Beautifully Bold: The Tattoo Art of Effedots

blackout tattoo on neck and back by Effedots

Clients traveling from Canada, Malta, Israel and beyond come to Italy to get tattooed by Effedots—spending two to five days getting their skin decorated and patterned. In 2016 the artist’s work was known for its red-and-black pigment combinations but now strictly in primitive black; bold and beautiful with a mix of solid (blackout) designs and sacred geometry dotwork. A lot of his tattoos start off as planned out computer-blueprints which are then stenciled onto the bodies. You can see some of his technique on videos at Youtube and Vimeo.

blackwork tattoo on arm

full back tattoo, blackwork, pattern

leg tattoo, floral, geometry

geometric tattoo on shoulder

blackwork neck tattoo

closeup of neck tattoo

head tattoo, blackwork

spiral tattoo

full sleeve tattoo

Images © Effedots