Black work

From Solid Black to Total Blackout

Blackwork Tattoos: What is Black Tattooing?

All the variants of dark are here: bold or fine-line, dot work, and whip shade allow talented artists to create mystical patterns with supernatural effects. The designs asked for are mostly tribal, or neo-tribal inspired; however, the possibilities are endless.

The Blackwork style is not new even if it seems to benefit from a broad media coverage recently. Black is the first and most influential color in Blackwork or Darkwork. The color has been used by artists since the creation of tattooing in the ancestral tribes. Black tattoos are much more than a recent trend as it is ultimately connected to the origin of tattooing.

Blackwork Tattoos: Solid Black and Total Blackout Tattoos

We are pleased to see that the artists have redefined the art of Blackwork tattoos by combining original ideas with their techniques and skills. Some of them specialize only in this timeless tattoo style and contribute to the evolution of our art. Almost any design can be interpreted and prepared to fit a total black ink. They are ideal to cover up older tattoos with a fresh, stunning project. If you are up to it, we perform full blackout tattoos using solid Black.

However, going for a solid blackout sleeve or any other massive piece is a deep commitment. Indeed, this ink intends to say for good and will be way harder to get laser removed if you don’t like it anymore.

Blackwork Tattoos and Artistic Creativity

You can rework on a blackout artwork by adding white ink to create dimension and a completely new look. Likewise, building solid black, including a brushstroke effect, is the latest trend in the tattooing field. They are both considered as technical challenges in the industry that professional artists enjoy working with.

Black is a powerful and symbolic color that looks stunning on any skin type. It is the original and pure tattoo color. The most unique tone you will find in most tattoos you will spot randomly out there. Even with one single tint, the technics and skills we build on allow us to push the boundaries of the tattooing art.

We enjoy a new challenge here at The Black Hat Tattoo. The Blackwork or Darkwork styles allow you to choose from a range of designs or create your own with an artist from the studio. There are always new ideas coming to the minds of our amazingly talented team.

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