If you've ever planned on getting a tattoo whether it's your first time or you're a ~seasoned~ pro, Instagram is the go-to place to gather inspiration. Scrolling through the #tattoo hashtag will show you millions of pictures of tatts in different styles, but we're particularly drawn to the colorful or dainty type of ink that a lot of Korean tattoo artists specialize in.
If you want a more out-of-the-box result, Korean tattoo artists' Instagram grids are a gold mine of inspo. Their works feature a lot of colors, abstract art, and intricate lines. Below, we decoded why K-style tattoos are gaining popularity:
Why are Korean-style tattoos so popular?
They are more colorful than ~normal~ tattoos.
When we think of tattoos, we usually picture the usual black ink, but a lot of Korean tattoo artists love adding splashes of colors in their works—just like a watercolor painting! It's perfect if you want to give your chosen design a little more oomph.Continue reading below ↓View this post on Instagram
They prioritize minimalism.
If you're not a big fan of huge tattoos—especially for your first ink—minimalism is the way to go. Many Korean artists love drawing lines and abstract art for their designs, so their style might be your perfect match.Continue reading below ↓Recommended VideosView this post on Instagram
They love delicate designs.
If you're not a fan of linework tattoos and prefer a more delicate + dainty design, a lot of Korean tattoo artists specialize in flower and animal designs. This, combined with their use of colors, make for a striking and memorable ink!View this post on Instagram
Here are six popular Korean tattoo artists you can follow for more inspo:
@tae_i__mondeView this post on Instagram
@02percentof02 makes use of shapes, lines, and colors to turn her doodles into something that's far from the typical kind of body ink.View this post on Instagram
For more delicate and ~tiny~ tattoos, check out @playground_tat2's Instagram. Fun fact: They're also the go-to artist of Taeyeon from Girl's Generation!Continue reading below ↓View this post on Instagram
If you prefer a doodle-like style, @gong_greem's works might be right up your alley. They're so masterfully done, they look like they were drawn using crayons!View this post on Instagram
We're obsessed with @bona_tattoo's designs—they look they were drawn using oil pastels!View this post on Instagram
Check out @studiobysol's works if you're looking for highly-detailed tattoos.View this post on Instagram
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