Tattoo Style – Ornamental

Ornamental tattoo style is characterized by its intricate designs and use of elaborate patterns. This style is heavily influenced by various decorative art forms such as engraving, filigree, and jewellery design. The tattoos often feature a mix of curving lines, flourishes, and geometric shapes that are combined to create a cohesive and balanced composition.

One of the key features of ornamental tattoos is the use of negative space. This refers to the empty areas surrounding the tattoo design. In ornamental tattoos, negative space is often used to create the illusion of three-dimensionality, giving the tattoo a sense of depth and movement. Additionally, the negative space is often used to create the sense of separate elements within a larger design, giving the tattoo a sense of harmony and balance.

Ornamental tattoos are often quite large, covering a significant portion of the body such as a sleeve, chest or back piece. Some of the common themes depicted in ornamental tattoos include:

Floral designs, Mandalas, Celtic knots, Sacred geometry and Nature-inspired patterns, such as leaves and vines.

The style is quite versatile, so it can incorporate different elements as per artists preference, as well as adapting to the body part of the client, therefore it can be realized on many different areas of the body such as arms, legs, chest, and back.

It’s also worth mentioning that Ornamental style tattoos can also be done in a minimalist way and it still can be considered as Ornamental.