Blackout Tattoos Is The New Trend From Singapore
At first, “Blackout” tattoos seem like a pretty extreme form of body art, but there is more to them than you might think: these standout designs are actually covering old unwanted tattoos.
Recently tattoo artist Chester Lee of Oracle Tattoo shop in Singapore has shared some of his designs online and it immediately went viral. Instead of removing the old tattoos he covers them with fresh ink in a painstakingly long and delicate process: “that particular piece I [had] been at it for a couple of months, about 20 odd hours,” says Lee.
The old tattoos still leave the negative lines that show through the blackouts. This gives them a specific texture, and by doing so, it ensures that no two Blackout tattoos ever look the same.