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Blackwork TATTOOS 

Blackwork Tattoo Style

There are many styles of Blackwork to explore. Blackwork tattoo artists working within the genre of Dark Art use an illustrative approach that takes inspiration from esoterica, alchemy, and occult iconography. Sacred geometry tattoos often consist of lines, shapes, and dots.


Due to the clarity in design, the way black ink visually pops on the skin, and that it ages well, this style of tattooing is very adaptable. The options are almost limitless with the vast array of aesthetics and personal approaches available in Blackwork tattooing.

Do Blackwork Tattoos Fade Quickly?

A familiar question about Blackwork tattoos is whether the ink will fade and turn green over time. While black ink is the last of all tattoo ink colors to fade or develop a different hue, any tattoo, regardless of color or style, will eventually fade. Our skin confronts the sun, the weather, and water daily and sheds naturally, which causes the ink to fade. But this does not mean your tattoo will fade quickly, turn green, or vanish from your skin in a year. Tattoos usually take decades to fade. Meanwhile, it is best to keep the skin moisturized, use sunscreen, and generally take care of your skin to have your tattoo looking pristine for as long as possible. However, if you are serious about your tattoos looking crisp, regular touch-ups will keep them bold and clean.

How Much Do Blackwork Tattoos Cost?

Are you interested in getting a tattoo? Tattoos made from black ink usually cost less than tattoos that employ color. Contact us at Red Baron Ink or your local tattoo shops about pricing. Most shops will need a deposit, and you will be expected to pay at least $100 to $150 per hour, though exceptionally well-regarded and experienced tattoo artists will charge more. Be aware this price can also vary with the style of the tattoo. Depending on the complexity of the design, you may be required to pay more or less. As is often the case, you get what you pay for. More experienced artists understand their customers' needs and desires, making them well worth the added expense. Consider the reviews of the shop or artist you are interested in contacting. Whether you choose Blackwork or another style of tattoo, work with the artist to make the tattoo's meaning unique to you and your story.

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