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Neo Traditional Kawaii Tattooer - Carly Kroll

Neo Traditional Kawaii Tattooer - Carly Kroll

Tattoo Artists1 min Read

Tattoo artist and word traveller Carly Kroll makes the world a better place with her bright neo traditional tattoos.

Australia seems to have no shortage of talented kawaii tattooers. But, Carly Kroll ultimately made her sweet getaway to Germany to chase sunsets and tattoo anything that sparkles, shines bright, and put smiles on faces. These days, she spends most of her time tattooing lovely animé-inspired ink and splitting it between Melbourne and Berlin, which is her second home. Carly works with vegan ink and probably loves Studio Ghibli films and Sailor Moon as much as I do.

Those who know her see Carly Kroll as the free-spirited traveller with the sunshine in her heart. The sunshine can be seen reflected in her works, paired with her love for pop culture and anything kawaii. All these are then executed in a lovely neo traditional style that brings out the most vivid details and hues in her tattoos. Wherever her journey may whisk her off to, the magic that was there from the start since her apprentice days in Berlin will stay with Carly.

Making storms in teacups — don't forget the sugar!

Lovely, lovely narwhals, the unicorns of the sea.

If I had a scepter as cool as this, I won't just be ‘fighting like a girl’; I would kick ass.


Look at all these beautiful people who loves No-Face just as much as I do.

Stay in summer paradise for life!

Sandy castle in a snow globe tattoo by Carly Kroll. #snowglobe #glass #castle #girly #CarlyKroll

Carly also does a lot of snow globes for safe keeping of the most precious memories.

Otter Tattoo by Carly Kroll #otter #animaltattoo #HarryPotter #CarlyKroll

This Harry Potter fan knows exactly what house she belongs to.

All images via Instagram.

Written byXavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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