99 Simple Unisex Tattoo Designs Utilizing Linework

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Horizontal and Vertical Forearm Piece: A series of overlapping, black, horizontal, and vertical lines creates a simple but engaging piece on the wearer’s forearm in this piece.

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Thick, black lines run along the wearer’s shoulder muscles and lead to the wearer’s spine where a trio of overlapping diamond shapes run down the top half of the wearer’s back.

Roses Vignette

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This tattoo, rendered in black ink, shows a cluster of roses depicted inside of a triangular vignette on the inside of the wearer’s right arm. What really makes this tattoo stand out is the artist’s intentional avoidance of the use of an outline. The observer’s focus is instead drawn to the images inside of the vignette and not the line framing them.

Mandala Elements Incorporated into Hand Piece

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This piece incorporates elements popular in mandalas into the imagery used to cover the wearer’s left hand, the tattoo is rendered in black ink.

Overlapping Angles

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Angles of varying degrees are rendered in black ink over the wearer’s left shoulder blade and extending onto the wearer’s left arm.

Hand Outline

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The wearer’s right hand is outlined with a single black line reminiscent of the residue created when elementary school  art teachers ask their students to draw a turkey and use their hand as a template.

Continuous Line Profile

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This absolutely stunning profile utilizes a single line to compose the profile a character gazing off into the distance. An imaginative and well composed piece rendered in black ink on the wearer’s right arm, I can only praise the artist for such skilled execution.

Black Bracelet

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A thick, black line wraps around the wearer’s right wrist and comes to a point at the juncture at the top of the wearer’s hand.

Interwoven, Inconsistent Lines

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A series of inconsistent lines are encircled in a vignette as they interweave and overlap with one another in this confusingly simple and aesthetically unappealing amalgamation of ink.

Black Armbands and Gradient Dots

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Blacked out armbands wrap around the wearer’s forearms and are accompanied by a second band that is comprised of gradient dots that become thicker as they venture up the wearer’s arm.

Black Lines

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I can’t think of anything less creative than settling for a handful of black rectangles to be inked intermittently around your torso.

Topographical Lines

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Topographical lines, used to show the difference in elevation on a map, are pictured on the wearer’s chest in black ink in this tattoo.

Skull Created with Vertical Lines

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This piece intentionally foregoes an outline and creates the image of a skull using vertical black lines. The result is a brilliant rendition of an otherwise cliche subject.

Black Armband

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Two solid black armbands wrap around the wearer’s forearm in this popular tattoo.

Arrows and Circles

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This black and gray tattoo, depicted on the wearer’s forearms, incorporates lines, triangles, and circles into the tattoo to create an eclectic singular image.

Embellished Armband 

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A black armband is embellished with a half circle accented with lines and dots as well as a line leading to the wearer’s wrist where a thin bracelet is accented by a pair of dots.

Wedding Band

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A black pair of lines wrap around the wearer’s ring finger and function as a wedding band in this tattoo.

Black Line Bracelet

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A thin black line functions as a bracelet and meets at a point where the piece connects above the wearer’s left hand.

Wavy Lines Arm Piece

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A series of wavy black lines runs down the upper half of the wearer’s left arm in this piece.

Diamonds Created using Lines

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Four diamonds run up the left side of the wearer’s torso in this tattoo. The diamonds are created using horizontal black lines and are of varying sizes.

Staggered Pentagons

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A three dimensional image is created when the artist staggers the overlaying series of pentagons that comprise the piece. The outlines lead to a group of multi-colored pentagons that add some flair to the tattoo depicted on the wearer’s forearm.

Spirograph Inspired Design

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This tattoo, reminiscent of a spirograph creation, or spokes on a bicycle wheel, depicts a series of lines around a central hub, the tattoo is comprised of black ink and the piece is rendered on the wearer’s forearm.

Arrows Pointing in Opposite Directions

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Two black arrows point in opposite directions, the piece is rendered in black ink on the wearer’s upper arm.

Black Bracelets

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A series of erratic black lines wraps around the wearer’s wrist in this simple, yet intriguing, tattoo.

Series of Black Forearm Bands

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A series of forearm bands of varying sizes are depicted in black ink in this tattoo set.

Three Forearm Bands of Varying Thickness

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Three bands of varying thickness are rendered in black ink on the wearer’s forearm in this hopelessly cliche photo of a pseudo-intellectual reading a book and pretending that he doesn’t notice the camera.

Deconstructed Geometric Shapes

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A single line wraps around itself to create multiple layers of geometric shapes without closure in this tattoo rendered in black ink.

Shin Guards

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A few strategically placed blacked-out geometric shapes adorn the wearer’s shin in this aesthetically appealing tattoo.

Line with Triangles

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A line is embellished with three triangles in the center of the wearer’s back in this black tattoo.

