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.