Why some tattoo artists are warning their clients against this new ink trend


Social media has made it easier than ever to share cool tattoo ideas. Instagram and Pinterest are great sources of inspiration, especially given how contemporary tattoo artists are getting more creative than ever with the medium.

But is there a danger in the quick spread of new styles?

One particular trend has taken off in the last five years: "watercolor" tattoos.

This aesthetically-pleasing body art greatly resembles free form watercolor paintings, with bright colors and abstract inspirations.

But before you add a watercolor tattoo to your "must-have" list, it is important to recognize a broiling debate among the tattoo community. 


Scroll down to learn more about watercolor tattoos, and the arguments on either side of the discussion around the trend.