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The Tattoos of Luca Font Belong in a Museum

The Tattoos of Luca Font Belong in a Museum

Tattoo Artists1 min Read

These colorful tattoos draw far more influence from Pablo Picasso than from Sailor Jerry.

When you spend your life looking at thousands of thousands of tattoos per day, as we are lucky enough to do here at Tattoodo, it takes something truly different to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. When we first saw what Luca Font was doing those hairs didn't just stand up, they flew right the hell off our neck and landed on the other side of the room.

Font doesn't draw his inspiration from the flash sheets adorning a tattoo parlor, but from canvasses hanging in the halls of a modern art museum. At times cubist, other times surreal, Font's tattoos are clearly inspired from modern art movements of the early 20th century. Font pays less attention to what a subject actually looks like — donkeys rarely look like the one above — but more from the emotional reaction a person has to the subject. This point is enhanced by splashes of pastel coloration alongside bold, black lines. 

Above is an example of where Font indulges his surreal side. I wasn't even aware that whales could go swimming in space. Below you will find a seductive woman with an equally galactic feel to her. 

Regardless of the artistic medium, it's very rare that an artist stands out because their work truly is unique. Luca Font is a tattooist that really is blazing his own path in the industry. See where he is taking things next by giving him a follow on Instagram. 

Charlie Connell
Written byCharlie Connell

Likes: writing, baseball, dumplings, American Traditional tattoos, punk rock. Dislikes: kale, things that look like kale and words that rhyme with kale. Managing Editor @tattoodo

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