Tattoos: Pumping Blood into Ribbon Heart

Ribbon Heart tattoo on chest by SV.A
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Russian tattooist Andrey Svetov (known as SV.A) is consistent with his art style and black-ink-only technique. His work is heavily inspired by etchings from the Renaissance era, and also antique imagery found in manuals with studies of insects, plants, and more.

Eye tattoo by SV. A
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sv.a-04 Man with arrows in body by SV.A Fish tattoo on arm by SV. A Andrey Svetov working on a drawing
Andrey Svetov working on a tattoo design.
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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.