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Leather Tattoo | Connect With Nature


| 2013 | Connect with nature | Tattooed Leather Art |

Heres a look at how I created my large tattooed & tooled anatomy inspired piece…..


Created on pale veg tan leather ,  and left as nude as possible –  which is very difficult when all your tattoo machine wants to do is spray black ink everywhere….. !! I managed to save it from a few disasters!

Inspired by plant and animal/ human anatomy & old scientific illustrations


You can see a cross section of the brain, mixed with plant anatomy, the silhouette of a body with an intentionally rough outline of the skeleton & stylised  anatomical heart


It also features a couple of my favourite flower (Anemone & Nigella)

The line work is pretty detailed on this one, and its taken the longest (so far) to ink, it took 3 hours to just get the design onto the leather! Overall its A3 in size so still quite small & detailed

The leather was really great to tool. I didn’t want to have sections really raised but i did want to get lots of definition on the main body outline


I added in a border featuring more plant and anatomical illustrations,  which i oiled to a darker shade of tan, I may remove it, as i quite like it being pale only … but I haven’t quite decided yet!

At the moment, its in one of our reclaimed handmade frames

Here it is…


Here are some shots of the piece as it develops….

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Copyright The art may be angled , cropped or watermarked for copyright reasons, please do not use the art. 


Head over to the shop to see skull leather art Thanks Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Inky Love Dionne X



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