Gem and crystal tattoos combine the stones glimmering nature with bold, contrasting lines. This often-overlooked trend has been slowly rising this year as more and more people are beginning to see the appeal of these natural wonders. Many creative tattoo artists have worked to combine the naturally jagged shape of the stones with organic animals and figures to compliment the stiff shape. Below, you’ll find just a few stunning crystal and gem tattoos.
These classic crystals show a seamless transition between a huge range of colors.
A green snake slithers effortlessly between purple, blue, and turquoise crystals.
Crystals also work well within geometric pieces due to their rigidly straight lines.
Gems can add a pop of color and can fit into any design.
Even with a simple color palate, crystal tattoos are quite a sight.
If you’re a fan of floral designs, you can consider offsetting them with a crystalline background.
If you’re after a more classic and stunning look, you can spring for a more traditional gemstone with added dotwork.
An adorable bumblebee hiding within a brilliant green crystal
We’re in love with the subtle color changes that are happening within the tattoo below!
Go for a more abstract feel with a splash of watercolor.