Graffiti Bombed Faces: Tattoos by Mashkow

graffiti girl , portrait tattoo
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Looking at the portfolio of Russia’s Mashkow is like a flashback to 90s graffiti in New York City. Instead of walls and subways being bombed, it is his tattoo designs of female faces. They’re composed in an emotional and beautiful way—colors, textures, lettering … showing distinctly how skillful Mashkow is. And for the veracity of graffiti heritage he tags his name on each skin piece. In 2017, his work was in the “Realism” genre but nothing as creative and characteristic as what is shown here (done in 2018). In addition to tattooing, of course he does street art, and oil paintings. See more on Instagram.

bubble gum girl, graffitied face , tattoo on thigh graffiti, tagged face, tattoo
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brunette girl, tattooed face closeup of tattoo, crying girl with graf face asian girl, tattoo, graffiti face panther graffiti on truck
Image 6 by Mashkow and Sergey Shanko
All other images © Mashkow

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Adriana (aka The Tattoo Journalist) is a Webby Award-winning designer, editor of Scene360, and author of this book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated much time to documenting tattooists' lives and work. She also contributes to Tattoo Kulture, Inked, TattooLife, and other publications. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.

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