Painterly Tattoos by Aleksandra Katsan

rose tattoo, painterly style
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Aleksandra Katsan creates body art that recalls the carefree fluidity of a watercolor painting. Focusing on florals and nature, the Ukrainian tattooist convincingly mimics the flick of a brush or splatter of pigment on the skin. Although it appears haphazard, the technique represents an incredible restraint on the part of Katsan—to make something that looks spontaneous still requires careful planning.

flower tattoo on back flower tattoo, watercolor style pink flower tattoos on back
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Sara is a Baltimore, Maryland-based blogger and illustrator. She's obsessed with finding the latest and greatest in illustration, which she shares through her blog, Brown Paper Bag. Offline, Sara enjoys embroidering flowers and foods that she's eaten and enjoyed. Follow the author @ Instagram , Twitter, Facebook and view more articles.