The Diverse Blackwork Tattoos of Yanina Viland

The Diverse Blackwork Tattoos of Yanina Viland

Yanina Viland creates a vast variety of experimental blackwork tattoo designs.

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.

Geometric linework bird tattoo #bird #linework #geometric #YaninaViland

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.

Beautiful flower blackwork bracelet #flowers #fineline #blackwork #bracelet #YaninaViland
Insane geometric back piece #geometric #fineline #blackwork #YaninaViland

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.

Awesome geometric mandala tattoo #mandala #geometric #blackwork #YaninaViland
Linework sketch portrait by Yanina Viland #portrait #linework #sketch #YaninaViland
Simple leaf tattoo design #blackwork #linework #fineline #leaf #YaninaViland
Beautiful dog linework portrait #portrait #dog #linework #geometric #YaninaViland
Awesome deer blackwork #deer #blackwork #YaninaViland
Beautiful geometric lace underboob tattoo #underboob #lace #mandala #YaninaViland
Geometric elephant blackwork by Yanina VIland #elephant #YaninaViland #blackwork #linework #fineline
Nature inspired linework by Yanina Viland #ocean #mountain #water #YaninaViland #blackwork #linework

To see more of Viland's envelope-pushing work, make you way to her Instagram. Should you desire one of her pieces of abstract wonderment, she can be reached on her Facebook page for booking.

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