Top 75+ Best Tree Silhouette Tattoo Ideas – [2022 Inspiration Guide]
Tree tattoos symbolize knowledge, growth and wisdom, while other representations of the tree in body art includes nourishment, immortality, fertility and freedom.
A preferred aesthetic is the tree silhouette tattoo, where the (usually) black ink is balanced against other technical aspects of the piece.
The key to a quality tree silhouette is often the tattoo artist’s skill in being able to utilize subtle shifts in color, shading, and application technique to bring the entire piece to life, from saplings and shrubs through to symbolic trees and branches, or incorporate broader themes such as forests, landscapes, and animal scenes.
This collection of top 75+ best tree silhouette tattoos will provide options to deploy the tree of your choice for your next design, whether it’s a small standalone piece or more broadly realized, larger sized, tattoo.
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Tree Silhouette Tattoo FAQs
Tree tattoos traditionally symbolize knowledge, growth and wisdom while also being linked to new life, growth, beauty, and strength
There are also many cultures around the world who link trees with spirituality and mental strength, and the leaves and branches of a tree also represent connection and continuity, like a family tree.
Also, for those with an affinity for nature and environmental issues the tree is a great representative image.
Tree silhouette designs are a popular choice for advocates of nature and environment preservation, due to their ability to provide oxygen for all living creatures.
Because they’ve been a highly used symbol of life and healing in historic texts, folklore, and fictions, trees give us an affinity for nature.
Trees live and pass as we do, which is why they’re a favored symbol for those more in tune with the outdoors.
The forest often represents the deep mystery of nature and a connection to the cycles of life that we seem so far removed from in our modern lives.
Beyond the bounty of food and game that the forest offers to those who retain some of our ancestral knowledge, the forest holds deeper significance.
Tattoos of forests often give collectors the opportunity to incorporate broader design ideas, such as mountains and lakes, oceans, and animals into the design.
Tree silhouette tattoos can work as a standalone concepts or as key elements to bigger/more complex body art pieces such as landscapes or animal focused designs.
The tree silhouette allows the tattoo artist an opportunity to balance the use of dark ink with a range of traditional applications such as single needle detail, gradient shading, coarse linework, stippling and dotwork, and the use of negative space.
These techniques add a brilliant element of depth and complexity to often simple black ink staples and bring tattoos to life at any size.
Tree silhouette tattoo pricing can range from the shop minimum of $50-$80 for the smallest most simple black and negative space design
It costs on average $150-$200 for an hour for more complex work, due to the time taken and possible engagement from a specialist in that technique (like single need or dotwork).
It’s best to communicate clearly with your chosen artist on the framework for pricing prior to sitting, especially if you’re looking for a detailed tree silhouette piece.