Japanese is undeniably one of the most popular tattoo styles, but heavy black pieces are changing the game.
Japanese tattoos traditionally use lots of red and black, but also feature some yellows, orange, and shades of grey. Basically the same colour palette as original American traditional.
Blackwork is becoming a more and more popular style all the time, and can be done in many styles.
Japanese blackwork often makes great use of negative space, making the subject pop, particularly when done on lighter skin tones.
Some artists also mix styles such as Neo-traditional and geometric with their Japanese work. Both of these styles are often done as all black pieces, so it mixes well.
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