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August 29, 2018

Tattooing Pos/Neg Relationships


I always try to give my tattoos as much clarity as I can by being mindful of my positive/negative relationships, which help the shading make sense to the eye, but when doing black and grey work, without the benefit of color contrast, shading is even more crucial in separating the design’s shapes. You can read all about how I approached the shading for this piece in the chapter on Positive/Negative Relationships in your ReinventingTheTattoo.com subscription.