Tattoo Artists You Really Should Get to Know: Lisa Orth

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Lisa is an artist based in Seattle, who recently moved to Los Angeles. Owner of Alleged Tattoo.

Art Director at Sub Pop Records (she designed the famous Nirvana logo) and the Rocket magazine are just some of the many impressive titles she holds.

Lisa Orth tattooing
Lisa Orth tattooing

When she' s not tattooing, Orth is known as Amateur Youth of the Seattle underground club scene.

Beautiful nature inspired tattoo
Beautiful nature inspired tattoo
Beautiful tattoo by Lisa Orth
Beautiful tattoo by Lisa Orth
Awesome tattoo design
Awesome tattoo design

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Her signature style is illustrative linework-based, neatly outlined in black. Based on her website, she doesn't do full-colored ones. She only turns it up occasionally with minimal color.

Creative tattoo
Creative tattoo
Awesome geometric tattoo by Lisa Orth
Awesome geometric tattoo by Lisa Orth

And dear, she's good at at it when she does.

Lisa Orth tattoing
Lisa Orth tattoing

With all that under her belt, Lisa has successfully managed to keep the rest about her life private. All we know is that she's a walking, breathing unit of knowledge of many aspects of art that's reflected in her endeavours that goes way back in the underground scene.

Abstract chest tattoo
Abstract chest tattoo
Beautiful blackwork and linework tattoo
Beautiful blackwork and linework tattoo
Awesome tattoo
Awesome tattoo
Beautiful nature inspired tattoo
Beautiful nature inspired tattoo
Awesome bird tattoo
Awesome bird tattoo
Intriguing tattoo
Intriguing tattoo

Her own distinct style is very prominent. It's this signature clean lines and well-defined spaces done in a very minimalist yet intriguing work.

Beautiful tattoo
Beautiful tattoo
Amazing tattoo work by Lisa Orth
Amazing tattoo work by Lisa Orth
Creative tattoo
Creative tattoo
Elegant skull tattoo by Lisa Orth
Elegant skull tattoo by Lisa Orth

The L'Orth all about lines, and understated elegance.

Awesome nature inspired tattoo
Awesome nature inspired tattoo
Beautiful!
Beautiful!
Amazing nature inspired blackwork
Amazing nature inspired blackwork
Beautiful linework and dotwork
Beautiful linework and dotwork
Geometrical tattoo design
Geometrical tattoo design

Lisa is said to be very particular about her custom works. Like most good artists, she knows her limits and the types of things she won't do. For instance, she doesn't do script or text, full color work, additions or reworks to existing tattoos, cover-ups, and above all, anything that is a reproduction of an existing artwork.

Beautiful and simple tattoo
Beautiful and simple tattoo
Nature inspired tattoo
Nature inspired tattoo
Beautiful bird tattoo
Beautiful bird tattoo
Flower tattoo
Flower tattoo
Awesome peony tattoo
Awesome peony tattoo

It's definitely a quality to admire that all tattoo artists should take note of, to be as real as possible and know how far your abilities can stretch to. There's totally nothing wrong with trying new things, as long as you know you can nail it and send a very satisfied client home.

Beautiful tattoo
Beautiful tattoo
Amazing back tattoo
Amazing back tattoo
Creative, nature inspires tattoo by Lisa Orth
Creative, nature inspires tattoo by Lisa Orth

These are some of the backpieces she's done.

Abstract tree tattoo
Abstract tree tattoo
Swan linework by Lisa Orth
Swan linework by Lisa Orth

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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