The Contrasting Soft & Bold Blackwork Tattoos Of Sarah Herzdame

Thick outlines, delicate dotwork and smooth shading give Sarah Herzdame's tattoos that delicate touch.

Tattooing out of Berlin, Sarah Herzdame specializes in blackwork tattoos, with a focus on dotwork with bold linework. 

Soft and bold are the antithesis of each other, however they're terms quite fitting to Sarah's work. Sarah's use of skin breaks in her work allow her tattoos to breathe, to become one with the body they're placed on. The subtlety and intensity of dotwork builds up various shades of black and grey which pairs nicely with the bold outlines.

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Butterfly and dagger dotwork tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #butterfly #dagger #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Butterfly and dagger dotwork tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #butterfly #dagger #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Geometric fox silhouette tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #fox #geometric #silhouette #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Geometric fox silhouette tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #fox #geometric #silhouette #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Goat head chest tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #goat #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Goat head chest tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #goat #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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This dotwork lightbulb tattoo was a bright idea. By Sarah Herzdame. #lightbulb #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
This dotwork lightbulb tattoo was a bright idea. By Sarah Herzdame. #lightbulb #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Catkin or pussy willow tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #catkin #pussywillow #botanical #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Catkin or pussy willow tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #catkin #pussywillow #botanical #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Calla Lily wrist tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #lily #callalily #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Calla Lily wrist tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #lily #callalily #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Some delicate linework on a client's chin. By Sarah Herzdame. #linework #chin #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Some delicate linework on a client's chin. By Sarah Herzdame. #linework #chin #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Something a little different. Large scale linework tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #linework #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Something a little different. Large scale linework tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #linework #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Pretty little lotus tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #lotus #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Pretty little lotus tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #lotus #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Wooden penrose tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #penrose #wood #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Wooden penrose tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #penrose #wood #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Cheeky cockatoo dotwork tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #cockatoo #bird #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Cheeky cockatoo dotwork tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #cockatoo #bird #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Ship sailing in rough seas. By Sarah Herzdame. #ship #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Ship sailing in rough seas. By Sarah Herzdame. #ship #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Dotwork blue whale with some geometric background elements. By Sarah Herzdame. #whale #bluewhale #geometric #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Dotwork blue whale with some geometric background elements. By Sarah Herzdame. #whale #bluewhale #geometric #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Blackwork rhododendron tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #rhododendron #flower #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Blackwork rhododendron tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #rhododendron #flower #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Simple linework mandala by Sarah Herzdame. #mandala #linework #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Simple linework mandala by Sarah Herzdame. #mandala #linework #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
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Russian architectural landscape tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #Russia #architecture #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame
Russian architectural landscape tattoo by Sarah Herzdame. #Russia #architecture #dotwork #blackwork #blackandgrey #SarahHerzdame

To book an appointment with Sarah, or to simply view more of her stunning work, you can follow her on Instagram.