Black & White Tattoos

While color can make a splash visually in a tattoo, there is something simplistic about a solid black piece. Elegant, powerful and bold, the blackwork tattoo is a serious undertaking. You may have never witnessed a piece in person because other forms are more popular, but they are unmistakable. The intense pain involved in the time-consuming process weeds out anyone not committed to having a striking black piece of art forever imprinted on their body. With no other color and simple geometric shapes characterizing this style of tattoo, the defining feature is the sheer volume of black ink. This style is not for the faint of heart because it requires much more time under the needle. Typical blackwork tattoo designs are found on the arm or leg and can range from a solid black shape to geometric patterns. For those looking to stand out, even from the average tattoo recipient, blackwork should be considered. Design is king with these works of art because color cannot mask or distract. Blackwork tattoo artists like those at Bad Habits Tattoos have the skills and knowledge to consult, create and finish a masterpiece of black ink. Design inspirations can be found online or even if you have a specific piece in mind, artists like Amaury Ramirez (founder and tattoo artist at Bad Habits Tattoos in Ft. Lauderdale) will work with you to create a piece of art that you will be proud of.