You may see artists using saturated colors in a tacky manner, but when it comes to Nika Samarina her wildlife drawings and assorted theme tattoos are vibrant and selective. There is clearly a European aesthetic to the way she controls the use of bright yellow and green, not going overboard like some Latin American painters. This Moscow-based tattooer is yet another photo-realist excelling from Russia. In addition to a very cool outer space sleeve shown within post, check out Samarina’s favorite cartoon character Totoro inked on a client’s back.
Photos © Nika Samarina Via World Tattoo Gallery