Modern Blackwork

dreamer tattoo by ben volt
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Having been an apprentice of Roxx from 2Spirit Tattoo, Ben Volt is a great addition to this San Francisco studio that focuses on black and dot work. Volt is inspired by typography, stencil and optical art—and his style can be defined by its symmetry, clean lines and simplicity.

3 squares and stripe tattoos by ben volt 2Spirit Tattoo
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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.