Russian tattooer Vladimir Pride is a guy who knows the value of bold black ink and dramatic imagery. Pride's contemporary blackwork tattoos touch on a number of styles, drawing influence from traditional, horror and geometric tattooing. Packed with heavy shading and solid black Pride's tattoos don't fail to catch your eye and remind us just why contemporary blackwork can be so damn good.
Proving once again just why Russia is a powerhouse in the modern tattoo industry the work of Pride is something everyone can enjoy, for a lucky few it's something they can wear for the rest of their lives. Enjoy the haunting blackwork below and get pumped on contemporary dark art.
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