If you are a tattoo lover, you can’t resist a dramatic black and blue tattoo. While the art of inking has long been dominated by black and gray shades, we have noticed a shift in color combinations for some time. More people are opting for colorful tattoos that create a lively look. However, two-tone tattooing is equally loved by masses for the unique appeal. And to contrast, the traditional black and gray combination, black and blue tattoos are capturing the minds.
WHY SHOULD YOU GET BLACK AND BLUE TATTOO?
Chances are that you might have seen mind-blowing rib tattoos or chest tattoos inked in crazy shades of black and blue. Didn’t you crave to have one on our body at that moment? One reason why the shades appeal so much is that both dominate in color wheel. You cannot ignore either of the colors. Moreover, blue symbolizes royalty and black represent mystery. However, this is a general depiction and you can go for any significance to relate with your black and blue tattoos.
What we can do is to help you find some awesome tattoo ideas for a head turning body art. So, scroll down to satiate your creative neurons with wonderful tattoo designs.
#1: RECLINING FLOWERS
Words like peace and passion can be easily associated with this elegant tattoo. It fits the female folks best and presents its bearer as a lover and easy going person. Such a tattoo can only be placed on the back when presented in the life-size form, or just on the arms or legs in a slightly smaller size.
#2: TIME FLIES
This tattoo only seeks to teach a lesson to its observers, that time flies and each day should be taken as the last, while every moment should be experienced to the fullest. The design is unique, with a blend of blue and black, nicely etching out the figures of a tree, a hanging clock and hovering birds.
#3: ANGRY DRAGON
Ready to prey, the dragon seems to bare its claws and teeth. There are some thorns at the back of the dragon, at the same time, which intelligently becomes one with it. A closer look makes the entire entity appear as though its shadow is reflecting and is, in fact, the black part of the drawing, which altogether presents a tat with more than just a figure but a mighty dragon.
#4: AGAINST THE WORLD
This one depicts a bird against a background of a mighty sun and tall trees. The bird itself wears a grim look, with an eye that focuses on something untold. The art could cast a personality of a defiant, nonconformist and freedom lover on its bearer. Asides the meanings that it holds, the tat is one heck of an artwork to remember.
#5: SIDE BY SIDE
See how the entity is drawn on the skin that can usher in a total transformation. The image on the left shows an art (star and crescent) drawn on the wrist while the one on the right show another art (rose) drawn in the same position. Clearly, the better art wins the contest. The images could also be before-and-after pictures of what used to be a tattoo on a bearer’s wrist before something better was drawn on it.
#6: BLUE BLOSSOMS
This is an intricate design that finds the core of its essence in its complexity. The beautiful blue flower is in full bloom. The interest of an observer is quickly piqued with this work in the areas where the shadows of the topmost petals cast on the ones under. The details recorded on the work is its greatest strength.
#7: LOVE NEVER DIES
The flowers sprout from the same root and have the same blue color. There’s a background also that fades out in a creative form, only to leave a clean space that takes a clear shape of love. These flowers are likely for the departed souls, yet the love of the bearer for the dead is undying.
#8: FREEDOM AT LAST
The overall splash that dominates this work of art in its entirety is very commendable. Beyond the creativity of the tattoo is the inspiring message that it passes. There are birds flying over a cage that seems to be their detention cell in the past, which they’ve managed to escape from by a sudden twist of faith and now experience the joy of freedom. Love the water color effect.
The wearer may be an Illuminate follower or just love things distinct. This could be an occult art to some observers yet all the elements that make up the tattoo are drawn close to perfection. The blue eye has all the markings of a real eye with perfectly drawn eyebrows. The rays from the bright eyes too are captured with shades that communicate their aim of enlightenment.
#10: ANCHORED LOVE
Stay anchored to the ground and you will blossom beautifully! This blue foot tattoo perfectly depicts the message.
#11: THE SEA MONSTER
The shapes that form the monster in this tattoo is a show of creativity and intelligence. The monster, more of a shark than just a monster, seems to be slightly angry at what may forever be unknown and bears its teeth in accordance to what it feels. This tattoo could cast the image of a hippie on its wearer.
The Koi fish in this tattoo looks entangled by different elements but seeks to wriggle free from them. The tattoo doesn’t only have a fish but also a blue flower at the side which contrasts the dominant black in the artwork.
#13: ODE TO AN ICON
One of the signals of an incredible tattoo is that it bears images that are clear and easy to understand. This one has the image of the late Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe and a flower at the base of the image in clear. No doubt, this one is a form of showing respect and admiration to the iconic star.
#14: FLOWERY COMBINATION
This art is unique and bold. The flowers in the tattoo take different positions and together create an image that easily impresses upon the memory of a beholder. The image, including different flowers, has just two colors making it simple yet a little complex.
#15: THE FALLEN ANGEL’S WING
There are layers upon layers of patterns that make up the feathers of this strange looking yet attractive wing. The thick blotches of black ink that merge with the black outline of the wing gives it a sort of mystery that can be the fallen angle’s wing can have when seen.
#16: THE PIRATE’S SHIP
This one is a mind-blower. Check out the metal at the lower right side of the ship to catch a feeling of the wonder that this tattoo easily radiates. The complete work depicts the state of a ship sailing on the oceans. And not a single stroke on the tattoo can be adjudged irrelevant as all the touch on the tattoo rally round to achieve the aim of creating a rare tattoo.
Very few creatures can depict freedom like a bird or two gliding in the sky uninhibited. This tattoo brings an interesting view of well-drawn birds, houses, sky and river. The tattoo artist that masterminded this art has done a terrific work, suggesting that the elements in the tattoo must have been patiently and painstakingly drawn.
#18: NUBIAN PRINCESS
From the jewelry to the eyes and nail polish, the subject in this tattoo can keep the eyes glued to study its details. The beautiful lady behind the veil seems to withhold a secret from the observer which cannot yet be discovered but must be very precious all the same.
#19: MONSTROUS HIBISCUS
This flower looks rugged and suits someone who likes to appear tough. The various petals of the flower make the element in the design slightly complex but still retains the fascination that it possesses. The tone of the flower makes it something to look forward to seeing the body of its bearer.
#20: NO LAWS
This one is not the common tattoo that is easily seen around. There seem to be nothing bidding all the elements in the tattoo starting from the flying birds to the feather. The feather seems as though it is made from a splash of blue and purple while the birds are silhouetted against the skin.
Black and blue tattoos usually force tattoo artists to tap into their creativity to be able to bring out fantastic forms using two colors. To create something meaningful and artistic, you must hire a professional tattoo artist.