Fusion has provided the following definition with respect to flash tattoos:
“The term “flash tattoo” refers to a tattoo that uses color and shape, and not only to the tattoo itself, but to the skin surrounding the tattoo.”
What are some other types of tattoo that have flash?
In some cases where the tattooer needs to use more than one colour and/or shape to create a flash tattoo, they can have two or more of such tattoos (and their colours and shapes can be combined to make it a multi-colour flash. For a flash tattoo that is in two colours and shape, the tattoo may appear as if it originated from two different places – see below). For example, a tattoo that is done like this of an inverted ‘i’ can look like the following:
In this picture, the tattoo can appear as if it originates from somewhere behind the arm.
In this example, if the tattoo is done of the head then the tattoo will appear as if it originates somewhere between the eyebrows.
Does this definition change if a tattoo of two different coloured parts of the skin is tattooed together?
It does not. This is because the tattoo will have to be in two or more colours and shapes to appear as a single colour and/or shape flash. If this is done then the colour and shape of the tattoo will appear in three or more places.
In this picture the tattoo is shown as if it originated from the forehead on a black background.
On the other side of this example, the tattoo would appear like this:
On the next picture, the tattoo is shown in two colours and each of those colours appear as black to the left and white to the right.
On the next picture, the tattoo would appear as if it originated from the face on a white background.
In this next picture, the tattoo would appear as if it originated from the upper arm on a golden background.
This is because three or more colour and shapes are required to create a single coloured and/or shaped flash tattoo. So in this case the tattoo would look two colours and shapes from the eye of the tiger and the tattoo would appear as if it originated from the eyebrow of a monkey.
Note that any tattoo that appears as if it originated from several places will be called flash tattoo. Flash or multi-coloured tattoos are sometimes referred to as ‘multiple origins’, but as this term