Watercolor tattoo is like a poetry in a tattoo language, they are very popular in our age. This is a new style that appeared 5-6 years ago, trash polka genre influenced that. The development of ink production technology for tattooing contributed to the creation of watercolor masterpieces on skin.
Watercolor painting techniques influenced that style of tattooing. Saturated tones, blurry halftones, soft lines - these are the attributes of watercolor technique. The most wonderful thing about this style is a transparency of a painting. Not only the paint creates a painting, but also paper and its space. Multipliers especially like this style. For example, in the cartoon "Song of the Sea", which was nominated for Oscar, most of the backgrounds are done in a watercolor technique by hand. Such is difficult to achieve using computer programs.
One of the creators of watercolor tattoo technique became Amanda Wachob - an artist from New York. She desired to show how anything unusual can be done on a human skin. Amanda's tattoos are like watercolor abstractions on customers' bodies.
Lukás Musil, a young artist from Czech Republic, is also a famous artist that creates watercolor tattoos. His creations are most like huge paintings on customers' bodies.
He is often compared to Pollock because of his passion for bright dots, which he applies to canvas with a special artistic rhythm.
Watercolor tattoos require great skills and experience. Many tattoo artists refuse to ink such tattoos, because they can't guarantee a long-term preservation of the work in its original form.
If an artist doesn't have enough experience, it's always possible that a tattoo can change its form, inks might flow out, the contours of this tattoo might be blurred.
There's always a possibility of leaving a mess on customer's skin, which looks just like a bruise and not a piece of art. That's why customers should choose artists carefully.