Tattoos: Pointillism and Spray Paint Drips

Tattoo art by Jef Palumbo (1)
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I’m noticing a technical progression in the way tattoos are being inked nowadays. There are artists who are able to mimic other art techniques and styles, an example is Jef Palumbo, who replicates marker drawings and spray painting. He uses different types of shading and textures, and I especially like his addition of pointillism in some of his designs.

See also: “The Beginning is the End is the Beginning.”

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Tattoo art by Jef Palumbo (3)

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Adriana de Barros

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Adriana is the Webby Award-winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine, and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting tattooists' lives and work and publishing on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life, and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.

July 15, 2012 Art Body Art Drawing Tattoo