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26 Watercolor Tattoos Without Outlines That Are Truly Works Of Art

26 Watercolor Tattoos Without Outlines That Change The Meaning Of 'Body Art'

Over the weekend, we heard that Dolly Parton has a bunch of watercolor tattoos that sound way cooler than the average celebrity tattoo. According to Roseanne Barr, Dolly’s tattoos don’t have any ”black or blue lines, all like, pastel gorgeous bows all over everything,” and that sounds fantastic. As a person who possesses a fair amount of tattoos and loves to admire body modification, I was incredibly intrigued to see what hers look like. Alas, there are no photos that show them all as of yet, but that doesn’t mean we cannot collectively ogle other tattoos without outlines!

We combed through Pinterest to find the prettiest, most fascinating tattoos without outlines that are inspired by watercolors and, oh my goodness, they’re so impressive. If you are not a fan of tattoos because you think they do not look elegant, delicate or light-handed enough, these will blow your mind and potentially make you reconsider getting one.

Note: Whenever the artist’s name was listed where I found the tattoo, I added it to the slide, but if you see your work here, let me know and I will credit you!

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  • loser_sneeze

    Those are wicked! And the artists should be commended. I’m really loving the owl and the little fox.

  • Lindsey Conklin

    The little fox, the humming bird and the floral legs…those are all images that I would mat and frame and hang in my house. So freaking stunning

  • Misenhammer

    Thanks, now I HAVE to get another tattoo stat!!

    DAMN these are gorgeous.

  • LynnKell

    I’ve never thought of watercolor tattoos before…. and now I’m obsessed!!

  • Kris

    some of these are awesome! you can’t honestly believe all of them don’t have an outline though? Really? Highly unlikely

  • Steph

    I’ve always wanted a watercolor tattoo. I think they are gorgeous.

  • itpainsme2say

    Ive never really wanted a tattoo but that tree&bird one and the fox are so cool i considered it for a minute

  • Samantha Geier

    I have a watercolor tattoo, best decision :3

    • BSingh

      Omg! That is so cool! I love the colors and the compass ahhh. I’m having some serious tattoo envy right now =P
      What does this mean? Of course you don’t have to answer, just curious!

  • Katrina

    I have a bunch of tattoos but my watercolor one is by far my favorite. Before I got it I would have never thought of the idea but I’m glad the artist mentioned it. I’m glad they’re getting more popular.

  • lindsey

    #20 might be real, but the artist is actually a watercolor artist, Agnes Cecile. So it might be a DIY temporary tattoo, or someone was able to replicate it as a real tattoo (unlikely).

  • Jacqui Frank

    The first featured tattoo is of a painting by Agnes Cecile, titled “This Thing Called Art”. You can find her work here: http://agnes-cecile.deviantart.com/art/this-thing-called-art-is-really-dangerous-320675040

    Makes an absolutely stunning tattoo :)