Artist Creates Tattoos That Combine a Love of Vintage Illustrations and World Travel

Travel Tattoos by Franck Pellegrino

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.

Keep up to date with Pellegrino’s work on Instagram.

Tattoo artist Franck Pellegrino creates travel-inspired tattoos in black fine lines and dot work.

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He mixes iconic typography with vintage motifs, such as old stamps and cultural emblems.

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All images via Franck Pellegrino.

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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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