Blackout tattoos (also known as blackwork or blackwork tattoos) are a style of tattoo that covers large areas of the body with bold lines or solid blocks of solid black ink. The result is a dramatic and bold tattoo featuring an intricately designed pattern. Depending on the size, these tattoos can be incredibly visually striking and commanding. Blackout tattoos usually have a deeper meaning behind them, such as signifying a necessary wiping away of the past or the need to start a new chapter in life. The black ink is often seen as powerful and protective, helping to create a physical barrier from pain, trauma, and experiences from the past. Black ink is also often used to communicate a desire for self-expression and freedom, or simply a way to make a bold statement. Some blackout tattoos are highly symbolic and feature special symbols or significant words that reflect a person’s beliefs or experiences.