Dark & Disturbing Blackwork Tattoos by Lauren Melina

Adorned Empire's resident blackwork artist is killing it.

Western Australia is known for its year-round sunny weather, but there's nothing bright and cheerful about these tattoos by Lauren Melina.

Melina's tattoos incorporate a range of styles, but the one common theme to them is the heavy use of black ink. The imagery is of such a dark and disturbing nature that they would certainly look out of place in full color. There are no horror movie characters featured here, but the devil does make an appearance more than once.  

Come to the dark side and check out the work of Lauren Melina.

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Evil devil tattoo by Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #evil #creepy #devil #satan #btattooing #blckwrk
Evil devil tattoo by Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #evil #creepy #devil #satan #btattooing #blckwrk
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Blackwork church and devil by Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #church #devil #satan #btattooing #blckwrk
Blackwork church and devil by Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #church #devil #satan #btattooing #blckwrk
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Switch blade wound by Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #knife #switchblade #blood #hand #btattooing #blckwrk
Switch blade wound by Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #knife #switchblade #blood #hand #btattooing #blckwrk
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Skeleton consoling a crying woman. By Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #skeleton #woman #lettering #btattooing #blckwrk
Skeleton consoling a crying woman. By Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #skeleton #woman #lettering #btattooing #blckwrk
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Well dressed skull tattoo Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #skull #welldressed #creepy #btattooing #blckwrk
Well dressed skull tattoo Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #skull #welldressed #creepy #btattooing #blckwrk
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Ominous lady tattoo by Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #rose #flower #lady #candle #btattooing #blckwrk
Ominous lady tattoo by Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #rose #flower #lady #candle #btattooing #blckwrk
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Raven tattoo by Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #bird #raven #moon #btattooing #blckwrk
Raven tattoo by Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #bird #raven #moon #btattooing #blckwrk
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Rabbit caught in barbed wire. By Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #rabbit #wire #barbedwire #btattooing #blckwrk
Rabbit caught in barbed wire. By Lauren Melina. #blackwork #LaurenMelina #rabbit #wire #barbedwire #btattooing #blckwrk

Blackwork lovers should definitely follow Lauren on Instagram!