Tattoo artist Andrey Lukovnikov superimposes clean outlines onto lovely floral arrangements in order to create his unique ink badges. His alluring artwork first comes to life on a computer, as it is sketched and painted to achieve the intricate, multi-dimensionality that is characteristic of his stunning patterns. After emerging digitally, in a process reminiscent of the clipping masks in Photoshop, they are replicated onto the skin of his clients to create an exquisite visual effect that combines multiple layers with vibrant colors and interesting background patterns.
Lukovnikov’s bold works seem rooted within the beauty of the natural world, as his silhouettes of beetles, bugs, and birds are adorned with floral patterns, linking the counterparts under a common concept. Lush and colorful flower scenes are enclosed and given form by crisp outlines as the layers add a literal and metaphorical depth to his tattoo work. Based in Wroclaw, Poland, Lukovnikov regularly updates his Facebook account with his latest pieces.