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Tattoo Artist Creates Gothic Nature-Inspired Tattoos That Look Like Old Lithographs

Dotwork Tattoos by Annita Maslov

When Melbourne-based artist Annita Maslov isn’t illustrating, she’s in her tattoo studio translating her intricate pen and ink drawings into body art. With a focus on historical, gothic, and nature-inspired motifs, she renders each monochrome design in black ink, dot by dot, resulting in incredible works that look just like old lithographs etched onto the skin.

Maslov started her career as a freelance illustrator, but naturally progressed onto tattooing after she started receiving more and more commissions. She now works at Heretic Tattoo in Fitzroy, Australia, where she has a constant stream of clients who want her beautifully detailed drawings permanently inked onto their bodies. From florals, skulls, and figures of mythology to insects, birds, and sea creatures, each delicate work showcases Maslov’s mind-blowing talent.

If you're in Melbourne, you can admire Maslov’s illustrations up-close during her first solo show at Beinart Gallery from November 30 to December 22, 2019. In the meantime, scroll down to see some of the artist's beautiful illustrations and tattoos (and you can find even more from her portfolio on Instagram).

Melbourne-based artist Annita Maslov translates her intricate pen and ink drawings into delicate dot work tattoos.

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Her incredible works look just like old lithographs etched onto the skin.

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Annita Maslov.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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