Color Tattoos in Toronto

Tattoos have gone from being something associated with soldiers and sailors to becoming modern pieces of art. They now can be found in many different styles, with endless styles and a variety of colors. The type of color, shading, and tones will vary depending upon the tattoo style, tattoo artist, and tattoo design. Color tattoos ended up being more notable in the 17th century as tattooing in Japan ended up being comfier. To this day, Japanese tattoos are filled with bright and strong colors. The popularity of tattoo colors is connected to the advances of tattoo ink.

Picking the color for your tattoo is a vital part of the tattoo style procedure. Colors can alter the whole result of the inking, can help it come to life or to resemble the original image. Numerous tattoo designs gravitate towards brilliant colorwork. New school watercolor, old-fashioned, conventional, Japanese, and illustrative all heavily depend on colors to finish the work.


When pondering what colors you desire in your tattoo, there are a couple of things you will require to think about. If you want a small tattoo, colors may aesthetically mix and muddy into each other. Big pieces look better with color, as the shades will stand out and be clear to read. When choosing the very best color for your tattoo, remember that your skin tone will affect how it looks on the skin and for how long it will last. Colored tattoos will always look different when recovered, so ensure you keep that in mind during the inking process.

Dynamic and pastel colors like pink, yellow, light blue, and green tend to fade faster. The shades frequently utilized in watercolors are temporary as well. Despite being incredibly popular, this design of tattooing needs frequent touch-ups to keep the vibrancy and longevity of the colors. How great your color tattoo looks and for how long it will stay looking excellent will depend on the area you get tattooed.

This is because someone parts are more susceptible to aging and weight relayed modifications. Shoulders and ankles have tight skin that does not become loose with time, this suggests your tattoo should keep its shape and color better for longer. Arms, thighs, and abdominal area go through great deals of changes as we age, affecting the method the tattoo looks.

Color tattoos are exceptionally lovely and have actually originated from an exceptionally lively history. They are used in a wide range of different styles, from contemporary genres like biomechanical and new school tattoos to conventional designs like Japanese and American standard tattoos. Colored tattoos tend to fade quicker, specifically light-colored and watercolor pieces due to the fact that of the method that is made use of. White tattoos fade the quickest out of all tattoos, specifically when exposed to the sun. These are some of the things to take into consideration in addition to educating yourself on the durability of color tattoos, and how the tattoo will look numerous years down the road. If your looking for a talented artist to get a colored tattoo in Toronto, contact us at Painted People Tattoo Company.





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Asia, pronounced like Asha rather than like the continent, is the head artist and proud co-Owner of Toronto’s Painted People Tattoos Salon.

Asia has been tattooing for over 15 years. Her rich resume, apart from owning a tattoo studio, includes roles such as painter, volunteer, designer, music dabbler, and more. Finding her calling at the age of 16, she studied tattooing, first independently, and then as an apprentice to a number of celebrated artists before becoming one herself.

Tattooing is a passion for Asia. She loves creating livable, permanent art through that passion. When she’s not creating, Asia enjoys carrying for her pets, spending time with her family, watching movies, playing old video games, sucking at soccer (or football if we’re being all European) and unloading cat sounds with her husband Nick for general amusement of herself and others.


As the name indicates, watercolor tattoos essentially represent using the human canvas and drawing on them with tattoo ink making them look like watercolors.

Watercolor tattoos require the same expertise and initial process that other tattoo techniques require (you may or may not do a stencil and mix shades of color), but where they really separate themselves from other tattoo techniques is the final outcome. A fresh watercolor tattoo can often appear as splashes of watercolor paint on your body.

Created with a lot more gradual coloring (unlike, for example, traditional tattooing where solid colors are merged together), the subtle gradients help create the characteristics and design of a classic watercolor painting. The other differentiating factor is outlining. Watercolor tattoos pride themselves on often not having a solid outline which is then colored in. The free flowing colors are meant to represent a painting – which they most definitely do.

Asia, while doing every style from black and grey, traditional, tribal, realism, neo-traditional, new school, etc, has really specialized in watercolor tattooing recently. Outside of loving the look and feel of them and genuinely enjoying creating unique watercolor designs, she is quickly becoming known Canada wide for her passion of watercolor tattoos.

One of the common misconceptions around watercolor tattoos is that they fade very quickly. Putting it simply, all tattoos fade overtime. In the hands of a professional tattoo artist (such as Asia), watercolor tattoos are safe from fading for years. How many years heavily depends on various factors such as maintenance of the tattoo / skin care along with placement of tattoo as not placing it on an area where there may be constant rubbing will make it last longer. Watercolor tattoos can fade just slightly quicker due to use of lighter colors, so if one of our tattoos does start to fade you can come back after a few years for a quick touch-up to get it looking vibrant again.

For tips on how to maintain your watercolor or any other tattoos, check out our healing instructions page here