Blackwork Tattoos

Julia Michaels


Julia Michaels got a large peony flower tattoo on the back of her left forearm in February 2018. She visited General Electric Tattoo in Van Nuys, CA to get inked by artist Frank Allen, who has done similar blackwork floral pieces on many of his clients. This style uses crisp black outlines with tiny pointillism dots to create an illusion of shading.  Frank had never tattooed Julia before, but he did this inking and the scorpion on her other arm in the same session. “I got to do these 2 on my new Pal @juliamichaels. Thanks for your Trust,” he wrote.

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Lynn Gunn


Lynn Gvnn celebrated her 24th birthday on March 15, 2018 by getting a tattoo.  Her band PVRIS was on tour in San Antonio, TX so they met up with local artist Mason Chimato, who also gave drummer Justin Nace a tattoo of Roman numerals on his wrist.

Lynn opted for an intricate Eye of Providence design on her upper back. The all-seeing eye of God has a halo of emanating lines which represent rays of light.  This particular drawing of the symbol, with four shooting arrows and a leafed branch below the eye, is a replica of a woodcut print created by American engraver Alexander Anderson in the early 1800s.
watch a video of Lynn getting inked

Lynn Gunn

Lynn Gunn got this tattoo on the inside of her right arm following PVRIS’ concert in Houston, TX on October 1, 2017.

The design that she had inked is one of over 200 chapter headings that illustrator Aubrey Beardsley created for the 1893 book Le Morte d’Arthur which tells the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This book was the first commissioned work in Beardsley’s short career. Although he died at only 25 years old, Beardsley’s art lives on an iconic example of the Art Nouveau style.

Lynn’s tattoo is true to Beardsley’s style of using only black and white without any gray for a very graphic look.

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Ash Costello


Ash Costello has a tattoo on her right forearm of two hands holding a heart and crown. The design comes from traditional Irish Claddagh rings. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty. Claddagh rings have historically been used as engagement and wedding rings, and Ash got the tattoo shortly after her March 2018 engagement to Jimmy Trigger.

Maria Brink


Maria Brink has the triple goddess symbol tattooed on her left upper arm🌛🌑.
The triple moon is a Goddess symbol that represents the Maiden, Mother, and Crone as the waxing, full, and waning moon. It is also associated with feminine energy, mystery and psychic abilities.

In pagan mythology usage the three female figures symbolizes both a separate stage in the female life cycle and a phase of the Moon, and often rules one of the realms of earth, underworld, and the heavens.

The “Maiden” represents new beginnings, the “Mother” represents power and fertility and the “Crone” symbolize wisdom and death.

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    Blac Chyna


    Blac Chyna showed off this “FUCK” tattoo in January 2018. The expletive inking is on the left side of her ribcage, just below her armpit.

    We’re not sure why she got this tattoo, and we have a feeling it’ll pose a problem when her two children start learning how to read. Chyna has already hidden other regrettable tatts with both cover-up tattoos and laser removal. We have to wonder whether this one will be the next.

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