Italian tattooist Brando Chiesa calls his work â€śpastelÂ gore,â€ť and the description is so apt. His bold neo-traditional style is seeping with cotton candy pinks, mint greens, and lilac. Despite this subdued palette, the content of his work is grotesque. His imagery is often inspired by Japanese pop cultureâ€”including animated films byÂ Hayao Miyazaki and Pokemonâ€”and given a visceral twist. Things ooze and burst from charactersâ€™ skin and their limb cut and bloody. For those faint of heart, Chiesaâ€™s work can be hard to stomachâ€”but they’re so well crafted itâ€™s nearly impossible to look away.
Images Â© Brando Chiesa