Pointillism tattoos are the heirs of two different types of arts. First, the traditional hand-poke tattoo art, and then the pointillism, an artistic technique of painting using dots to create images and shadings. In contemporary tattoo art, pointillism tattoos are commonly gathered under the term of dotwork, but pointillism is more and more employed by artists and tattooed people to re-connect with the classic artistic roots of tattoo art. Dotwork is very used in geometric tattoos, especially those of impressive size, to give some delicacy to bold pieces. Pointillism masters are admired for their technique and jaw-dropping masterpieces: Nazareno Tubaro indeed, and also Tomas Tomas and Kenji Alucky. But if dots are coveted for sacred geometry, they are also the popular tool of those artists exploring the borders between neo traditional, graphic and engraving tattoos, for example the young Kamil Czapiga.
If you need a starting point for your next dotworks aka pointillism tattoos, then these delicate, elegant and also impressive tattoos should give you some shivers, if not inspiration…Gorgeous mandalas sleeve by Alex Edge. Elegant feet tattoos by Delphine Noiztoy. Creative effect for this unique horse tattoo by Dylan Kwok! Dotwork is perfect with blackwork, here for a breath-taking geometric sleeve by Ervand Akopov… Cool gradation effect by Fraktal Studio. Working well in color too. Fun tattoo by Jay Joree. Lovely stained glass rose effect by Kamil Czapiga. Precious red ink lotus with dotwork mandala. Can you tell who is the artist? The famous work of pointillism master Nazareno Tubaro. Fun and creative split tattoo by Noksi. Intricate patterns made of black and grey dots by Renato Leandro De Souza. Belgian tattoo artist Sky of L’Art du Point is specialized in pointillism tattoos and abstract art. Gorgeous colors in this back tattoo by Rodrigo Tas. Right sleeve and neck are the work of tattoo artist Tomas Tomas. Photography by Thibault de Saint Chamas. Gorgeous tattoo by Yaroslav Gorbunov.