Butt Crack Line

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This tattoo is self explanatory, I just can’t get over the thought of how uncomfortable it was for the artist and the wearer when the tattoo ventured into the wearer’s butt crack. That had to be equally physically, and socially uncomfortable for the pair and I commend them for their efforts.

Forearm Bands

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Three bands are depicted in black ink wrapping around the wearer’s forearm. The middle band is disconnected in the center while the other two are fully formed.

Wedding Bands

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Thin black lines function as wedding bands on the ring fingers of the wearers’ left hands in this tattoo set.

Wavy Line Sash

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Black wavy lines wrap around the wearer’s shoulder in this tattoo reminiscent of a sash.

Thigh Bands

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If you can distract yourself from the sensuality of this photo you’ll notice two black bands inked around the wearer’s right thigh.

Triangle and Armband

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Two, thin black lines function as an armband while an empty triangle adorns the wearer’s forearm in this tattoo.

Single Black Line

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A single black line runs the length of the wearer’s arm in this uninspired tattoo.

Wristband and Forearm Band

Three black lines function as a wrist band while a single black line functions as a forearm band in this tattoo set.

Watercolor Smeared Origami Cranes

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A pair of origami cranes are accented with watercolor smears in this tattoo set depicted on the wearer’s upper arm.

Staggered Black Lines

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Staggered black lines adorn the wearer’s forearm in this piece.

Two Black Lines

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Two thin black lines are inked onto the wearer’s forearm in this tattoo.

Upper Torso Line

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A black line wraps around the shoulders of the wearer in this tattoo that makes the wearer look like he’s bound by inept kidnappers.

Triangle with Peak

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A black triangle is depicted on the wearer’s wrist with a small line denoting a peak.

Three Directional Arrows

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Three succeeding directional arrows are rendered in black ink running along the outside of the wearer’s forearm in this simple tattoo.

Trippy Collection of Triangles

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This trippy collage of geometric shapes utilizes dot-work, and series of triangles to create a deep image that is almost three dimensional.

Interweaving Armband

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Two interweaving black rectangles create the armband depicted just below the wearer’s elbow in this photograph.

Vertical Neck Line

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A black line runs the length of the wearer’s neck and leads to an elaborate design pictured on the wearer’s chest in black ink.

More Armbands

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More black armbands, because mediocrity is rampant in the modern world.

Black Triangle, White Triangle

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A black triangle and a white triangle are pictured on the wearer’s wrist in this tattoo set.

Elaborate Wedding Bands

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Once again, we see wedding bands, however, these bands utilize shading to create a more elaborate image in this black and gray tattoo set.

Floor Plans

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A rectangle containing a series of smaller rectangles is tattooed in the center of the wearer’s chest in this piece. The image is similar to a top down floor plan seen in architectural plans.

MORE BLACK ARMBANDS

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Because you have no creative prowess, and the world needs to know it.

Lined Fingers

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The wearer’s fingers are covered in sets of four lines between the knuckles.

Crowned Lion with Hanging Beads

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This tattoo, rendered in black ink, depicts a lion wearing a crown embellished with hanging beads on the wearer’s forearm.

Gradient Arrows

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A complex amalgamation of arrows darkens as it runs the length of the wearer’s forearm, the piece is rendered in black ink and uses the geometric shapes to create a great sense of complexity.

Circle Comprised of Lines

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Black lines of varying lengths and widths are use to comprise the shape of a circle on the wearer’s forearm in this tattoo.

Black Armbands!? What a Surprise!?

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Black armbands, because you failed grade school art class but you don’t want anyone to know.

Stylized Buck

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A stylized buck is depicted in black ink on the wearer’s wrist in this tattoo. The buck has become a popular image in tattooing, but subtle differences in the imagery can really make a piece stand out among the rest.

Cartoonish Cityscape

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A cartoons style skyline is pictured around stylized flowers with massive stems that lead to a myriad of patterns. The piece is depicted in black and color and is pictured on the back of the wearer’s upper arm.

Multi-Colored Spinal Line

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A plethora of pastels colors the rectangular line that runs from the base of the wearer’s neck down the wearer’s spine.

Two Black Lines

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Two rectangular black lines are pictured between the wearer’s shoulder blades in this tattoo.

Black Line Along the Knuckles

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A thin black line runs along all four knuckles on the wearer’s left hand in this tattoo.

Black Line and Dots Armband

 

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A series of black lines creates an armband on the wearer’s forearm while the top line is broken up by a series of dots.

Lines Leading to the Center

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Multiple sporadic black lines lead to a hub in the center of the wearer’s back in this eclectic tattoo.

TN

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Stylized versions of the letter T and N are pictured in black ink on the wearer’s forearm in this tattoo.

Two Black Rectangles

line tattoo designs (65)Two vertical black rectangles run along the wearer’s spine on the upper half of the wearer’s back in this unimaginative tattoo piece.

