Blackout Tattoos Are The Mildly Terrifying New Ink Trend

30 March 2016, 14:15 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

Yay or nay?

There is a new trend in tattoos and you definitely won't be able to hide them for a job interview.

Blackout tattoos aren't exactly 'new new' but there's been a huge wave of interest recently. It essentially involves having whole parts of your body covered in black ink.  

What do you think?


A photo posted by C H E S T E R (@oddtattooer) onMar 23, 2016 at 5:15am PDT


Blackout ink started as a cheaper alternative to laser-removal to cover unwanted tattoos.


A photo posted by C H E S T E R (@oddtattooer) onMar 28, 2016 at 6:12am PDT


Now it's a style of tattoo in its own right.


A photo posted by A Santaloci (@alextattoosnc) onFeb 18, 2016 at 4:26pm PST


On the one hand, we think they can look really cool...


A photo posted by Arcadiøs (@_arkadios_) onMar 18, 2016 at 7:44pm PDT


...but there is no way in hell we would get one!


A photo posted by Arcadiøs (@_arkadios_) onMar 28, 2016 at 10:29pm PDT


Because we're wimps, that's why.


A photo posted by Monami Frost (@monamifrost) onMar 25, 2016 at 2:19am PDT




A photo posted by C H E S T E R (@oddtattooer) onMar 29, 2016 at 4:33am PDT


Does this inspire you to take a trip to the tattoo parlour? Let us know in the comments.