June 21, 2020

Delicately Inked Tattoos Looks Like Enchanting Tales About Nature’s Bountiful Beauty

Tattooist Pony Reinhardt creates body art that views nature through the lens of the mystical. Coming from a visual language built on “ritual placemats and alchemical diagrams,” the delicate linework features a variety of animals, plants, fungi, and the cosmos that often come together in collage-like compositions. The results are pieces that span the length or width of an arm or chest with their different elements inviting you to consider their overall meaning.

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May 20, 2020

“Hole in the Head” Tattoo Transforms Man’s Head Into a Mind-Bending Optical Illusion

Tattooist Matt Pehrson has transformed his client’s head into a mind-bending optical illusion. Using a combination of perspective and shading, the bald noggin looks as though there's a hole in it, or a vortex that is pulling everything towards its deep center. The effect is as amazing as it is impressive—especially because from certain angles, the illusion seems to engulf the entire head in its dizzying design.

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March 10, 2020

Rectangular Tattoos Reveal a Sliver of Scenes Like Peeking Through a Crack in a Door

While many colorful tattoos sprawl across the skin, the work of South Korean tattooist EQ is contained in a small rectangle. Calling this approach his Frame, there are entire stories told in the long, thin format. But because of their size, only a sliver of the entire composition is revealed—evoking the feeling that we’re viewing these scenes through a crack in a door. The inspiration for EQ’s Frames run the gamut.

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