Gradually Thinning Armbands 

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Black armbands become gradually thinner as they near the wearer’s wrist in this tattoo.

Musical Notes and People Caricatures

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A musical note creates the heads for a pair of simplified renderings of people that stand above a set of musical bars in this inspired tattoo.

Black Line Bracelet

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A black line wristband, because you just love black lines.

Tribal Inspired Geometric Design

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This tattoo, reminiscent of Mayan or Aztec art, shows a series of geometric shapes rendered in bold black ink on the wearer’s upper arm.

Miniature Equal Sign

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A miniature equal sign is inked onto the wearer’s index finger in this tattoo rendered in black ink.

Black Line Armband

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Black line armbands, because you were bored and you wanted a tattoo.

Directional Arrows 

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Two directional arrows point upward in this tattoo rendered in black ink on the back of the wearer’s neck.

Spine Length Black Line

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A black line runs the length of the wearer’s spine from the base of the neck to the tailbone in this incredibly boring tattoo.

Optical Illusion

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This tattoo, depicted on the wearer’s forearm, shows a series of line that scroll and overlap creating a three dimensional image.

Geometric Design

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This geometric design primarily utilizes diamond shapes and black ink and is located in the center of the wearer’s back.

Red and Blue Optical Illusion

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Interweaving red and blue lines create an optical illusion on the wearer’s forearm in this tattoo.

Swirling Lines

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Black lines swirl around the wearer’s shoulder and descend down the arm in this tattoo.

Stylized Arrow

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A stylized black and gray arrow is embellished with circles and additional arrowheads in this tattoo.

Crashing waves

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A vignette of the sun shining onto crashing waves is depicted in black and gray on the wearer’s forearm in this tattoo.

Zig-Zagging Line

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A zig-zagging black line runs the length of the wearer’s spine in this tattoo.

Blouse

A series of line that makes it look like this model is wearing a shoulderless blouse is rendered in this confusing tattoo.

Cone with Watercolor Smear

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A cone with a watercolor smear is depicted on the underside of the wearer’s forearm in this tattoo.

Tribal Inspired Designs

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A pair of tribal inspired designs are depicted on the wearer’s forearms in this tattoo set.

Scrolling Lines

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A series of scrolling lines start at the wearer’s left shoulder and descend down to her crotch in this tattoo.

Trees

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Different types of trees are rendered in black ink on the wearer’s forearms in this tattoo set.

Lines Centered around a Hexagon

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A hexagon is the centerpiece of a a series of black lines in this forearm tattoo.

Geometric Fox Head

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A foxes head is composed of geometric shapes in this tattoo rendered on the wearer’s upper arm.

Black Armband with an Embellishment

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More black armbands! At least this one has an embellishment to add some complexity.

Geometric Elephant

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An elephant head is created using geometric shapes in this black tattoo rendered on the back of the wearer’s right shoulder.

Elaborate Overlapping Lines

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This predominantly black tattoo uses overlapping lines and negative space to create complexity and depth.

Back of the Head Line

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A single black line runs down the back of the wearer’s head and down the wearer’s spine.

Crossing Lines

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A bunch of lines cross at the small of the wearer’s back in this tattoo.

Red and Black Armbands

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Red and black armbands wrap around the wearer’s wrist in this tattoo.

Lines Create an Arrow

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Lines meet at a forty five degree angle in the center of the wearer’s hand in this black tattoo.

Geometric Elephant and Baby Elephant

 

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Geometric shapes compose the image of a baby elephant holding onto the tail of the mother elephant in this black tattoo.

Suit of Armor Leg

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Lines that create an image similar to a suit of armor are depicted on the wearer’s leg in black ink in this tattoo.

Lines and Shapes

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Lines run through a series of geometric shapes as the tattoo ascends the wearer’s leg in this black tattoo.

Black Line around the Ring Finger

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Because you like the look of a string cutting off the circulation to your fingertip.

Geometric Shapes Connected through a Line

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A pair of elaborate geometric shapes are connected by a black line that traverses the wearer’s torso and arm in this tattoo.

Shaky Tally Marks

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Shaky tally marks are clumped in groups of four, three, and three in this black back tattoo.

Disconnected Lines

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Disconnected lines are grouped together to create a unique image on the wearer’s chest in this tattoo.

Mandala Inspired Rings

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Black bands and elements of mandalas are used to create the ring like designs wrapped around the wearer’s fingers in this tattoo.

Shoulder Piece

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This beautiful blacked out piece is reminiscent of a strip of cloth with dangling beads wrapped around the wearer’s shoulder.

Lines from a Hub

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Another example of lines sprouting from a central hub is shown on the wearer’s hand in this piece.

Clouds and Feathers

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An imitation of an above and below water shot of an iceberg; this piece shows clouds on the top half of the piece and feathers on the bottom half. The piece is rendered in black and gray on the backside of the wearer’s upper arm.

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