino (IG—jcarpino). #blackwork #geometric #JasonCarpino #mehndi #ornamental
Planets by Fedor Nozdrin #FedorNozdrin #blackwork #linework #dotwork #mountains #planets #shapes #triangle #saturn #sun #stars #galaxy #solarsystem #small #tattoooftheday
Planets by Fedor Nozdrin #FedorNozdrin #blackwork #linework #dotwork #mountains #planets #shapes #triangle #saturn #sun #stars #galaxy #solarsystem #small #tattoooftheday
#liontattoo #spirt #strength #lion #blackandgrey #heart #courage
#liontattoo #spirt #strength #lion #blackandgrey #heart #courage
Window to Enlightenment by Oscar Akermo #oscarakermo #blackandgrey #realism #realistic #Buddha #flowers #Buddhism #om #cherryblossom #window #tattoooftheday
Window to Enlightenment by Oscar Akermo #oscarakermo #blackandgrey #realism #realistic #Buddha #flowers #Buddhism #om #cherryblossom #window #tattoooftheday
#aroncowles #rose #lion
#aroncowles #rose #lion
The nature within by Emrah Ozhan #emrahOzhan #blackandgrey #illustrative #dotwork #linework #shapes #geometric #rose #bird #feathers #wings #nature #tattoooftheday
The nature within by Emrah Ozhan #emrahOzhan #blackandgrey #illustrative #dotwork #linework #shapes #geometric #rose #bird #feathers #wings #nature #tattoooftheday
Hannya mask #japanese #japanesetattoo #japanesetattoos #hannyamask #hannya #hannyatattoo #elliottwells #tattoodo #tattoodoambassador
Hannya mask #japanese #japanesetattoo #japanesetattoos #hannyamask #hannya #hannyatattoo #elliottwells #tattoodo #tattoodoambassador
Sean Williams shows how life is the biggest nightmare of all (IG—seanfromtexas). #blackwork #ignorant #nihilist #SeanWilliams #SeanfromTexas
Sean Williams shows how life is the biggest nightmare of all (IG—seanfromtexas). #blackwork #ignorant #nihilist #SeanWilliams #SeanfromTexas
Realistic rose by Andrés Acosta #AndresAcosta #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #rose #color #nature #flower #rose #jewels #ornamental #dewdrop #teardrop #leaves #tattoooftheday
Realistic rose by Andrés Acosta #AndresAcosta #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #rose #color #nature #flower #rose #jewels #ornamental #dewdrop #teardrop #leaves #tattoooftheday
Splatter cat by Deborah Genchi #DeborahGenchi #debrartist #black #cat #splatter #ink #watercolor #cute #micro #tattoooftheday
Splatter cat by Deborah Genchi #DeborahGenchi #debrartist #black #cat #splatter #ink #watercolor #cute #micro #tattoooftheday
Esoteric patterns by Johno #Johno #blackwork #linework #dotwork #pattern #ornamental #geometric #shapes #arrows #cross #abstract #tattoooftheday
Esoteric patterns by Johno #Johno #blackwork #linework #dotwork #pattern #ornamental #geometric #shapes #arrows #cross #abstract #tattoooftheday
Pink oleander by Trudy #TrudyLines #bangbangnyc #blackwork #geometric #linework #dotwork #shapes #flowers #cherryblossom #nature #leaves #tattoooftheday
Pink oleander by Trudy #TrudyLines #bangbangnyc #blackwork #geometric #linework #dotwork #shapes #flowers #cherryblossom #nature #leaves #tattoooftheday
Black and gold chrysanthemum #japaneseflowers #japanesetattoo #japanese #JapaneseTattoos #chrysanthemum #chrysanthemumtattoo #tattoodo #tattoodoambassador #elliottwells #fusionink #irezumi #neojapanese #neojapanesetattoo
Black and gold chrysanthemum #japaneseflowers #japanesetattoo #japanese #JapaneseTattoos #chrysanthemum #chrysanthemumtattoo #tattoodo #tattoodoambassador #elliottwells #fusionink #irezumi #neojapanese #neojapanesetattoo
#aimeecornwell
#aimeecornwell
Sacred heart by Samuele Briganti #samuelebriganti #blackwork #traditional #linework #dotwork #heart #sacredheart #fire #rose #pattern #light #tattoooftheday
