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Out of all the recent tattoo trends, the watercolor tattoos are my favorite. The beautiful, swirling colors create unique pieces of art. Some of these tattoos use black outlining, while others simply rely on the bright colors. If you are thinking about a new tattoo, maybe you'll find some inspiration in these incredible watercolor tattoos.

1. Mermaid

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What better choice for a watercolor tattoo than a creature of the sea?

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I love the contrast between the black birds and their bright, watercolor wings.

3. Hummingbird

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This watercolor tattoo is the perfect example of why you should color outside the lines.

4. Abstract

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Watercolor tattoos are so beautiful, they don't even require a design. This tattoo looks like pink and purple smoke drifting through the air.

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Opting for a watercolor design adds a whimsical touch to your favorite animal.

6. Galaxy

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Showcase your love for the stars with a gorgeous watercolor tattoo.

7. Feather

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Add your own unique flare to the popular feather tattoo by opting for pastel colors.

8. Wildflowers

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This wildflower tattoo looks just like a painting!

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I love the movement created by the lines and colors on this amazing lotus tattoo.

10. Skull

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I love the contrast between the harshness of the skull and the delicate color scheme.

11. Color

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I love the way the colors fade out in this watercolor tattoo.

12. Compass

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This tattoo serves as a great reminder to always follow your own path in life.

13. Rainstorm

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This tattoo expertly displays the gloominess of a rainy day but also the rainbow that follows the storm.

14. Doctor Who

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Display your love for your favorite TV show with a watercolor tattoo just like this Dr. Who fan did.

15. Dandelion

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I am obsessed with this take on the ever-popular dandelion tattoo.

16. Flowers

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Wow! Have you ever seen a brighter shade of pink and blue?

17. Feather

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I love the subtleness of this watercolor tattoo.

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The pretty colors in the word 'Love' really standout against the jet-black key in the center.

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I love how the intensity of the colors fades out further down the bow. It really adds to the delicate design of the tattoo.

20. Painted Flowers

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These flowers are so gorgeous the way they appear to be painted directly on her skin.

21. Compass Rose

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You can add to an existing black tattoo by adding watercolor to accentuate it.

22. Flowers

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This artist chose to tattoo lifelike flowers while also creating a whimsical element by the curly stems and watercolor shading.

23. Flower

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I love the placement of this watercolor tattoo on the chest because it allows the beautiful colors to peek out with any low-cut top.

24. Color

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This subtle watercolor tattoo is one of my favorites. The pastel mix of green, pink, blue, and orange is reminiscent of mermaid scales.

25. Wings

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Opting for watercolor style makes for a unique spin on the classical angel wing tattoo.

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This tattoo truly is a piece of art.

27. Dandelion & Quote

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I love the combination of colors, the dandelion, and the quote for this gorgeous tattoo.

28. Tree & Bird

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This tattoo makes a bold statement by having the picture on both legs.

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I am obsessed with the way this tree is darker on the right side and fades out on the left.

30. Perching Bird

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The dots that extend above the bird add a nice dimension to this watercolor tattoo.

31. Compass and Anchor

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I think it's genius to express your love for the ocean through a watercolor tattoo.

32. Subtle Lines

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This stunning tattoo looks like a brushstroke across her shoulder.

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The way this tattoo extends from the chest to the back creates a nice watercolor effect.

34. Tree & Compass

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The use of watercolor here looks like leaves on the branches.

35. Birds & Anchor

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You can show off your love for the sky and ocean with this creative tattoo.

36. Geometrical Shape

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This simple triangle makes a bold statement.

37. Quote

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Instead of plainly getting your favorite quote or lyric tattooed, consider adding some style with a watercolor backdrop.

38. Tree & Birds

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The watercolor work in this tattoo serves as a sunset for the birds.

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I love the way the watercolor on this tattoo looks like eyeshadow.

40. Ballerina

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Instead of a portrait tattoo, you can showcase your love for someone in an abstract way, like this girl did for her mother.

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This Up-inspired tattoo looks amazing with watercolor balloons.

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Not all watercolor tattoos have to use bright colors, this wolf proves that a black and white watercolor design can look just as eye-catching.

43. Mickey Mouse

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I am in love with this watercolor take on everyone's favorite mouse!

44. Abstract Color

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With the smear of black in the center, this watercolor tattoo reminds me of an artist's palette.

45. Abstract Flower

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The strokes of color create a flower-like shape in this abstract watercolor tattoo.

Watercolor tattoos allow you to create paintings on your skin. The bright or pastel colors look beautiful as abstract designs or to accentuate the black lines of a tattoo.

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