Color vs Black and Gray Tattoos

Time to go black, or let your colors fly? Here are some things to consider.


Some advantages of black and gray tattoos are:

They read better on mid to darker skin tones.

They hold better and longer than color work on people who are out in the sun a lot.

They are easier to touch up and re-work over time.


Some advantages of color tattoos are:

Today’s bright color inks last far longer than in the past.

Your artist can create effects like watercolor, stained glass, or bold, opaque color blocks.

They give amazing contrast for light or medium skin tones.

They are better for cover-ups of existing tattoos.


Proper tattoo aftercare is equally important for color and black and grey tattoos!