New Trend Alert: BlackOut Tattoos


Guys, there’s a new trend in ink: blackout tattoos. Whilst many tattoos have intricate designs and bright colours, the blackout tattoo involves large portions of the body being inked solid black. Arms and legs are the most common placement for the blackout tattoo, but some even get their chests, backs and stomachs tattooed too. See more photos of the blackout tattoos after the break


Linjojo’z, from Singapore, is one convert to all black tattoos. Originally started to cover up other tattoos, she now has her chest and right arm tattooed completely black.


The tattoo, which was done by Chester at Oracle Tattoo in Singapore, features a scalloped ‘neckline’ and a rose on her hand. The tattoo artist, who specialises in blackout tattoos, posted a picture of the completed work on Instagram where it gained more than 6,000 likes.

Fade away: Other pieces aren't as heavy, inking smaller areas with black that fades away at the edges

Linjojo’z had previously posted photos of the tattoo in progress, showing it starting to cover up what appeared to be a large skull chest piece. When asked if she planned to black out her other arm, the young woman said she had no plans to.

‘Nope! I am happy with the way my tattoos look now!’ she wrote on Instagram.

Negative space: Many of the tattoos use the negative space of uninked skin to create simple geometric tattoos

Other tattoos by the same artist that did Linjojo’z’s work have included solid black leg tattoos, using negative space on the skin to create simple and stunning designs.

Black and blue: A young woman from Singapore, Linjojo'z (above), has shared pictures of her blackout chest and arm tattoo on Instagram

Other popular blackout tattoos include full leg pieces, often only leaving small portions of skin tattoo free to create a design.

Running out of space: Some of the blackout tattoos are done to cover up previous works that the subject no longer likes

Arm pieces that feature large portions of black that faded out at the edges are also popular and not as heavy as some other blackout tattoos.


One man even went as far to get his entire body tattooed, with only small lines of skin left uninked in symmetrical lines.

That's commitment: One man (above) went as far to get his entire body tattooed black, except for some small symmetrical lines left uninked

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