This photo may tip you off to what I have been craving lately. A new tattoo. Something substantial in size, unlike my 5 existing tattoos. I have been obsessed with tattoos for as long as I can remember, and the craving never goes away. I have been DYING for a half sleeve, and I think I finally found a tattoo artist to do it....except she lives in the UK. Kelly Violet's dark black linework and dotwork is absolutely incredible, and no one else can execute it like she can (believe me, I have been looking, particularly for someone closer). While I save up some $ for a trip to the UK, I still have the itch, and it needs to be scratched, or in this case poked ;) so I am now thinking about getting something for my other arm. And that is when I spotted the work of Yann Black of Montreal. His style is very graphic and quite unique. I was thinking about a couple of black bands above my chevron tattoo, and then a flower stem crossing over them with the head of the flower on my upper arm. Something similar to the next few photos.
Cool right? I am liking this idea more and more. The idea of it being simple, yet bold and graphic. YESSSSS.
Here are more examples of Yann's work quirky and beautiful work.