Szymon Gdowicz: Creator of the Tattoo Art Called Pain Ting

Fine art and tattooing are becoming one and the same these days with many painters working in both mediums...

Szymon Gdowicz hails from Poland and has coined the term for his style of tattooing as Pain Ting. His pieces are often abstract in watercolor and usually bright bold colors that make stunning tattoos. 

A signature of his work is the large inked brushstrokes that look as if he was using a large paintbrush to apply the ink. This is one tattoo artist who really does use the flesh as a canvas to create superbly unique tattoos. If you are a fan of abstract art and tattoos this is the guy for you!

Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
The artist himself. Szymon's sleeve tattoo was done by artist Bam Bam. Photo credit: Pawel Biegun  #SzymonGdowicz  #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #BamBam
The artist himself. Szymon's sleeve tattoo was done by artist Bam Bam. Photo credit: Pawel Biegun #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #BamBam
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Bright and bold heart design by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz  #brushstroke #brushstrokes #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #heart
Bright and bold heart design by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #brushstroke #brushstrokes #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #heart
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Gorgeous watercolor style brushstrokes by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz  #brushstroke #brushstrokes  #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #brushstroke
Gorgeous watercolor style brushstrokes by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #brushstroke #brushstrokes #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #brushstroke
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
This piece was influenced by artwork from the band Modest Mouse by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz  #PainTing #brushstroke #brushstrokes #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #modestmouse #brushstroke #arrow
This piece was influenced by artwork from the band Modest Mouse by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #brushstroke #brushstrokes #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #modestmouse #brushstroke #arrow
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
The red in the mask is so smooth and flawlessly done. Tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz  #brushstroke #brushstrokes #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold
The red in the mask is so smooth and flawlessly done. Tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #brushstroke #brushstrokes #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Beautiful abstract brushstrokes in this original design by Szymon Gdowicz  #SzymonGdowicz  #brushstroke #brushstrokes #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold
Beautiful abstract brushstrokes in this original design by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #brushstroke #brushstrokes #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
A minimalistic portrait exquisitely done by Szymon Gdowicz #brushstroke #brushstrokes #SzymonGdowicz  #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #portrait
A minimalistic portrait exquisitely done by Szymon Gdowicz #brushstroke #brushstrokes #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #portrait
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Love the vibrancy of the color against hevy black by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #eye
Love the vibrancy of the color against hevy black by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #eye
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Looks to me like a Prince tribute what do you think? Tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz  #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #Prince
Looks to me like a Prince tribute what do you think? Tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #Prince
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
The iconic mask from plague doctors wonderfully executed tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz  #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #plaguedoctor
The iconic mask from plague doctors wonderfully executed tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #plaguedoctor
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
This reminds me of a stencil graffiti you'd see on a wall. Tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold stencil
This reminds me of a stencil graffiti you'd see on a wall. Tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold stencil
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Amazing smooth and vibrant color on this sleeve by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold
Amazing smooth and vibrant color on this sleeve by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
For any Doctor Who fans out there. Tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #tardis #DoctorWho
For any Doctor Who fans out there. Tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #tardis #DoctorWho
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Striking contrast of the two bears in this awesome design by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #bear
Striking contrast of the two bears in this awesome design by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #bear
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
His watercolor work looks as if it were airbrushed on absolutely stunning. Tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold
His watercolor work looks as if it were airbrushed on absolutely stunning. Tattoo by Szymon Gdowicz #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Lovely rainbow brushstroke abstraction by Szymon Gdowicz #brushstroke #brushstrokes #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #rainbow
Lovely rainbow brushstroke abstraction by Szymon Gdowicz #brushstroke #brushstrokes #SzymonGdowicz #PainTing #abstract #watercolor #fineart #bold #rainbow

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