When it comes to tattooing black skin, the stereotypes abound. From the idea that heavy tattooing is not a ‘black’ thing, to the belief that ink won’t show up on brown skin.
In a bid to debunk these stereotypes that exist both within and outside of the black community, Afropunk made a call for black folks to share their tattoo pics under the tag #blackinkrocks.
“Tattoos are a powerful means of communal and self-expression. Since ancient times we have used tattoos to tell our stories and the stories of our ancestors. From rockers to everyday people we use tattoos to celebrate and empower ourselves.”
And the images are absolutely gorgeous.
Beautiful! We are really excited to see more black women share their photos under the hashtag! Check out more from the hashtag here.