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Andrey Lukovnikov's Elaborate Silhouette Tattoos

Andrey Lukovnikov's Elaborate Silhouette Tattoos
Tattoo Artists1 min Read

Scenes inside of shapes, layers within layers.

Fresh as fuck is nice in these bleak times, and fresh as fuck is what Andrey Lukovnikov's work is. Lukovnikov has a painterly, colorful style, reminiscent of oil painting, and specializes in fitting these elaborate, detailed pieces of art inside of other forms. He has flowers pouring out of bird shapes, birds peeking out of deer heads, bugs filled with flora. These silhouette tattoos are a sight to behold.

A flower scene inside of a detailed feather shape, by Andrey Lukovnikov. (via IG—lukovnikovtattoo) #neotraditional #color #silhouette #ukraine #AndreyLukovnikov
A bird and vine silhouette surround a flower, by Andrey Lukovnikov. (via IG—lukovnikovtattoo) #neotraditional #color #silhouette #ukraine #AndreyLukovnikov

Breathtaking is an adjective that gets tossed around a little too easily nowadays ("Wow, that Insta pic was breathtaking!" "This ramen is breathtaking!" "That film was breathtaking!"), but seriously, Lukovnikov's color work is breathtaking. He captures light and form with authority, using painterly techniques that make his flowers have a realistic depth to them and gives his animals a furry sheen.

A bee shape is filled with flowers, by Andrey Lukovnikov. (via IG—lukovnikovtattoo) #neotraditional #color #silhouette #ukraine #AndreyLukovnikov
Flowers peek through a heart shape, by Andrey Lukovnikov. (via IG—lukovnikovtattoo) #neotraditional #color #silhouette #ukraine #AndreyLukovnikov
Sparrow shape encapsulates roses, by Andrey Lukovnikov. (via IG—lukovnikovtattoo) #neotraditional #color #silhouette #ukraine #AndreyLukovnikov
A beetle form has a burning creepy skull in it, by Andrey Lukovnikov. (via IG—lukovnikovtattoo) #neotraditional #color #silhouette #ukraine #AndreyLukovnikov

He's also clearly telling us a story. He packs details and information into every shape, and layers and overlaps his subjects so we have to try to peer inside to get the full picture. 

A flying beetle shape has flowers inside of it, by Andrey Lukovnikov. (via IG—lukovnikovtattoo) #neotraditional #color #silhouette #ukraine #AndreyLukovnikov
A bird peeks inside of a deer head shape, by Andrey Lukovnikov. (via IG—lukovnikovtattoo) #neotraditional #color #silhouette #ukraine #AndreyLukovnikov
An evening cabin in the woods scene, inside an owl shape, by Andrey Lukovnikov. (via IG—lukovnikovtattoo) #neotraditional #color #silhouette #ukraine #AndreyLukovnikov

Peek into Lukovnikov's Instagram for more incredible work. He works out of Redberry Tattoo Studio in Wroclaw, Poland, so head on over to their Facebook to learn how to book an appointment with him for some grand, detailed work.

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