29 Calming and Beautiful Beach Tattoo Ideas in 2023
The Beach has always seemed like the most relaxing, dreamy, and serene place for so many people. And perhaps that’s why a lot of tattoo enthusiasts want to get a Beach design inked on their bodies. Not only do Beach tattoos look amazing, but they also represent undying love, infinite mental strength, and the most peaceful state of mind. Pretty amazing, right?
But before you go and get your own Beach tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the most calming, pleasant, and beautiful Beach tattoo ideas for 2023. You’ll surely be inspired with the perfect idea of which tattoo style to get, as well as where to get tattooed on your body.
With that said, let’s begin.
Fineline Black and Gray Arm Tattoo of Girl on Beach Hammock
I adore the serene scene of this design. Everything looks like a dream vacation: the hammock on the palm trees, the Beach, the islands from afar, and the sun rising slowly from the water. What an amazing view!
Black and Gray Tattoo of Polaroids of Beach on Lower Leg
For adventurers and travel lovers out there, this design must look like a gem. I love how it turns the client’s leg into a beautiful, sentimental travel book. The black and gray style also brings out such a nostalgic, calming vibe.
Linework Tattoo of Beach in Coloring Book on Forearm
The idea behind this design is simply delightful! I really like how it looks just like a coloring book, with very simple but clean linework. The color palette of yellow and blue looks very joyful, too. This adorable and creative piece comes straight from the artist at IG: @full_flou.
Realistic Black and Gray Tattoo of Sunset on the Beach Incorporating Color
There’s something so peaceful about this piece, perhaps due to the effect of using vibrant colors in the middle of a black-and-gray piece. I really like how the water gleams underneath the sunlight. Amazing work by artist IG: @chematattoo!
Watercolor Minimalist Ankle Tattoo of Sunrise on the Beach
Another adorable design for fans of micro and minimalist tattoos. What I really like about this piece is its light, pleasant color palette, that really brings out a cool tranquil vibe. The huge sparkles on the water surface are such a nice touch, too!
Black and Gray Forearm Tattoo of Family Watching Sunset on the Beach
This design looks just like a precious black-and-white photograph from the past! I really like the shadow of the happy family that looks so heart-warming. The artist, IG: @andrecarvalhoart definitely did a great job in turning a memory into a work of art!
Illustrative Minimalist Tattoo of Palm Tree by the Beach
This is such a unique design. I love the choice of colors that makes the whole design stand out. It looks to me like a cool neon sign at a beloved Beach bar, don’t you think? Such a cool piece of ink from the studio of artist IG: @mbakertattoo!
Old School Upper Arm Tattoo of Bulldog Resting on the Beach
This one is for fans of the Old School style, with its signature bold outlines and simple color palette. I really like the image of a bulldog stuck on an isolated Beach, waiting for its human to come. Look at that adorable grumpy face, and the tiny watch on its paw!
Custom Minimal Linework Tattoo of Camera With Beach Photo
The idea behind this design is so cool – what if all the things you take pictures of suddenly come to life? I also really like the simple and refreshing art style of the artist, IG: @bongkee_. Definitely check out the profile for more delightful pieces of ink!
Minimal Fineline Design of Palm Tree, Waves and Sun
I absolutely adore this piece. The simplicity, the serenity, everything is perfect! I love that it seems like such an effortless design, thanks to the timeless elegant fineline style. Wonderful job by the artist IG: @anaguit.tattoo!
Minimal Realistic Color Tattoo of The Beach Over Triceps
Korean artist IG: @tattooist_mul has such a unique style of placing her designs inside postal stamps, or creating them with brushstrokes. This one, for example, looks as if the gleaming waves are drawn by just three strokes of ink. Pretty cool, right?
Micro Realistic Tattoo of Beach on Forearm
This design incorporates geometric details into its black and gray style so nicely! I really like the linework and dotwork around the sun, which looks like a mini solar system with orbits and planets! I can feel the warmth emanating from it.Wonderful job by the artist IG: @bartektattoo!
Fineline Forearm Tattoo of Beach Through a Window
I really like the rustic windowsill that serves as a frame in this design; it makes me feel like we’re in a cabin looking out onto the most gorgeous view. The thin black lines create a sense of movement, like waves on a shore. Nothing more peaceful than this.
Blackwork Fineline Tattoo of Waves and Palm Tree Over Triceps
The waves here are just designed and executed so well. I love how natural and eye-catching they look, reminiscent of the waves so often associated with Japanese style. The fact that they not only follow the circular frame of the design, but in fact create the frame’s outline, is a nice creative touch . The minimally inked sun is then the perfect finishing touch!
