Japanese Tattoo Dark Skin.
Japanese Tattoo Dark Skin requires some experience. We don’t want it look like a mess right after healing. So the artist have to understand that the main goal here is keeping the contrast between “Canvas” and Tattoo itself. The darker the “Canvas” the harder to achieve it.
And its not the same when we paint/draw on toned paper, bc the pencil/ink stays on top of the surface, unlike tattooing, when the ink stays under the skin, so it makes no sense to use white ink for example, as with the time it won’t be visible at all or in the worst case become looking like a scar.
The most contrast color/ink we have is Black. So, on my opinion, it makes no sense to use any other colors. If the skin is dark the maximum contrast we can achieve only with black Ink.
Second. Details must be big, clear and bold for the same reason.
In this project we have very lightly shaded Lotuses (which, unfortunately not really visible here on the pics, as they’ve done right after massive touch up session, its all irritated and red/dark) but the idea is to keep the objects separated and contrast – Lotuses very light and the backgrounds dark with minimal shadings.
Hope to share healed shots soon!
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