Black colorants are usually produced by the imperfect combustion of hydrocarbons. The major constituent of black tattoo colorants is Carbon Black.
Black and white or black and grey tattoo styles are the oldest body art types.
The style uses black ink to create a tattoo, with areas of skin used for highlights as well as grey ink for shading or contrast.
In the hands of a skilled artist, this style of tattoo can produce striking designs with three-dimensional effects using different tones, textures, and contrasts.
There are no restrictions for this type of tattoo regarding the tone of a person’s skin – similar effects can be achieved by anyone – but the design will need to be tweaked depending on the skin it’s being applied to so details can ‘pop’ with good contrasting.
Things to know
In general, this is what you should expect during a laser tattoo removal session:
- You’ll be given a pair of protective eye shields (If required).
- The technician will test your skin’s reaction to the laser to determine the most effective energy for treatment.
- The technician uses the laser to pass pulses of intense light through the top layers of your skin that will be absorbed by the tattoo pigment only.
Your technician will give you specific aftercare instructions.
In general, apply antibacterial ointment to your skin for several days following each procedure. The ointment will help heal your skin and reduce the risk of infection. Change the wound dressing each time you apply the ointment.
For at least the next two weeks:
- Keep the treated area clean and dry.
- Avoid wearing tight clothing.
- Avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight.
- Don’t pick at any scabs or blisters that form.