38 Watercolor Tattoo Ideas for Women

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These watercolor tattoo ideas for women are so creative and beautiful.

A watercolor tattoo is a tattoo that is created to look like it was done using watercolor paints.

I love the look of watercolor tattoos, and I’m assuming you do as well since you’re here.

If you’re looking for watercolor tattoo ideas, I’m sharing 38 watercolor tattoo designs that you can use for inspiration.

Temporary Tattoo: If you’re not quite ready for permanent ink, I think you’ll love this set of 16 temporary tattoos.

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flower on hand

Credit: weheartit

watercolor origami

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pink flowers

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large watercolor mark

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Choosing Your Artist

When choosing your tattoo artist, pick someone that you trust and can see yourself having fun with during the tattoo process.

Most tattoo artists have some sort of online portfolio, whether it be a website or Instagram profile.

Make sure you take the time to browse their body of work before choosing them as your tattoo artist.

face and butterflies

Credit: weheartit

watercolor moon with leaves

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face and guitar

Credit: rodrigotas

owls and flowers

Credit: sashaunisex

Take Your Time

Getting a tattoo is an important decision, so don’t rush the process. Take your time when it comes to deciding what tattoo design you want, what colors you want, and where you want the tattoo to be located.

Once you’ve decided on your tattoo, wait a few months (one year is even better) before moving forward, to ensure that you’re making a sound decision.

colorful book

Credit: ilainktattoo

cat portrait

Credit: hamstter

humingbird colorful

Credit: vasilisktattooer

swimming turtle

Credit: @gnotattoo

Don’t Shop Around for the Cheapest Artist

Bargain basement prices can mean you’re risking the quality of your tattoo and the cleanliness of the equipment. Of course, this doesn’t have to be the case, but it’s something you should keep in mind.

If someone is willing to do your tattoo for $12, you should definitely pass on that. Even if you just want a small tattoo.

If you can’t afford to be tattooed by the artist you want, I recommend saving up your money until you can afford it. You won’t regret waiting, but you may regret not waiting.

firefox style tattoos

Credit: eratattoo

cat and fox tattoo

Credit: simona.blanar

swan on back

Credit: chenjie.newtattoo

Make Sure The Artist Uses New Supplies

To avoid contracting an infection or serious illness, your artist should always use new ink cups, disposable needles, napkins, and gloves.

When it’s time to get your tattoo, make sure you see them opening the needle package to ensure that it’s a new needle.

bird holding rose

Credit: anita_olivetti

small flower tattoo

Credit: weheartit

gold fish swimming

Credit: noemi_tattoo

daisy flowers

Credit: weheartit

Large Tattoos Can Take More Than One Session to Complete

If you have a larger design, keep in mind that it make take more than one session to finish the tattoo.

Large Tattoos Can Take More Than One Session to Complete

If you have a larger design, keep in mind that it make take more than one session to finish the tattoo.

Make sure you ask your artist for an estimate on how long it will take to complete the tattoo, from start to finish.

sunflower tattoo

Credit: @jackemichaelsen

rose on back

Credit: weheartit

fox with heart

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rose behind ear

Credit: weheartit

sakura flowers

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blue and purple unicorn

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hot air balloon and map

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black cat

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lamp with smoke

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flower bunches

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hummingbird flying

Credit: unknown

cat outline

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blue moon orange sun

Credit: weheartit

watercolor tattoo sleeve

Credit: weheartit

flower on both arms

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I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out this collection of watercolor tattoos for women, and that you’ve found some great inspiration for your next tattoo.