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Bold Black & Grey Traditional Tattoos By Javier Betancourt

Bold Black & Grey Traditional Tattoos By Javier Betancourt
Tattoo Artists1 min Read

Dark, traditional pieces done right.

Javier Betancourt is a tattoo artist based in Miami, Florida who owns and works at Ocho Placas Tattoo Company. In addition to being an incredibly talented and well-rounded tattooer, Betancourt is also the creator of "This Is Meant To Hurt You," a beautifully dark multimedia publication featuring his and others' work aside from tattooing.

Betancourt (second from left) and the rest of the Ocho Placas Tattoo family. #JavierBetancourt #OchoPlacas #tattooartist #artist

Betancourt (second from left) and the rest of the Ocho Placas Tattoo family. #JavierBetancourt #OchoPlacas #tattooartist #artist

While Betancourt can pretty much nail any style of tattoo, his expertise definitely leans toward the darker, more traditional side of things. I've rounded up a few of my favorite bold, black and grey traditional pieces by Betancourt below. 

Chrysanthemum via @javierbetancourt #JavierBetancourt #blackandgrey #traditional
The pops of white in this wolf design bring this piece to another level... via @javierbetancourt #JavierBetancourt #blackandgrey #traditional
Beautiful lady head via @javierbetancourt #JavierBetancourt #blackandgrey #traditional
Bold scorpion over a classic sacred heart via @javierbetancourt #JavierBetancourt #blackandgrey #traditional
Glorified sacred heart thigh piece via @javierbetancourt #JavierBetancourt #blackandgrey #traditional
Tarot hand via @javierbetancourt #JavierBetancourt #blackandgrey #traditional
Classic sacred heart design via @javierbetancourt #JavierBetancourt #blackandgrey #traditional
Floral sternum tattoo via @javierbetancourt #JavierBetancourt #blackandgrey #traditional
Pretty insect sternum tattoo via @javierbetancourt #JavierBetancourt #blackandgrey #traditional

Don't forget to give him and his side project, This Is Meant To Hurt You, a follow on Instagram for the latest updates.


katievidan
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Southern girl living in NYC. Interests include fried chicken, heavy metal & sleeping. Tattoodo Social Media + Writer. @tattoodo

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