Citing illustration as her predominant passion, Mexico City-based artist Sollefe embraces the art form “regardless of whether the final result is static or moving, whether it is large or small, whether it is personal or commercial.” This versatile approach to the practice culminates in an eclectic portfolio, including drawings, graphic design, animation, and, most fascinatingly, a collection of charming tattoos.
Ranging in subject from delicate flora and fauna to quirky anatomical drawings, each distinctive tattoo is inspired by Sollefe's own illustrations. Much like the original drawings themselves, the tattoos are rendered only in black ink, accentuating the details' subtlety and the forms' simplicity. Similarly, the artist employs traditionally illustrative techniques when creating each work of body art, including dappled shading, an emphasis on the contrast between dark and light, and an interest in stylized subjects.
Unlike many tattoo artists who work in a variety of aesthetics, Sollefe retains her signature, subtle style when creating her tattoos. This gives each piece a distinctive look and captures the artist's unique approach to both the black ink tattoo trend and contemporary body art in general.
Illustrative tattoo artist Sollefe specializes in black ink body art.
Each charming piece showcases both her love of illustration and her tattooing talent.
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Fine Line Tattoos Intricately Detailed Like Folklore Illustrations
Nature-Inspired Tattoos Combine Vintage-Style Etchings of Fauna and Flora
Graceful Double Exposure Tattoos Combine Radiant Floral Patterns With Crisp Outlines