20 Original Blue Ink Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

We talk a lot about white ink tattoos and red ink tattoos... But what about blue ink tattoos?

A blue girl or a blue boy: that's how we call people with lots of faded tattoos in the trade. But tattoos that have gone blue originally started out with black ink. Could this tradition start to evolve with genuine blue people with skin looking like Delfts Blauw porcelain? In contemporary and trendy tattoo art, outlines are not only black anymore, and many creative artists have started to used colors to give a fresh, joyful look to their clients' tattoos. In graphic tattoos, red and blue ink are often teamed with double exposure effects reminding of vintage 3D drawings. But indeed, it is in the new watercolor craze that blue ink is the most coveted. Flowers, splashes of paint, waves and ocean's themed tattoos are not the only kingdom of blue ink anymore, geometry has got the blues too now. Artists started to blue every classic design to push the limits of their art further, for the pleasure of the fans, craving for bolder ink. So, are you an adept of this blue-sky thinking or do you still prefer the old school? Take a look at these out-of-the-box blue ink tattoos and tell us what you think.

Raw tape art by Ainslie Heilich.
Raw tape art by Ainslie Heilich.
Delicate healed paisleys half sleeve by Alex Fico.
Delicate healed paisleys half sleeve by Alex Fico.
Eternal knot with different shades of blue. Could you credit the artist in the comments please?
Eternal knot with different shades of blue. Could you credit the artist in the comments please?
Mandala with blue and red ink by Bouits.
Mandala with blue and red ink by Bouits.
Abstract tattoo by Bradley Teitelbaum.
Abstract tattoo by Bradley Teitelbaum.

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What do you think? Will you be getting some blue ink??

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