This Article is About
new tattoo
tattoo design
vibrant colors
intricate designs
color selection
dark skin
test of time
caution
drawing
Can Black People Get Colored Tattoos
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

I have been tattooing now for a number of years and have always been asked the same question over and over again, "Can black people get colored tattoos?". And I always respond with an emphatic "yes!". Anyone can get colored tattoos, but whether it will look bold and vibrant is entirely another issue.

There are always a few concerns when dealing with color tattoos on dark skin. But if you educate yourself and proceed with caution, you could end up with a very beautiful colored tattoo that will stand the test of time. Here I've outlined a few points to consider when deciding on color and design for your new tattoo.

1. Color selection. When you decide to go ahead and get a colored tattoo, you got to keep in mind that your skin is the canvas. Just like a drawing, colors will seem less vibrant and bold depending on the color of the paper. Some colors will wash out and fade into the background while others will pop out and seem brighter. Red, orange, and magenta are bold and vibrant colors that have stood the test of time. On the other hand, green, blue, yellow and white are less likely to be bright and crisp. Keep in mind however that your skin is not paper. And just because something looks great on paper, that does not necessarily mean that it will look great on your body.

2. Design. When deciding on your tattoo design there are a couple of things for you to keep in mind. Again, just like a drawing, detail will seem less vibrant and distinguished depending on the color of the paper. As a rule, the darker the skin, the less the detail you want to incorporate into the design. Also, size is a very important factor. You want your tattoo to be easily recognized for what it is. Small highly intricate designs are something you want to steer clear of. Choose a size and design that will be easily recognizable from about 10 feet away.

Keeping these two guidelines in mind will help ensure that you end up with a great colored tattoo. Remember that not all tattoo artist are the same. Taking the time to find a great tattoo artist just as important as the color and design of your new tattoo. Always ask to see examples of there work via a professional portfolio. Ask plenty of questions about designs, location, and color schemes. If they are a true professional they will be more than willing to educate you on the pros and cons of getting a colored tattoo.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
How to Choose A Tattoo Design
Many people often ask the question how to choose a tattoo design? To be completely honest this is a very difficult question to tackle.There is a lot of factors that consist in the development of a good tattoo, and many people don't consider the challenges until it's time to get…
By: Ronald Briston in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Feb 11, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Online Dating: How to Write A Perfect Profile
More and more people are turning to online dating sites to find a partner. And that only makes sense since we are all spending more and more time online. But meeting people on the internet can be very different from meeting people in person. With an online profile, you only…
By: Perfect Dates in  Relationships  >  Online Dating   Feb 08, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Meanings of Tattoo Placement
If you're thinking of getting a tattoo you may not know where you want to get it yet. However there are special meanings of tattoo placement so if you know why you want a tattoo in the first place this can help you figure out where you should put that…
By: Justin Wixom in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Jun 01, 2011  
1
  Likes: 63

Home Tattoo Removal
So you are regretting having a tattoo done? For whatever reason, what was once a nice new tattoo is now unwanted. Well, there are many people that are in the same boat. So much so that tattoo removal procedures are becoming more popular. The big downfall of this is that…
By: Justine White in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Aug 02, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Maori Tattoo Design
Ta Moko is the art of tattooing by the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. The Maori tattoo designs, also called ''Moko'' are not originally fitted with needles but through cuts and scratches in the skin. The tattoo has been around for thousands of years and is actually evolved…
By: Sonny2 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Feb 08, 2012  
1
  Likes: 4

How to Choose A Tattoo Design
Many people often ask the question how to choose a tattoo design? To be completely honest this is a very difficult question to tackle.There is a lot of factors that consist in the development of a good tattoo, and many people don't consider the challenges until it's time to get…
By: Ronald Briston in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Feb 11, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Places to Buy a Tattoo Design Online
If you are like me then you like the idea of having unique tattoo designs. But with all the local tattoo shops in your area everyone will have the same designs. So the best solution is to find places to buy a tattoo design online. There are so many choices…
By: Justin Wixom in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Mar 09, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Find A Tattoo for You-5 Good Ways To Acquire The Best Possible Tattoo Design
Making sure you find a tattoo for you might be a daunting job for you. However this could especially be the case if you are looking for your 1st tattoo. Everybody knows that getting a tattoo is something of an investment for the future, therefore you will probably need to…
By: Justin Wixom in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   May 18, 2011  
0
  Likes: 3

How Much will a Tattoo Cost-Guide to Tattoo Pricing
When someone is new to the whole tattoo thing you want to know how much will a tattoo cost. That is not always an easy question to answer. There are a lot of things to take into consideration when you think about how much money you should be spending on…
By: Justin Wixom in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Jul 20, 2011  
0
  Likes: 38

Reasons to Get a Tattoo
You will find as many reasons to get a tattoo as you will find people with tattoos. Every person that has tattoos has their own specific reason of why they got the tattoo that they got. There are very many common reasons to get a tattoo but there are also…
By: Justin Wixom in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Jul 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 3

Top Rated Tattoo Parlors-Knowing What One to Choose
After you've made a decision to buy a tattoo you’ll must find a qualified tattoo parlor. That is a very significant choice, as it might easily make or break your body art. When you end up picking a tattoo artist or top rated tattoo parlors, it's essential to firstly determine…
By: Justin Wixom in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   May 23, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Possible Risk of Tattoos
Most tattoos are done without any problems, but there is still a possible risk of tattoos that could result in an outcome that you won't be happy with. It is because of the fact that the risk of tattoos is so small that it can sometimes be overlooked. But it…
By: Justin Wixom in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Jul 10, 2011  
1
  Likes: 2

Think Before Having A Tattoo
It’s not that I’m against tattoos or artistic creativity it’s just that I prefer to see art applied on canvas not on to someone’s arms or legs. My two sons both had tattoos done at an early age without my knowledge and now both regret having had these done. Therefore…
By: Katie Sheldon in  Health and Fitness  >  Alternative   Apr 09, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

The Best Tattoo Designs - Looking for the Best Designs
If you’re thinking of getting a tattoo or maybe your first tattoo for that matter, you may think “well, what are the best tattoos to get?” Trying to come up with an idea for a tattoo may take some a while, but for others it might be an easy task.…
By: Rilee Moré in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Feb 16, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Does it Hurt Getting a Tattoo - Guide to Tattoo Pain
One of the biggest questions when it comes to tattoos is, does it hurt getting a tattoo? Well that is a hard question to answer because there are a lot of factors involved. Like your own pain threshold, the tattoo design, and the placement of the tattoo design. Here you…
By: Justin Wixom in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Jun 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 25145    Report this Article