Tattoo trends seem to come and go fairly quickly, but unlike most fads, if you try it, you buy it forever.
The latest "it" thing in body art is taking ink to a whole new and ridiculously painful-looking level.
It's called "blackout tattoos" and it's pretty self-explanatory. Basically, a person goes into a tattoo shop and asks for a large part of his or her body to be completely blacked out.
Chester Lee, a tattoo artist at Oracle Tattoo in Singapore, tells Mic via email,
People start to appreciate the fact that black is nicer and everlasting to look at. As I say, [it's an] acquired taste.
Lee also notes the look can take many hours to achieve, and multiple visits may be required to get an even black look.
While the new trend may be super intense for most, as Mic points out, it's a great way to cover up a previous tattoo or scar you don't like.
Check out a few of the crazy blackout tattoos we found on Instagram below.