Manchester-based artist Phil Wilkinson has a calligraphic flair in his expressive tattooing style. His animal subjects are crafted with chunky, angular marks, as if Wilkinson has chiseled them rather than etchings on the body. They create bold, deep lines that are dark and dramatic. It conveys a sense drama and urgency in his tattoos—the creatures command your attention as you stare deep into their soulful eyes.
Images © Phil Wilkinson