Architect Turned Tattoo Artist Builds Structured Imagery

house tattoo on arm
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Monika Malewska is trained as an architect but chooses to express herself in other creative fields. “My two passions are drawing tattoos,” she writes, “and I try to combine them working as a tattoo artist.” Her style is reminiscent of a draftsperson as she uses thin, precise lines and geometry to build and map out the smaller parts of a great whole.

'consciousness' tattoo, open head maze geometric tattoo with bear
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Tatoo book
bull skull tattoo, blackwork skull tattoo with geometric background drawing, triangle and mandala tattoo + design triangle and mandala, blackwork tattoo wolf drawing
Images © Monika Malewska.
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