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50+ Abstract Tattoos Ideas and Designs that will Surely Show Your Individuality

By Jason Hamilton / November 20, 2020
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People like their tattoos to be unique and meaningful at the same time. Because, of course, tattoos are forever; who’d want an embarrassing senseless one for a long period of time? But the problem is, there are a lot of tattoo designs to choose from. But if you were to ask us, we’d say go for abstract tattoos ideas and designs as they are like an all-in-one package. Why did we say so? Let’s dig into this kind of art even deeper, shall we?

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Getting to Know Abstract Art

There are actually many reasons why abstract tattoos are a package that you should consider getting. One of which is its aesthetics.

For starters, when we say “abstract,” this refers to art that doesn’t attempt to represent an accurate depiction of visual reality. Rather, this kind of art uses the language of colors, forms, gestural marks, and other shapes to achieve its effect. You’re free from the objective reality and you can experiment with form and you have free reign to your imaginative self.

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And because of this, your body art will get more attention as it creates illusions that make people have a second look. It doesn’t always have to look proportionate or neat. In fact, it’s often drawn with details that look messy at first but it still sure is beautiful and will make you think more about its meaning.

Another thing to love about abstract body art is that it offers more room for you to express yourself. You can play with shapes, colors, and even texture. And with this, you will surely have a unique tattoo. It’s definitely one of the top choices for tattoos that will give you more opportunity to show your individuality, as well as creativeness.

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Need some ideas on how you can start with your design? Here are some designs that we can suggest.

Abstract Tattoos Ideas and Designs

Black

Black ink is well-loved in the world of tattoo. This is because it’s cheap and, of course, it’s versatile. On top of that, it doesn’t easily fade. Here are some black ink abstract tattoos for some inspiration.

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An abstract black ink tattoo that looks like mere lines placed on the left arm

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A blackwork tattoo that looks like a tall tree placed on the left arm

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An abstract tattoo that looks like a flower paired with bee tattoos

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A trash polka-inspired black ink abstract tattoo covering the whole right leg

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This abstract tattoo either looks like cracks, roots, or drippings of a paint

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A dotwork abstract tattoo that looks like a real abstract painting

A black ink trash polka-inspired abstract tattoo with red ink accent details

Colored

Abstract art, again, also uses the language of colors. Colors also make any art livelier and they can surely add more feelings to your tattoo. With this, we suggest that you also play with the colors of you tattoo. However, colored tattoos require more touch-ups compared to black ink tattoos. Still, it’s a style not to pass on. Take a look at these tattoo samples.

A tattoo of a man’s face with colorful abstract geometric details

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Another colorful tattoo of a face but this one is of a woman

Another geometric abstract tattoo in red-orange, yellow, black, and gray ink

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Another colorful abstract tattoo of a man’s face

Aan abstract sketch style tattoo of a hear placed on the chest

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A colorful tattoo of a jellyfish with subtle abstract details

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An abstract tattoo of a woman’s face inspired by Picasso’s cubism paintings

Watercolor

Speaking of colors, watercolor details are also popular in the world of body art. Such detail can make any tattoo all the more artsy. Of course, it will also make tattoos livelier, colorful, and full of emotions. Check out these watercolor-styled abstract tattoos to see how you can make such detail.

A watercolor abstract tattoo that looks like a spilled paint

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A trash polka-inspired abstract watercolor tattoo in blue and black ink

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This abstract rosary in shades of blue and black ink also gives off some trash polka vibes

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An abstract geometric tattoo in black, blue, orange, and magenta ink

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An abstract watercolor tattoo that looks like a tornado

An abstract watercolor tattoo paired with a geometric shape

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This abstract watercolor tattoo either looks like a cut on the ribs or a mere splat of ink

Abstract Tattoos Ideas and Designs Placement

Unlike religious tattoos like Buddha and cross tattoo designs, abstract tattoos require no specific placement unless you opt for abstract religious tattoos. But if you’re eyeing on other designs, take note of these tattoo placement ideas to make your abstract tattoos ideas and designs all the more pleasing to the eyes.

