10 Best Black Outline Tattoo Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind!

by Mark
Black Outline Tattoo

Curious about black outline tattoos? Or are you looking for one? Search no more. Here are 10 amazing outline tattoos in black ink you would definitely like!

Black Outline Tattoo
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Outline tattoos are those that have out edges drawn without any ink filling inside the lines.

Outline tattoos are becoming more and more popular with time. And among them, the ones done using black ink are the most in-demand.

Black ink outline tattoo designs are usually illustrative and inked with clean, precise (and sometimes solid, bold) lines. The central focal point of an outline tattoo is its shape and nothing else, unlike coloured tattoos. Outline tattoos best work for animals, objects, symbols and minimalist tattoo ideas. Outline tattoos come in all shapes and sizes. Black outline tattoos are simple and sophisticated in nature. Thus they can be suitable for anyone, irrespective of their age, gender and race. The fun part of getting an outline tattoo in black ink is that it can be filled in later if needed. Another good thing about outline tattoos is that there are no boundaries regarding the tattoo. You can get anything, any design in any size inked as an outline tattoo. And with this article, we have got you covered with some of the best outline tattoos that would give you an idea regarding what you might and might not want on your body.

Black Spooky Outline Tattoo

Black Spooky Outline Tattoo
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The skull, frog and the moon in the tattoo give off a Halloween-y vibe. The skull and the moon are common Halloween icons. So is the frog, as it is associated with witches. This tattoo also holds deep symbolism because Halloween focuses on mortality and reminds us to live life to the fullest. Hence this is a perfect seasonal tattoo that is meaningful. We can also tell you with certainty that this piece would look cool anywhere on your body.

Shin & Calf Dragon Tattoo Using Black Outlining

Shin & Calf Dragon Tattoo Using Black Outlining
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Unlike most outline tattoo designs, this tattoo is intricate in nature. Dragons are imaginary creatures often mentioned in mythology and folklore. Dragons in a tattoo usually represent power, elegance and intellect. And in many cultures, getting them inked on your body is believed to bring good luck. The black ink outlining of the tattoo gives it a bright look. And the little touches of red ink makes it even more beautiful. This tattoo would work well as a dragon sleeve tattoo as well.

Black Moon In Hands Outline Tattoo

Black Moon In Hands Outline Tattoo
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This tattoo features two hands holding a crescent moon. The crescent moon in a tattoo is usually a symbol of fertility, birth cycles, and womanhood. But it can also mean the owner of the tattoo is getting rid of all the negative energy that surrounds them. And the hands holding the moon up represent motivation and optimism. With the help of a good tattoo artist, anyone can rock this one irrespective of their gender, age or skin complexion.

Cat Tattoo In Black Outline

Cat Tattoo In Black Outline
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One can get a cat tattoo for various reasons. For example, it can be their love for cats or its symbolism as a tattoo. This cat outline tattoo has a design simple enough for an artist to ink and cheap enough to leave your pocket in good condition. And if you have a pet cat, you can always ask your tattoo artist to create or customize a tattoo for you. This tattoo can be done in black & white and can be done with a watercolour background leaving the outlining intact.

Black Paper Plane Outline Tattoo

Black Paper Plane Outline Tattoo
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Are you getting inked for the first time and are afraid of needles? This piece of art will be the best option for you to start with if your wanderlust and optimism are strong. Paper planes usually symbolize travel, fantasy, desire and optimism. And in some cultures, getting a paper plane tattoo signifies starting all over or moving forward towards the future. This black ink outline tattoo is light enough to be a neck, wrist or ankle tattoo. So go find a tattoo artist already.

Forearm Dragon Tattoo With Black Outlining

Forearm Dragon Tattoo With Black Outlining
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This tattoo is inked using the Chinese art style. The minute details inked within a small space are what make this tattoo complex. Getting a dragon tattoo is always a bold decision as dragons in a tattoo portray strength, power, confidence and the inner beast of the bearer of the tattoo. This tattoo design would look dope if the tattooing is done by professionals, along with some aftercare from the owner’s end. We assure you, you wouldn’t regret getting this piece inked on your skin.

Black Wildflowers Outline Tattoo

Black Wildflowers Outline Tattoo
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This simple outline tattoo featuring wildflowers is something that would work well for anyone and everyone. According to many cultures, wildflower themed body art represents joy and is best for people who have a positive approach towards life. And even if someone is pessimistic, this tattoo can always be a reminder to be optimistic and have a positive attitude. With some money, patience, and an artist with expertise, you’ll be all set to get this one inked.

Black Outlined Rick Tattoo

Black Outlined Rick Tattoo
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This tattoo is a portrait of Rick from Adult Swim’s animated series, ‘Rick and Morty’. Rick is known for his reckless, nihilist and pessimistic attitude towards life. The sociopath scientist, knowing all about the universe, finds life traumatizing and without a point. This tattoo has solid, bold lines of black ink that make this tattoo easily noticeable on any skin complexion. If you relate to Rick in any way or simply love the character, going for this wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Two Koi Fish Tattoo In Black Outline

Two Koi Fish Tattoo In Black Outline
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Koi fish tattoos can have different meanings depending on the design and colours used to ink them. And two koi fish swimming in opposite directions represent overcoming obstacles, transformation, longevity, success, passion, love and lasting friendship. The fish and the bubbles look absolutely magical in this tattoo. And the shape of this piece of art makes it suitable for being a calf or arm tattoo as well. This tattoo might look simple, but you still might want to choose an artist who has a skilled pair of hands.

Black Medusa Outline Tattoo

Black Medusa Outline Tattoo
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This outline artwork is extremely rich in symbolism. Medusa in a tattoo mainly represents female power, independence, transformation and evilness. As we have been told, hand tattoos are usually very painful, but we promise the result will be worth the pain. Thus if you like this hand tattoo, stop wasting your time and get this inked as soon as you can.

We guess you have understood the fact that outline tattoo designs can be in any form of your preference. Outline tattoos do not hurt much, given that the size of your tattoo is not too big. And it would not even cost you as much as a coloured tattoo would. It would not even require a lot of aftercare during the healing process. But you would still need professionals who know how to do their job well since a tattoo is something that stays on your body forever. If you have made your mind about which tattoo you want to get, go for it. But if you are still confused, here are some more options you might wanna consider:

  • Black Bear Outline Tattoo
  • Black One Line Japanese Portrait Tattoo
  • Black Rose Tattoo Outline
  • Black Butterfly Outline Tattoo
  • Wonderful Black Outline Shark Tattoo
  • Black Tribal Outline Tattoo
  • Black Realism Outline Tattoo

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