When it comes to popular tattoo trends of the last several years, there are two things that stand out against the crowd. First and foremost, designs are becoming smaller and artists are finessing their technique in order to pack an insane amount of detail into a tiny canvas. Celebrities such as Cara Delevingne and Miley Cyrus have helped build this style to the level it is today—by pushing the talents of tattoo innovators such as Bang Bang and Dr. Woo.

Second, bold and saturated color work has made an enormous impact on 21st century tattooing. Artists such as Nikko Hurtado, Phil Garcia and Steve Butcher have proven to the world time and time again that bright and badass colors can hold—which has helped inspired artists in the industry to pack color like never before. Additionally, many popular ink companies have helped advance color theory by providing lasting and advanced pigments designed to stand the tests of time.

However, what about tattoos that combine both the micro sale with saturated color? Any traditional ink slinger will tell you that there’s certainly a risk with attempting both approaches in one tattoo, but there are plenty of talented tattooers who pull of micro color with ease. Take a look at 75 beautiful and badass micro tattoos in the gallery below, then let us know your thoughts on these breathtaking tattoos in the comments section on Facebook.

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