Animal Tattoos Made Endearing with Minimalism by Jiran

aligator tattoo, new school

Jiran crafts bold body art that blurs the line between the New School style and American Traditional. The designs feature thick black outlines and solid shades of color that look like they were applied with a set of markers. They’re minimalist yet charming; the Seoul-based artist makes all of her characters less menacing by adding a pair of cartoon eyes. Their vacant stares are powerful yet endearing, and so it comes as no surprise that many people choose Jiran to recreate their pet in tattoo form.

two cats, cartoon style tattoo lion tattoo on neck
cat tattoos on each finger, hand tattoo tiger and tree tattoo arrow and shark, cute tattoo black panther tattoo black panther biting snake, tattoo
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