The Madly Witty Cartoon Style Tattoos of Hong Ji Sun

South Korean tattooer Hong Ji Sun serves some lighthearted fun with her witty cartoon style tattoos.

Xavier6 months ago in Tattoo Artists

If you're a big kid at heart, then you might want a piece of Hong Ji Sun's art. Drawn on with bold lines and colored in with bright shades, it's almost as if Ji Sun took inspiration for her tattoos from Sharpie markers. 

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Cartoon mouse tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #mouse
Cartoon mouse tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #mouse

With her comical cartoon style, you'd think Ji Sun's designs were Sharpie doodles. All of her designs feature original animal characters consisting of silly rabbits, squirrels, mice, Corgi dogs, and even a skull with a bow placed in rather witty situations. She works alongside her husband and fellow tattooer, Woohyeun Heo.

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Cartoon pig and rabbit tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #pig #rabbit
Cartoon pig and rabbit tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #pig #rabbit

You have to appreciate the South Korean tattoo artist's humor to really find her work amusing. Her designs remind me the most of retro cartoons, with the way they're so bluntly designed, with their lighthearted comedy. Most of Hong Ji Sun's cartoon tattoos tell witty little stories that are bound to make you smile — nothing dark or complex, only pure old school fun.

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Cartoon squirrel tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #squirrel
Cartoon squirrel tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #squirrel

Before Ji Sun pursued tattooing to work alongside her husband, she used to dabble with crafts. She mainly sewed patches of her cartoon characters which she then sold or personally used. Nowadays, she still sews original designs — tattoo flash patches to go with her clients' sweet new tattoos.

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Cartoon cat tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #cat
Cartoon cat tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #cat
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Cartoon squirrel tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #squirrel
Cartoon squirrel tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #squirrel
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Cartoon cat and dog tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #cat #dog
Cartoon cat and dog tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #cat #dog
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Cartoon baby duck tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #duck
Cartoon baby duck tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #duck
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Cartoon tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #skeleton #cat
Cartoon tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #skeleton #cat
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Cartoon cat + mouse + cheeze tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #Ssun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #cat #mouse #cheeze #foodchain
Cartoon cat + mouse + cheeze tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #Ssun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #cat #mouse #cheeze #foodchain
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Cartoon cat and dog tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #yacht #cat #dog
Cartoon cat and dog tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #yacht #cat #dog
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Cartoon rabbit tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #rabbit #carrot #bunny
Cartoon rabbit tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #rabbit #carrot #bunny
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Cartoon cactus + hedgehog tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #cactus #hedgehog
Cartoon cactus + hedgehog tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #cactus #hedgehog
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Cartoon horse tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny
Cartoon horse tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny
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Cartoon penguin tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #penguin
Cartoon penguin tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #penguin
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Cartoon tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #corgi #dog
Cartoon tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny #cute #corgi #dog

If you're into cartoon style you've love these 13 Dope Cartoon Anaglyph Tattoos by Marcus Yuen.

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Cartoon skull tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny
Cartoon skull tattoo by Hong Ji Sun. #Hongjisun #cartoon #bold #comical #funny

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