18 Enchanting Blackwork Moon Tattoos

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

Step into the night sky and into the dark side with these enchanting blackwork moon tattoos.

Tattoo by Alex Bawn
Tattoo by Alex Bawn

The hype with the ‘blood moon eclipse’ a couple weeks ago merely increased our fascination with the silver sphere floating in the sky that makes nights glow, creep in on us, and sometimes even give the comfort we need on lonelier times.

The moon tattoo is also catching up on ink and is becoming a popular choice for tattoos these days, especially in blackwork. We think that the blackwork style perfectly capture the aura of the moon and we're here to convince you as well.

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Artist unknown

Like blackwork and cats? There's more here.

Aktemirov gave this crescent moon a more sci-fi fantasy feel.

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A simple behind-the-ear moon tattoo works, too.

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Tattoo by Bobby Douglas
Tattoo by Bobby Douglas

Crescent moons or half-moons make great micro tattoos like these.

Tattoo by Patryk Hilton
Tattoo by Patryk Hilton

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” ―Mark Twain

The phases of the moon:

by Mariusz Trubis
by Mariusz Trubis
Tattoo by Marla Moon
Tattoo by Marla Moon
Tattoo by Kamil Czapiga
Tattoo by Kamil Czapiga
Done at Sprut Tattoo Studio
Done at Sprut Tattoo Studio
Tattoo by Bicem Sinik
Tattoo by Bicem Sinik

“I never really thought about how when I look at the moon, it's the same moon as Shakespeare and Marie Antoinette and George Washington andt Cleopatra looked at.” ―Susan Beth Pfeffer

And with that lovely quote, I sign off a post about something as lovely as the moon.

Xavier

@Xavier

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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