Sometimes the lack of many colors tells more stories than a thousand colors can. Sometimes a single color can portray all that you want, and do it with incredible richness. Sometimes there is one color that locks in all the dark shades of the soul and expresses an amazing lightness. This is the color black that packs a powerful punch in the world of tattoo designs. Patterns in just black look pure and simple, and bring out the design with skill and art.
Many tattoo designs use black for the outlines, and extend the outline with lighter and lighter hues to make fabulous patterns. Designs in black can be just a tiny giraffe with black spots tucked behind the ear, or a full back tattoo showing a group of small and large figures. The delicate shades of black can give a very soft look to the tattoo, such as in a design showing a manga woman figure on the arm. Many Black Tattoos use the richness of black to give a graphic design look to the tattoo. Areas of solid black alternating with shaded areas look wonderful and give an artistic look to the design. Graphic design inspiration can even bring to life the figure of Batman the hero through a detailed black design. The rare and beautiful form of a rose also looks super hot in simple black as it curves over a woman’s hip area, or makes patterns on her high-heeled leg. The same black color can be used for a powerful and bold look to make tribal patterns on a man’s hand or his back. Many designs also use only words or sentences in creative fonts to make stunning text tattoos.
Batman Graphic Novel Tattoo
This rather intricate black tattoo in a graphic novel design pays homage to the eternal Batman, the hero of Gotham City.
Back Card Tattoos
This awesome tattoo series on the upper back is styled in simple black to highlight the three card pictures design.
Arrow Pointy Tattoo
This is a simple and elegant depiction of an arrow with three feather-head inked in black on a woman’s foot.
Joker Ink Tattoo
With a whiplash held in one hand this is a lifelike picture of a joker done in black ink on the leg.
The floral motifs in delicate lines inked on the hip area of this woman looks really artistic in simple black.
Kitty Black Tattoo
This quirky black kitty with a tall seated body and round eyes stares at you from the funny black cat tattoo design.
Hand Black Tattoo
Patterned with a sharp line and bold black curves this is a gorgeous black pattern a little above the wrist.
God Back Black Tattoo
The entire broad male upper back becomes a rich canvas for a fantasy theme design in which you see a huge divine figure holding puppet like humans. The details and expressive eyes of the figures are incredibly rich.
Eros Black Tattoo
One big circle interlock with a smaller circle with traditional symbols inside in this stunning tattoo idea for the collar bones.
Manga Arm Tattoo
This is a tattoo artist’s delight in its depiction of the amazing world of manga. Check out the subtle shading that makes the woman figure look almost alive.
Black Rose Ink
The gorgeous black rose with details blooms from a base with two ornate leaves in this lower back tattoo for women.
Black Verticals Tattoo
Broad strokes in black ink give an ancient tribal community feel to this male arm tattoo. The design is powerful and bold in black.
Check out this gorgeous upper shoulder tattoo design in which big stars with letters in them progress upto the neck to become smaller in size.
Giraffe Black Tattoo
Styled in a pretty black design this little giraffe stands really tall just behind the ear in this cute animal lover’s tattoo design.
Black Charkha Tattoo
The rich black patterns of this hand tattoo give a peek into a world of ancient symbols with the sun shape, the circle, and the five point star standing out prominently.
This is a bold black tattoo in which the four vertical thick lines are paired with the words ‘Black’ and ‘Flag’ on either side of the vertical design.
Sexy Rose Leg
This leg in heels looks stunning with a sensuous black rose tattoo curving with its stem along the lower part of the leg.
Heraldic Tattoo In Black
The delicate patterning and rich shades bring to life the amazing herald theme tattoo in black on the back.
Black Metal Lover’s Tattoo
The ornate motifs and curvy patterns in which this design is inked makes the words ‘Black Metal’ prominent. Ideal for a black metal lover.
All Black Stars
The fingers in this black and white photo look stunning with the simple design of one star tattoo on each finger.
‘I will make better mistakes tomorrow’ is the sentence tattoo inked on the inner wrist in a typical handwritten style.
Lieve Black Tattoo
This word tattoo goes for a traditional flowy style font with rich black curves and a lighter outline.
Dragon Black Tattoo
Inked with sensuous curves and spirals this is an intricate ink pattern showing a serpent like Chinese dragon on the hand.
This is a tattoo pattern that is inspired by nautical adventures. Check out the simple geometrical designs.
Leg Ink Patterns
Take a look at this sexy black ink design with curves and ornate fish motifs done on the back of the woman’s leg.