Sacred heart by Samuele Briganti #samuelebriganti #blackwork #traditional #linework #dotwork #heart #sacredheart #fire #rose #pattern #light #tattoooftheday
Baby tiger by Minnie #Minnie #minimalist #small #tiger #kitten #cub #blackandgrey #linework #dotwork #cat #junglecat #tattoooftheday
Baby tiger by Minnie #Minnie #minimalist #small #tiger #kitten #cub #blackandgrey #linework #dotwork #cat #junglecat #tattoooftheday
Head of a hero by Jamie Mahood #JamieMahood #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #blackandgrey #portrait #ladyhead #lady #lips #eyes #tiger #junglecat #wildlife #cat #fangs #tattoooftheday
Head of a hero by Jamie Mahood #JamieMahood #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #blackandgrey #portrait #ladyhead #lady #lips #eyes #tiger #junglecat #wildlife #cat #fangs #tattoooftheday
The shapes of rhythm by Coen Mitchell #CoenMitchell #blackwork #geometric #dotwork #linework #music #note #pattern #mandala #tribal #tattoooftheday
The shapes of rhythm by Coen Mitchell #CoenMitchell #blackwork #geometric #dotwork #linework #music #note #pattern #mandala #tribal #tattoooftheday
Mike Stockings #tattoodo #TattoodoApp #tattoodoBR #tatuagem #tattoo #urso #bear #machado #axe #colorida #colorful #neotrad #neotraditional #MikeStockings #lobo #wolf
Mike Stockings #tattoodo #TattoodoApp #tattoodoBR #tatuagem #tattoo #urso #bear #machado #axe #colorida #colorful #neotrad #neotraditional #MikeStockings #lobo #wolf
Handy flowers by Justin Ryan Olivier #JustinRyanOlivier #traditional #blackandgrey #oldschool #roses #leaves #thorns #peony #flowers #floral #hand #tattoooftheday
Handy flowers by Justin Ryan Olivier #JustinRyanOlivier #traditional #blackandgrey #oldschool #roses #leaves #thorns #peony #flowers #floral #hand #tattoooftheday
Koifish #koi #koitattoo #irezumi #japanese #fingerwaves #fish
Koifish #koi #koitattoo #irezumi #japanese #fingerwaves #fish
Tropical sunset anyone? #sunset #lizvenom #realism #realismtattoo #tattoo #ink #inked #tattooidea #besttattoos #tropical #purple #colortattoo #oceantattoo #OceanTattoos #beach #beachtattoo #tattooidea #bombshelltattoo #edmonton
Tropical sunset anyone? #sunset #lizvenom #realism #realismtattoo #tattoo #ink #inked #tattooidea #besttattoos #tropical #purple #colortattoo #oceantattoo #OceanTattoos #beach #beachtattoo #tattooidea #bombshelltattoo #edmonton
Desert and forest respites by David Peyote #thedavidcote #DavidPeyote #newtraditional #color #landscape #desert #cactus #fire #stars #galaxy #solarsystem #mountains #stream #water #road #forest #sun #moon #tattoooftheday
Desert and forest respites by David Peyote #thedavidcote #DavidPeyote #newtraditional #color #landscape #desert #cactus #fire #stars #galaxy #solarsystem #mountains #stream #water #road #forest #sun #moon #tattoooftheday
Howlin' tiger by Alexander Wångdahl #AlexanderWangdahl #blackandgrey #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #photorealism #tiger #junglecat #jungle #cat #wildlife #bamboo #nature #fangs #fur #tattoooftheday
Howlin' tiger by Alexander Wångdahl #AlexanderWangdahl #blackandgrey #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #photorealism #tiger #junglecat #jungle #cat #wildlife #bamboo #nature #fangs #fur #tattoooftheday
Hand tattoo by Oscar Akermo #OscarAkermo #buddhisttattoo #buddhatattoo #buddhism #buddha
Hand tattoo by Oscar Akermo #OscarAkermo #buddhisttattoo #buddhatattoo #buddhism #buddha
Tattoo by me, @shauntopper on the arm.
Tattoo by me, @shauntopper on the arm.
