WATERCOLOUR TATTOOS

THIS IS A STYLE OF TATTOOING NAMED AFTER ITS MIMICRY OF THE FREEFORM AND DIAPHANOUS QUALITY OF THE ACTUAL PAINTING....


WATERCOLOUR TATTOOS WITHOUT A BLACK BASE :



IS USUALLY UTTERLY DEVOID OF DARK LINE WORK.THE COLORS SEEM TO ALMOST MELT INTO THE SKIN AND FADE INTO IT AT THE EDGES...




GOOD EXAMPLES OF THIS SORT OF WATERCOLOUR TATTOOING RELY ON COLOR VIBRANCY AND CONTRAST FOR MOST OF THEIR APPEAL.





CONTRAST BETWEEN COMPLEMENTARY COLORS AND SATURATED AREAS OF COLOR MAY HELP IN GIVING MORE STABILITY TO THESE TATTOOS OVER TIME ....




WATERCOLOUR TATTOOS WITH A BLACK BASE:

THE OTHER TYPE OF WATERCOLOUR TATTOOS IS THE ONE THAT HAS A BLACK BASE. BY THIS WE MEAN THAT SOME ELEMENTS OF LINE WORK OR FOUNDATIONAL SHADOW IS LAID FOR IT .

COLORS ARE HEAPED ON TOP OF IT AFTERWARDS OR USED TO FILL IN THE SPACES BETWEEN THE LINES ....WHAT MATTERS HERE IS SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE CALLED A BLACK SKELETON OR OUTLINE UNDERNEATH...



TATTOOING USING THIS STYLE WILL OFTEN EXHIBIT EVEN THROUGH HIGHER CONTRASTS EFFECTS THAN THE ONES WITHOUT A BLACK BASE, THANKS TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BOLD BLACK ELEMENTS AND THE SHEER COLOR ONES.


MOST TATTOOISTS ALSO FEEL THAT THESE TATTOOS TEND TO AGE A LITTLE BETTER ,GIVEN THAT BLACK FOUNDATIONS DO NOT FADE AS QUICKLY AS THEIR COLOR ELEMENTS.




IN THE FOLLOWING VIDEO SOME VARIETIES OF MY WATERCOLOUR TATTOO STYLE APPROACHING:


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