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The effective guide to tattoos on black skin

by Bianca Rodriguez Content Creator


Black skin has its own characteristics, but that does not mean that it cannot be well tattooed. Quite the opposite! Large, small, colorful or black and white strokes. No matter what your choice, some basic precautions that should be taken before and after doing the tattoo, make a difference and help improve the color and design of your skin tone. We indicate five valuable tips if you are getting a tattoo on black skin.

Look for a tattoo artist with incredible experience in the bag

Perhaps the most important clue of all is to choose an experienced tattoo artist for a good black skin tattoo. The professional will not only be able to guide you according to your needs but will also recommend the most appropriate technique and color application. Today there are even professionals specialized in tattoos for black skin

We recommend you Evaldas Gulbinas, an artist from Lithuania and based and living in UK, London is a top name in the world of tattoos. He is a famed digital artist, illustrator, and tattoo artist. He has put forth years of experience, and his artwork is simply lauded.

Understand the characteristics of black skin

Black skin naturally has more melanin, the hormone that gives pigmentation to the skin, and that is why it becomes more resistant to tattoo ink pigment. Thus, although everyone has the freedom to choose what is going to be tattooed on their skin, it should be borne in mind that, due to the high amount of melanin, thicker and more open designs stand out more on black skin. Meanwhile, very fine features may not be as visible.

Black skin has a greater trend to the formation of keloids

Another characteristic of black skin when we talk about tattoos is the greater amount of sweat glands, which can affect the healing process. Therefore, who has black skin has a greater tendency to keloid formation, which are thicker scars and in high relief. As it is not a rule, in case of doubt, do not forget to visit your dermatologist.

Attention with colors

Again, each person decides what and how they want to tattoo their own body, but it is good to know that cold colors penetrate black skin better than warm colors. In addition, it is not very advisable to use white ink in tattoos, since the tonality makes it denser, hindering the healing process.

Follow care routine after tattoo

Once the tattoo is done, it is important that you follow the precautions recommended by your tattoo artist so as not to interfere with the design of the healing process. Although black skin is more resistant to sunlight due to the high amount of melanin, do not forget the sunscreen and, of course, a good moisturizer to protect, nourish and beautify the skin even more.


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Created on Jan 6th 2021 13:11. Viewed 37 times.

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