Body art is a way for people to express their own personal style. While some like colorful watercolor tattoos, others prefer black and white designs. Montreal-based artist Velco creates striking grayscale tattoos that are composed of numerous dots.
These minimalist-style pieces range from adorable animals to mysterious landscapes enclosed within arch-shaped frames. Each of these pieces fuses Velco's aesthetic with the individual wishes of the client. “My main inspiration when drawing has been aroused by my feelings, thoughts, and experiences that I find myself living at the moment as well as from the conversations that I’ve had the pleasure to share with my clients,” he explains to My Modern Met. “I try my best to integrate these conversations, ideas, and feelings into the grainy compositions I’ve been creating.”
Velco creates a sense of dimension in his tattoos by arranging the dots according to the shade of gray—producing areas of light and shadow. “When tattooed, the dotwork effect on the skin gives me the feel of the vintage, grainy texture in images captured with a film camera, which I believe provides the viewer with a soothing sensation and a unique way of seeing into my own reality,” Velco adds.
Montreal-based tattoo artist Velco creates beautiful grayscale body art.
These black and white tattoos are composed of numerous dots.
Through his dotwork, the artist creates grainy images of animals, architecture, landscapes, and more.