22 Tattoo Ideas for Dark Skin Tones

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These tattoo ideas for dark skin tones are absolutely amazing. If you’re looking for tattoo inspiration, I hope you’ll find the perfect tattoo below.

Temporary Tattoo: If you’re not quite ready for permanent ink, I think you’ll love this set of 16 temporary tattoos.

dragon tattoo on head

If you want to get something bold, consider getting a tattoo on your scalp. What I like about this idea is that if you get a smaller tattoo, it can be easily covered by wearing a wig or letting your hair grow out.

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bull tattoo on hand

Having brown skin doesn’t mean you can’t add colored ink to your tattoo. Colors like purples and reds can be an option depending on your skin tone.

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flowers on shoulders

I love the look and location of these tattoos. Not only are they beautiful, but they are eye-catching too.

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black woman with long braid

I love how realistic the hair looks with this tattoo. You can really see the detail that was put into creating the texture.

Credit: worksxwaine

back tattoo

If you’re looking for something to cover your back, I love this spiritual tattoo by Elijah Akeem. If you get something that’s meaningful to you, you can’t go wrong.

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leg tattoo with birth year

With a tattoo like this, you can include the year you were born, or the year your child or other loved one was born.

Credit: _streetvisionz_

no rain no flowers quote

I love how tattoos look on the front thigh area. Get your favorite quote tattoos on your thighs.

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enjoy the little things tattoo

Let your tattoo be a constant reminder to enjoy the little things. There’s another popular quote that says “Not all those who wander are lost.”

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black woman with head wrap tattoo

Here’s another beautiful portrait-style tattoo. Make sure you click the link below to check out more tattoos like this from the artist.

Credit: worksxwaine

too young tattoo

If you’re considering getting a tattoo on your rib cage, here’s a great piece of inspiration. Keep in mind that they say the rib cage is one of the most painful places to get a tattoo.

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black women portrait tattoo

If you want to get a portrait tattoo, the shoulder area is a great place for it. This design is so creative and bold.

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black powerpuff girls tattoo

I think that it would be so fun to get a tattoo of your favorite cartoon or anime characters. I love how Buttercup has a small afro.

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tattoo symbols

These tattoos are beautiful and great inspiration if you’re looking for a variety of tattoo ideas.

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elephant arm sleeve

If you’re looking for arm sleeve ideas, I think this sleeve looks great. Plus, with a sleeve like this, you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to fill it in since it’s one cohesive design.

Credit: beforethewrathcomes

rose on hand tattoo

The shading on this rose tattoo is amazing. There are so many variations you can do for a hand tattoo like this.

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flower sleeve tattoo

What I love the most about this floral-style arm tattoo is how clean it looks. Make sure you check out the artist if you’re looking for unique tattoo ideas.

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black medusa tattoo

This is a Medusa-style tattoo that I find to be so cool and creative. If you don’t know, in Greek mythology, Medusa is a famous monster figure.

Credit: royaltattooist

moon phases tattoo

This tattoo is so simple and lovely. Moon phase tattoos are some of my favorite tattoos. Plus, the work great for all skin tones.

Credit: shantellejonee

berries tattoo on shoulder

This is a great example of how you can add color to your tattoo. I highly recommend checking out the artist for more beautiful tattoo ideas.

Credit: gentle_jaz

I hope you were able to find inspiration for your tattoo with these 22 tattoo ideas for black women. If you’re contemplating where to place your tattoo, Katrin Berndt has a great YouTube video discussing how to choose the placement of your tattoo.