Influenced by old traditional medical illustration this piece is an unusual tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving medicalillustration latin

Exceptional Pointillism Tattoos From Blackwork Tattooer Matina Marinou

Tattooer Matina Marinou creates unusual designs that use traditional illustrative techniques from sources like woodcuts and engravings.

Matina Marinou originally hails from Greece but has guest tattooed in a number of studios and is currently working at This Mortal Coil Tattoo shop in Manchester, UK. Her interest in old drawing techniques in illustration such as etching, woodcuts and engraving reflect in her tattooing style. She also masterfully uses pointillism to create unusual and original tattoos. 

Sarah Calavera
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A sketch she made up for a customer, perfect for SarahCalavera Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching skull tree doubleexposure engraving
A sketch she made up for a customer, perfect for #SarahCalavera Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #skull #tree #doubleexposure #engraving
Sarah Calavera
From Tattoodo App
Cool ouija board design. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving ouijaboard blackmagic
Cool ouija board design. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #ouijaboard #blackmagic
Sarah Calavera
From Tattoodo App
Awesome dotwork on this neck tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving
Awesome dotwork on this neck tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving
Sarah Calavera
From Tattoodo App
Beautiful delicate dotwork on the unicorn and dragon. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving dragon unicorn
Beautiful delicate dotwork on the unicorn and dragon. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #dragon #unicorn
Sarah Calavera
From Tattoodo App
Intricate landscape dotwork tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving landscape
Intricate landscape dotwork tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #landscape
Sarah Calavera
From Tattoodo App
Stunning hummingbird tattoo with wonderful detail. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving hummingbird
Stunning hummingbird tattoo with wonderful detail. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #hummingbird

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Sarah Calavera
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Rich floral design in this chrysanthemum tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving crysanthemum
Rich floral design in this chrysanthemum tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #crysanthemum
Sarah Calavera
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One of the more stylish underboob tattoos I have seen. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving underboob
One of the more stylish underboob tattoos I have seen. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #underboob
Sarah Calavera
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Flawless linework on this floral and geometric design. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving floral geometric
Flawless linework on this floral and geometric design. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #floral #geometric
Sarah Calavera
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Impresive pointilism technique in this tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving
Impresive pointilism technique in this tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving
Sarah Calavera
From Tattoodo App
A mandala with a twist using peacock feathers instead. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving peacockfeather mandala
A mandala with a twist using peacock feathers instead. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #peacockfeather #mandala
Sarah Calavera
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A one for insects fans. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving beetle moonphases
A one for insects fans. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #beetle #moonphases
Sarah Calavera
From Tattoodo App
I love unusual compositions in black and grey tattoos this one is wonderful. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving crow skull
I love unusual compositions in black and grey tattoos this one is wonderful. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #crow #skull
Sarah Calavera
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Lovely scenery in dotwork. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving kite sea
Lovely scenery in dotwork. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #kite #sea
Sarah Calavera
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Awesome owl and eagle tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving owl eagle
Awesome owl and eagle tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #owl #eagle
Sarah Calavera
From Tattoodo App
Matina has really captured movement in the body in this dancer tattoo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching dancer engraving
Matina has really captured movement in the body in this dancer tattoo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #dancer #engraving
Sarah Calavera
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The detail on the scales of this snake are immense. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving snake
The detail on the scales of this snake are immense. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #snake
Sarah Calavera
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Gorgeous xray tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving xray
Gorgeous xray tattoo. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #xray
Sarah Calavera
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Wonderful demon lady head. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram MatinaMarinou blackworker pointillism dotwork blackandgrey woodcut etching engraving skull ladyhead demon
Wonderful demon lady head. Photo from Matina Marinou on Instagram #MatinaMarinou #blackworker #pointillism #dotwork #blackandgrey #woodcut #etching #engraving #skull #ladyhead #demon

You can see much more of her work on her Instagram and Behance profiles. 

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Skull obsessed tattoo fanatic, writer for Tattoodo, voice actor and visual artist who loves metal and headbanging. Inspired by Neil Gaiman, Tool, horror & the macabre.

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