Minimalist tattoos drawn with one continuous line


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#2

Did anybody else try and follow the lines to make sure that each animal was a single continuous line?


#3

For the un-tattooed: What this artist is doing is incredibly difficult. Smooth, perfect lines are not easy when drawing on paper that doesn’t react to rapid stabbing…


#4

This is the first time I have ever seen tattoos that I would actually consider having on my body.


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I did - to verify the single line but also to try to figure out how he did it.
Next, someone will turn this into performance art by ice-skating the designs. I hope.


#6

Picasso used to do this:


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#8

But tattoo lines are comprised of dots! The only way to achieve a tattoo which isn’t discontinuous is to use a razor and fill with ink, which I suppose would not work so well.


#9

Bingo! I was thinking this reminded me of something 100 years old, but I was thinking of Matisse. Dali did something similar, but on Dexedrine:


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Here’s one for Jason.

I’m more of a sume-i fan myself but this is a brilliant application of minimalism to the strictures of tattoo art.


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