Turkish tattooist Eva Krdbk is known for creating beautifully unconventional body art. Last year, we marveled at her cross-stitch style tattoos for their fusion of ink with a craft that’s typically created with thread. Since then, she’s continued to refine her tattooing style and recently delved into storytelling through tiny, intricately-detailed vignettes.
The inked pieces are only a few inches in diameter, but they speak volumes through their varied—and often fantastical—subject matter. Each tattoo is contained within a circle, giving us a moment’s glimpse into someone’s world. They’re handled with a delicate approach that recalls vintage children’s storybooks, and many of her inkings feature the kind of tales you’d see in these texts—characters who take a journey through uncharted lands. Volcanoes erupt, staircases lead into the sky, and doors open into secret gardens. Like the pages of a good picture book, Krdbrk’s tattoos infuse a sense of dreamlike wonder into our everyday lives.