40 Blackwork Tattoos That Go Great Together With SPF

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

But knowing that they work almost as good, and look twice as good at that, we're loving blackwork tattoos more than ever.

Tattoos shouldn't substitute sunscreens and SPF lotions completely. Check out these 40 blackwork tattoos that go great together with SPF!

Courtesy of Manaka
Courtesy of Manaka

You all know the basics in tattoo care—which includes protecting your tattoo from sun damage. We've also heard that tattoos might cause cancer, especially when exposed to the sun. But recently, a research conducted at Bispebjerg Hospital proved that the standard black ink tattoos may instead, shield the wearer's skin from damage and UVR-induced skin cancer. Haven't heard of these recent findings yet? Read more about it here.

Of course, blackwork tattoos may never be used as a total substitute for sunscreen. But that's only until a new study springs up, bringing forth good news that blackwork tattoos can work as good as SPF lotions. What's not to love with some good blackwork? They're timeless and they look gorgeous, especially when done right. So grab your strongest sunscreen and brave the sun with your blackwork pieces.

Let's start with the classic arm bands:

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Blackwork arm band, artist unknown.
Blackwork arm band, artist unknown.
Dotwork arm tattoo by Kamil Czapiga
Dotwork arm tattoo by Kamil Czapiga

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Blackwork arm tattoo by Josh Barnes
Blackwork arm tattoo by Josh Barnes
Blackwork arm band by Sasha Masiuk
Blackwork arm band by Sasha Masiuk
Blackwork arm tattoo by mantratwix / Instagram
Blackwork arm tattoo by mantratwix / Instagram

If you love the practicality of arm bands but you're looking for something a little less plain, go for detailed ones like these, fused with intricate or geometric designs.

Blackwork leg band tattoo by Josh Barnes
Blackwork leg band tattoo by Josh Barnes

Leg bands work, too.

Blackwork dotted arm band by Daniel Gram
Blackwork dotted arm band by Daniel Gram
Blackwork crane tattoo via equilattera / Instagram
Blackwork crane tattoo via equilattera / Instagram
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Blackwork iceberg tattoo by Ben Volt
Blackwork iceberg tattoo by Ben Volt
Blackwork hand tattoo by Thomas Hooper
Blackwork hand tattoo by Thomas Hooper
Blackwork foot tattoo by Thieves of Tower
Blackwork foot tattoo by Thieves of Tower

Insane what this blackwork artists can do!

Blackwork mandala by Philip Yarnell
Blackwork mandala by Philip Yarnell

Philip Yarnell makes great blackwork tattos. There's more here.

by Alex Tabuns
by Alex Tabuns
Blackwork tattoo by Josh Barnes
Blackwork tattoo by Josh Barnes
Blackwork tattoo by Max Amos
Blackwork tattoo by Max Amos
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Blackwork tattoo by Josh Barnes
Blackwork tattoo by Josh Barnes
Blackwork tattoo by AL_OD
Blackwork tattoo by AL_OD
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Blackwork over coloured piece by ROB BANK$
Blackwork over coloured piece by ROB BANK$

Here's a tattoo-ception done right.

Now, moving on to the sleeves. Let's start with the halfies.

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Blackwork sleeve by Hanumantra Lamar
Blackwork sleeve by Hanumantra Lamar
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Blackwork half sleeve by Ben Volt
Blackwork half sleeve by Ben Volt
Blackwork half sleeve by Baylen Levore
Blackwork half sleeve by Baylen Levore
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Blackwork half sleeve by Hanumantra Lamar
Blackwork half sleeve by Hanumantra Lamar

Go with blackwork half sleeves if you don't really plan on going full blackwork mode.

Here are the people who went full blackwork mode; the real, heavy deal.

Blackwork sleeve with scarification by Christian Bedics
Blackwork sleeve with scarification by Christian Bedics
Blackwork sleeve by Hanumantra Lamar
Blackwork sleeve by Hanumantra Lamar
Blackwork sleeve by Hanumantra Lamar
Blackwork sleeve by Hanumantra Lamar
Blackwork circuit tattoo, artist unknown.
Blackwork circuit tattoo, artist unknown.
Blackwork sleeve by Tomas Tomas
Blackwork sleeve by Tomas Tomas
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Blackwork geometric sleeve by Dillon Forte
Blackwork geometric sleeve by Dillon Forte
Blackwork sleeve by Gerhard Wiesbeck
Blackwork sleeve by Gerhard Wiesbeck
by Guy Le Tattooer
by Guy Le Tattooer

Check out these blackwork-clad torsos.

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Blackwork tattoo by Corey Divine
Blackwork tattoo by Corey Divine
Blackwork tattoo by mantratwix / Instagram
Blackwork tattoo by mantratwix / Instagram

Lose the shirts, darlings, and let us see those blackwork back pieces!

Blackwork tattoo by Maxime Buchi
Blackwork tattoo by Maxime Buchi
Blackwork tattoo by Matt Matik
Blackwork tattoo by Matt Matik
Back piece by Sakrosankt
Back piece by Sakrosankt
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Blackwork paint-inspired tattoo by Julia Rehme
Blackwork paint-inspired tattoo by Julia Rehme
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Blackwork back piece by Ben Volt
Blackwork back piece by Ben Volt
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Blackwork backpiece by Ben Volt
Blackwork backpiece by Ben Volt

Don't forget the sunscreen!

Want to see yet another talented blackwork artist? Meet this guy.

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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