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
Credit: weheartit
pink flowers
Credit: weheartit
large watercolor mark
Credit: weheartit

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
Credit: weheartit
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. 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
Credit: weheartit
rose behind ear
Credit: weheartit
sakura flowers
Credit: weheartit
blue and purple unicorn
Credit: weheartit
hot air balloon and map
Credit: weheartit
black cat
Credit: weheartit
lamp with smoke
Credit: weheartit
flower bunches
Credit: weheartit
hummingbird flying
Credit: unknown
cat outline
Credit: weheartit
compass tattoo
Credit: weheartit
tiger
Credit: weheartit
blue moon orange sun
Credit: weheartit
watercolor tattoo sleeve
Credit: weheartit
flower on both arms
Credit: weheartit

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.