There are two general categories of tattoos: black ink and coloured. Some people like to mix it up when it comes to their artwork, while others like to stick to one type of ink. For anyone who's a fan of colourful tattoos, we have a new tattoo trend for you to explore: hypercolour realism.
According to Trudy Lines, a tattooist at the celebrity-favourite Bang Bang Tattoo in New York City, watercolur tattoos have been making their way out as this new, colourful ink style takes over. Hypercolour realism is just what it sounds like — wildly realistic, coloured tattoos. It can be of objects or abstract designs, but the end result is a piece of body-art that looks like a true masterpiece.
"2019 was the year of boundless possibilities of micro tattoos, which started in black and grey and will turn into a trend of hypercolour realism done with single needles," Lines told POPSUGAR.
The hypercolour realism tattoo trend works best with naturally vibrant designs, like flowers and other elements of nature, but it can carry over to almost anything. Hypercolour realism can also be mixed in with more traditional black ink tattoos to add dimension to a design.
Need some inspiration? We rounded up the best hypercolour realism tattoos found on Instagram to help get the ideas flowing, ahead.