All About Fine Line Tattoos

Posted: Wednesday December 21, 2022

Fine line tattoos are definitely having their minute in the limelight at the moment, trending on TikTok  and popping up on celebrities  and this is for good reason. They are intricate, dainty and just beautiful to look at! 


What is a fine line tattoo?

Fine line is essentially just what it says on the tin! The thin, delicate line work of the tattoo is created using a very small needle and any shading in a fine line tattoo will be soft and light. Below are some pictures which illustrate the difference between fine line tattoos with shading and those without. Tattoos with shading are likely going to be a little bigger than just line work, so that there is plenty of space for all the details.


Why are fine line tattoos so popular right now?

One reason why fine line tattoos might be so popular (other than how nice they are to look at) is that they can be very small and discreet, especially when compared with traditional style tattoos. This means that for a lot of people, they are a less intimidating starting point. If you’re interested in getting a tattoo but don’t want to commit to a big and bold piece just yet, a fine line tattoo might just be exactly what you’re after! Another pro of fine line tattoos is that they are generally a bit less painful than other styles, especially if there is no shading. This is because your tattoo artist will only be using a very fine needle. A lot of people also choose to get smaller fine line tattoos, which means they take less time. 


Are fine line tattoos going to last?

For fine line tattoos, it is important that you go to the best artist in the area. There are a few risks that could come with a fine line tattoo if you don’t choose an expert.  One of the risks of fine line tattoos is that the ink that is out into your skin, in’t put in deep enough. This means the ink may not take and when the tattoo heals it can fade and be difficult to see. Another issue could also be that the ink goes too far into the skin and causes what is referred to as a “blow out”


What can you do to help your tattoo last?

As well as choosing the best artist for your tattoo, there are things you can do to make sure your fine line tattoo stays looking great. The main thing you can do is make sure you take care of your tattoo properly by following our aftercare advice aftercare advice. Due to the nature of fine line tattoos, you may experience some ink dropping out. Though, this can be the case with all tattoos, (it is just a bit more likely with finer tats). If you need a touch up on your fine line tattoo, we offer one free one here at Flesh. So, don’t hesitate to get in touch!  


If you’re wanting a fine line piece, you’re in luck! Flesh tattoo is a specialist fine line studio. We have the best fine line artists in town who are ready to tattoo you.

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