When done correctly, traditional babe tattoos are some of the most beautiful pieces around. Each one unique, the traditional babes are the quintessential ladies of mystery. Punctuated with color, stylistically flawless, and brimming with personality, Brisbane, Australia-based artist Jon FTW’s traditional babes are a thing of beauty.
Depicting everything from masked women to flight attendants to Enid Coleslaw of Ghost World, FTW knows no limitations. Aside from perfect execution, shading, and a sense of fluidity that only comes from a mastering of one’s craft, FTW seems to have injected a distinct personality into every one of the ladies he’s created. A femme fatale for the Masked Woman, a button pusher for the Bubble Girl, and an intrepid adventurer for the Bear Beauty. FTW has created more than beautiful pieces of art, he’s created whole characters that are just as impressive as the ladies that undoubtedly inspired them.