Dotwork tattoos are a style of tattoo that uses small, circular dots to create an image or pattern. The dots are usually done with a very fine needle and a small amount of ink.
The tattoos are created using a technique called “pointillism,” which involves putting dots, or pixels, together to form an image. The dots are placed so closely together that they seem like one continuous line. They’re also often done with just one pen stroke instead of two or three like most other tattoos.
The style has its roots in Japanese tattooing and is often associated with the Japanese culture. It is often used to create images that resemble the style of calligraphy used by Japanese artists. Dotwork tattoos can be done on any part of the body, but they are most commonly seen on the hands and feet because they are relatively easy to conceal if necessary.
If you’re looking for some inspiration as far as what kind of design would look best on your body type, check out our gallery below!
1. Squid Dotwork Tattoo
Having a detailed squid tattoo will be a good choice if you like aquatic animals. You may go for a squid like the one above.
2. Dotwork Wall Tattoo
This is a true dotwork. Juts look at these tiny details and dots that make this tattoo awesome. Show everyone that you have walls of love.
Here is an interesting design for the ones who prefer unusual tattoos. A scorpion in a vase will represent that you take everything in control.
4. Raven Dotwork Tattoo
A raven symbolizes prophecy and insight. Then, what are you waiting for? Go and get this amazing dotwork tattoo.
5. Rose & Dagger Dotwork Tattoo
Rose & Dagger tattoo is always a popular choice among people who like classics. Consider to get this dotwork tattoo if you are one of them.
Thanks to this tattoo, you will stand out in everyplace. The reason is nothing is more gorgeous than a skull tattoo.
7. Bee & Floral Dotwork Tattoo
With this tattoo, you’re going to show that you’re as diligent as a bee. Also, don’t forget that a world wouldn’t be the same without bees, just like you.
8. Mythical Dog Dotwork Tattoo
In Greek mythology, three-headed dog symbolizes the past, the present and the future. It’s job is to let you into hell, are you ready for it?
If you are an art lover, you will love this tattoo. Michelangelo’s David statue can definitely be an amazing tattoo design.
10. Tiger Dotwork Tattoo
This detailed tiger tattoo has a lot of tiny dots and these make this a realistic tattoo. If you want to show your darker side, go for it.
11. Big Ben Dotwork Tattoo
Big Ben is one of the most iconic symbols of United Kingdom. The design of it is perfect, so why not getting a tattoo of it?
This Thor tattoo will be a great choice if you are a fan of Norse mythology. You will feel the power of Thor with this tattoo, for sure.
13. Mandala Dotwork Tattoo
A fabulous symmetrical mandala tattoo symbolize that everything is in order in the universe. Isn’t it a powerful meaning?
14. Shark Dotwork Tattoo
If you want to get this kind of a highly detailed dotwork tattoo, you better search for competent tattooist. The reason is it requires a talent to create a shark like this.
What don’t you get an amazing dotwork tattoo design that is inspired from a video game called Elden Ring?
16. Fairy Dotwork Tattoo
Everyone loves fairies. If you are looking for a cute dotwork tattoo design and believe in magic, a fairy can be a great choice for it.
17. Plant Dotwork Tattoo
We have a great idea if you are a nature enthusiast. You can show your love of potted plants with this interesting dotwork design.
Here is a totally creepy tattoo for you. Those who want a tattoo that blow your mind, there is no better choice.
19. Mandala Dotwork Tattoo on Sleeve
A cool mandala design tattoo on sleeve is all you need to take your dotwork tattoo to a whole different level. It covers all of your sleeve and looks amazing.
20. Strange Dotwork Tattoo
Show that you’re fond of unusual designs with this dotwork tattoo design. Normal is boring, isn’t it?
Roses with some nice details will cheer up your forearm. Plus, this tattoo has a vintage vibe.
22. Woman Warrior Dotwork Tattoo
An awesome woman warrior tattoo symbolizes a strong femininity. Everyone will realize your energy.
23. Butterflies Dotwork Tattoo
This shady-looking vase tattoo looks stunning with its details. Plus, butterflies have a positive meaning of rebirth, joy and beauty.
All of these lines and dots turn a simple feather into an art piece. This tattoo proves everyone that there is a perfection in simplicity.
25. Saturn Dotwork Tattoo
This cute design is for the ones who like detailed works and celestial things. With its ring, Saturn has always been an iconic design for many things.
26. Vase Dotwork Tattoo
A small but detailed vase dotwork tattoo design is enough to enjoy your tattoo. Why don’t you give it a shot?
Here is a fun and interesting tattoo for those who are a fan of Mexican traditions.
28. Anchor Dotwork Tattoo
The one above is a cool tattoo to look at. To show your love of sea, an anchor tattoo is one of the best options.
29. Squirrel Dotwork Tattoo
Squirrels can be one of the cutest animals in the world. If you want to go for a minimalist tattoo, give it a shot.
Here is a highly-detailed warrior tattoo on arm. There is really not much to say since there is a pure perfection above. Go for it if you are brave enough.
As you can see, there are a lot of amazing and detailed dotwork tattoos. Ranging from small to flashy big-sized tattoos, you can choose a great tattoo for your body. Which tattoo is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.