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What is Fine Line Tattoo?

Fine line tattooing is made of distinct straight or fine curved lines using a slim nano needle. Most fine line tattoos are black or grey and emphasize form and outline instead of color, shading, and texture. Fine line tattoos have great levels of detail without being ‘loud.’ The tattooing style is done with a liner needle which often leads to less pain and more detailed options for design.


Fine Line Tattoos Are Good Options for People Unsure About Tattoos

The time spent sitting there while the tattoo artist works, the pain — these are all reasons why some people shy away from tattoos. If you want to dabble into the tattoo pond without committing to a large, colorful, attention-grabbing tattoo, fine line tattoos are the place to start. You can also pre-numb the area and go pain-free!


Small, simple fine line tattoos are the perfect way to dip your toes into the tattoo pond as they are also much less painful even without numbing. A fine line tattoo can be placed anywhere on the body but, the most common areas are wrist, forearm, ankle, top of foot, and collar. Since fine line tattoos are less invasive, they also heal faster than filled in tattoos.


Placement Matters

If you want your fine line tattoo to last, it’s important to place it somewhere on the body where it will be protected from the daily wear and tear of life. Fingers are common spots for tattoos, but this area is not ideal for a lasting tattoo. Think of how often you wash your hands and use your fingers. Shoes rub against parts of the foot as well which can cause foot tattoos to fade faster. Washing and rubbing can cause damage to the tattoo, especially as it heals. This is why we aren’t fans of getting a fine line tattoo on high friction areas but, if you understand the upkeep involved with them, they are an option.


Taking Care of Your Fine Line Tattoo

Like with any tattoo, proper aftercare is a must for fine line tattoos. This means using sunscreen and avoiding direct exposure to the sun, moisturizing, and using tattoo aftercare products. These steps ensure your tattoo can heal properly and will stay beautiful and crisp for many years to come.

Are you ready to learn more about fine line tattooing or schedule a fine line tattoo appointment? Bookings can be made by filling out our consultation form.





M I N I //  just outline starting at $100 + (between 1 and 1 1/2 inch) 

S M A L L // just outline starting at $150 (2 inches +)

M E D I U M  // just outline starting at $175 (3 inches +)



(flower bouquets, large butterflies, birds, leaf/floral wraps, detailed work)

$250+ (just outline, no shading)

$300+ (with shading)


SHADING will incur additional fees.


** Pricing is subject to change based on size, placement, intricacy, etc.

*Additional fee may incur for complex designs — please inquiry.


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