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Society is getting more and more accepting of tattoos, which means you have no excuse not to get the one you’ve been thinking of for the last few years. But getting a tattoo as a Black person can be a bit more complicated than it is for others. The color has to show up well, the lines have to last, and we want to get tatted by someone who will respect us and our ideas. Well, we’ve done the work for you to ensure that happens. We’ve collected the Instagrams of 10 experienced Black women tattoo artists who are ready and willing to give you the tattooing experience you deserve and some long-lasting ink. Start the slideshow to see some of their more intricate work on Black skin.


Doreen Garner is @flesh_and_fluid, a tattoo artist based in Brooklyn. Her Instagram is filled with tattoos with meaningful symbols, markers of identities, and elated Black people who are more than satisfied with their new ink. You can book an appointment with Doreen at

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