The Beauty in Chaos: Tattoos by Frank Carrilho

hawk tattoo on arm, linework, black ink

“Light as a feather, stiff as a board.” This phrase can be used to describe the tattoos of Frank Carrilho, a Brazilian artist who incorporates thin, wispy lines with bold, heavy outlines. There is no in-between, but the two approaches work together and convey a chaotic harmony. Each tattoo is simultaneously delicate as a dandelion and heavy as a hammer.

hawk tattoo, black lines wings, feathers, back piece, tattoo horse tattoo, linework, black ink
human skull tattoo, line art hands, tattoo, black ink stylized cat, black ink tattoo male deer, stag, tattoo mountain tattoo, linework
Images © Frank Carrilho
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