There’s a whole wave of artists that are jumping on the neo-traditional, art nouveau bandwagon, and for good reason, too. The muted color palettes and naturalistic style is absolutely beautiful, and while artists like Kirsten Holliday have widely popularized the style, artist Sophia Baughan is offering up her own take on it.
Tattooing out of Sydney, Australia, Baughan uses a lot of the same elements found in neo-traditional naturalistic tattoos, like animals, botanicals, and muted color palettes, but instead mixes it with a certain painterly element. A closer look reveals that her animals, as well as some of her plants, feature unique brush-like strokes that mimic the lines and texture that’s left behind from a paint brush on canvas. Most recognizable in the gradient of certain subjects, the colors expertly fade from dark to light, in a fashion that feels both organic as well as artistic. Although she tattoos mainly out of Sydney, if you’re longing for one of Baughan’s pieces, you’re in luck. She’s also a traveling artist with plans to visit the United States soon, although her wait list is quite long and spaces fill up fast, so be sure to give her a follow on Instagram for all her latest happenings.