Abstract Tattoos

So Much Space, So Little Ink

by Travie Grizzle on September 16, 2013

Artists don’t usually step this outside of the box when tattooing.  Especially when tattooing on such a large area, like the ribs, which are often used for some of the most extravagant pieces because of their minimal exposure to the sun.  But its obvious from this piece that Lea Nahon is not just another tattoo [...]

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Roxx TwoSpirit

by Erin Peck on August 23, 2013

Roxx began tattooing in the 1980s, hand poking punks on the streets of London. She’s now in San Francisco, where she runs her unique studio 2Spirit Tattoo. Her specialty is black-work inspired by indigenous art and fine graphic design.  If you are a fan of design, geometric shapes and awesome line work Roxx may be [...]

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Marie Kraus’ Tattoos

by Erin Peck on August 17, 2013

“Marie Kraus’ tattoos are charged with dynamism and energy.” With toned down cubist elements and tons of movement there’s no question that this tattoo is unique and beautiful.  ”You can find Marie working at Our Future Tattoo in Brno, Czech Republic.” What I love about this particular tattoo is the warm color palette.  ”Her unconventional tattooing style [...]

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Surreal Sunshine

by Erin Peck on August 15, 2013

This tattoo’s imagery is so striking!  The main element is a swishing snake-like hand that seems to be made of a streak of paint.  The hand is surrounded by a garden of flowers and a big beautiful orange ball that I can only imagine is the sun.  Above everything stands the moon. Even the hairy [...]

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Petra Hlavackova

by Erin Peck on July 11, 2013

Petra Hlavackova is a tattoo artist, fine artist and animator from Prague you can check out more of her work here.  Petra currently works at Bobek Tattoo which also has some other amazing artists if you want to check that out here.  If you are into super stylized, abstract, crazy work Petra is the artist to [...]

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Pointillism Expert

by Travie Grizzle on June 30, 2013

This art form is one that will never get old or boring to me, especially when done as a tattoo.  Each time an artist approaches a pointillism piece, the end result is different.  The popularity of this style is growing in the tattoo community but only an extremely small percentage of artists can pull off [...]

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Hidden Woman

by Travie Grizzle on June 27, 2013

Most artists would have taken the idea of tattooing a woman’s face and done just that, which, let’s be honest, would have looked incredibly out of place all alone on at the top of the arm.  However, Nic Westfall took this idea and not only tattooed the woman’s face, but did something very unique by [...]

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Patterns All Day

by Travie Grizzle on June 22, 2013

In keeping with the pattern theme I decided to share this incredibly clean, symmetric chest and arms piece done by Roxx of 2Spirit Tattoo in San Francisco, California.  If you’re into this type of tattoo, you absolutely HAVE to check out the artists at this shop.  The work they do and the meticulousness they put [...]

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Hypnotic

by Erin Peck on June 14, 2013

This tattoo is entrancing and practically hypnotic.  In the center of the this tattoo is a animal skull and encircling the skull is one of the most intricate tattooed patterns I have ever seen.  It goes from very small cross shapes and expands outwards into larger cross shapes.  On the outside of this tattoo there [...]

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A Horse Of course!

by Travie Grizzle on June 11, 2013

Although I’m not a huge fan of pieces like this, I picked out this abstract, colorful horse and dream catcher tattoo because of how directly it bumps heads with everything artists are taught about tattooing. Normally, artists are told to keep their lines bold and clean, avoid blowouts, use the outline that you tattoo to [...]

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