TattooColored or Black and Gray: Which Tattoos Should You Pick?

Colored or Black and Gray: Which Tattoos Should You Pick?

Getting a tattoo is an exciting process, whether you’re experienced or getting it for the first time. You might even be touching up a fading tattoo or covering up a scar. Whatever it is, it’s important that you do enough research to get that perfect tattoo you won’t regret. Which begs the question—should you get a colored tattoo or a black and gray one?

Here are some things you should consider before making your decision.

Complimenting the Design

The first thing to consider while choosing the color scheme for your tattoo is the design you have in mind. Each design requires a specific color scheme to bring out its best. For example, having a goth-themed tattoo in color might not fit the vibe you’re going for. On the other hand, if your design involves scenery, it might be better to go with colors.

Ultimately, it comes down to what you’re trying to express, and the dynamics you want your tattoo to have.

More Color Means More Money

This is a more practical thing to keep in mind—the more color you add to the tattoo, the more expensive it will be. If you are on a budget, black and gray tattoos might serve your purpose better. They’re also are the more traditional way of tattooing, so it might be easier to avail of their services than colored tattoos.

In addition, consider the color of your skin. Tattoos can use your skin color to highlight the main focal points of the design. Although you can get any type of tattoo you want, there are certain colors that show up better on certain shades of skin.

Creativity—the Sky’s the Limit

Tattoos are the new-gen art gallery. The designs and meanings associated with each tattoo can create a beautiful exhibition of art, all on your body. In the last couple of decades, colored tattoos have been becoming more and more prevalent. Colored tattoos often rely on solid filling to enhance the design and bring more life to it, making it beautiful, exciting, and fun. If you’re a black-and-gray fan, however, don’t worry—in the world of tattoos, there’s almost nothing more timeless. 

One thing to keep in mind while getting a colored tattoo is that your body can reject the color as it is made of different compounds to develop specific shades. Make sure it is safe for you before choosing a colored tattoo.

Tattoos are a commitment, but they’re a fascinating way to express yourself and find a home in your skin. If you’d like to get a tattoo but aren’t sure exactly what you want, reach out to DH Tattooing. Our professional tattoo artists will guide you through a range of styles and designs so you can get that perfect tattoo for you.

Call us at (925) 784-8730 or book a consultation on our website to get started!