Should you avoid any tattoo ink for your next symbol? If your skin tone is close to those of a Caucasian, then it is a good news. You don’t need to worry too much about what colors will not work for you. If not, here is some information on how to pick the right inks for your artwork that is suitable for the condition of your body.
Human skins are made out of 3 layers. The inks are injected into the middle layer via a tattoo gun and stay there forever. As the outer layer is translucent, the tattoo design can be seen though it clearly. Therefore, there is always a concern for people who own a dark or tan skin tone because the natural, dark pigmentation of the outer skin layer will mask the tattoo. But for people with light or white skin tones, the layer is transparent and anything underneath will appear as clear as bright sky.
Nevertheless, it really depends on how dark the skin is. You can use brighter colors if you are tanned (but not very dark), and you can still let the pigments stand out anyway. But, if you are really tanned, there are still a couple of options to let your design stands out.
No matter how dark you skin is, you still can have a remarkable design. You may want to stay away from those colors that others are using generally. Instead, go for those pigments such as gray or black that would bring out the best of your body condition.
Knowing what pigments are good for your body, you can then choose a design that is perfect for those colors. You can save time for not looking at those artworks that simply wont suit the bill because of the color of your body. In the end, who really care about how other people look at those designs and the type of inks to use if you can have an amazing design in your own right still.
Inking is completely depending on personal taste. While you’re trying to make the artwork stands out from the horde, it is important that you really feel comfortable about the symbol and the colors used. You should discuss with your artist before finalizing the pigments to be used.