When choosing a tattoo design, we always base it off on a meaning or a personal inspiration. But, choosing one simply because it's cute never hurts either. A tattoo type that definitely falls under this category are minimalist inks with a hyper-realist look. These designs capture the true-to-life features of the subject, making it an attractive piece of art!
What you should know before getting a hyper-realistic tattoo
Since this type of ink requires the tattoo artist more time for detail, you will have to expect a longer appointment schedule even if it’s just a minimalist design. You will also have to anticipate a longer healing process, but once it’s all cured, your patience will all be worth it because it will reveal an enthralling tatt. Last thing to note is that because fine lines are involved in creating your design, it may fade at some point, but you can always have it retouched.
If you’re still on the fence on getting just a cute tatt thinking that you might regret it, we suggest that you choose a simple item that instantly sparks you joy. If you need more convincing, we gathered the cutest designs below to help you out.
Here 12 minimalist hyper-realistic tattoo ideas that will make you want to get inked:
Receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers can turn any bad day around. So why not get the same joyful feeling, but translated in the form of a tattoo? It will be like a daily reminder of self-love!
2. Three Fruits
Fruits are too cute not to be part of this list. Since they vary in different shapes and color, they’ll look great alone, but even better when mixed and matched! Any of your favorite fruits will surely look great all together.
Different colored ribbons connotate to different meanings, but whichever shade you choose to become your new ink, it's a design you can count on to produce a delicate and dainty vibe on your skin.
If you have a sweet tooth, your best-loved cupcake flavor would also make such a great tattoo. Adding a subtle grainy effect will make it look more alluring and unique, too.
Instead of getting a tattoo of your favorite fruits, why not get an ink of your favorite adorable produce? A great choice would be a colorful one, like a tomato! Its glossy skin and perky shape would lay so adorable on your skin.
6. Ice Cream
Another dessert design that will surely keep you in high spirits is ice cream! It’s always been there to comfort and cheer us up ever since we were young, so it could absolutely have the same effect as a tattoo.
If you have a soft spot for savory foods, why not get an ink of your favorite comfort meal? Although, you’ll have to remember that it might make you hungry whenever you see it, just like what this burger tatt is doing to us now.
A tattoo of your pet will always be one of the best options for a personal tattoo. Whether they’re still with you or already passed on, a hyper-realistic design of them will constantly remind you of your memories with them. Truly, it’s the kind of tattoo that you will always have a soft spot for.
If you’ve always enjoyed gazing at the moon, then this might be your next ink! For a different take on the design, instead of focusing on just one moon shape, why not include its other splendid phases, too? This way, you’ll have a more unique design that you can inject a personal meaning to as well.
Cocktails are such eye candy, so it's no wonder we love to taking photos of them when we go out. So if you want a striking tatt, it would be such a cute option! A ink of your go-to drink, for example, can help remind you to breathe and take it easy.
A black butterfly in the Philippines is associated to death, so many treat this ink design as an ode to their departed loved ones. If you're currently grieving, this might be something that can guide and comfort you on days when you need it the most.
A hyper-real tattoo of a diamond can bring you almost the same excitement as copping a real one. For something different, opt for an elegant black diamond design. ICYDK, it can also hold meanings such as power, charisma, and passion.
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