White tattoos are perfect for those people who want to make a statement; who want to stand out from the crowd without being too loud. The greatest thing about white ink tattoos? They are perfect for both men and women; you can choose anything from tribal designs to cute dragonfly tattoos. There is something so pure about an all-white tattoo.
The ying to the black tattoo’s yang.
White ink tattoos are fairly rare. Why? Well, it may be because they have a bad reputation. If done badly or unprofessionally, white tattoos can look like really bad scars. That is why before getting a white ink tattoo, you must choose a trained, professional tattoo artist. Nowadays, money is tight. But, in this case, do not look at the price. Look at the tattoo artist’s portfolio and choose the one who has mastered this particular form of art.
Here are our editors’ favorite tattoos!!
1. White Flower Tattoo
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It’s a proven fact. Flower tattoos always look good. Now, this flower tattoo looks more than good. As you can see, it is not an ordinary flower; the design is far more sophisticated. And, the fact that this one is a white tattoo, makes the tattoo even more remarkable.
2.White Feather Tattoo
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Feather tattoos are very simple, elegant and beautiful. If you decide to get a white feather tattoo, then you may have people wondering if it really is a tattoo, or you have a scar that looks like a feather on your skin. They will realize the truth, once they get closer to you.
3. Geometric Shape White Tattoo
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Tattoos that have a geometric shape are usually very discreet. If you make your geometric tattoo shape then it will look even more discreet. Especially if your skin tone is darker.
4. White Rose Tattoo
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Everything about tattoo is perfect! Its location, design, color. A rose tattoo is very feminine, but sometimes it can attract too much attention. White rose tattoo will look as beautiful, but a lot more discreet.
5. White Anchor Tattoos
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Anchors are usually associated with sea, ships and sailors. But, you know, if you think about it, anchors represent way more than that. Why are anchors made? They are made to put roots deep into sea, and keep the ship in place. Symbolically, an anchor can represent a person’s strength and stability, even when the times are tough and stormy.
6. White Ink Angel Wings
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7. Harry Potter Quote White Ink Tattoo
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This tattoo, at least in my opinion, has some pros and cons. I find quote tattoos very inspiring. Therefore, Harry Potter tattoo is inspiring and awesome and it will look amazing written in white ink. Now, the con is this very quote. There is a great number of amazing Harry Potter quotes. To me, this particular quote looks like something a person prone to self-harming would do.
8. White Butterfly Tattoos
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We already had a post dedicated to butterfly tattoos, and we gave you 113 reasons to get one. A white butterfly tattoo can perfectly show people how pure is your sould. It can also represent your ‘transformation’, your freedom and mark the new beginning in your life.
9. Paisley White Tattoos
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Paisley tattoos are not something you can see every day. And especially when they are white. When it comes to paisley tattoos, you can get, for example, a flower paisley tattoo, butterfly paisley tattoo, peacock paisley tattoo, or anything else that crosses your mind.
10. White Bird Tattoo
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Firstly, a white bird tattoo can represent your freedom. It can also represent important things in your life, such as peace, purity, calmness, innocence and virtue. If you want to stress these things out even more, then you should consider getting a white ink dove tattoo.
11. White Heartbeat Tattoo
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12. White Feet Tattoos
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Tattoos made feet are very popular nowadays. The best thing about them is that the can be covered whenever it is necessary. A foot is a great location. The design above looks great, but you do not have to get the same one. You can tattoo any other white ink tattoo design you find on our site on your foot.
13. White Ink Inspirational Tattoo
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You do not have to ink a sentence, or a quote on your body. Sometimes one word can say much more. It can be something as presented in the image above; motivational words such as breathe, fight, survive. You can also consider getting a name of your loved one inked.
14. White Tattoo Pearls
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15. Optical Illusion White Tattoos
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Wow! This one is amazing and scary at the same time. Also, this tattoo looks very real, thanks to the white ink. Wouldn’t you love to leave people curious and amazed after they see your white ink optical illusion tattoo.
16. White Sleeve Tattoos
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17. White Compass Tattoos
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Compass tattoos are very common among nautical lovers. Did you know that long time ago, sailors and those who travelled by seas often believed that a compass tattoo would protect them from rough waters? Sometimes, a tattoo that sailors had was tattooed on the ship too! A compass tattoo may be your own lucky amulet that keeps you safe in rough times.
18. White Tattoos on Dark Skin
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White ink tattoos are favorable on pale skin. But, if your skintone is naturally darker or you use tanning beds often, white tattoos will look marvelous on you! Just look at the image above, and decide for yourself.
19. Big Dipper Tattoo
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20. Paw Print Tattoo
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Paw tattoos are aesthetically very pleasing to the eye. I believe that everything has a meaning, and so do the paw tattoos. They can represent a cute symbol (duh!) or a memory of a deceased (or lost) pet. White paw tattoo doesn’t have to be only a dog paw (but it is the most common). You can consider getting a bear paw, or even a tiger paw tattoo!
21. White Shoulder Tattoos
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22. White Arrow Tattoos
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The greatest thing about arrow tattoos is that they are so simple! Besides a wanted minimalist design, simple designs like this also mean less money, less time and less pain.
23. White Love Tattoo
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Do you believe in love? Is love one of the treasures of life that you cherish the most? If so, then you may consider getting a white tattoo whose design is the word “love.” You could also add a little white heart next to it, what do you think about that?
24. White Cross Tattoo
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If you believe in God and his power, then you may consider getting a religious symbol inked. Considering the fact that the white color represents purity and innocence, your tattoo will be sending an even stronger message.
25. White Tree Tattoo
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26. Personal Messages
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Do you and your friend have an inside joke that only two of you understand? Or, maybe you have come up with a word whose meaning only you and your sibling understand? Then, it would be amazing to get matching tattoos that show your mysterious, personal messages. A tattoo like this would perfectly represent the strong bond you two share.
27. Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter) White Ink Tattoo
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Tattoos that show off a certain symbol may show your love towards the thing that symbol represents (for example a symbol that is characteristic to a band). But, a Deathly Hallows white tattoo may also make people wonder are you a part of the wizard world.
28. Intricate Feather Tattoo
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29. White Arm Tattoos
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So far, we have mostly showed you small white tattoos. But, what do you think about this one? It is pretty big and covers the entire arm. I think it that large, white arm tattoos are pretty awesome!
30. UV White Tattoos
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31. White Tattoo on Pale Skin
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I have already told you about all the beautiful meaning a white bird tattoo has. I would like to remind you of them one more time and to point out how great white ink tattoos look on pale skin.
32. Back Tattoos White Ink
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33. Roman Numerals White Ink
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Roman numerals make great white tattoos. In the picture above there is only one roman numeral. But, you can get a significant date written with roman numerals. It will always remind you of that special day and bring a smile on your face.
34. Hope White Tattoo
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White tattoos are very discrete, and they do not attract any attention at all. But if you would like your tattoo well-hidden, and if you want to show it only to certain people, then getting a hidden tattoo like this is the best choice for you.
35. Paw Print with Little Heart Tattoo
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36. Beautiful White Tattoo
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37. Mickey Mouse UV Tattoo
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38. Treble Clef White Tattoo
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Treble clef tattoos are typical for music lovers, musicians, and those who just love treble clefs without any particular reason. What would make this tattoo even better are a couple of those small music notes. What do you think about this idea?