When it comes to tattoos, I'm a big fan of simple are done in black and white. Although not all tattoo designs will stand the test of time, I do think that black and white tattoo ideas tend to have a little bit more of a lifespan in them. Plus, when you stick to black ink, you run less of a risk of needing to get your ink touched up over the years. The best part about a black and white tattoo is that you can pretty much get anything done in greyscale. Whether it's a flower, a design, a quote, a lyric, or something else — just about everything looks good in black ink.
No matter what design you're looking to get inked on your body for the rest of life, consider getting it done in black and white — the options for shading are endless, and you'll never have to worry about the colors in your tattoo clashing with anything at all. Don't write off the simplicity of a black and white tattoo because you think it's not beautiful enough, or not intricate enough. The following tattoos will prove those theories wrong in every way, and leave you wanting your next piece of ink to be done in black and white.