'The end is nigh' lettering hand tattoo by Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume

Anrijs Straume's Distinctive Blackwork Lettering Tattoos

The Latvian-born artist puts his dark trash spin on lettering tattoos.

Anrijs Straume is known for his dark trash tattooing style, but his lettering tattoos are just as impressive.

If you saw our recent post about Monami Frost's back tattoo transformation, then you would know that Straume is Frost's husband and responsible for that incredible tattoo. The lettering of 'Utopian Spirit' inspired me to check out more of Straume's lettering tattoos.

Stacie Michelle
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'Kingdom of Sorrow' lettering wrist tattoo by Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume
'Kingdom of Sorrow' lettering wrist tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume

As with his dark black and grey portrait tattoos, Straume puts his own distinctive spin on lettering. He manages to take simple words and make them works of art. The almost cross-hatch type of shading is combined with intricate filigree outlining elements. You'll also see in the tattoos below that there's a graffiti feel to his lettering. 

Even if you just want a word or quote tattoo, an artist like Anrijs Straume can create something special. 

Stacie Michelle
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'Vitality' lettering tattoo by Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume
'Vitality' lettering tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume
Stacie Michelle
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'Illusion' lettering tattoo over existing work by Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume
'Illusion' lettering tattoo over existing work by Anrijs Straume. #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume

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'No more let Life divide what Death can join together'. Percy Bysshe Shelley quote by Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume
'No more let Life divide what Death can join together'. Percy Bysshe Shelley quote by Anrijs Straume. #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume
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'Unsinkable' lettering stomach tattoo by Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume
'Unsinkable' lettering stomach tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume
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'Non Mollare Mai' lettering tattoo by Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume
'Non Mollare Mai' lettering tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume
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'The end is nigh' lettering hand tattoo by Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume
'The end is nigh' lettering hand tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume
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'One life, one chance' lettering tattoo by Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume
'One life, one chance' lettering tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume
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A take on the phrase "In one ear and out the other". By Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume
A take on the phrase "In one ear and out the other". By Anrijs Straume. #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume
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'Wait and bleed' lettering tattoo by Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume
'Wait and bleed' lettering tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume
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Re-work of the word 'lucky'. By Anrijs Straume. lucky lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume
Re-work of the word 'lucky'. By Anrijs Straume. #lucky #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume
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Vegan logo and lettering by Anrijs Straume. lettering wording blackandgrey blackwork AnrijsStraume vegan
Vegan logo and lettering by Anrijs Straume. #lettering #wording #blackandgrey #blackwork #AnrijsStraume #vegan

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