14 White-Ink Tattoos That Make Oh-So-Subtle Statements

While the world at large has always leaned toward your more traditional black-ink tattoos, there's another style of body art that's far more low-key: white-ink tattoos. You can do just about anything with white ink and the design won't command as much attention as something done in dark hues or bright colors, a selling point for those who want to make a more subtle statement.

To be clear, the white ink does stand out — and your skin will stand up — when you first get the tattoo done, but it will fade over time, making the lines look more like thin scars. Also, because the ink is less saturated with pigment, it can be tough to see on light skin tones. If you're sold on a simple design that will essentially match anything in your closet, though, white ink is for you. Take a look at some of our favorite white ink tattoo ideas for some inspiration.

The Friendly Arachnid

Little Lotus

Peaceful Warrior

Perpetual Winter

Forever Floral

Ride the Wave