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17 Original Figurative Blackwork Tattoos

Explore the psychology of blackwork tattoos...

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

There are nothing deeper than figurative blackwork tattoos, halfway between poetry and esotericism.

Figurative blackwork tattoos are different from ornamental blackwork tattoos in the fact, that they are inspired by fine arts more than ethnic tattoos. But they share the love for bold black tint areas. 

Yet, figurative blackwork tattoos also use dotwork and linework, to give a more poetic mood. They are often offbeat. Influenced by engravings and macabre art, they can be esoteric. Death, blasphemy and witchcraft are common themes for blackwork. But they can also convey a cool dark humor and sensuality. Figurative blackwork tattoos are also a great way to explore the psychology of mankind. Surrealistic ones are inspired by our dreams, explicit ones by lust, and poetic ones by our childhood. Darkness and beauty are mixing with a striking elegance. 

Take a look at the diversity of figurative blackwork tattoos in this selection...

Blackwork tattoo by Antoine Larrey AntoineLarrey figurative blackwork
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Blackwork tattoo. Artist unknown skull figurative blackwork butterfly hat
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Tattoo by Desiree Mattivi DesireeMattivi figurative blackwork heart hadns
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