Tattoo Artist Uses Dotwork to Beautifully Illustrate Surreal Storybook Scenes

Susanne König Fairytale Tattoos

Hamburg-based tattoo artist Susanne König illustrates surreal fairy tale scenes and whimsical characters using a gorgeous combination of blackwork and dot-work. Just like drawings from children’s storybooks, each piece is equally adorable as it is humorous. Her illustrative style depicts personified animals, collage-like hybrid creatures, and magical landscapes.

König‘s intricate technique requires a steady hand and the utmost patience to build up each piece, dot-by-dot. The monochrome palette makes them the perfect style for hardcore minimalists with a soft side.

If you’re not quite ready for vibrating needles, König also sells her illustrations as prints via her website.

Check out Susanne König’s surreal dotwork tattoos.

Susanne König: Website | Instagram
h/t: [So Super Awesome]

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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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