Yanina Viland is one of the groundbreaking tattooists operating out of Saint Petersburg, Russia right now. The aesthetic of her work is hard to pen down, but it's safe to say it's unconventional. She is know for combining graphic blackwork with watercolor highlights to create whimsical abstracted body art. Though all of her tattoos are a wonder to behold, today we're looking at her pieces done only in black ink.
The blackwork pieces throughout Viland's portfolio demonstrate her versatility as a visual artist. She studied visual art and architecture prior to becoming a tattooist, and her training comes across in her highly-detailed and carefully plotted out body art.
Viland is a master of all sorts of imagery and motifs. In her body of work, one will find everything from progressive ornamental blackwork to illustrative designs like dainty flora. She also produces more avant-garde compositions, as seen in her impressionistic portraits of people and animals. In short, her stylistic diversity known no bounds, even when she's working in only black.