There’s nothing discreet about a bad tattoo. Sure, the concept of white ink sounds foolproof, however, the real world application often leaves artwork looking awful. Though, when done the right way, white ink takes tattoos to a whole new level.
One of the more popular trends in the tattoo industry stems around the use of white ink.
A lot of men request it only to be met with an occasion refusal from their tattoo artist, and for a good reason.
What starts out as a pure, solid white eventually blends into the skin making any outlines look rather off-putting and oddly confusing. Is it a scar or a tattoo? In comparison, black ink is ultra heavy, opaque and strong enough to stand out; aka the point of getting a tattoo in the first place.
Though, white ink does lend some really great benefits when done the right way, by the right artist:
Here are a few considerations to keep in mind:
You can opt for white ink when you are going to a scar-like effect (though, this doesn’t always need to be the case). The larger and more complex the line work is, the more visible and better it will stand out. Over time, fresh white ink will turn from a chalky color to a subtle, variation of your skin tone hue.
Using white next to bolder colors like blue, purple, red and so on, will significantly help it become more apparent to the eyes. You can also outline a previous black tattoo with white to bring it back to life again.
Of course, one of the best ways to take advantage of white ink is to use it in everything from shading to highlights.
With that said
I’m going to show you exactly how using white in your next tattoo can look more than just good, but great! Go ahead and explore these top 100 best white ink tattoos for men below and you’ll get a better idea of what talented artistry looks like.
Within these designs you’ll find everything from line work to shading, and more for acquiring plenty of ideas. Just remember, it’s a tricky color to work with, so plan carefully and choose your artist wisely as always.