#1 We Don’t Typically Recommend Palm Tattoos, But This One Has A Lot Of Meaning To Our Customer. Plus We Do Really Love How It Turned Out

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Inked Mag advises to not complicate a palm tattoo with intricate designs, shading, or color palettes. “Palm tattoos are extremely prone to fading and falling out, which means simplistic designs with solid black will last the longest over time,” they write. “Keep your design as simple and readable as possible, otherwise, you’ll be left with an illegible mess.”

#2 Dot Work Paw Print

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Instead, they suggest considering lots of dots. “If you’re not looking for a simple black outline, you can opt for dot work shading. Most other shading styles won’t hold, however, saturated dot work can stand the tests of time if the dots are applied in multiple passes. This is because an artist applies dot shading like they would linework, depositing more pigment per dot than the wash-like shading you see in the whip technique.”

#3 Very Fun Tattoo Done Today

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But if dots aren’t your thing, there are other alternatives. For example, designs that are bold and black. “Let us say this loud and clear: BOLD WILL HOLD. Small, intricate and delicate designs will fall out, but heavy blacks will stay saturated in the skin long after the tattoo has healed. Callused skin that is constantly in motion, like the palms, has a faster regrowth than other locations on the body, which means that tattoo ink fades or falls out at a faster rate.”

#4 He’s Got The Whole World

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#5 Ginkgo Leaves. Fun Using The Palms In A Way I’m Not Normally Asked To Do

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#6 Another Pair Of Butterfly Palms From Last Week

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#7 Palm Tattoo Inspired By The Simpsons

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#8 Rad Palm Tattoos, Such An Awesome Experience

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#9 Honeycomb And Bee Tattoo

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#10 Minimal Palm Tattoo

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#11 Got Some New Ink

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#12 We Found This Little Foo In The Shop

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#13 Moon And Sun Palm Tattoos

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#14 Palm Tattoo

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#15 Palm Tattoos Are A Serious Undertaking But I Assure You Ariel Is Up To The Task

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#16 Palm Full O’ Pills

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#17 Self-Poke! “Weird Is Good” On My Palm, Done With My Non-Dominant Hand

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#18 Palm Barcode Tattoo

#19 Something Different

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#20 Traveller’s Palm Tattoo

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#21 Atom – The Smallest Particle Of A Chemical Element That Can Exist

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#22 Flowers On Both Palms

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#23 Oldie But Goldie. Both Healed

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#24 My First Palm Ever! Turned The Machine Way Doooooown For This One

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#25 Intricate Palm Line Tattoo

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#26 It Was A Great Pleasure To Make This Beautiful Trifle On The Palm Of Jure

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#27 Flamingo Tattoo

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#28 Dot-Work Palm Tattoo

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#29 I’m Just In Love With This Tattoo

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#30 Palm Tattoo

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