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Nudy Tattooer's Blackwork Crescent Moons and Sad Girls

Nudy Tattooer's Blackwork Crescent Moons and Sad Girls
Tattoo Artists1 min Read

South Korean tattooer Nudy beautifully illustrates crescent moons and sad girls in minimalist blackwork tattoos with bold outlines.

South Korea's Reindeer Ink houses some of the finest tattooers in Hongdae, Seoul. With names like fine line tattoo artists, Zihwa, Goyo, Zihae, and more, Reindeer Ink is one rising power house in the fast-growing tattoo scene of South Korea. 

Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #anatomicalheart

Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #anatomicalheart

Here's one more tattoo artist to add to the list: Nudy. Originally based in Yangsan, Nudy moved to Seoul to pursue a career in tattooing and ended up at Reindeer Ink in Hongdae. 

Crescent moon + sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon

Crescent moon + sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon

Nudy sets himself apart from the fine line blackwork the darlings of Reindeer Ink are known for with bolder lines and a more minimalist approach to designs. He makes use of negative space and neat linework to accentuate his muted yet soulful designs. 

Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady

Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady

Most of Nudy's works are of melancholic women and crescent moons — both of which are the most prevalent elements in his tattoos. While crescent moons and sad girls stand well off on their own (and make such a good album title, by the way), a combination of both makes for such lovely and desolate tattoos.  

Deer girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #antler

Deer girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #antler

Aside from crescent moons and sad girls (I realized this would make a good poem title, as well), Nudy also likes to play around with roses, cosmic elements, cacti, and a whole lot of portraits of even sadder girls.

Crescent moon + rose blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #crescentmoon #crescent #moon #rose
Crescent moon blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
Deer blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #crescentmoon #crescent #moon #deer #antlers
Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #knife
Rose and crescent moon behind the ear blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #crescentmoon #crescent #moon #behindtheear #rose
Crescent moon blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
Crescent moon + sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon
Sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady
Crescent moon + sad girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #crescentmoon #crescent #moon

Meet the rest of the Reindeer Ink residents here:

Crescent moon + girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #rose #crescentmoon #moon #crescent

Crescent moon + girl blackwork tattoo by Nudy. #Nudy #blackwork #girl #sadgirl #woman #lady #rose #crescentmoon #moon #crescent

Images from Nudy's Instagram.


Xavier
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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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