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15 Striking Blackout Tattoos That Almost Look Unreal

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1. Blackout tattoos involve tattooing large areas of the body in ~solid~ black ink.

oddtattooer; Oracle Tattoo / Via instagram.com

"It takes a lot of patience and technical skills to pack solid black," Chester Lee, a 29-year-old tattoo artist at Oracle Tattoo in Singapore, told BuzzFeed. The scalloped chest piece above took Lee roughly 20 hours to complete.

2. The look is inspired by neo-tribal tattoos, which evolved from ancient sacred tribal markings, according to Lee.

oddtattooer; Oracle Tattoo / Via instagram.com

Over time, a lot of these tattoos borrow from the past to create new, trendier styles, Lee explained.

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