Beautiful sternum + hip piece by Chaim Machlev and photographed by Ben Hopper via @dotstolines Dotstolines benhopper fineart photography decorative

These Inverted Photos of DotsToLines' Intricate Tattoos Are INCREDIBLE

Photographer Ben Hopper's reversed photos of Chaim Machlev's unbelievably complex tattoos are nothing short of mesmerizing.

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We consistently rave about tattoo artist Chaim Machlev- aka DotsToLines- insanely elegant tattoos. From teeny dots to the tiniest lines you've ever seen to twisting, turning, full-body masterpieces- there truly is nobody else out there doing what Machlev does. For lack of a better term, his work is pretty fucking unreal. 

Tattoo Forever exhibition via @dotstolines Dotstolines benhopper fineart photography decorative
Tattoo Forever exhibition via @dotstolines #Dotstolines #benhopper #fineart #photography #decorative

DotsToLines' website & Instagram feed are filled with artfully shot photos of his work (cough a social media maven's dream cough) and you can always rely on him for some serious tattoo eye candy- but by teaming up with photographer Ben Hopper, he's taken it to a whole new level. 

Amazing elephant backpiece by Chaim Machlev and photographed by Ben Hopper via @dotstolines Dotstolines benhopper fineart photography decorative
Amazing elephant backpiece by Chaim Machlev and photographed by Ben Hopper via @dotstolines #Dotstolines #benhopper #fineart #photography #decorative

The two artists joined forces for an exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Italy for the "Tattoo Forever" exhibition. The inverted, x-ray-like photos give us a completely new perspective on these already hypnotizing works of art- and reveal even more complexity than we already knew was there. 

Take a look at the collaboration between Hopper and Machlev below. Unfortunately the exhibition has already come to a close, but fear not- after creating magic like this, I'm sure it won't be long before we see more work from the two. Fingers crossed. 

Dimensional backpiece by Chaim Machlev and photographed by Ben Hopper via @dotstolines Dotstolines benhopper fineart photography decorative
Dimensional backpiece by Chaim Machlev and photographed by Ben Hopper via @dotstolines #Dotstolines #benhopper #fineart #photography #decorative

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