Tattoo design has been an under-the-radar art form on 99designs for quite some time. Boasting meticulously clean line-work, clever symbology and a wild imagination, it’s no wonder this illustrative style – and its challenging permanence – has made ink lovers out of us!

Now, with the launch of our official Tattoo category, we thought it was about time to bring some of this incredible work to light. Here’s 17 of our favorite designs:

 

bird-tattoo

Designed by _Trickster_

nautical
horse-tattoo
feather-tattoo
simbe
lizard
eggplant-tattoo
fish-tattoo
dragon-tattoo
forever-tattoo
peacock
floyd
arm-tat
polynesian
lizard

Want more inspiration? Read about the classic tattoo styles you should know.

Featured image by simbe