Valentin Hirsch's Symmetrical Skull & Animal Tattoo Collection

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Berlin-based tattoo artist Valentin Hirsch aces at geometric-fused, symmetrical, dotwork-mottled animal and skull portraits.

Symmetrical gorilla half-portrait
Symmetrical gorilla half-portrait

If you're familiar with the works of Berlin-based tattoo artist Valentin Hirsch, then you'll know just how much this guy loves his symmetry like nothing else ever. He's even illustrated a book centered around it.

Symmetrical feline + skull portrait
Symmetrical feline + skull portrait

Two prominent subjects in most of Hirsch's works are skulls and animals in beautiful dotwork and black and grey detail. He then merges the two with his signature brand of symmetry which his clients keep coming back to him for.

Matching symmetrical half-portraits
Matching symmetrical half-portraits

Did I mention how fantastic his symmetrical, half-portrait works would make as matching tattoos?

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Symmetrical animal + skull half-portraits
Symmetrical animal + skull half-portraits
Owl + contrast accent portrait
Owl + contrast accent portrait

You gotta admire the guy's impeccable shading and linework.

Symmetrical feline portrait
Symmetrical feline portrait
Alternative symmetrical feline portrait
Alternative symmetrical feline portrait

He's not afraid to experiment with other elements either to keep things interesting.

Deer + skull portrait
Deer + skull portrait

Hirsch is also very fond of geometric shapes, often sliding them excellently in his works.

Skull and serpent half-portrait
Skull and serpent half-portrait
Symmetrical fox half-portraits
Symmetrical fox half-portraits
Symmetrical owl + anatomical heart half-portraits
Symmetrical owl + anatomical heart half-portraits
Geometric lion half-portrait
Geometric lion half-portrait
Symmetrical chest tattoo with geometric centre piece
Symmetrical chest tattoo with geometric centre piece
Alternative geometric feline portrait
Alternative geometric feline portrait
Symmetrical butterfly piece
Symmetrical butterfly piece
Skull merged with beetle
Skull merged with beetle
Moth tattoo and symmetrical feline half-portait
Moth tattoo and symmetrical feline half-portait

His works aren't limited to bones and creatures with backbones, either. Hirsch did a prett good job in his few insect tattoos. He's really got it.

Symmetrical skull + feline half-portraits with negative space
Symmetrical skull + feline half-portraits with negative space
Symmetrical ram/anatomical heart half-portrait
Symmetrical ram/anatomical heart half-portrait
Geometric-framed, symmetrical feline + canine half-portraits
Geometric-framed, symmetrical feline + canine half-portraits
A pair of symmetrical skull + wolf half-portraits
A pair of symmetrical skull + wolf half-portraits
Polar bear dotwork
Polar bear dotwork
Classic symmetrical/geometric skull + animal portrait
Classic symmetrical/geometric skull + animal portrait
Classic symmetrical/geometric skull + animal portrait
Classic symmetrical/geometric skull + animal portrait
Bird portrait
Bird portrait

As of now, it seems that Hirsch is focusing on animal portraitures and geometric elements. But who knows what else is in for this Berlin-based tattoo artist!

Pictured, Valentin Hirsch.
Pictured, Valentin Hirsch.

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Xavier

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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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