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Intense Black Tattoos

The Blackout Tattoo Designs by Chester Lee are Taking the Internet by Storm

— March 30, 2016 — Art & Design
Based in Singapore, Chester Lee of Oracle Tattoo and his blackout tattoo work is all the rage online right now. The tattoo artist garnered significant attention on Instagram after sharing an image of a client with a blackout tattoo covering the chest and arms with a scalloped neck line. The sleeve portion went all the way to the hand and ended in a beautiful grayscale rose.

The blackout tattoo design can be seen in less substantive versions, where the black might not cover an entire limb. It can be used to draw attention to other intricate black and white creations, such as mandalas.

This is also a way to cover up old tattoos. Existing tattoos will appear as negative lines.
Trend Themes
1. Blackout Tattoo - The trend of intense black tattoos as a form of self-expression, style, and a solution for old tattoos or skin imperfections presents opportunities for tattoo artists and ink manufacturers to innovate their technique and products.
2. Negative Space Tattoo - The popularity of the blackout tattoo highlights the shift towards more minimalistic designs, and presents opportunities for tattoo artists to explore negative space and create unique and creative designs.
3. Cover-up Tattoo - The blackout tattoo's ability to cover-up old tattoos with negative space provides an opportunity for tattoo studios to offer a specialized service for tattoo removal without laser treatment.
Industry Implications
1. Tattoo Industry - The popularity of blackout tattoos presents an opportunity for tattoo artists and studios to create new techniques, designs, and services to cater to this growing trend.
2. Ink Manufacturing Industry - The popularity of the blackout tattoo trend presents an opportunity for ink manufacturers to develop new types of black ink specifically for this technique, as well as other shades of ink designed to complement the negative space.
3. Skin Care Industry - The growing trend of blackout tattoos as a solution for covering skin imperfections and old tattoos creates an opportunity for the skin care industry to offer specialized products for tattoo aftercare to maintain the integrity of the skin and preserve the quality of the tattoo.
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