Black & Grey Traditional Japanese Tattoos by Drew Flores

Much of the traditional Japanese tattooing we see today is in full color, but the imagery is just as powerful in black and grey.

Drew Flores tattoos out of State of Grace Tattoo in San Jose alongside the likes of Horitomo, Ryudaibori and Colin Baker.

While Drew doesn't just specialize in black and grey traditional Japanese tattooing, there's just something a little more powerful and dramatic to the imagery without the use of any color. There's so much meaning to the Japanese mythology and culture that the black and grey ink allows the tattoos to do all the talking. 

To see more of Drew's tattoos (both color and black and grey), give him a follow on Instagram.

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey suikodnero back piece by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #Suikodnero
Black and grey suikodnero back piece by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #Suikodnero
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Bold black and grey scalp tattoo by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #scalp #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores
Bold black and grey scalp tattoo by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #scalp #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey hannya and snake sleeve by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #sleeve #snake #hannya
Black and grey hannya and snake sleeve by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #sleeve #snake #hannya
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey cherry blossom sleeve by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #cherryblossom #sleeve
Black and grey cherry blossom sleeve by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #cherryblossom #sleeve
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey body suit by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #bodysuit
Black and grey body suit by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #bodysuit
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Cherry blossom and smoke sleeve by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #smoke #cherryblossom
Cherry blossom and smoke sleeve by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #smoke #cherryblossom
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey leg sleeves by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #legsleeve
Black and grey leg sleeves by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores #legsleeve
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Pair of black and grey traditional Japanese back pieces by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores
Pair of black and grey traditional Japanese back pieces by Drew Flores. #blackandgrey #Japanese #traditionalJapanese #DrewFlores