#40576
    mrchen
    Participant
      @mrchen

    I have both, I prefer color tattooing, I think it is actually the much more difficult form, as an amateur artist who attended university I find color blends, pallets and light sourcing much more difficult in full color, but hey, that doesnt mean whizz, which one do you like and why


    currently wearing 250 hours, and many more to go, cant explain what my ink means, its personal, it is about who I am
    #141283
    GrayCatLove
    Participant
      @graycatlove

    I prefer color. It’s more visually interesting than black and grey, and the point of tattoos is to look at them.

    I like black and grey for some things, like horror theme tattoos or Halloween themes or Sak Yant style tattoos, but I think black and gray demands better art to be as visually commanding as its color counterpoints.

    #141287
    buttwheat
    Participant
      @buttwheat

    All mine are color except my lower arms

    #141288
    Sam-I-Am
    Participant
      @sam-i-am

    It’s as simple as this. Would you rather watch a movie in color, or black and white?

    Just as in movies, and tattoos, there are “classics”. They are the movies like, “Key Largo” (with Humphrey Bogart) that should be in black and white.
    And classic tattoos like, “Clint Eastwood” portraits.

    Just to mess with your thoughts, shouldn’t a “Wizard of Oz” tattoo be in both black and gray AND color?


    210 inking hours and counting.

    Tattoos are for the living. Tombstones are for the dead. Get a tattoo for yourself!

    #141290
    Zorba
    Participant
      @zorba

    I currently have 2 – one of each. Future tattoos will probably be color – but my B&W looks better as such. Black roses are, well, black.


    -Zorba
    "The Veiled Male"
    http://www.doubleveil.net

    "Life is too LONG for bad ink!"

    #141292
    Sam-I-Am
    Participant
      @sam-i-am

    @Zorba 129478 wrote:

    I currently have 2 – one of each. Future tattoos will probably be color – but my B&W looks better as such. Black roses are, well, black.

    Zorba and black rose? Both rare things. As a horticulturist, unusual examples or flowers and plants are intriguing. The black rose, white choral bells, a white zinnia, and of course pussy willow. Zorba, on the other hand is unique because he bucks the stereotype of belly dancers. A male belly dancer! I had an uncle that could “Shimmy dance”. (must have been similar)

    I’ve never seen a truly black rose, and I’ve never met Zorba. Perhaps it’s time I start my “bucket list”?


    210 inking hours and counting.

    Tattoos are for the living. Tombstones are for the dead. Get a tattoo for yourself!

    #141293
    yodaddynukka
    Participant
      @yodaddynukka

    I love both. So I have lots of work from both. I purposely got b/g on my arms because b/g holds better against the sun


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    #141310
    newdragon
    Participant
      @newdragon

    It really depends on the piece. Overall though I prefer colour and the more the better.

    #141320
    peterpoose
    Participant
      @peterpoose

    I love both but worry about colour and the way it fades.

    Saying that I am starting to get some colour ones soon, have one with Tofi in August 🙂


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    #141341
    jerryatrophy
    Participant
      @jerryatrophy

    My arms are 90% black and grey. But recently I have started appreciating color in tattoos. And I plan to do full color on my chest.

    #141371
    mrchen
    Participant
      @mrchen

    I have wondered what you all would say, seems a lot of high end work being done in black and grey, but don’t tell those guys, I think color kicks its ass
    I agree there are some pieces that look better in b and g, but overall, I love color, the more the better


    currently wearing 250 hours, and many more to go, cant explain what my ink means, its personal, it is about who I am
    #141379
    Call_me_Lola
    Participant
      @call_me_lola

    I really do love the look of a B&G sleeve. And if I had ever planned to do a sleeve I probably would have gone that way.

    But for, not sure what to call them except ‘here and there??’ tattoos or I guess ‘single’ tattoos, I like them better in colour.

    So I started with beautiful colour tattoos. (That recently seem to be trending toward a sleeve. Oops. ;))


    The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of a low price is long forgotten.
    #141640
    mrchen
    Participant
      @mrchen

    It does surprise me how many really ambitious technical super pieces are being done and done in black and grey, I think color is the real challenge and I am glad to see those artists who stay with color taking on these great works too. I think it looks so much better, watching Nikko, Porter, Emsinger, Oleg, Boris, the artists of the orient

    and dozens of others kick it out in color, both styles kick ass when applied by the worlds best, but in color, i think it’s more beautiful


    currently wearing 250 hours, and many more to go, cant explain what my ink means, its personal, it is about who I am
    #141646
    Tecratt
    Participant
      @tecratt

    I like color better.


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