One of the newer styles thanks to improvements made with tattoo machines, inks, and needles. Artists can add more detail and special effects to their work. This style is usually used in portrait tattoos or to achieve a delicate look. Fine line tattooing consists of distinct straight or curved thin lines, without gradations in shade or color to represent 2D or 3D objects, emphasizing form and outline over color, shading, and texture. These tattoos can have incredible levels of detail built in, without being ‘loud’ about it. However, areas of solid pigment and dots can also be used in addition to lines. Unlike color tattoos, where the skin needs to be penetrated deeper and longer in order to fully absorb the color, fine line tattoos cause less stress on your body and therefore take less time to heal.
Getting a Fine line Tattoo It’s common for people getting their first tattoo to be concerned with the pain of the experience, as well as how their tattoo will be received by others. Fine line tattoos offer a solution to both. In the case of colour tattoos, the skin needs to be penetrated deeper and longer, in order to fully absorb the colour. On the other hand, black and grey lines are easier on the skin. They cause less stress on your body and therefore take less time to heal. Design Options More precise needling also gives people more options in design. They can choose small tattoos with either a basic frame or more intricate line-work. They also have more flexibility in deciding where to be tattooed, since fine line pieces have an overall subtle look. More than a technique, fine line tattooing is an experience that appeals to newcomers and veterans alike.