Less in more with minimalist style tattoo. Using skin as a blank canvas, minimal tattoos feature fine black lines to create delicate pieces that accentuate the form of the human body. Their defining quality is the use of skin as negative space. The beauty of minimal tattoos comes from their ability to speak volumes without being overpowering or demanding too much visual attention. Common minimalist pieces are words or phrases in wispy calligraphy, abstract mandala or ultra fine-lined miniature tattoos about the size of a quarter. These smaller pieces carry the appeal of a charm or beauty mark upon the skin.