Blackwork Tattoos

Gallery of blackwork style tattoos that can be filtered by subject, body part and size.

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Jure Werberdone
room Maribor
89
Tattoos
123
likes
5
followers
Illustrative
Single Needle 路 Microrealism
+9

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Nero Morensdone
room Berlin 馃嚛馃嚜
15
Tattoos
1
like
3
followers
Illustrative
Blackwork

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Okan U莽kundone
room Manhattan
76
Tattoos
214
likes
83
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+3

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Dillon Fortedone
room Oakland 路 Los Angeles
19
Tattoos
9
likes
10
followers
Blackwork
Geometric
+3

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rachainsworthdone
room Berlin
61
Tattoos
243
likes
88
followers
Blackwork
Line Art
+4

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Kate Svdone
room Manhattan
111
Tattoos
149
likes
43
followers
Illustrative
Dotwork
+4

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Georgie Williamsdone
room On the road 路 S茫o Paulo 馃嚙馃嚪
14
Tattoos
29
likes
7
followers
Blackwork
Geometric
+3

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Victor Candiottidone
room Barcelona 馃嚜馃嚫
24
Tattoos
19
likes
7
followers
Blackwork

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Beta Pubadone
room Berlin 馃嚛馃嚜
104
Tattoos
43
likes
15
followers
Hand Poked
Blackwork
+5

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Antonella Bubbledone
room Manchester 路 Matera
43
Tattoos
26
likes
19
followers
Illustrative
Dotwork
+1

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Xuong Ka Tattoo Artistdone
room Hanoi 馃嚮馃嚦
16
Tattoos
7
likes
2
followers
Blackwork
Realism
+6

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Andr茅s Makishidone
room Lima 馃嚨馃嚜
7
Tattoos
7
likes
4
followers
Realism
Blackwork
+2

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Muge Agciogludone
room Istanbul 馃嚬馃嚪
1
Tattoos
0
likes
3
followers
Line Art
Blackwork

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Alexandyr Valentinedone
room Melbourne 馃嚘馃嚭 路 Brisbane 馃嚘馃嚭 路 Northampton 馃嚞馃嚙
91
Tattoos
101
likes
57
followers
Single Needle 路 Microrealism
Illustrative
+5

Contact

脰mer Y谋k谋lmazdone
room Ankara 馃嚬馃嚪
9
Tattoos
7
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Blackwork
+3

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Be Lucchesidone
room Berlin
53
Tattoos
152
likes
36
followers
Dotwork
Blackwork
+3

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Danilo Delfinodone
room On the road
23
Tattoos
30
likes
26
followers
Sketch Work
Abstract
+4

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Frauke Katzedone
room Essen 馃嚛馃嚜
183
Tattoos
369
likes
79
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+4

Contact

description

Black ink is the oldest known tattoo pigment, a key part of indigenous tattoo culture dating back to the Neolithic era. The term blackwork, in tattooing, broadly defines any design using predominantly black ink. By using nothing but black ink the focus is placed entirely on the design.

Black tattoo art can take many forms, used for many styles, from ancient tribal patterns to modern graphic design. The execution can range from loosely dispersed dots or lines to heavily compacted swaths of solid black. These pieces are typically monochromatic and characterized by contrast. Secondary pigments may be present in more contemporary works.

There is no single definition of well-executed blackwork, though tattooers typically aim for consistency in coverage so the black ink heals with uniformity in tone and texture.

The term 鈥淏lackwork鈥 is used in other trades, as well. The origin of the name comes from embroidery done with solid black thread, usually silk, thread on white fabric, especially linen, emphasizing contrast. This embroidery type was popular in England during the Tudor period. The term can also describe the work of a blacksmith, as forging heavy metals in a furnace tends to 鈥渂lacken鈥 both the product and the person with soot.

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