You have seen tattoos in a variety of colors, ranging from red and blue to fine black outlined designs. But what happens when a tattoo is simply close to the color of the skin, or the design is shaded in white? Tattoos in a white theme express the transparent design of the lines. White Tattoos have a unique elegance, and come out brilliantly on fair skin.
The choice of design for the white tattoo depends on what is important for you, and how complex you want the pattern to be. Usually, the simple beauty of a white tattoo flowers best in a design that is flowy, with natural lines and flourishes. Small patterns such as a cross symbol, a heart and ornate motifs also have a graceful charm in a white tattoo design. The transparent effect adds a lot to the final three-dimensional feel of a white pattern. To do this, usually the shade of the lines is kept as close to the regular skin tone as possible. The design is drawn with simple outlines, without much filling in. The graceful play of the lines etched on the skin, makes the tattoo a standout. Here are some stunning design ideas for a white tattoo.
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White UFO The white design of the spaceship is full of magic and mystery, on the wrist.
Pure Inspiration Tattoo In this pretty white text tattoo on the lower foot, ‘Believe’ is inked with a ray of light replacing the dot of the ‘i’.
Pure Inspiration Tattoo
White Hippocratic Tattoo Take a look at the intricate detailing of the lines in the Hippocratic symbol white tattoo.
White Hippocratic Tattoo
Words Tattoo “It’s Only Love” are the significant words inscribed in white, on the wrist.
White Wrist Tattoo The lower part of the wrist is marked by a ‘White Wrist Tattoo’ text tattoo in white.
White Wrist Tattoo
Slanted Text Styled in extremely slanted letters, ‘Loved’ becomes a pale tattooed word on the skin.
White Ornamental Check out the ornamental patterns of flowers and leaves, inked in white on the leg.
White Pale Design Inked in a pigment just a shade paler than the skin, the Chinese letters are stunning on the wrist.
White Pale Design
White Love Tattoo The wrist is marked by the name of someone special, with a heart included in the design.
White Love Tattoo
Just Fearless Tattoo The skin coloured three-dimensional look of ‘Heartless’ makes for a gorgeous text tattoo.
Just Fearless Tattoo
Infinite Loop Tattoo An infinity loop, styled in a shade approximating the skin color, looks stunning.
Infinite Loop Tattoo
White Peace Tattoo Outlined in white, the colour of peace, the dove makes for a pretty tattoo expressing freedom on the wrist.
White Peace Tattoo
Dreaming Simple Tattoo The complexion of the skin matches the color of the ‘Dreaming Simple Tattoo’ text tattoo on the wrist.
Dreaming Simple Tattoo
White Flight Tattoo The white outlines look beautiful as they trace out the feathers, in this single wing tattoo.
White Flight Tattoo
Delicate White Tattoo The white ornamental patterns of the rose, complete with swirls and leaves, have the delicate feel of lace.
Delicate White Tattoo
Tiny Tattoo Tiny and elegant, a cross tattoo has been inked in white. A design in simplicity.
White Symmetry Elegant wavy designs combine with ornamental patterns, in this symmetrical tattoo.
Biblical Tattoo Check out the white pigment making up the capitalized lettering, in this religious text tattoo.
Decorated Forearm The large flourishes and circular designs give a decorative feeling to this white forearm tattoo.
Flower Dreams Tat A few petals drop from a pretty flower, while a flying bird sits at the base of the design.
Flower Dreams Tat
The Simple Hope This is a simple text tattoo in white, spelling out ‘hope’ on the wrist.
The Simple Hope
Toy Heart Tat The cute mosaic patterns style outline of the heart goes well with the white shading.
Toy Heart Tat
White Musical Tat Framed with musical notes, the expressive sentence tattoo says, ‘Find your White Musical Tat in Music’.
White Musical Tat
White Patterns A loosely patterned 69 tattoo, with two dots on either side, make a permanent white design for the wrist.
White Write The text design on the wrist is done in a simple handwritten lettering.
White Merge The lines of the design, merging with the skin complexion, express that love is transparent.
Cross White The pretty curvy style, with a three-leaf edge on each arm, looks lovely in white.
Text White The thick lines of the lettering look stunning in the same complexion as the skin.
Bird Of Hope A bird flies with its large wings spread, in this transparent tattoo design.
Bird Of Hope
White Tat Rim The rim of the ear is an unusual place for tattoo. See the pretty decorative permanent border inked in white, with red touches.
White Tat Rim
Symbol Tattoo Three separate arrow heads line up, one after another, in this tiny wrist tattoo.
White Sensuous Tattoo A swallow has its head curved gracefully to one side, in this white tattoo idea.
White Sensuous Tattoo
Triangle White In this stylized triangular tattoo, the three spirals hold a triangle at their center.
Push Tat The small text tattoo on the arm, says ‘push’ in simple white letters.
Love Key Tattoo A heart key is inked horizontally in this white design for the wrist.
Love Key Tattoo
White Floral Intricate leaves surround the huge rose, in this floral theme white tattoo.
White Outline The stylish outline design is made up of a pattern of lines and curves.
Flow Tattoo Inked in flowy letters, this tiny text tattoo in white says ‘hope’.
First Learning Tattoo In this arm text tattoo, the phrase ‘learn to fly’ is inscribed in a neat cursive lettering.
First Learning Tattoo
Pure Reminder Tattoo The inner wrist holds a simple permanent reminder to ‘stay gold’, inked in white.
Pure Reminder Tattoo
White Stunning Tattoo The combinations of stylized flowers, leaves, lines and circles, looks gorgeous in white.
White Stunning Tattoo
Shoulder Tattoo Take a look at the stylish white lines of the ornamental shoulder tattoo.
Transparent Karma The outlined design looks lovely with the text tattoo, ‘Karma’ inked on the wrist.
Rope Design Inked in a perfect circle like a loop of rope, the design is complete with the face and talons of the eagle.