Gradient tattoos have been widely used among South Korean tattoo artists. In these types of ink designs you’ll find the use of monochrome gradients and shading to create incredible color contrasting and blending.
Tattoo artists such as David Côté, have taken gradient tattoos to the next level–bringing bold colors that contrast with dark black. Vibrant and stunning, his colors appear to something right out of the ink jet color printer at home.
The art used for gradient tattoos varies greatly–from iconic and artists designed cartoon characters to themes relating to nature, science, the abstract, and anything else. Gradient tattoos are spectacular and the color can be remarkable.
Finding the right artist to do the job is a good idea. This type of tattoo works takes a skilled ability to understand color theory and more importantly or to blend the ink flawlessly on the skin. A good gradient tattoo can almost resemble that of a watercolor painting.
The ink taking on strong deep hues in parts and fading to faintest of shades in others. This type of blending would seem nearly impossible to achieve on the skin–yet skilled tattoo artists are learning more and more about how to create the illusion of a fading gradient.
Gradient tattoos are a true celebration of color. Body ink takes on a whole new perspective when colors accentuate and highlight the imagery–bringing it life right on the skin.