Decorative Blackwork Tattoos by Nikki Snyder

Turning bodies into pieces of art- one (skin) canvas at a time.

At Folk City Tattoo in Suffolk, Virginia, Nikki Snyder is taking boring and plain skin, and making it beautiful with black ink.

Snyder's tattoos aren't your usual blackwork pieces. They're highly decorative and intricate pieces of art. There's beautiful dotwork, mandalas, and pieces reminiscent of wallpaper, lace and fabric, in the best way possible. 

There's no need for jewelry when tattoos are your accessory. Blackwork tattoos aren't tacky, they're timeless - plus, black ink goes with everything. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Lace around an old cameo tattoo by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #cameo #lace #NikkiSnyder
Lace around an old cameo tattoo by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #cameo #lace #NikkiSnyder
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Victorian gates and flowers by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #dotwork #flowers #victorian #gates #NikkiSnyder
Victorian gates and flowers by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #dotwork #flowers #victorian #gates #NikkiSnyder
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Floral dotwork piece by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #dotwork #floral #NikkiSnyder
Floral dotwork piece by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #dotwork #floral #NikkiSnyder
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Lace wrist cuff by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #lace #wristcuff #NikkiSnyder
Lace wrist cuff by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #lace #wristcuff #NikkiSnyder
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Blackwork flower of life wrist cuff by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #floweroflife #sacredgeometry #NikkiSnyder
Blackwork flower of life wrist cuff by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #floweroflife #sacredgeometry #NikkiSnyder
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Dotwork stipple mandala shoulder piece by Niki Snyder. #dotwork #stipple #blackwork #mandala #NikkiSnyder
Dotwork stipple mandala shoulder piece by Niki Snyder. #dotwork #stipple #blackwork #mandala #NikkiSnyder
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Blackwork forearm piece by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #dotwork #mehndi #decorative #NikkiSnyder
Blackwork forearm piece by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #dotwork #mehndi #decorative #NikkiSnyder
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Blackwork under boob tattoo by Nikki Snyder. #underboob #decorative #blackwork #dotwork #linework #NikkiSnyder
Blackwork under boob tattoo by Nikki Snyder. #underboob #decorative #blackwork #dotwork #linework #NikkiSnyder
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Dark blackwork decorative knee tattoo by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #dotwork #decorative #NikkiSnyder
Dark blackwork decorative knee tattoo by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #dotwork #decorative #NikkiSnyder
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Blackwork floral piece by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #dotwork #flower #daisy #NikkiSnyder
Blackwork floral piece by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #dotwork #flower #daisy #NikkiSnyder
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Blackwork wrist piece by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #decorative #NikkiSnyder
Blackwork wrist piece by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #decorative #NikkiSnyder
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Decorative sunflower by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #dotwork #flower #sunflower #NikkiSnyder
Decorative sunflower by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #dotwork #flower #sunflower #NikkiSnyder
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Geometric peony tattoo by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #geometric #flower #peony #NikkiSnyder
Geometric peony tattoo by Nikki Snyder. #blackwork #linework #geometric #flower #peony #NikkiSnyder