White Ink Over Blackwork Tattoos

White Ink Over Blackwork Tattoos

People are getting their blacked out tattoos blasted with white ink, the result is unlike anything we've seen before.

There is a common misconception among some tattoo enthusiasts regarding extensive blackwork — once something has been blacked out there is nothing else you can do. Au contraire my friend, thanks to white ink and some ingenuity people are blasting over blackwork with designs that are mind blowing. 

At first glance they appear as if an extremely skilled artist did some of the most detailed negative space work possible. But given the scientific reality of how black ink will spread, we took a second look. And realized that the colorization was not the same as skin either, it is clearly white ink on top of blackwork. This leads to some truly stunning tattoos. 

Since this is a newish trend in the tattoo community, we can't guarantee that these are going to look anywhere near this great in a couple of years, let alone in 20, especially given white ink's tendency to turn a bit yellow as it ages. But one can't deny that right now they look phenomenal, and with some frequent touch up sessions, they may be able to hold that look. 

Whether you are interested in getting some blackwork adorned with white ink, or just curious, you need to see these surprising white ink over blackwork tattoos. 

A before and after picture showing the amount of work Nathan Mould put on a sleeve.
White Ink
Interesting healed shot of this tattoo by Marco Ogg.
By Wayne Fredrickson.
Not a fan of geometry? You can pick the old school option, here by Nick Baldwin.
Can you name the artist of these mandalas in comments please?
By Johnny at Skinworks.
White ink on blackwork
Labyrinth and bodmod by Corey Divine. You can also lighten blackwork full sleeve with scarifications... if you are bold enough!!!

If you are looking to get some blackwork spiced up a little bit, make sure to contact one of the artists in this article. Hope you enjoyed this look into an exciting new style. 

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