Fun and Quirky Blackwork Tattoos by Liz Kim

Breathe some West Coast air with these fresh and funky blackwork tattoos by Liz Kim.

lisap6 months ago in Tattoo Artists

Tattooing out of Vancouver, Canada, Liz Kim's tattoos really bring something fresh and funky to blackwork tattoos. Her tattoos have a sketch-like feel and really jump off the skin with their defined lines. Her images are super quirky and unique, and really have a character of their own. 

Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
Bart Simpson Pineapple Skull by Liz Kim #pineapple #bartsimpson #skull #blackwork #linework #lizkim
Bart Simpson Pineapple Skull by Liz Kim #pineapple #bartsimpson #skull #blackwork #linework #lizkim

I caught up with Liz to ask her a few questions about her style, inspiration, and how she got started. She admitted that at the beginning, she had fun doing a lot of "drunk tattoos at house parties for skater boys, and didn't really take it seriously as a career choice until about May 2015." 

She says that at some point, "a few friends started asking me for nicer designs, and coming over for them on a regular basis, and I got a lot of practice that way."

The best thing that Liz likes about tattooing is helping people express themselves through art. She says, "I feel like I get to help them express themselves, and that feels really nice when they end up with exactly what they had in mind." 

Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
Tuck me in I'm cozy skeleton tattoo by Liz Kim #blackwork #linework #dotwork #lizkim #skeleton
Tuck me in I'm cozy skeleton tattoo by Liz Kim #blackwork #linework #dotwork #lizkim #skeleton
Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
Frank Miller's Batman tattoo by Liz Kim #batman #batmantattoo #frankmiller iller #blackwork #lizkim
Frank Miller's Batman tattoo by Liz Kim #batman #batmantattoo #frankmiller iller #blackwork #lizkim
Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
West Siiiide shout out to Machete Joe by Liz Kim #westside #westcoast #blackwork #linework #dotwork #lizkim
West Siiiide shout out to Machete Joe by Liz Kim #westside #westcoast #blackwork #linework #dotwork #lizkim
Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
Ralph picking his nose, as usual #blackwork #linework #lizkim #simpsons #simpsonstattoo #ralphwiggum
Ralph picking his nose, as usual #blackwork #linework #lizkim #simpsons #simpsonstattoo #ralphwiggum
Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
Love these matching tats by Liz Kim #blackwork #linework #dotwork #lizkim #smoking #hands
Love these matching tats by Liz Kim #blackwork #linework #dotwork #lizkim #smoking #hands
Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
Raven tattoo by Liz Kim #blackwork #linework #dotwork #raven #lizkim
Raven tattoo by Liz Kim #blackwork #linework #dotwork #raven #lizkim
Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
Single needle flash by Liz Kim. Hook me up with that mountain flash! #flashsheet #flashart #tattooflash #flowers #floral #nature #lizkim
Single needle flash by Liz Kim. Hook me up with that mountain flash! #flashsheet #flashart #tattooflash #flowers #floral #nature #lizkim
Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
Whyyy not. Tattoo by Liz KIm #blackwork #linework #lizkim #fingers #hand
Whyyy not. Tattoo by Liz KIm #blackwork #linework #lizkim #fingers #hand
Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
I think a lot of people can relate to this...hilarious tattoo by Liz KIm #blackwork #linework #dotwork #lizkim #skeleton #skeletontattoo #graveyard #gravestone
I think a lot of people can relate to this...hilarious tattoo by Liz KIm #blackwork #linework #dotwork #lizkim #skeleton #skeletontattoo #graveyard #gravestone
Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
This T-Rex doesn't look so mean! #blackwork #linework #dotwork #lizkim #trex #trextattoo
This T-Rex doesn't look so mean! #blackwork #linework #dotwork #lizkim #trex #trextattoo
Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
Last but not least, hook me up with some peanut butter banana and avocado on the side. Tattoo by Liz KIm #blackwork #linework #lizkim #banana #peanutbutter #avocado
Last but not least, hook me up with some peanut butter banana and avocado on the side. Tattoo by Liz KIm #blackwork #linework #lizkim #banana #peanutbutter #avocado
JeanFrom Tattoodo App
Awesome scalp piece #laurel #wreath #crown #linework #LizKim
Awesome scalp piece #laurel #wreath #crown #linework #LizKim

For blackwork tattoos in a similar style, check out these Minimalistic Linework Tattoos by Sven Eigengrau and  The Clean and Fresh Linework of Jen Von Klitzing

Lisa PetersenFrom Tattoodo App
Liz Kim chilling on the West Coast #vancouver #vancouvertattooartists #bestcoast #wescoast #lizkim
Liz Kim chilling on the West Coast #vancouver #vancouvertattooartists #bestcoast #wescoast #lizkim

Give Liz a follow on Instagram , or just head over to the *cough* best coast *cough* to meet her in person!