Today, I am going to discuss about skin tones and Tattoo pigments to be used on your body. You’ve decided to get a new Tattoo, well Congratulations! But your dilemma is what colours will look best on you. I’ll help.
If you have fair skin tone I advise to stick with some bright colours like red, pink, orange, blue along with some black and grey to get some depth in your Tattoo.
For slightly wheatish skin I advise to stick with Red, Maroon, Green, Purple to cover the bigger part and some light colours (if necessary) orange, white to highlight your Tattoo.
Let’s talk about the practical skin tone we see and work upon almost everyday, Brown/Dark brown Asian skin tones and probably, that’s why you are reading this article. Lighter and Semi- lighter colours do not do any justice with this skin tone. You need to understand that Tattoo Artists settle a Tattoo on the second layer (Dermis) of your skin and first layer epidermis plays a vital role in displaying your Tattoo to the world. I’ll try to explain this with an example, Assume Epidermis as a very thin plastic sheet, while making Tattoo your artist will tear this apart with the help of a needle and a Tattoo Machine. Once your Tattoo completes, the first layer of your skin is gone hence, your Tattoo looks very bright and sharp. However, with time, it heals and epidermis with a very thin membrane comes back, now, the result of your Tattoo depends on the colour of your skin if that’s fair your Tattoo looks brighter, if dark, comparatively dull.
There is a conception that if your skin is dark any white/light coloured Tattoo will look good. Trust me, you’ll get the pain and end up with a sad result.
I recommend getting a black and grey or old school black Tattoo for wheatish or dark skin tones. These are some of the best choices to make you happy.
Hope I was of some help.
Thanks for reading,