Custom Old School Tattoo of Turtle with Beach Sunset
This turtle really carries the whole world on its back, don’t you think? I love the dreamy colors, especially the blue on the turtle and the red in the sky. The solid black outlines are beautiful, characterized by smooth, even inking.
Watercolor Arm Tattoo of Beach at Sunset
Another adorable design from the studio of artist IG: @u_oooops. I bet you already recognized the signature art style and color palette. I love the pastel colors of the sky in this piece. Such a good vibe! Ah, for those lazy days of summer!
Custom Tattoo Over Ribs of Woman on a Deserted Beach
There’s something melancholic but so beautiful about this design. I really like the image of a solitary woman walking on a deserted Beach. Additionally, the dotwork in this piece is absolutely to die for. Great job on the artist’s part for such a nice piece!
Watercolor Tattoo of Sunset at the Beach
The idea behind this tattoo is so unique. The whole Beach is somehow trapped within a crystal-clear marble, and it looks wonderful! I’m so impressed by how the sunlight is reflected on the water surface, giving the waves such a colorful and gorgeous glow. It’s really impressive how the artist creates these sources of light with the use of white ink.
Black and Gray Tattoo of the Beach on Forearm
What a beautiful piece this one is. I really like the water surface in this design, because it looks so magical. I also love the shadow of the palm tree, making the whole piece really dreamy and calming. The interplay of negative or uninked spaces in this tattoo are killer!
Old School Tattoo of Beach with Palm Tree, Waves and Sun
You might have figured out the golden recipe for a great Beach tattoo design: the sun, waves, and palm trees! I really like the white highlights on the waves, and the subtle dotwork along the edges of the sun. It’s details like these that really set a design apart!
Black and Gray Tattoo of Grenade and Beach
Tattoo artist IG: @stiloallday has such an awesome collection of black and gray pieces.. I really like the idea of pairing a grenade with a serene Beach scene. Absolutely thought-provoking design idea! Of note too in this tattoo, is the awesome shading done in black and varying tones of gray.
Fineline Tattoo of Surfboard and Beach
What works better on a surfboard than an absolutely delightful scene of the waves and the sun? I really like the thin black lines seen in this tattoo. Their curves are suggestive of the movement and force of the ocean. In contrast, the sun appears calm and serene, inked only with thin lines with an absence of shading.
Traditional Blackwork Tattoo of Beach on Lower Leg
Tattoo artist IG: @joshcoburntattoo has an incredible collection of traditional blackwork designs. My favorite detail are definitely the waves, which look so unique with their solid bold outlines. This is a design that perfectly fits the “canvas” the calf provides, beautifully following the contours found here.
Micro Realistic Tattoo of Man Walking on Deserted Beach
This fascinating piece incorporates really eye-catching geometric details, and I love the surrealistic look that it brings to the whole piece. The whip shading, with its stippled appearance, is done so nicely here, making the design look just like a dream! This tattoo is yet another example of where design contours fit perfectly with the provided “canvas”.
Minimal Black and Gray Tattoo of Beach
There’s a beautiful haziness that’s seen in this Beach tattoo. It’s created with skillful shading inked in black and gray. Subsequent details emerge as does this mood. Negative or uninked space is also used to create a source of light, but one that’s never overly glaring or bright. The final touch is the palm tree that can’t be contained within a confined space. Nature At Its Best
Minimal Arm Tattoo With Color of Sunset
I must say this piece definitely looks like something straight out of a fairy tale. I love the sparkling look of the moon and moonlight. The palm tree is the focal point, despite being the only part of the tattoo devoid of color. As with any minimal tattoo, the varying images, although separate, come together to tell a greater story. Awesome work by the artist IG: @tattooist_namoo!
Illustrative Forearm Tattoo of Beach Scene on TV
The vibrant color palette of this design is just so delightful! I love the shade of pink that makes the glow of the sky so beautiful and whimsical. The concept of having a beautiful scene on an old TV is also so nostalgic. Those Were The Days
Illustrative Tattoo of Palm Tree at the Beach
Another awesome piece for all the fans of illustrative art out there. I find it so fascinating that the surreal style really gives the artist so much space to be creative. The moon is my favorite detail, as the adjacent purple-pink circle, makes it seem like part of the sun at the same time. The negative or uninked space definitely adds drama and framing to each of the components of this piece.
Fineline Forearm Tattoo of Beach Scene Within a Heart-Shaped Frame
We’ve come to the end of our list and this piece has a “heartfelt” nostalgic feel to me. Its simplicity, graceful thin lines and delicate dotwork, frame a memory of a wonderful time spent at the Beach. It’s the perfect souvenir to take home with you as a forever memory. Charming piece by the artist IG: @evild4n!
We hope you found what you were looking for and had as much fun looking at these tattoos as we had writing about them. Until next time, happy inking!