Tricking is a method for indicating the tinctures (colours) used in a coat of arms by means of text abbreviations written directly on the illustration. Tricking and hatching are the two primary methods employed in the system of heraldry to show colour in black and white illustrations.
Method for indicating the tinctures (colours) used in a coat of arms
This article is about the term relating to heraldry. For the acrobatics derived from martial arts, see tricking (acrobatics).