In our days art is becoming more popular minimalism. A tattoo in this style is a favourite destination of body painting for countercultural youth. A minimalist image on the body now have not only “at home”, but the best masters of special equipment. Many experts predict a new impetus for this trend in connection with the popularization of perfectionism and the desire to find meaning in fine details.
Practically in all types of fine art there is minimalism. Tattoos in this style appeared among the first. Then it was the dominant style, because the masters did not perform large-scale complex drawings.
A striking example of minimalism: tattoos "of the Soviet period." The name of the girlfriend, the emblem of the military unit, blood type and so on. All these drawings can be called minimalistic.
Now minimalism tattoos abound in simple geometric motifs. The golden ratio, dashed lines, perfect circles, etc. are in trend. Also minimalism is considered “old school”. Therefore, it is less common than other genres.
Canons of style
Mostly minimalist tattoos are made with black paint. The image should be as primitive, without the clutter and complicated strokes. But to be most symbolic. A separate subspecies can be called geometric minimalism. A tattoo in this style represent a symmetrical image of simple geometric shapes. With lines of thick, black, but thin. Such tattoos are rarely of large size. But some pictures can belong to one composition.
Among the total mass of tattoos minimalist is not the most popular. The bulk of people prefer more classic types. However, among the various subcultures such “ports” occupy the first place. Countercultural youth find a kind of protest in small symbolic images. Most often this is a motive made with simple lines. Also drawing can accompany provocative phrases with obscene language. Often this style is called handpoke.
Simple shapes look rather mysterious and, at first glance, there is no point in such tattoos. Minimalism is so remarkable that the contemplator himself must find meaning. You can draw a sketch yourself and show the master, who will perform artistic processing before applying.
Tattoo styles: minimalism, female drawings
Among women, this species is also quite popular. Often it is chosen for themselves by girls who want an inconspicuous pattern. In order not to clog the whole body, they create a minimalist image in a hidden place. Images of animals are very popular. Only outlines are performed. At the same time practically no different colors are used. Even if the drawing is color, then it contains no more than three colors.
There are many images where geometric motifs are interwoven with the natural. For example, the image of the mountains and the moon, from which departs the line that goes through the entire hand.
The versatility of such tattoos is the possibility of their application to any part of the body. Some girls like to get a tattoo on their hands. A composition of five pictures on each finger will look very impressive. It is not necessary to tie several tattoos in one motive. Many small images also look attractive.
Experts say that the easiest way to reduce pictures in the genre of minimalism. Tattoo of this style is small. They can be easily hidden or interrupted. In some cases, you can also paint over another pattern. But still it is better to think before contacting the master.