What Are Fine-Line Tattoos?
Fine lines don’t just look different from other tattoo styles — they’re technically different. A fine-line tattoo is done with a single needle or a really thin grouping of needles to create a really fine outline, as opposed to the traditional bold outline seen on tattoos of past generations. You can get a variety of designs using the fine-line style, but the most popular are realism tattoos. They are most known for their fine-line tattoo style as they typically include a ton of tiny details. Ultra fine tattoos are often compared to jewelry and really shine in places where you typically accessorize, like the wrist, the fingers, by the ears, the neck, and so on. They’re widely loved because they add to, but don’t distract from, the rest of you. Fine-line tattoos are a great choice if you’re looking for dainty, delicate tattoos.
Fine-Line Tattoos vs. Traditional Tattoos: What’s the Difference?
The biggest different between fine-line tattoos and other traditional tattoo styles is the look of the artwork – they’re typically more subtle and delicate. Though both hurt the same amount and take equally as long to do, the healing process is very different; fine line tattoos will not scab nearly as much. When a thicker tattoo heals, it is typical for the tattoo to scab over during the healing process; however, you will not notice this as much with finer-line pieces.
How Long Do Fine-Line Tattoos Last?
A key difference with fine-line tattoos is a matter of longevity. They require more frequent touch-ups throughout their lifespan due to the small diameter of the needle not being able to pick up or deposit large quantities of ink. Bolder, more detailed tattoos tend to hold up better over time simply because of the amount of ink in them and the body’s inability to break down the pigment as quickly. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to exactly how long your fine-line tattoo will last. Everyone’s body is different, and it will really all depend on a variety of factors on how the tattoo will heal. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Because of how faint the lines are, these tattoos are typically easy to add on to or modify if your tastes change or you just feel like changing things up. Another bonus: Fine-line tattoos are also super easy to hide or overlook in conservative work environments.
+ How much will it cost? Our minimum is $100. Your artist will be more than happy to give a price quote after the final artwork, size and placement is decided upon and before your appointment. Price varies depending on tattoo size, body placement, and the intricacy of the design.
+ How do I pick a design? If you’re looking to get a tattoo and know the design you want, please email your design to email@example.com before your appointment. But, if you can’t decide on what to get, custom tattoos are the right direction. You can work together with the artist to create a unique tattoo. Our suggestion for custom pieces is to come by for a consultation first.