40 Exceptional Artistic Tattoos

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Tattooing has always been considered one of the artistic outlets out there that uses human body as the canvass yet more than the ritual itself, sometimes, the design concept goes beyond its mere definition and come out something more. An art more than what it is expected to be, that is the artistic tattoo designs are realizing.

Artistic tattoo designs do not just showcase a simple subject nor a known technique. Tattoo masters try to put more effort into one masterpiece that when an enthusiast have a look at it for the first time, they can say that it’s a level beyond what is expected. Artistic tattoos are rendered with more color, more depth, and more complexity comparing to the usual tattoo designs you see out there. Samples of these artistic tattoos are abstract expressionism, 3D graphics, recreated masterpieces, and even geometric marvels.

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Check out the 40 of the coolest artistic tattoos we have scoured all over the internet for you guys today. If any of the design caught your attention and you want to have it for your own, make sure that you get a tattoo master who can commit to the project and can give justice to the design because it will really test his/her skill as a vanguard of the contemporary art.

40Surreal Contemporary Thigh Tattoo

Surreal Contemporary Thigh Tattoo

Image Credit: Cuded

393D Portrait Forearm Tattoo

3D Portrait Forearm Tattoo

Image Credit: Tattoo Journal

38Watercolor Swordfish Back Tattoo

Watercolor Swordfish Back Tattoo

Image Credit: Next Luxury

37Watercolor Abstract Leg Tattoo

Watercolor Abstract Leg Tattoo

Image Credit: Ratta Tattoo

36Sketchy Cosmic Forearm Tattoo

Sketchy Cosmic Forearm Tattoo

Image Credit: The Tatt

35Art History Inspired Back Tattoo

Art History Inspired Back Tattoo

Image Credit: Pinterest

34Nature Themed Thigh Tattoo

Nature Themed Thigh Tattoo

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33Artistic Skull Leg Tattoo

Artistic Skull Leg Tattoo

Image Credit: Notey

32Contemporary Art Arm Tattoo

Contemporary Art Arm Tattoo

Image Credit: Colossal

31Floral Patterned Moth Back Tattoo

Floral Patterned Moth Back Tattoo

Image Credit: Pinterest

30Hourglass Forearm Tattoo

Hourglass Forearm Tattoo

Image Credit: The Tatt

29Detailed Nature Themed Tattoo

Detailed Natured Themed Tattoo

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28Streetside Forearm Tattoo

Streetside Forearm Tattoo

Image Credit: Nastroy

27Cosmic Skeleton Thigh Tattoo

Cosmic Skeleton Thigh Tattoo

Image Credit: Pinterest

26Art History Inspired Thigh Tattoos

Art History Inspired Thigh Tattoos

Image Credit: Cube Breaker

25Hand Series Chest Tattoo

Hand Series Chest Tattoo

Image Credit: Highbrow

24Modern Abstract Arm Tattoo

Modern Abstract Arm Tattoo

Image Credit: Pinterest

23Gustav Klimt Inspired Calf Tattoo

Gustav Klimt Inspired Calf Tattoo

Image Credit: Demilked

22Clock Themed Side Tattoo

Clock Themed SideTattoo

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21Photoshop Style Arm Tattoo

Photoshop Style Arm Tattoo

Image Credit: Izismile

20Stack Of Umbrellas Arm Tattoo

Stack Of Umbrellas Arm Tattoo

Image Credit: The Vandallist

19Japanese Inspired Sleeve Tattoo

Japanese Inspired Sleeve Tattoo

Image Credit: Pinterest

18Geometric Skull Side Tattoo

Geometric Skull Side Tattoo

Image Credit: Street Tattoo

17Illustrative Forearm Tattoo

Illustrative Forearm Tattoo

Image Credit: Pinterest

16Ornamental Lady Back Tattoo

Ornamental Lady Back Tattoo

Image Credit: The Tatt

15Raven Forearm Tattoo

Raven Forearm Tattoo

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14Girl Portrait Forearm Tattoo

Girl Portrait Forearm Tattoo

Image Credit: Instagram

13Idyllic Arm Tattoo

Idyllic Arm Tattoo

Image Credit: Instagram

12Classical Art Inspired Thigh Tattoo

Classical Art Inspired Thigh Tattoo

Image Credit: Pinterest

11Heart Of A Soldier Chest Tattoo

Heart Of A Soldier Chest Tattoo

Image Credit: Ratta Tattoo

10Dancing Girl Back Tattoo

Dancing Girl Back Tattoo

Image Credit: Expanded Eye

9Raining Colors Forearm Tattoo

Raining Colors Forearm Tattoo

Image Credit: Tattoos Ideas

8Bird Sketch Chest Tattoo

Bird Sketch Chest Tattoo

Image Credit: Cuded

7Blown Away Forearm Tattoo

Blown Away Forearm Tattoo

Image Credit: The Tatt

6Contemporary Style Arm Tattoo

Image Credit: Fropky

5Beauty and the Beast Inspired Thigh Tattoo

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4Geometric Watercolor Deer Thigh Tattoo

Geometric Watercolor Deer Thigh Tattoo

Image Credit: Ask Ideas

3The Girl With The Bull Thigh Tattoo

The Girl With The Bull Thigh Tattoo

Image Credit: The Tatt

2Klimt Art Forearm Tattoo

Klimt Art Forearm Tattoo

Image Credit: Instagram

1Peacock and Butterfly Design Side Tattoo

Peacock and Butterfly Design Side Tattoo

Image Credit: Dead Romanoff Tattoos