tattoos and other art
Iris Troiana - Albrecht Durer
Dating back to mid-19th century Japan, gyotaku is a form of printing that uses a real fish to create a print or rubbing. Each piece is produced when a fish is laid on a wood bench and painted on one side with sumi ink. A piece of paper or textile is then applied to the inked side to create a print. This reproduction print is made from an original rice paper rubbing created by Dwight Hwang and depicts the mythic Giant Squid.
My last name is Oliveira, wich means “olive tree”. So, I decided to make this to show how important my family is to me. The hearts represent my grandfather and grandmother, and I choose to do it on my Achilles tendon, because, as I always say, my family is my weakness. My tattooer is Marco Teixeira from Curitiba/Brazil.
Love the tail feather wrap-around.
Botanical style tattoo by Amanda Wachob
colorful chest and neck tattoo. beetle