While some tattoo work is about sketching meaningful characters or phrases into your skin, this latest craze, as identified by Daily Mail Australia, is about something entirely different. Having racked up over 1,000 tags on Instagram, the blackout tattoo trend has arrived. Originally used as an alternative to laser removal for unwanted ink, the blackout method does just what its name implies: blacks out part of the body. Increasingly, though, people have been viewing those swaths of ink as art on their own.
A tattoo convention this past weekend in Quito, Ecuador, brought a dizzying array of colorfully tattooed bodies. Not as prominently featured? Some of the weird ways tattoos can affectyour health.