When you come up with a design for a tattoo that you wish to get, you'll need to give some thought to whether the tattoo will include colors or not. Colored tattoos are popular, but you'll also find tattoo enthusiasts who like the look of black and gray tattoos. These tattoos feature black, white, and several different shades of gray, and can work well with portraits and many other different tattoo types. If you're interested in a black and gray tattoo, talk about this design with an artist at your local tattoo shop. Here are some benefits of this type of tattoo.
Some people like the idea of having tattoos that are somewhat subtle. In many cases, designs that feature a number of bright colors may not offer much subtlety. If you have a tattoo design in mind that is important to you but that you don't necessarily want to draw peoples' attention, a black and gray design might be a good option to pursue. Your artist will look at the design you want and give you an opinion about how well it would work in black and gray.
Black and gray tattoos can also be a good option because they match virtually any type of clothing you might be wearing in the coming years. Colored tattoos may not always be a match with your apparel, and if you're the type of person who loves having a matching ensemble, this could be an issue. For example, if you were to choose a blue tattoo on your arm, it might not work well with various colors of T-shirts. Black and gray, however, have a neutral look that can fit well with all sorts of hues, which means that you won't need to worry about choosing specific garments to suit your tattoo.
Tattoos that feature black and gray tend to have a timeless design, which is ideal because your tattoo will be visible on your body indefinitely. Certain colors can be in style for periods of time, but then appear dated. For example, while fluorescent colors were highly popular several years ago, they have a bit of a dated look now. You don't want a tattoo that looks dated several years from now and requires you to consider having an artist rework it or even cover it with a different tattoo. You won't have to worry about a black and gray image going out of style.