The Deconstructed Tattoos of Diki

South Korean tattoo artist Diki gives your regular traditional tattoos a lovable twist with subtle deconstructivism.

Xavier5 months ago in Tattoo Artists

Diki may still be a relatively-unknown tattoo artist in the mainstream scene but as I've heard, he's definitely no greenhorn tattooer in the local shores. Having collaborated with famous K-Pop boy group SHINee, Diki definitely have had his well-deserved share of the spotlight for some time.

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Deer tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #deer #antler
Deer tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #deer #antler

With that said, let's get down to the core of Diki's works. His works are composed of mostly deconstructed traditional pieces made of sharp outlines and primary colors. They're basically your average ship and anchor tattoos with a very eccentric yet not too over-the-top twist. While he can play up with a bit of black and grey shading here and there on larger pieces, his tattoos are mostly designed as minimal as possible.

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Inspirational words. Minimalistic tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #words
Inspirational words. Minimalistic tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #words
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Woman with a panther headdress tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #headdress
Woman with a panther headdress tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #headdress
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Native Indian woman tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #nativeindian
Native Indian woman tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #nativeindian
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Eye of Providence tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #eye #triangle #illuminati #eyeofprovidence
Eye of Providence tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #eye #triangle #illuminati #eyeofprovidence
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Web tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #web
Web tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #web
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Pistol minimalistic tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #pistol #gun
Pistol minimalistic tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #pistol #gun
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Key minimalistic tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #heart #key
Key minimalistic tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #heart #key
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Dagger minimalistic tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #dagger
Dagger minimalistic tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #dagger
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Rose tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #rose
Rose tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #rose
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Birds tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #bird
Birds tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #bird
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Robot tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #robot
Robot tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #minimalistic #robot
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Anchor tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #anchor
Anchor tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #anchor
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Skull [?] tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #skull
Skull [?] tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #skull
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Panther tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #panther
Panther tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #panther

Btw...you may remember Diki from the list of South Korean Tattoo Artists You Should Know I wrote very early this year...

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Ship tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #ship
Ship tattoo by Diki. #Diki #deconstructed #traditional #ship

See more of Diki's kooky deconstructed works here.