RobotGirl

New From The North With A Question.

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Hello guys! :) Greetings from the snowy North-East!

I am new to the site, so please excuse me if I make any bumbling errors. :p

I've been planning on getting a few specific tattoos for several years now, and while I'm sure of the designs, the one thing I'm not sure on is whether or not I should do them in color or just leave them as simple black outlines. I had originally always planned on having all my tattoos in plain black, but when I got my first, I ended up getting it partly in color. Now I'm unsure if I should continue on with the color theme, or go with black as I'd planned. Will it look weird to have one color tattoo and the rest black? I've got an olive, Mediterranean skin tone, and many colors don't look good on me.

Hopefully some of you knowledgeable folks can help me out. :rolleyes:

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Hello and welcome! I think that having black and grey tattoos along with colour ones looks fine. I have that myself. A tattoo that's left as just the outlines looks unfinished though. If you want to get all black tattoos, I'd suggest looking into artists who can tattoo in a woodcut/etching/scrimshaw style or in a dotwork style. Here are some examples of artists in the North East who do what I'm talking about:

Providence Tattoo - DENNIS M DEL PRETE

Saved Tattoo

Saved Tattoo

Saved Tattoo

As far as how colours work with your skin tone, go to a good artist regardless of what tattoos you decide to get and they'll give you a tattoo that will work with it.

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Thanks! I meant to say that I had planned on doing them in black and grey, I didn't mean just an empty outline. Silly me. :p

My first tattoo was some black lettering and some stars n' dots surrounding a red-pink heart on my chest (a tribute to my late grandpa). If I were to go on with the black and grey theme, you don't think it would look strange to have a single color tattoo?

My upcoming ideas will be on my arms, mostly upper, if that helps.

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I think it's totally fine to do that. I think if you look at the tattoos that people here have, a lot of us have some kind of patchwork of colour and b&g, tattoos in different styles, you name it. Personally, I like that look a lot. Get good tattoos, and have fun getting them, and you're gold.

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stick to black and grey...ive got relatively dark skin and have found black and grey suits my skin tone the best. Although i dont have colour tattoo's many of my friends do and they seem to all agree that they dont age as well..

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