These Blackwork Tattoos Will End Inktober With A Bang

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

Let's end the Inktober thirst with 31 blackwork tattoos for each day of October we should have spent getting inked!

Blackwork by zihwa_tattooer
Blackwork by zihwa_tattooer

Inktober is a popular tradition started back in 2009 by Jake Parker, an illustrator based in Utah. Every year, artists get down and dirty with ink to come up with a new art work every day the whole month October. Inktober is not only a trend but it's a very useful practice for any illustrator—no matter how good they are—to exercise their skills and creativity by being compelled to draw daily.

October is over and we're going right to Movember! But before we let them majestic beards grow, here's one last shout for Inktober!

Tattoo by bartekwojda
Tattoo by bartekwojda

Hauntingly beautiful or beautifully haunting?

Tattoo by Levi Jake
Tattoo by Levi Jake

Tattoo artist Levi Jake playing with negative spaces and geometric shapes.

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Tattoo by bartekwojda
Tattoo by bartekwojda

Excellent blend of blackwork and pointillism.

Tattoo by ilya_brezinski
Tattoo by ilya_brezinski

Sums up “less is more”.

Blackwork sleeve tattoo
Blackwork sleeve tattoo

One of the best alternative blackwork sleeves I've seen in a while.

Susanne Konig's signature blend of bold lines, dots, and an overall clean work.
Susanne Konig's signature blend of bold lines, dots, and an overall clean work.
This one's kinda trippy.
This one's kinda trippy.
That's what you call dedication.
That's what you call dedication.
Tattoo by Kelly Violet
Tattoo by Kelly Violet
Tattoo by Sagajdachnyj
Tattoo by Sagajdachnyj
Bold is, after all, a word that blackwork tattoos own.
Bold is, after all, a word that blackwork tattoos own.
Blackwork tattoo.
Blackwork tattoo.
Tattoo by Happypets-Ink
Tattoo by Happypets-Ink

Exquisite linework there, Kells!

Tattoo by Phil Tworavens
Tattoo by Phil Tworavens

A good example of well-executed Yin Yang tattoo.

Blackwork rose tattoo.
Blackwork rose tattoo.
Tattoo by @thievesoftower
Tattoo by @thievesoftower

Master blackwork artist Thieves of Tower killing it in a smaller piece.

Tattoo by Barb Rousse
Tattoo by Barb Rousse
Tattoo by pari corbitt
Tattoo by pari corbitt

This tattoo oddly reminds me of the band The 1975~

by Junnio Nunes
by Junnio Nunes
by Abby Drielsma
by Abby Drielsma
by Okan Uckun
by Okan Uckun

More fine works like this one by Okan Uckun here.

by otheser_stc
by otheser_stc
by Michele Zingales
by Michele Zingales
by Kristoffer Don Cash⠀
by Kristoffer Don Cash⠀
Lovers, artist unknown.
Lovers, artist unknown.
by Victor J. Webster-McKenney
by Victor J. Webster-McKenney

See you in Inktober again next year!

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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