The blackwork tattoo style utilizes a combination of black ink and water. This style of tattooing differs from tradition tattooing styles because the lines may be more defined and the shading is usually heavier. Blackwork tattoos don’t have any color other than the black as it takes away from the uniqueness of this style of tattoos.
Often times, people like getting black and grey tattoos because it is a style well known to display stunning realistic portraits. Mikhail, our resident blackwork and geometric tattoo style tattoo artist, can show you a list of all his amazing work, along with some tricks artists use by utilizing grey and white ink for vibrant highlights.
You will see the names blackwork or black and grey tattoos thrown around frequently, and sometimes interchangeably. Even though the blackwork tattoo style is used as an umbrella term, blackwork tattoos only use blank ink, while black and grey tattoos use variations of black, white and grey to create different shades.