If Korean traditional tattooing is sharing some similarities with Western traditional tattoo art, especially in colors, it is way different in terms of composition and creativity. The work of Kay Lee is a great way to explore Korean traditional tattoo art and its contemporary aspect. Indeed, the work of Kay mixes traditional designs, inspired by ancient Korean arts, with exciting new aesthetics.
Getting closer to new school and even graphic art, his tattoos are unique, bold and vivid. He is even flirting with abstract art and blurred outlines. If you are fascinated by the possibilities and interesting views of Korean tattoo artists, you better pay a visit to Kay Lee in his studio Gem Tattoo located in Seoul.
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