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The beauty of surrealism lies in its limitless scope. The term surrealism is loosely defined as the peculiarities born from dreams and the unconscious mind, so surrealist tattoos often incorporate multiple design elements and a highly distorted composition.
  • No limits to colour
  • Realism elements
  • Abstract compositions
  • Commonly features portraits
  • Unique style

Surrealism follows no rules and rarely showcases designs with hidden meanings or artistic metaphors, instead focusing on masterful artistry and unique design structure.

A common subject within the surrealism style is faces, since their recognizable nature naturally lends itself to artistic manipulation. Beyond faces, any combination of subjects can be combined together to create mesmerizing pieces of surrealist art. This is by far one of the strangest styles of tattooing, but you won’t find any style with more variability.

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We are devoted to everyone having a great tattoo experience. Visit our Ultimate Guide to Getting a Tattoo or our Style Guide for more information on different styles. It all starts with a good idea and the right artists. If you have an idea but not sure on how to make it a reality, please let us know and we’ll do our best to hook you up with the right artist in your area.

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Browse and discover shops and artists in your area, look through their portfolio, check the reviews, make sure you pick the right place for your next tattoo. Good research is where it all starts, and Inkably makes it so easy!


With a little help from our guided contact form, reach out to desired shops. Upload design references and ideas, personalize the request… On Inkably it’s really simple to communicate with multiple shops from one place. Super convenient!

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After sending your request, you’ll hear back from the shop of your choice to arrange a consultation and soon you are on your way to get a new tattoo. It is that easy!

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