Angel tattoo on chest

Spontaneity on the Skin: Sketchbook-Like Tattoos of Bk Tattooer

hummingbird tattoo on shoulder by bktattooer

South Korean Bk Tattooer conveys graceful motion within their body art. Using short layered lines mimic the pages of a carefree sketchbook drawing and seem to float and flutter across the skin. This is thanks to Bk’s collaborative attitude. “Tattoo designs are affected by the clients,” they tell me in an email. “They give me the topic and we discuss the design together.” But even with the planning, there is still an element of spontaneity to their work. “I draw the basic outline and the rest of shading part I fill it in the way that I feel.”

Angel tattoo on chest

Portrait of a man on arm

skull dancing with a woman

dance of death, skull and woman, tattoo

bird sketch style tattoo on shoulder by bktattooer

man with flowers covering his face

woman tattooed on ribs

Images © BK Tattooer