Sometimes the simplest tattoos are the best tattoos. What is simpler than a single black line? Well for some of these single line tattoos, the complexity is astounding. In this style, it feels as if only one continuous line makes up the artwork. This involves quite a lot of thought as to how that line will flow. Because there is limited line work, every direction of the line must be thought out all the way through. Any mistake will be a glaring one, and because we’re talking about skin and not paper here, a permanent one.
Are you considering a single line style tattoo for your next tattoo session? Or perhaps for your first tattoo? Check out these top 10 best single line tattoos for ideas and inspiration:
This single line, three face portrait is beautifully done. The line variation is elegantly traveling along the wearer’s skin.
This single line tree continues down the wearer’s arm, like an EKG. After all, nature is the heart of the earth.
What tattoo should you get when you can’t make up your mind? Why not the whole world? This map is done in a single line style and is stylized yet still accurate. What a great idea.
A geometric, single line style polar bear makes a great tattoo.
This bull is the perfect tattoo for a Taurus, or someone who is simple bull headed or too tough for their own good.
A wonky barcode makes an interesting pattern on this man’s arm.
Here’s a full mountain range along this tattoo enthusiast’s back of the neck.
Here is a large and impressive single line tattoo with an owl at the top, crow underneath, otter and fish below. Absolutely stunny piece of work.
RAWWRRR! Even with a single line style, this bear is quite fearsome!
This bear has more detail than the previous one, but is more serene, just looking out onto the viewers.