Based in Brazil, Pedro Contessoto creates ornamental tattoos inspired by nature and art. Contessoto adorns the bodies of his clients with a clever mix of symmetrical geometric designs and floral embellishments. The combination of the two creates a delightful juxtaposition — neither would element would be as striking without the other there to provide a counterpoint.
The elegant lines of his tattoos follow the curves of the client and the art serves as the perfect highlight of each person's natural beauty. Contessoto's sleeves wrap around the client's arm with fluidity and motion, while his back pieces make strategic use of the spine to demonstrate his impeccable eye for the tiniest details.
As we made reference to above, Contessoto's back pieces are remarkable. The subtle use of muted colors — although when contrasted with the blackwork they feel anything by muted — is brilliant in the way that it highlights the ornamental work.
Another element that makes Contessoto's tattoos stand out from the bulk of ornamental work that we see is the subtle influence of nature upon his work. In the piece above we see a beetle turned into something gorgeous. And in the piece below, one can't help but notice that the wings of a bird were a clear inspiration on the design.
To see more of Pedro Contessoto's tremendously gorgeous ornamental tattoos, make sure to give the Brazilian artist a follow on Instagram.