Sensual Horrors in Tattoos by The Wolf Rosario

The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - faces tattoo

Love and death are familiar bedfellows in the stylish, sensual tattoos of Rosario (@thewolfrosario). Currently working out of Black Widow Tattoo in Toronto, Rosario specializes in blackwork, and over the course of his 10+ years of tattooing has gained a reputation for his original horror flash. Retro horror tropes (e.g., big knives, bloodbaths, and memories of the Satanic Panic) are remixed in a minimalist, pop-art style; occasionally, overlapping neon outlines are added, creating a tripped-out double-vision vibrating with eros or fear (or both). Follow Rosario on Instagram for a steady stream of gorgeous high-fashion horror.

The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - smoke devil tattoo The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - whisper tattoo The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - lips and rose The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - skull double The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - butterfly camouflage tattoo
The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - death tattoo The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - smoke devil The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - kiss tattoo The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - rose portrait tattoo The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - skull face tattoo The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - mouth The Wolf Rosario, Rosario Sortino - blood skull body tattoo
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Hayley is a freelance writer and editor hailing from Montréal. Her affinity is with the written word and anything that is dark, beautiful, erotic, or strange. Follow the author @ Instagram , Twitter, and view more articles.