23 Black Beauties Covered In Brilliant Body Ink

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Prepare to be obsessed. 

Nikki Brown Feb, 10, 2017

Tattoos are a deeply personal form of self expression. Whether you’ve impulsively committed to ink or took years to decide on a specific design, there’s no doubt that body art is a surefire way to put your style or personality on display.

Although many would consider tattoos “edgy beauty,” the truth is the number of variations make that assumption untrue. From the smallest hidden symbols to full on arm sleeves, there’s something for every type of beauty girl to fall in love with. If you’re in need of inspo, these Black beauties will leave you googly-eyed and ready to run toward your nearest tattoo salon. 

1 of 24 getty images

Are you ready for ink?

2 of 24 @_poemoney/instagram

Swooning over the birds and color detail on her shoulder. 

3 of 24 @love.char/instagram

Need we say more?

4 of 24 @luluhasaan/instagram

She's got red, green and black close to her heart. 

5 of 24 @yinkabokinni/ instagram

What better way to show off your tats?!

6 of 24 @tattdnubian/instagram

Strictly rockstar vibes. 

7 of 24 @monaisse_artist_muse/ @carrotzanahoria/ instagram

Cool, calm and tatted. 

8 of 24 @dymetaylor @heartbreakgadget/ instagram

This mom-to-be isn't afraid to flaunt her ink. 

9 of 24 @nepthys_thegod @40ozflocko/ instagram

We spot a sea animal and beautiful faces on this Black beauty--so cute! 

10 of 24 @pyt_mo/instagram

Obsessed with the rose detail! 

11 of 24 @miryamlumpini/instagram

From the wings on her chest to the cat on her forearm, these tats are seriously stunning. 

12 of 24 @missjessajordan @_venusfog/ instagram

Dare to be different. 

13 of 24 @xo_franny_xo @humblelion757/ instagram

Here for the shoulder art!

14 of 24 @guxciguwop/ instagram

Show off those tats, queen! 

15 of 24 @chantre11e @callmemissbliss/ instagram

And no regrets--this is how you make a statement...or two. 

16 of 24 @whitney.wantsafox @shotbytheoz/ instagram

If you got it, flaunt it. 

17 of 24 @strangewonderful/ instagram

A beautiful lady wears a beautiful lady on her arm. 

18 of 24 @blacklorelei7 @kalinaze/ instagram

Black and white or color, her ink is gorgeous. 

19 of 24 @guxciguwop/ instagram

The bird. That sun. So beautiful!

20 of 24 @charlee_________/ instagram

Neck tattoos--for the bold and brave only! 

21 of 24 @voodoufairy/ instagram

Tats and locs--obsessed!

22 of 24 @cuurlwhateva/instagram

One with nature. 

23 of 24 @diandrajanelle/ instagram

Ink goals. 

24 of 24 @isaoliveirap @leonardoduartefotografia/instagram

Seriously stunned by her glorious arm ink.