All in One Piece

ChaimMachlev

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Tattoo art extending across several people unites them in a remarkable way. Two friends bound by design may stand stronger than before. Two lovers joined at the hip, or in eternal embrace, are pledging permanent vows. It’s a risk, a vulnerable choice, especially true with romantic tattoos. That’s why these designs still function alone, beautiful with or without a partner. It’s a permanent union with a practical back-up plan, a physical metaphor for love itself.

Top: Abstract blackwork by Chaim Machlev.
Minimalist body art by MUSA (Lukas Musil).
Minimalist sketch pieces by MUSA.
Modern flower on sleeves by Fabien Batista.
Modern flowers by Fabien Batista from Belly Button.
A floral and geometric design by Maïka Houde.
Sacred geometry by Maïka Houde.
Apparently The Beatles said it right: "All You Need Is Love." Tattoo by Little Swastika.
Quadruple back tattoos by Little Swastika (Artist pictured left).
Photos © respective artists

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Morgan English

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Morgan is a New York-based curator of contemporary tattoo art. She is Founder and Editor of tattrx.com, an international directory of modern art tattooers.

November 12, 2013 Art Body Art Nude Tattoos