The uniqueness of color tattooing
Full color tattoos are hard to pass by without noticing. These days there are more and more tattoos in general, but full color sleeve or any other nicely sized and detailed color tattoo will be seen and will create wow-effect.
There is some uniqueness to the skin that has been colored nicely. Black and grey tattoos can be fantastic, but really I believe that it is hard to beat the power of full color. Skin seems to look like something more. Like a canvas painted in oils.
Full color tattoos application and time
And I say oils for a reason. Oils are the closest to what we do on the skin with color tattooing. Color realism, for instance, is a work of slow and careful layering. It has order given by specific ink properties. I can be slightly lightened up or darkened up in the process, but in the end each stroke, each puncture will show in the final piece. Same with oils, with maybe one little difference, that with oils you are able to paint over old image completely.
Full color as the top of tattooing
And all of that I believe makes full color tattoos top of the tattooing. Amount of properties that has to be controlled, designing specific to tattoo art, and only a small possibility of modification of what is in skin already, all that makes full color tattooing extremally complicated task. Even I tattoo for a good bit, and I like to believe that I know something about color tattooing, I still learn each time.