For Black and Brown people, deciding to get a tattoo often requires some in-depth research prior to going under the needle. When I got my first tattoo last year, I sifted through Google and looked through Instagram to find a well-reviewed tattoo artist who knew how to properly ink my melanated skin and showcased their work on diverse skin tones.
1. Floral Butterfly Tattoo : Loaded with colors ranging from orange to green, this vibrant tattoo is a beautiful example of color on brown skin.
2.Black Queens Tattoo : Done by Atlanta-based tattoo artist Danger Dave, this black ink leg tattoo pays tribute to Black female athletes Laila Ali and Serena Williams.
3.Watercolor Graphic Tattoo : This blue and purple watercolor tattoo features beautiful paintbrush-like strokes, and it was done by none other than Amanda Wachob, who is credited as the pioneer of the watercolor tattoo trend.
4.Sunset Window Tattoo : Gazing out your window to look at the sunset is always a beautiful moment.
5.Berry Tattoo : The purple berries and green leaves used on this tattoo pop on the client’s melanin-rich skin.
6.Angela Davis Tattoo : Thie piece pays tribute to Black power icon, activist, and professor Angela Davis.
7.Black Woman Tattoo : This black ink portrait—done by JayBabyTattoo—depicts a beautiful Black woman.
8.Spiritual and Astrological Tattoo : Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Devorah created this piece based on the astrological and spiritual signs her client loves.
9.Tree of Life Tattoo : The Tree of Life has many meanings including interconnectedness to the universe, ancestry, growth, individuality, and peace.
10. Egyptian Lotus Flowers : This black ink Egyptian lotus flower arm sleeve was done by Toronto-based tattoo artist Brittany Randell.