Complex, highly detailed, and shaded tattoos are always amazing to behold, but sometimes, a simpler tattoo can be even more meaningful. A tattoo made simply of black lines, delicate or bold, may be the perfect style of tattoo you never knew you needed. Sophisticated and understated, the contour line tattoo is a great choice for any part of the body. It can be as large or as small as you like. Your design can create something representational and recognizable or something a bit more interpretive and abstract. The choice is up to the wearer! Have you been considering a new tattoo but have no idea what type of tattoo you want? If that’s the case, perhaps the subtle yet bold contour line tattoo style is for you. Check out these 10 simply beautiful contour line tattoos for ideas and inspiration:
Is it origami? Is it a chandelier? What does it mean? It doesn’t matter because it is absolutely stunning as the focal point of this tattoo enthusiast’s center back.
Just one line makes the tattoo of a nude woman standing, viewed from the back. The mind fills the rest of the details in for us.
Here is a more complex contour line tattoo, nevertheless is sophisticated in its lack of color or shading.
This is an even simpler contour line tattoo of simply, a line!
Shapes, arrows, all hanging as if on a mobile.
What does this squiggle mean? Perhaps we’ll never know what the wearer’s intention is, but what do you see?
Two faces in one with this impressive and thoughtfully designed contour line tattoo.
A gorgeous tiny dancer done in a contour line style is lovely and dainty on this tattoo enthusiast’s leg.
Here’s a charming contour line tattoo of a pinky promise.
Let’s end this list with another somewhat complex contour line illustration tattoo of flowers and shapes.