Black ink tattoos are tattoos that use no color, only black ink. This looks great on tribal tattoo designs, Celtic tattoos, Japanese tattoos, symbols and more. It's really a matter of personal preference and something to discuss with your tattoo artist. Your tattooist will be able to tell you if a black ink tattoo would look better than color, based on your particular skin tone. Also, a black ink tattoo may make a bolder statement, and may be quicker, less painful and less expensive to have done.