The Blackout Tattoo: The Newest Tattoo Trend

By Staff  |  04/22/2016

Blackout Tattoo

Although not all tattoo work is great, when you see a beautiful piece, it's usually extremely detailed, unique and very meaningful. However, here's a new trend that is definitely unique, but just a lil different.

The Daily Mail recently discovered a tattoo trend, dubbed the "Blackout Tattoo", which currently has over 2,000 tags on Instagram as of press time.

Originally used as an alternative to laser removal for unwanted ink, the blackout method is exactly as its name implies: blacks out part of the body. As of late, its being used as art itself, in all sorts of intricate patterns.

According to artist Chester Lee, who launched Oracle Tattoo in Singapore, a "proper" blackout piece takes out to achieve the perfect amount of evenness. "People start to appreciate the fact that black is nicer and everlasting to look at," Lee told Mic.com. "As I say, [it's an] acquired taste."

Check out some examples of a blackout tattoo below.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCq5rO0ijIl/

•goals 💜 #tattoos #blackouttattoo #tattooenvy

A photo posted by kcrosdaleyo (@kcrosdaleyo) on

I found this today on yahoo. Thoughts? Would you do this? Yes all of the black is ink. #Newtrend #BlackoutTattoo #Tattoo #Interesting #Unique

A photo posted by Christine Cintron (@christy_bo_bisty) on

Blackwork coverup by Yaroslav Gorbunov @jartattoo BLACKOUT tattoo collective @blackouttattoocollective #blackouttattoocollective

A photo posted by BLACKOUT tattoo collective (@blackouttattoocollective) on

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEbiCnxkdT9/

@joleenlzh with absolutely incredible #blackouttattoo work (via @oddtattooer) #tattoosofinstagram

A photo posted by @honey.lem0n on

#ink#inked#inkedskinisgoodskin#tattoo#tattooed#back#backtattoo#art#tattooart#girlswithtattoos#tattooedgirls#mandala#mandalatattoo#blackout#blackouttattoo

A photo posted by Inkedskin (@inkedskinisgoodskin) on

Por @ericstricker - Full black Cover - #sailorsnmermaids #blackouttattoo #thebesttattooartists

A photo posted by Sailors N Mermaids (@sailorsnmermaids) on

Bom dia!!! Sempre achei bonito black-out Tattoo mas faltava coragem! Opiniões por favor!!!!#staytattoo #piercing #tattoo #tattoos_of_instagram #tattooartmagazine #tattoooftheday #blackwork #blackouttattoo

A photo posted by Nathan Marques (@staytattoo) on