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17 Negative Space Tattoos That Will Fill A Hole In Your Life

Negative space tattoos are created when strategic pieces of the skin are kept uncovered to form the desired design. Think: not what is drawn, but what isn't. Check out these 17 gorgeous negative space designs that will leave a tattoo-shaped space in your heart!

Floral Sleeve

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This floral sleeve by @darkshad0wmoon is honestly the edgy feminine tattoo of our dreams. How fantastic are those elaborate flowers?

Photo: @darkshad0wmoon | Instagram

Silhouette Hands

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How sick is this tattoo by @darkshad0wmoon? The simple, yet intricate design is a great way to use negative space to create a seriously cool tattoo!

Photo: @darkshad0wmoon| Instagram

Whispy Flower

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Delicate and subtle, this whispy flower by @yazzyfizzle808 will have everyone envious of its cool, femine vibes.

Photo: @yazzyfizzle808 | Instagram

Dog Days

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This simple dog design created from two cupped hands by @briannadawn9436 will have dog-lovers running to get their own tattoos.

Photo: @briannadawn9436 | Instagram

Geometric Buck

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These strategically placed geometric shapes from @lenin.rey.pulpo create a sharp-looking buck that adds some toughness to your tat!

Photo: @lenin.rey.pulpo | Instagram

At Sea

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This intricate tattoo by @tattoosbythomgreen has a lot of little details that make it truly one-of-a-kind. Check out the whale designs in the center!

Photo: @tattoosbythomgreen | Instagram

Waterfall Stars

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Stars tend to be a popular tattoo in general, and these water color, negative space stars by @jarrod.m.tattoo are a modern way to bump your tattoo up another notch.

Photo: @jarrod.m.tattoo | Instagram

Channel Your Roots

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Using tiny dots to create the silhouette of the tattoo, like @rabbittattoo did with this rooted pine tree, is a timely, yet seriously creative way to give your tattoo even more of a unique flair.

Photo: @rabbittattoo | Instagram

Deathly Hallows Forever

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Harry Potter-lovers (fanatics) will appreciate this negative space Deathly Hallows design on @vaunderbroad. TBH, we can't decide which we love more: this or these other HP-inspired tattoos!

Photo: @vaunderbroad | Instagram

Witch House

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If you prefer your tattoo to be a little darker, check out this ink on @the_zeppo_. The transition between the woman and the house is nearly flawless!

Photo: @the_zeppo_ | Instagram

Perfect Prints

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Various prints created with open space can result in some killer ink to show the world. Check out these two designs from @ariellerosetattoos!

Photo: @ariellerosetattoos | Instagram

Night Sky

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This splatter paint-lookalike tattoo on @gingerellen1 is a fun way to add some extra creativity and color to your body!

Photo: @gingerellen1 | Instagram

Heart On Your Sleeve

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This design on @mnelsbury gives a whole new meaning to wearing your heart on your sleeve. The added water color ink makes it that much cuter!

Photo: @mnelsbury | Instagram

Eye Of Ra

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This negative space watercolor of the Eye of Ra by @chasemontrose is intense, but it will definitely be impossible for people to look away in the best way possible.

Photo: @chasemontrose | Instagram

Thumbprint Astronomer

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Quite literally leave your mark on someone with this awesome negative space design by @drztattoos. They used the customer's actual finger print to create an astronomy-related center!

Photo: @drztattoos | Instagram

Cheeky Panda

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Be still our hearts. This baby panda from @classbloomartwork is perfect for anyone looking for a simple, yet totally adorable addition to their ink collection!

Photo: @classbloomartwork | Instagram

Nothing But Treble

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No need to sing it out, an inksplash treble clef on your arm like this one by @beardygiant can tell the world of your love for music. Ugh. So cool.

Photo: @beardygiant | Instagram

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