In photography, double exposure means exposing the same piece of film twice in order to create an composite image that is much more intricate and symbolic than each of the single images.
The same effect can be done with a tattoo, usually by placing an intricate image inside a simple silhouette. The result? A unique tattoo chockfull of meaning.
To choose a double exposure tattoo that is right for you, you will need to think about the two aspects of the tattoo: the silhouette and the interlying image. The silhouette is usually one simple symbol: a rabbit, a tree, a whale, a portrait… the list goes on and on. For the silhouette, you can choose anything that speaks to you.
The next step is to fill in the silhouette with an intricate design. Many men opt to fill in a double exposure tattoo with a panoramic scene, be it the sky, a forest, the ocean, or an interesting graphic pattern. Take advantage of cutting-edge techniques and trends, including watercolor coloring or truly graphic prints to fill in the silhouette of your double exposure tattoo.
Finally, you might choose to go for a more classic option with your double exposure tattoo. Google double exposure photography to see some of the beautiful fine art prints that exist in this genre. You can use these photos as a basis for a more sophisticated, artsy take on the double exposure tattoo.