Blackwork Tattoos


We’ve seen blackwork tattoos stand out for years now and they’re gaining even more popularity each day.

What are blackwork tattoos? Well.. it’s a style of tattoos that only uses black ink and usually it’s an abstract design. It can be minimalist, tribal, ornamental, small, big, a bodysuit.. anything really.

Another one from the archives…straight outta the Canon

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Old one from the archives in color…#portal#geometric #tattoosbyroxx#nofilter

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Blackwork tattoos are usually bold (- see blackout tattoos), but that’s not a “rule”. This style of tattoos focuses entirely on the design – using nothing but black ink, it’s the design that will stand out pushing linework and dotwork to it’s extreme, creating complex geometrical and symmetrical patterns on the body made entirely out of lines and shapes.

This style is also great for cover-ups – if you’re into it, it makes the perfect choice for a cover-up tattoo as you can play with the design and add a bold, fully black area where you want it without messing up the beauty of the whole design.

#DotsToLines #LineArt

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Top healed,bottom fresh.Thanks Evgenii. @g_x_x_x_ #freehand

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Tattoo i made today at @sbldnttt

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What do you think about blackwork tattoos? Who are your favorite blackwork artists?


Cool and helpful gift ideas for tattoo enthusiasts

Tattoo gifts

Whether you are preparing for Christmas or just want to gift your friends awesome stuff, we complied a list of cool & helpful items you can buy for yourself or your tattoo enthusiast friends:

1.Sorry Mom Aftercare Kit

2. Lea Nahon Carnet 2 Sketch Book

Léa Nahon – Carnet 2 @lea_nahon #lea_nahon #noirmeduse #noireméduse #sketchbook #carnet2

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3. 1000 by Maxime Buchi

#1000 by @mxmttt #SangBleuPublishing

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4. Okan Uckun’s Perfect Circle – signed & numbered serigraphy canvas

Hi guys. After a long time in the making, the prints are live! You can read my experiences while doing them and learn about upcoming projects in the blog. To take a closer look, you can visit the Shop via Also a big thanks to @bigbaboli for helping me big time with the print making. Thank you. — Selam Millet. Uzun süre uğraştıktan sonra Printlerin hazırlanması sonunda tamamlandı.Süreç ve sonrasında gelecek olan projelerle ilgili hazırladığım bloga göz atmanızı isterim. Tasarımlara yakından göz atmak için ise web sitemin shop bölümünü ziyaret edebilirsiniz. Printleri basimindaki büyük emekleri için @bigbaboli ye büyük büyük Teşekkürler (: Teşekkürler.

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5. “ABC: Tattoo Artists Illustrate the Alphabet”  – Out of step books

6. Banaspati Raja – Limited edition prints by Hannah Snowdon

7. Symmetries Book by Valentin Hirsch

8. Pokeeeeeeoh T-shirt

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