Foreboding Creature Tattoos are Modern Brothers Grimm

modern cat tattoo, blackwork, tattoo by Parvick Faramarz

Tortoises, hares, skulls, and crows—these are all characters featured in Parvick Faramarz’s blackwork tattoos. The Moscow-based artist combines intricate dot and bold lines, creating a subtle texture and sense of motion in every tattoo. At times, they appear as if they’re crawling over the skin. Together, they conjure vintage illustrations of folklore; not the type that are friendly and welcoming, but the dark, psychological tales such as The Brothers Grimm.

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February 4, 2016 Animals Art Tattoos