Multi-talented French artist Franck Pellegrino is known for his illustrations, graffiti art, and tattooing. Originally from Lyon, and now living in Paris, he’s part of Bleu Noir tattoo studio, where he inks clients with permanent pieces of his monochrome, travel-inspired artwork.
Pellegrino began his creative career as a graffiti artist at age 15, and first starting tattooing around six years ago. Using black ink, his graphic style is reminiscent of traditional illustrations from the 19th century. He often mixes iconic typography with motifs such as aeroplanes, vintage stamps, emblems, bank notes, and historical architecture. He incorporates memories from client’s adventures—to places like New York, Mexico, Paris, Portugal, and Tokyo—using his characteristic fine lines and subtle dot work.
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