Why do some metal bands sometimes paint their entire arms black?

I've seen this with various metalheads, and with numerous bands, but Motionless in White is the best example I can think of. They have entirely tatted up arms, yet decide to paint their entire arms solid black? I'm sure it's purely an aesthetic thing, to go along with their outfits, but this trend just seemed to come out of nowhere. I tried looking this up, but 'corpse paint' was the closest I could get to an answer, and it really doesn't seem to be the correct one.

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  • mars
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    Idk. Search "Blackwork"; it's an original form of tattooing. Audioslave's Tim Commerford has this.

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