The Grim Tattoos of Alexander Grim

two owl heads tattoo on chest by alexander grim
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If we are not thinking about the macabre aspect of a sword penetrating the body of a bird, we may actually appreciate Alexander Grim’s tattoo art. There is beauty in the way he composes an engraving-style bird upside down on an arm, or a snake swaying up a client’s stomach. There is an Asian art influence in his work (from line and shading to some of the themes), as well as a European art combination with a heavy dose of Gothicness.

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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.

September 9, 2014 Animals Art Birds Body Art Tattoo