Nudy Tattooer's Blackwork Crescent Moons and Sad Girls

South Korean tattooer Nudy beautifully illustrates crescent moons and sad girls in minimalist blackwork tattoos with bold outlines.

Xavier5 months ago in Tattoo Artists

South Korea's Reindeer Ink houses some of the finest tattooers in Hongdae, Seoul. With names like fine line tattoo artists, Zihwa, Goyo, Zihae, and more, Reindeer Ink is one rising power house in the fast-growing tattoo scene of South Korea. 

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Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #anatomicalheart
Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #anatomicalheart

Here's one more tattoo artist to add to the list: Nudy. Originally based in Yangsan, Nudy moved to Seoul to pursue a career in tattooing and ended up at Reindeer Ink in Hongdae. 

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Crescent moon + sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
Crescent moon + sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon

Nudy sets himself apart from the fine line blackwork the darlings of Reindeer Ink are known for with bolder lines and a more minimalist approach to designs. He makes use of negative space and neat linework to accentuate his muted yet soulful designs. 

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Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady
Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady

Most of Nudy's works are of melancholic women and crescent moons — both of which are the most prevalent elements in his tattoos. While crescent moons and sad girls stand well off on their own (and make such a good album title, by the way), a combination of both makes for such lovely and desolate tattoos.  

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Deer girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #antler
Deer girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #antler

Aside from crescent moons and sad girls (I realized this would make a good poem title, as well), Nudy also likes to play around with roses, cosmic elements, cacti, and a whole lot of portraits of even sadder girls.

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Crescent moon + rose blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #crescentmoon #crescent #moon #rose
Crescent moon + rose blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #crescentmoon #crescent #moon #rose
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Crescent moon blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
Crescent moon blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
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Deer blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #crescentmoon #crescent #moon #deer #antlers
Deer blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #crescentmoon #crescent #moon #deer #antlers
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Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #knife
Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #knife
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Rose and crescent moon behind the ear blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #crescentmoon #crescent #moon #behindtheear #rose
Rose and crescent moon behind the ear blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #crescentmoon #crescent #moon #behindtheear #rose
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Crescent moon blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
Crescent moon blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
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Crescent moon + sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
Crescent moon + sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
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Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady
Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady
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Crescent moon + sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
Crescent moon + sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
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Crescent moon + girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #rose #crescentmoon #moon #crescent
Crescent moon + girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #rose #crescentmoon #moon #crescent

Images from Nudy's Instagram.