Dane Nicklas is a tattoo artist currently working out of Valentine’s Tattoo in Seattle, a feminist-powered and inclusive space known for its collective of wonderfully offbeat and experimental artists (we featured the work of Valentine’s founder, Shannon Perry, last year). Dane’s work fits this niche perfectly, mixing classical art symbols with pastel colors and psychedelic illusions, such as warped geometry, oversized weeping eyes, and melting heads. Sadness and absurdity beneath the ordinary seem to be recurring motifs in Dane’s stylishly strange world. Visit the artist on Instagram to view more.
Images © Dane Nicklas