Heavy Blackwork Arm

Dreadlocksmile has gotten some great new work done on his right arm’s blackwork sleeve by Justin at Tattoo U 2 in Cardiff, Wales.

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49 thoughts on “Heavy Blackwork Arm

  1. Fucking amazing black work!!!!! I am such a fan of this kind of work!!!! I wish I saw more heavy black work pieces that look that good!!! Is there any meaning behind the pattern of the tattoo?

  2. I love it when negative space is used like this, combined with the relative lack of other tattoos is very interesting.

  3. I read his experience the other day. And it’s nice to see a Cardiff guy modblogged! (I live between a triumvirate of cities: Gloucester, Bristol and Cardiff.)

  4. the inner arm reminds me of that russian boy’s sleeve….. forgot his name, dammit. its a pretty boy who got featured a lot in the tribal ink section, ages before mogblog.

  5. Love the negative space. Pieces that look as good as this make me think about getting blackwork, but I’m a total pussy with tattoos (actually currently having nightmares about a session of rib tattooing coming up on Tuesday…) and I don’t know if I could sit for it.

    This guy’s cute too. I have a total thing for dreadlocked boys!

  6. i love the trible style tattoo and i all so love how the whit of the skin is part of the tattoo it shows up realy well one of the best slevs i have ever seen AND I ALL SO LOVE READING ALL THE GOOD COMENTS ON THIS TATTOO

  7. I seriously find myself drooling any time I come across black work, and this is no exception. I particularly enjoy the patterns made out of the ‘blank’ skin, as it were.

  8. Really good. How is it so very black? It looks a lot blacker than most I’ve seen, is it just the pictures?

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