An ink sack tattoo is a type of tattoo that uses the traditional black ink to create a bold and intricate design. With an ink sack tattoo, the black ink is drawn from an ink sack and used to precision draw and color various design elements which creates an abstract yet detailed look. This style of tattooing has been around for thousands of years and is popular for its intricate designs and bold black color. Traditionally, this style of tattooing was popular among Edo period Japan and continues to remain popular due to its bold contrast and intricate designs. The meaning behind an ink sack tattoo often varies, as the artist and wearer have the freedom to make the tattoo their own.