50 of the best watercolour tattoos on Instagram

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Kayleigh Dray

If you’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo, but would prefer something a little more unique and fluid than most designs, then a watercolour tattoo could be just for you.

Whether you go for a large coloursplash, a delicate sprig of painted flowers, a psychedelic scene, or a realistic animal, watercolour tattoos can be tailored to suit all tastes – helping you to explore the natural world, the intricacies of modern technology, or all things surreal and bizarre.

With so many tattooists offering watercolour designs nowadays, they are becoming more and more popular – and there is plenty of inspiration to be found on social media, with thousands of Instagram users filing their own body art under #coloursplashtattoo and #watercolourtattoo.

Whether you’re searching for your first ever tattoo, or simply adding to your collection, we’ve selected 50 unique and colourful designs to help give you some tattoo inspiration (or should that be ‘inkspiration’?).

Which is your favourite?


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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is editor of, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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