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Scrimshaw Style Blackwork Tattoos of Sea Creatures

Scrimshaw Style Blackwork Tattoos of Sea Creatures

Tattoo Artists1 min Read

Here are some of the most impressive illustrative blackwork tattoos of whales, octopuses, mermaids, and beasts to come from the Seven Seas.

Monochromatic Masterpieces is our weekly series where we celebrate illustrative blackwork tattoos made by the most talented practitioners of the style. Be sure to check out some of our previous installments, while you’re at it.

To see more nautical illustrative blackwork, set sail for these tattooists’ Instagrams. If you want a scrimshaw style tattoo of your favorite sea creature, have one of these artists inscribe you like a piece of whale bone.


Ross Howerton
Written byRoss Howerton

BA in Literary Studies from The New School. MFA in Creative Writing from NMSU. Staff Writer for Tattoodo. I love art, books, movies, music, and video games. Hit me up on Twitter @Powertonium

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