Spooky Black Tattoos by Rebecca Dewinter

Spooky Black Tattoos by Rebecca Dewinter

Witchcraft has never looked so good.

Black illustrative tattoos can sometimes have an antiquated feel to them, similar to Victorian medical or field journals. Artist Rebecca DeWinter, a Londoner based out of Vancouver, Canada, is a master of black illustrative work.

Focusing on natural muses like plants, animals, and bones, DeWinter also has a proclivity for pagan-esque subjects, women dancing naked adorned with a pentagram, tiny hooded figures hand in hand with goat-footed demons in a ritual circle, and even a tribute to Baphomet, one of the oldest symbols of magic and enlightenment. Her work is beautiful, yet foreboding. Fine line work makes up the majority of her tattoos, with a heavy emphasis on reconnecting humans with nature. In a recent interview with the New York Times, DeWinter noted, "humanity’s removal from nature is terrifying. Adorning our bodies with natural tattoos seems to be a way of reconnecting with our habitat.”

You can see more of DeWinter’s work on her Instagram.

Want to see more nature inspired tattoos? Check out artists like Alice Carrier, Caroline Vitelli, and Ilja Hummel.

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