Spectacular Black and Grey Tattoos by Ruben from Miks Tattoo

Black and grey tattoos are really popular among collectors. But there are some that rise above the rest...

The monochromatic look of the black and grey tattoo style is such an elegant and sophisticated look. This makes the counter culture art of tattooing look really formal and timeless.

Ruben is a tattoo artist who works at Miks Tattoo in Copenhagen. His work is a dazzling execution of black and grey tattoos that are undeniably masterful in terms of composition, layout and overall look.

The black and grey tattoo style that Ruben specializes in makes use of beautiful references. It's where all great black and grey tattoos come from. The best monochromatic tattoos have a beautiful reference source that helps the artist make a beautiful tattoo. Ruben is a master when it comes to value, texture and highlights. These make the tattoo truly stand out from the rest as they are essentials to the realistic approach.

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Stunning chest tattoo done by Ruben. The shading technique is absolutely superb. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #chesttattoo #masquerade
Stunning chest tattoo done by Ruben. The shading technique is absolutely superb. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #chesttattoo #masquerade
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Stunning black and grey back piece by Ruben. Check out the insane detail and use of negative skin! #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #girl #candletattoo #backpiece
Stunning black and grey back piece by Ruben. Check out the insane detail and use of negative skin! #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #girl #candletattoo #backpiece
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Huge and stunning side tattoo done by Ruben. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #ship #lighthouse #anchor #ribcage
Huge and stunning side tattoo done by Ruben. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #ship #lighthouse #anchor #ribcage
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Insane detail on this skeleton king sleeve tattoo done by Ruben of Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey  #skeleton #king #sleevetattoo
Insane detail on this skeleton king sleeve tattoo done by Ruben of Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #skeleton #king #sleevetattoo
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Masterfully done sleeve tattoo with Michael vs Lucifer and the Life and Death theme. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #michael #lucifer #life #death #sleevetattoo
Masterfully done sleeve tattoo with Michael vs Lucifer and the Life and Death theme. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #michael #lucifer #life #death #sleevetattoo
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Rad looking portrait tattoo of James Dean. Tattoo work by Ruben from Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #portraittattoo #JamesDean #portrait
Rad looking portrait tattoo of James Dean. Tattoo work by Ruben from Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #portraittattoo #JamesDean #portrait
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Stunning leg tattoo in the works by Ruben from Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #legtattoo #greek #greekmythology
Stunning leg tattoo in the works by Ruben from Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #legtattoo #greek #greekmythology
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Another intense looking black and grey forearm tattoo with supreme shading technique by Ruben. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #forearmtattoo #angel
Another intense looking black and grey forearm tattoo with supreme shading technique by Ruben. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #forearmtattoo #angel
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Rad looking wolfman tattoo by Ruben from Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #wolfman #horror
Rad looking wolfman tattoo by Ruben from Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #wolfman #horror
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Pharaoh forearm tattoo done by Ruben of Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #Pharaoh #mummy
Pharaoh forearm tattoo done by Ruben of Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #Pharaoh #mummy
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Awesome fantasy movie inspired half sleeve tattoo. Amazing tattoo work by Ruben from Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #LOTR #gandalf #avatar
Awesome fantasy movie inspired half sleeve tattoo. Amazing tattoo work by Ruben from Miks Tattoo. #Ruben #mikstattoo #blackandgrey #LOTR #gandalf #avatar

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