10 Best Frame Tattoo Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind!

by Jamie Wilson
Frame Tattoos

Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA

Looking for some stunning frame tattoos to permanently etch on your skin? Then this list of frame tattoo designs would be perfect for you.

Frame Tattoo
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Frame tattoos have become increasingly popular recently owing to their generally attractive styles and aesthetic value with stunning images.

Rectangular tattoos of framed designs have been popularized by South Korea and these Korean styled tattoos are the most common frame design tattoos around and usually lack definite tattoo borders. Landscape tattoos are usually the subject of these rectangular tattoos.

Although such tattoos originated in South Korea, as they spread around the world, they got modified from one country to the other, the tattooist EQ popularized the ongoing rectangular version, offering a variety of styles depicting everyday scenes in a beautiful way. Although frame tattoos don’t possess any fixed inner meaning, they can be inspired by your creativity to be anything and mean anything.

Stunning Frame Crane Tattoo

Stunning Frame Crane Tattoo
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This colourful pigmented tattoo presents beautiful scenery depicting cranes- the white is the main ink used here for both the birds and the foam of the waves as well as the blossoms on the green tree. The blue sky acts as a great background while the borderless yellow sun adds a pretty contrast. The design overflows the frame in a unique finish with extremely fine touches of line details on the water, cranes and tree and gradient shades of blue on the waves, green on the tree and eye-catching red on the crane. If your skin isn’t allergy-prone, you’ll surely enjoy this pigmented wonder.

Dragon Frame Arm Tattoo

Dragon Frame Arm Tattoo
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Also overflowing out of the rectangular frame, this fierce tattoo represents a purple dragon complete with darker shades as well as white highlights on the scales, a black sky in the back with a red sun, white unique clouds, and a green gradient-shaded hill. The white thin trunks of the dragon match with the gorgeous gradient-shaded blue waves with bubbling white foam complete with exact fine-line art. This is a stunning piece that if you will absolutely love as your first body art.

Beautiful Landscape Tattoo

Beautiful Landscape Tattoo
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Depicting scenes from a neighbourhood in Japan, this pattern is a clean frame one with only the clear white moon and the pink string from the roof peeking out. The stunning details of the gradient blue sky, the painting-like details of the black roof and the minute dotted details of each leaf of the pink and peach-coloured tree combined with the red houses are breathtaking. The cherry blossom petals flying add a beautiful touch.

Japanese Locality Frame Tattoo Design

Japanese Locality Frame Tattoo Design
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Inked in vibrant colours, this gorgeous design presets a fun autumn scene of some Japanese locality, the bright yellow and orange maple leaves, the yellow paper lantern peeking, the magnificently detailed wooden building with a gradient blue sky and serene moon, as well as the detail of falling light on the checkered pavement make this one of the best tattoo designs you can opt for.

Sweet Frame Rose Tattoo

Sweet Frame Rose Tattoo
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Inked in primarily two colours, tattooist EQ gives us stunning rectangle tattoos, where, in this one, the red roses complete with light and dark shades to highlight the shadow of the petals are a great contrast to the pitch-black background. The gradient shaded green leaves, the white shine stars and the soothing mone completes this wonderful tattoo that you’ll love.

Bird Frame Back Tattoo

Bird Frame Back Tattoo
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This back tattoo by tattooist EQ is in the shape of a door depicts a crane flying against a black and grey background with a bright white moon in the middle. The artistic clouds, the fine-line details of the wings, the leg and the splash of orange for the beak gives this tattoo a gorgeous yet minimal style. Such a design would also look good behind the ears.

Dark Frame Butterfly Tattoo

Dark Frame Butterfly Tattoo
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Not long, this short tattoo presents butterflies in dark, highlighted only by their intricate wings and their body shape almost hidden but at the same time very clearly evoked in gradient painting that accentuates the outline of the body making it visible against the dark background, also done by tattooist EQ. This fun tattoo looks like an illusion, but the splash of detailed white flowers like the daisies and the clustered ones add a nice contrast. Such designs and styles are quite popular and instead of dark green, any dark colour would surely suit these door-shaped designs.

Blue Frame Cherry Blossom Tattoo

Blue Frame Cherry Blossom Tattoo
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Once again a door-shaped style, this blue art will look stunning on your body with its beautiful gradient-shaded blue hummingbird and blue line-art cherry blossoms, with ornately designed branches done in every shade of blue. Such designs look very artistic and are quite popular because of the unique usage of only one colour and will be perfect for first-timers.

Floral Frame Pattern Tattoo

Floral Frame Pattern Tattoo
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Done once again by EQ, this breathtaking tattoo presents a cherry blossom branch, with intricate design on the brown branch and gradient-shaded pink flowers that end with vibrant violet blossoms below. The light and dark petals of the violet flowers, the stunning red moon adding cool contrast to the white background looks gorgeous. Such a minimal design would be perfect for people getting pigmented tattoos for the first time.

Van Gogh Framed Tattoo

Van Gogh Framed Tattoo
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In a beautiful mirror framed design with gradient gold platings with stunning designs at the top done in magnificent details of realism and realistic colourful daisies at the bottom, this tattoo presents the famous “The Starry Night” oil painting by Van Gogh. Perfectly mimicking the painting, this tattoo depicts the wonderful contrast and combination of blue and yellow of the moonlit sky complete with the house below and the black hill beside, making this an irrefutable choice.

If you’re tired of scrolling through sites to search and check for cool frame tattoos, give it a rest and take a long look at this list of amazing tattoos and take your pick. Complete with stunning designs, these tattoo designs would be great and will definitely add style to your everyday look.

A gorgeous frame design inspired tattoo is sure to be popular anywhere you go because of its unique style and individuality.

Once you’re done selecting the design you love, all you need to do is, know your skin, talk to your tattooist and book a date. You can even come up with customized designs induced by your creativity. If you’re looking for even more framed design tattoos, then check these ideas out:

  • Tattoo machine frame design
  • Victorian frame tattoo
  • An oval filigree frame tattoo
  • Frame window tattoo
  • Picture frame tattoo

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