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Stunningly Colorful Cubist Tattoos Inspired by Picasso

Artist Peter Aurisch translates the iconic cubist style of Pablo Picasso into unique and colorful tattoos for his clientele. The Berlin-based tattooist dissembles shapes and reassembles them in an artistically abstracted way. As a result, a solitary subject is represented with multiple viewpoints visible, giving Aurisch the opportunity to fully express each image on a single plane. These designs are further distorted by the body, and the images wrap around legs, arms, hands, and backs. Aurisch's tattoos are strikingly clear, though, as his bold lines, dramatic shading, and bright pigments make his work instantly eye catching.

With a unique style that may pique the interest of many tattoo enthusiasts, the artist keeps his practice notably private. His studio, Nevada Johnny, is in an undisclosed location, and clients only receive the address once they book an appointment. For these customers, Aurisch works mostly freehand without sketches or source imagery and only tattoos one person per day. This ensures they receive his full attention to create the beautiful body art.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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