Baby leaves by Miki Hoodlover #mikihoodlover #blackwork #leaves #nature #minimal #simple #tinytattoo #foliage #plant #tattoooftheday
Baby leaves by Miki Hoodlover #mikihoodlover #blackwork #leaves #nature #minimal #simple #tinytattoo #foliage #plant #tattoooftheday
Elephant by David Kafri #DavidKafri #elephant #mandala #ornamental #tattoooftheday
Elephant by David Kafri #DavidKafri #elephant #mandala #ornamental #tattoooftheday
Intricate lotus and sacred geometry by Otheser #Otheser #otheser_dsts #sacredgeometry #geometry #lotus #blackwork #blackandgrey #pattern #linework #dotwork #flower #tattoooftheday
Intricate lotus and sacred geometry by Otheser #Otheser #otheser_dsts #sacredgeometry #geometry #lotus #blackwork #blackandgrey #pattern #linework #dotwork #flower #tattoooftheday
Heaven is a place on earth by Danny Piedra #DannyPiedra #traditional #color #landscape #rose #flowers #leaves #nature #forest #river #mountains #sun #birds #clouds #sky #frame #tattoooftheday
Heaven is a place on earth by Danny Piedra #DannyPiedra #traditional #color #landscape #rose #flowers #leaves #nature #forest #river #mountains #sun #birds #clouds #sky #frame #tattoooftheday
Snake & peonies by Jinpil Yuu #JinpilYuu #Yuuz #color #japanese #snake #peony #floral #tattoooftheday
Snake & peonies by Jinpil Yuu #JinpilYuu #Yuuz #color #japanese #snake #peony #floral #tattoooftheday
Native American feels by Kristi Walls #KristiWalls #realistic #realism #blackandgrey #linework #moon #pattern #wolf #animal #forest #nature #dreamcatcher #feather #tattoooftheday
Native American feels by Kristi Walls #KristiWalls #realistic #realism #blackandgrey #linework #moon #pattern #wolf #animal #forest #nature #dreamcatcher #feather #tattoooftheday
Thieves of Tower toes by Houston Patton #HoustonPatton #thievesoftower #castlebasas #linework #blackwork #castle #tower #stairs #spires #dotwork #geometric #landscape #tattoooftheday
Thieves of Tower toes by Houston Patton #HoustonPatton #thievesoftower #castlebasas #linework #blackwork #castle #tower #stairs #spires #dotwork #geometric #landscape #tattoooftheday
Compass and map by Dmitriy Troshin #DmitriyTroshin #mistertroshin #blackandgrey #linework #realism #realistic #map #compass #travel #landscape #tattoooftheday
Compass and map by Dmitriy Troshin #DmitriyTroshin #mistertroshin #blackandgrey #linework #realism #realistic #map #compass #travel #landscape #tattoooftheday
#AntonioMacko #Chicano #ChicanoStyle #Portrait #Realism #Mask #LadyHead #BlackandGrey #Payasa #Chola
#AntonioMacko #Chicano #ChicanoStyle #Portrait #Realism #Mask #LadyHead #BlackandGrey #Payasa #Chola
The elements by Graffittoo #Graffittoo #blackandgrey #dotwork #realism #realistic #tree #earth #landscape #air #clouds #waves #water #ocean #flame #candle #tattoooftheday
The elements by Graffittoo #Graffittoo #blackandgrey #dotwork #realism #realistic #tree #earth #landscape #air #clouds #waves #water #ocean #flame #candle #tattoooftheday
Tiger Rose by Ricardo Avila #RicardoAvila #blackandgrey #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #tiger #rose #flower #leaves #nature #wildlife #dove #bird #junglecat #candle #light #wings #feathers #fur #tattoooftheday
Tiger Rose by Ricardo Avila #RicardoAvila #blackandgrey #realism #realistic #hyperrealism #tiger #rose #flower #leaves #nature #wildlife #dove #bird #junglecat #candle #light #wings #feathers #fur #tattoooftheday
Trashpolka raven from Mikhail Andersson (mikhailandersson on IG) / FirstClassTattoo #raven #trashpolka #cross #MikhailAndersson #firstclasstattoo
Trashpolka raven from Mikhail Andersson (mikhailandersson on IG) / FirstClassTattoo #raven #trashpolka #cross #MikhailAndersson #firstclasstattoo