Brazilian fine line tattooist Bru Simões proves that you don't always have to apply bold in-your-face imagery to make a statement. She creates tattoos that figuratively depict women and their existential struggles, simplest pleasures, and the comfort of their own skin — the very thing society tries so hard to tear down. With the cleanest lines and the finest details, Bru captures the essence of being a woman; she welds together the realities of things like ‘love handles’ and ‘thunder thighs’ with dreamlike elements that make for some dazzling tattoos.
Bru keeps her ladies with minimal facial features, even skipping the eyes altogether, to direct the focus on their bodies and body language. For the most part, she positions their bodies with very relaxed gestures and auras. In some, the women are seen with vacant and almost melancholic emotion, implying a struggle with negativity in their lives. That's what makes Bru's tattoos incredible, her ability to bring out strong emotion through subtle techniques.
A personal favorite is this lady dozing off, as she gets lost in the world of witches and wizards.
Read an earlier article on Bru here.
Don't mind me, I'm still in awe. But do give Bru a follow on Instagram!