Look, we’re not here to stop you from tatting up your entire body with copious minimalist graphics and illustrative ones alike – you do you – but if you are a fan of the ‘less is more’ adage, then the best minimalist tattoo designs definitely abide.
As with anything creative, there is no shortage of minimalist tattoo ideas, designs, or artists. And even if you may have a design in mind that you want to bring to life, that invariably begs the question: which minimalist tattoo artist can you go to? Ink is forever, after all, whether you choose to go for expertly rendered lettering and colourless drawings to small tattoos and pretty much anything in between.
So, Daily Vanity has done the heavy lifting and scoured the internet for some of the best minimalist tattoo artists in Singapore. Scope each one for his or her respective styles before making a decision. Thank us later!
8 tattoo artists in Singapore to check out for yourself all the minimalist tattoo designs you want
Choy Shi Peng (SP) at Visual Orgasm Tattoo Studio
Visual Orgasm has a few talented tattoo artists on its roster but for minimalist tattoo designs, ask for Choy Shi Peng (who goes by SP). We’re especially smitten by this custom brachiosaurus that he did for a customer. Check out Visual Orgasm’s Instagram for more inspirations.
Address: 8B Canton Street, Level 3, Singapore 049748
Contact: 9856 9478
Operating hours: 1.30pm – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Victoria Woon of hellotako
If you prefer a more playful, whimsical, or maybe even cutesy kind of minimalist tattoo, say hello to Victoria Woon, the tattoo artist behind hellotako.
Having studied illustration at the renowned Parsons School of Design, you can expect to see a myriad of interesting, creative, and sticker-style tattoo designs on Victoria’s Instagram profile – a lot of which we wouldn’t mind getting permanently inked on our skin!
For more information, visit Victoria’s website here.
Contact: [email protected]
Maxine Ng and Beverley Leong at Iron Fist Tattoo
Another tattoo parlour you can consider checking out is Iron Fist Tattoo, which has not one but two tattoo artists that can bring all your minimalist flower tattoos to life.
Be sure to book your slot with Maxine Ng or Beverley Leong (a.k.a. Bev) via email first before heading down to the tattoo shop. Check out Iron Fist Tattoo’s Instagram for more of their works.
Emelyn Ashley at Tooth & Nail
Dainty stuff is the order of the day for Emelyn Ashley, who specialises in fine line tattoos.
But just because it’s a minimalist tattoo design doesn’t mean it has to be a small one – just look at how gorgeous this back ink is!
Address: 30A Kandahar Street, Singapore 198890
Contact: [email protected] (Emelyn)
Operating hours: 2pm – 9pm (Mon to Sat) | Closed on Sundays
Lee Wai Leng (Fleecircus) at Traditions Tattoo Collective
Wai Leng (who goes by the name ‘Fleecircus’ on Instagram) used to be a commercial illustrator before making the switch to a tattoo artist, and is well known for her black and grey tattoos with intricate line details along with botanical-style tattoos.
She’s also really good at capturing the essence of pet portraits, so if you want to immortalise your precious furbabies, Wai Leng is definitely your girl. See her masterpieces here.
Another minimalist tattoo artist at Traditions Tattoo Collective that you can consider for your small tattoos is a lady that goes by the name Porky (@porkyinks).
Contact: 9431 5114 or email [email protected]
Operating hours: 12pm – 8pm (Mon to Sun)
Olivia Lim at Wild Paw Tattoo Co.
Often inspired by movies and songs, Olivia mostly does small graphics as well as letterings with lots of thick black lines and the occasional accent colours.
You can find her inking away at Wild Paw Tattoo, but be sure to secure an appointment first before going down for a tatt.
Cat at Catalyst Tattoo
For minimalist tattoos with a splash of colour, look no further than Cat who does a mix of watercolour as well as black and grey tattoos.
Silhouette tattoos are also something that Cat does best too, so give her a buzz if you’re looking for such minimalist tattoo designs. Take a look at her Instagram feed here.