How to Design Blackwork Tattoos

You’re looking for a badass, no frills tattoo that will hold well and send a bold message – you might just be on the hunt for a blackwork tattoo. Blackwork is a general term for tattoos that use only black pigments in the design, but it’s also become a popular style in mainstream tattooing. What do you need to know when you’re coming up with a blackwork design idea? Is there anything specific you should keep in mind? How do you know if a tattoo is blackwork? We’ve got you covered. We looked into some history on blackwork tattooing, and asked an artist what the most important factors are in designing a blackwork tattoo. Read on to find out everything you need to know about blackwork tattoos.