Sleeve

Sleeve tattoo designs are popular in the world of tattoo. And abstract tattoos work for this kind of tattoo too. The best part of this kind of tattoo is that you can easily hide and/or show them whenever you want; just wear shirts with sleeves that can cover your tattoo.

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A colorful full sleeve tattoo with abstract images of flowers, bird, and a woman’s image

A full sleeve abstract tattoo inspired by trash polka style

A half sleeve watercolor tattoo in blue and gray ink placed on the left arm

A blackwork full sleeve abstract tattoo with red ink accent details

Another full sleeve abstract watercolor tattoo in different colors

An impressive full sleeve abstract tattoo placed on the right arm

A messy but beautiful full sleeve tattoo in different bright colors

Forearm

The forearm is also a popular placement choice for many. This is because this body spot is low on the pain chart thanks to the muscles that we have in this area that cushions us from the needles. However, tattoos on the forearm or that reaches the forearm are sometimes hard to conceal when necessary as the forearm is often exposed unless you wear long sleeves.

A sketch style abstract tattoo of a scenic place

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A geometrical abstract tattoo placed on the right forearm

An abstract forearm tattoo with watercolor details on the right arm

An abstract tattoo of a man’s face placed on the right forearm

A minimalist abstract silhouette tattoo placed on the right forearm

An abstract tattoo placed on the right forearm that looks like a watercolor painting

A realistic tattoo paired with abstract details placed on the forearm

Chest

The chest area is also one of the popular spots on the body that people go for. This is because this area is easy to hide. However, chest tattoos are not for the faint of hearts. This is due to the fact that this spot is bony. Hence, there’s less to zero amount of fat or muscle that will cushion you from the tattooing process.

A colorful sketch style abstract tattoo placed on the left side of the chest

A tattoo combination of geometric wolf and abstract details inspired by trash polka

A watercolor abstract chest tattoo in red, black, and shades of purple ink

 

A detailed abstract tattoo placed on the right side of the chest

An abstract tattoo made of different tattoos symbols covering the whole chest

An intricately detailed abstract tattoo in black ink covering the whole chest

A linework abstract tattoo of a woman freeing a bird in black and blue ink

An abstract tattoo that reveals a bird sitting on a tree branch if you will take a closer second look

Back

Abstract tattoos often require huge spaces. In this way, it’s much easier to add details and perfect the design. The back is one of the body spots that provide such space. What’s even better is that tattoos placed in this area are much easier to hide when a situation requires.

Another trash polka-inspired tattoo covering the upper part of the back including the shoulder blades and shoulder caps

A unique abstract tattoo in black and gray ink placed on the upper part of the back

An abstract tattoo with a minimalist vibe covering the upper part of the back and the left arm

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A nice smoke-like abstract tattoo etched on the upper part of the back stretching to the right arm

An abstract tattoo of a bull situated on the upper right part of the back

An abstract tattoo of a tree covering the right side of the back

An abstract tattoo that looks like a blue oil paint etched on the lower back area

A trash polka-inspired abstract tattoo covering mostly the right side of the back area

Abstract tattoos are definitely a nice choice, especially for those looking for tattoo designs to express their individuality. You don’t just get to play with colors and textures but you can also get to play with its forms and shape, which makes it hard to say no.

 

 


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About the author

Jason Hamilton

Jason has been an avid fan of tattoos for over 13 years now. He is currently 35 years old, and he got his first tattoo at the age of 22. Since then, he has added over 20 tattoos to his collection. He is also into writing, which is why he decided to celebrate both of his passion and hobby through tats ‘n’ rings. Jason dreams of having his very own tattoo parlor soon. Jason would be very happy to answer any questions about tattoos that you may have! Leave a comment below and he’ll answer it for you right away!

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