New Zealand-based tattoo artist Georgie Williams fuses the structured forms of circuit boards with the fluid movements of the human body. Although her bold, blackwork-style designs recall the inner workings of a motherboard, Williams’ inspiration reaches well beyond that. The abstract tattoos are the culmination of two and a half years of travel to “extend her artistic universe.”
“My tattoo art reflects my philosophy of being and living,” Williams explains. “It is born from experiences of new moments, cultures, people and places, a way to get new perspectives, ideas, and experiences of the world that we live in.” This fact is what makes her body art feel fresh; we’re familiar with it, but it still speaks to a perspective that only comes from being exposed to many things. Although her ink looks primarily like circuits, it is created with a tribal art-inspired twist.
The collision of the two seemingly disparate worlds make sense when placed on the body. “I feel that technology and art are two ever-present parts of the contemporary society we live in. They are both a way of experiencing and a way of interpreting the world in the form of communication, expression, and representation.”
Williams’ tattoo practice is an act of collaboration with the client. She works closely with them and uses the references they bring as a way to inform and highlight their connection to the world.