From plants and animals to the insects and microorganisms that coincide with one another, scientists have developed their own unique way to illustrate these fascinating creatures in order to help others learn more about them. In recent years, scientific illustrations have become more than just a picture in a science book. They’ve now become a unique, popular new style of tattoos as well.
The combination of dot work and fine lines really helps add a great deal of realism into one, well drawn out scientific illustration. Its simplistic and slightly cartoonish, yet detailed and realistic style helps give it its own unique quality that definitely makes them stand out above all other types of tattoos out there. When placed on the body, it’s clear to see as to why people are coming to favor this new style of tattoos!
#1 above cover image is an impressive insect illustration created by Boutis
#2 Skeletal diagram of a Velociraptor created by Sven rayen tattoo
#3 The beautiful thing about scientific illustration tattoos is that they can be done in both color as well as black and white. The type of art is so specific it’s easy to differentiate it from any other style. Beautifully detailed blue jay and house finch tattoos, artist unknown
#4 Diagram of a woolly mammoth created by Pony Reinhardt
#5 Although scientific illustrations are generally of the human anatomy, plants, and animals, the style can be used for anything you desire! This super cool astronaut arm piece is created by Brucius
#6 Another beautiful diagram created by Pony Reinhardt of an armadillo in a crystal-topped display jar
#7 Adorable bat tattoo created by Kirsten, tumblr: kirstenmakesattoos
#8 50s’ themed arm tattoos created by Errol at Inkstitution Tattooing
#9 Beautiful brain diagram tattoo created by Leitbild daniel meyer
#10 Adorable happy momma and baby elephant thigh piece, artist unknown
#11 Geometry heart inspired thigh piece, artist unknown
#12 Beautiful beetle arm piece, artist unknown