Nature-Inspired Black Tattoos by Thomas Eckeard

Nature-Inspired Black Tattoos by Thomas Eckeard

Fire up yer winnebago and get yer hiking boots on, here's some sweet sweet nature for you.

Well, for fuck sake, these are adorable. Adorable and tender and fun. Thomas Eckeard is a black worker who really has his nature-themed tattoos down to a science. Map-inspired, featuring dot work and etching-style lines, Eckeard's nature tattoos making us wanna go on a nice long woodsy walk.

Straight up black line work is classic. It's reminiscent of old-school picture books and basic, antique maps. Eckeard conveys so much magic with the simple direction of his lines and dots. Enchanting.

There's also some traditional art historical surrealism mixed in with his clean cut style. Images overlay into other images; scenes become other scenes. He's got a great sense of composition, and knows how to use his client's skin as a canvas.

Eckeard's Instagram is chock-full of wonderful line work. And if you're in the Los Angeles area (well, okay, specifically Arcadia), swing by Black Talon Tattoo where he works.

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