29/03/2016 11:36 BST

Blackout Tattoos Are The Most Extreme New Body Art Trend

Want to remove a tattoo? This is cheaper than laser removal.

Tattoo regrets and mistakes are all too common, but an unlikely new trend has come out of cover-ups.

Blackout tattoos originally started as an alternative (and cheaper) way to hide old inkings, by completely covering the area in a solid block of black.

Now, the practice is becoming an art in its own right - with people incorporating the look into graphic designs and even full-body suits.

See some of the most popular blackout tattoo posts on Instagram below:

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