Black and White Tattoo Designs

Black and white tattoo designs are unique, require lesser sessions, and are quite affordable. Do you need any more reasons to get one? Find out more about the designs it has to offer for men and women...
ThoughtfulTattoos Staff
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2018
Sporting body art is a style statement these days, among people, specially youngsters. Black and white tattoo designs are best alternatives for people who are low on their tattoo budget and yet want a cooler tattoo design. There are many benefits of getting a monochromatic tattoo design on your body. Not only is this tattoo quite in vogue, you can also transform them into colorful ones, in case you get bored of the mundane look. Following are some of the reasons that are convincing enough, for both men and women, in getting one of the many patterns out there.
Tattoo Designs for Women
Animal Tattoos
mermaid tattoo
If you're a complete water animal and obsessed mythical creatures, Mermaid is an excellent tattoo option for you which symbolizes love and sensuality.
tiger tattoo
For a lady the significance of having a tattoo of a Tiger is that it is a symbol of passion, beauty and at the same time ferocity and ire.
winged horse tattoo
Similarly, a winged horse depicts freedom and grace and hence is popular in all age groups.
Flower Tattoos
flower tattoo
Flowers have been associated with women since ages.
flower tattoo
Each flower comes with its own unique significance and meaning.
For Instance a Rose is a symbol of love. These designs can be inked in many different ways like a single flower, a rose bud, a thornless rose, or a combination of many roses and other designs. The designs are symbols of love, purity, affection, secrecy and innocence. The black rose tattoo was earlier linked with death and darkness but over the years, it has now become an icon for mysterious and deep platonic love, while the white color symbolizes spiritual love and loyalty.
flower tattoo
The flower Lily has a great importance in Christianity indicating purity and harmony.
Music Tattoos
guitar tattoo
When a girl gets this tattoo inked, it is often to commemorate her love for someone who's a guitarist or simply, to state that music is her soul.
guitar tattoo
For those who live for music, tattoos of guitars and violins are gaining popularity today.
musical note tattoo
You need not be a person who knows how to play a musical instrument, ardent music fans who are passionate about different forms of this field also opt for getting a tattoo related to music and its notes.
Angel & Fairy Tattoos
angel tattoo
We all know angels are messengers of the Almighty, they're considered as our guardians. The purpose behind getting this tattoo can vary from person to person, but in general, it is etched for its purity and innocence.
angel tattoo
This is one form of tattoo that offers versatility and one can experiment with its pattern either by getting a tattoo of a guardian, one with a musical instrument such as a trumpet.
fairy tattoo
Apart from angels, fairies are also quite common with women who adore fairy tales and have grown up wanting to be a part of one. Fairies symbolize beauty and grace and with their magical powers, are portrayed to be extremely helpful and generous.
Tattoo Designs for Men
Skull Tattoos
Skull Tattoo
You're tough, and you know it. So why not flaunt your strength by opting for the tattoos with a design of a skull symbolizing power.
skull tattoo
Right from skeletons to sugar skulls or rock skulls, these designs continue to attract all men; be it to depict ability and force or to express the grief of losing a closed one.
skull tattoo
You can always personalize such tattoos by decorating it with things or objects that you are fond of.
Tribal Tattoos
Tribal Tattoo
This is one form of tattoo which will never be out of fashion.
tribal tattoo
With a variety of designs that one can choose from, the different types of tribal tattoos such as Maori and Hawaiian are a popular rage today.
tribal tattoo
Every pattern has a meaning or significance associated with it, so choose wisely. Go for an extensive and bold tribal art work for that masculine look.
Animal Tattoos
lion tattoo
Animal Lover? Go ahead and etch a tattoo of the animal that speaks of you. A lion tattoo depicts courage, power and might.
dragon tattoo
A Dragon tattoo symbolizes persistence, loyalty and a hint of magic or mystical powers.
scorpio tattoo
A Scorpion tattoo is suitable for that Gothic look. In a nutshell, animal tattoos inspiring strength and bravery are always one of the favorites among the guys.
Religious Tattoos
buddha tattoo
People come from different religions and have different religious faith. Apart from Celtic cross and other religious symbols, opting for getting inked of the God that you believe in, is also common.
jesus tattoo
Jesus Christ tattoo is a popular choice.
lord ganesha tattoo
Lord Ganesha, and Lord Hanuman are also some of the religious tattoos that people choose to express their faith in the Almighty.
Advantages to Consider
Say Goodbye to Fading
If you are considering to get inked with a tattoo which has got a deep meaning behind it, I would highly recommend to get monochrome designs. Reason? Well, a colored tattoo starts fading over a period of time and if you have a meaningful tattoo, you might want to redo it regularly.
Good for Your Pocket
Colored tattoo inks cost way more than the black ink. So if you are considering to get a black and white pattern, you are indirectly saving a great deal of money!
Less Painful
If you are one of those first timers, and scared to tolerate the pain of getting inked, the designs aforementioned are the best options for you. Since, the colors involved are only black and white, the tattoo artist need not add colored inks, and he/she will be able to finish your tattoo design faster than a colored one, which means, you don't have to tolerate the pain from the needle prick, much.
Go Back and Change
That might sound absurd to you because permanent tattoos cannot be changed unless you opt for tattoo removal. But the designs offer you this amazing choice of going back and changing your tattoo. If you are bored of your design, you can ask your tattoo artist to add color to make it more interesting and change its look.
For people getting inked for the first time, designs not having color are a popular choice. But research well on tattoo designs and inks before getting one, and get your tattoo done from a certified tattoo artist. Make sure the needles used are sterilized and hygienic. If you have put a check-mark to all these, go ahead and get yourself inked with a black and white tattoo design!
White bear mascot tattoo
Vector image of boar
Vector image of bear design
Black isolated bull head
Animal head tattoo design
Vector image of rabbit
Dog in flame design
Silhouette bamboo tattoo
Dragon on white background
Butterfly in dragon design
Butterfly decorated tattoo
Angry gorilla head tattoo
Butterflies illustration