Inside: Fine Line Tattoo + Info.

What is a Fine Line Tattoo?

Fine line tattooing consists of distinct straight or curved thin lines, without gradations in shade or color to represent 2D or 3D objects, emphasizing form and outline over color, shading, and texture. These tattoos can have incredible levels of detail built-in, without being ‘loud’ about it.
Fine Line Tattoo Definition

Key Takeaways:

  • You might experience less pain than you would when getting a thicker tattoo.
  • Fine Lines Fade Faster.
  • These tattoos can have incredible levels of detail built-in, without being ‘loud’ about it.

How Thin Can a Tattoo Line Be?

Tattoo needles can be extremely small (like 3-4 mm), but you can expect the lines in your tattoo to spread. It’s safe to say that as long as you get your tattoo from a professional artist, they shouldn’t expand to more than double in size.

Do Fine Line Tattoos Hurt Less?

You might experience less pain than you would when getting a thicker tattoo. They tend to hurt a little less for the most part because the grouping of needles is much smaller.

Looking for Inspiration?

How Do Fine Line Tattoos Age?

Fine Lines Fade Faster. As cute as they are when you get them, tiny tattoos sadly won’t last as long as full-line, traditional style tattoos.

How to Take Care of a Fine Line Tattoo

The first 48 hours of your new tattoo are the most important. Wash the tattoo with warm soapy water. Apply a layer of lotion. Do not cover, let the tattoo heal in the natural air. Continue to wash and moisturize your tattoo 2-3 times or as required daily for approx two weeks.

Fine Line Tattoo Examples

Here are a few of our favorite examples of fine line tattoos.

Fine Line tattoo ideas

1. Face Outlines

2. Dainty Flowers

3. Bumble Bee Tattoo

4. Tiny Star

5. Sketched Art