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PLPeter Laeviv

Peter Laeviv

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L O N D O N /industrial designer from budapest/ Instagram: @peterlaeviv . Apt via email only: art@peterlaeviv.com . Peter's style is a merge of meticulous geometric and organic symbols that formulate surrealistic visions often inspired by self-reflections. This form language and memetic storytelling is aimed to stimulate diverse interpretations.

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Black & Gray
Dotwork
Fineline
Geometric
Realism
Surrealism
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“ - Everything you say is contradictory. You can't have been in one place and another at the same time. Of all those lives, which one is the right one? - Each of these lives is the right one! Every path is the right path. Everything could have been anything else and it would have just as much meaning.” – Mr. Nobody Thank you Daniel for the trust and complete freedom with your idea! “The mindset of how I see myself has changed, from “being” to “becoming” as I know I’m not limited to whatever I am right now. I’d like to be reminded that I can always be a better version of myself if I keep working on it, while I’m in peace with my current state.” Project was done a few months back while I was visiting home in Hungary.  By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #pet“I have always had the sensation of having to choose which path in life I should take. I have been torn between the decision of excelling in this physical reality, and doing everything in my power to make my time here on Earth truly incredible. Or to dedicate my life to the exploration of the universe found within, however this would result in excluding myself off to the world around me. After trying the latter for a year I came to the realisation that I need to find a balance, I discovered that love is at the core of both paths but one cannot work without the other, there is a symbiosis at work. I need to find a way to do both…” – Elliot Thank you Elliot for the beautiful thoughts, your trust and complete freedom with your idea! Project was done a few months back. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tatto“Suppose you see somebody strange in your room. You get scared and open your eyes and find that there is nobody. Was it a dream? You most likely saw your own version from a parallel realm. Many versions of you exist in parallel realms. Difference between any two versions of you can be as little as that of a mole or as big as that of gender.” – Shunya I created a simpler version of this design some years ago (it was never tattooed), some of you might even remember. Scott wanted to get it tattooed, so I decided to add to it to make it a more ‘current’ version of mine. Thank you Scott for your trust! Project was done a few months back. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #artesobscurae #forearDay II/I. - Tom's life story sleeve Thats how I imagine the embodiment of memories: the fickle yarns being endlessly woven to the point of hopeless entanglement. Timelines and different storylines are being represented coincidentally. Tom wanted me to visualize his life experences from childhood to present day, both good and the bad and his outlook on the future. We spent 3 days together so far, and more is to come. You will see progression of this project in the coming days. “Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.” – Kazuo Ishiguro Thank you Tom for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done a few months back. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartisDay I. - Tom's life story sleeve Tom wanted me to visualise his life experiences from childhood to present day, both good and the bad and his outlook on the future. We spent 3 days together so far, and more is to come. You will see progression of this project in the coming days. It is highly rewarding when there is mutual trust and the connection is strong from the get go between me and the client. “The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect.” – Peter A. Levine Thank you Tom for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done few months back, as always. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #artesobscurae #slee“I was born in the highlands but raised on the coast: my bones are the mountains and my blood is the ocean.” – Daniel Thank you Daniel for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done few months back, as always. We had to finish the whole thing in one sitting. Normally a project like this would take 1.5-2 full day sessions' worth of time, but it was a fun challenge to see where my threshold lies. Cudos to Daniel for sitting perfectly, true to his disciplined mind as a martial artist. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #artesobscurae #shouldertattoo #naturetattoo #constellationtattoo #skymaptattoo #surrealism #mothernature #realism #realismtattoo #surrealismtattoo“Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide, and, at last, they will come together. Throw two planets into space, and they will fall one on the other. Place two enemies in the midst of a crowd, and they will inevitably meet; it is a fatality, a question of time; that is all.” – Jules Verne Thank you Olivia for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done few months back, as usual. A bit about the project: “Altair is part of an asterism called the summer triangle (which joins Altair, Deneb and Vega) to help us see in the stars that it's summer. The summer constellation will resemble the significance that this summer and year has had on me since I have gone through quite significant struggles this year and the tattoo will mark me turning over a new leaf.” – Olivia The other significant inspiration was the H4 Harrison clock: “Aided by some of London's finest workmen, John Harrison proceeded to design and make the world's first succes“In ordinary perception, the senses send an overwhelming flood of information to the brain, which the brain then filters down to a trickle it can manage for the purpose of survival in a highly competitive world. Man has become so rational, so utilitarian, that the trickle becomes most pale and thin. It is efficient, for mere survival, but it screens out the most wondrous parts of man's potential experience without his even knowing it. We're shut off from our own world. Primitive man once experienced the rich and sparkling flood of the senses fully. Children experience it for a few months-until "normal" training, conditioning, close the doors on this other world, usually for good. Somehow, the drugs opened these ancient doors. And through them modern man may at last go, and rediscover his divine birthright...” – Tom Wolfe Thank you Tybalt for your trust and for the complete freedom with your tattoo! “[...] A few years ago my best friend and an aunt killed themselves a month ap“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” – Ronald Reagan Thank you Tanis for your trust and for the complete freedom with your tattoo! Sometimes simplicity is the way to go. Project was done few months back, as usual. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #geometrytattoo #geometrictattoo #minimalismtattoo #3dtattoo #minimaltattoo #surrealism #armtattoo #realism #abstracttattoo #surrealismtattoo “[The universe] cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word.” –Galilei, Galileo (1564 – 1642), Opere Il Saggiatore p. 171. Thank you James for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done few months back, as always. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #fibonaccitattoo #galaxytattoo #milkywaytattoo #goldenratio #goldenratiotattoo #surrealism #armtattoo #realism #abstracttattoo #surrealismtattoo Equilibrium [latin aequilibrium, from equal + libra]: A) a state of intellectual or emotional balance B) a state of balance between opposing forces or actions that is either static (as in a body acted on by forces whose resultant is zero) or dynamic (as in a reversible chemical reaction) Hayden only gave me one word: balance. Thank you Hayden for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done few months back, as always. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #spacetattoo #saturntattoo #libratattoo #libra #ladyjusticetattoo #surrealism #armtattoo #realism #portraittattoo #surrealismtattoo “Ants can live together in solidarity and forget themselves in the community. In a normative capitalist society, everyone is an egoist. In the ants' civilization, you are part of the group; you don't live for yourself alone.” — Bernard Werber Thank you Emeline for your trust and for the complete freedom with your first tattoo! This project was the celebration of her PhD on ant evolution. By @peterlaeviv Inquiries: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #ink #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #ant #anttattoo #biology #anatomytattoo #anatomy #biologytattoo #surrealism #armtattoo #realism #evolution #surrealismtattoo
“Time like the soul, wears many faces, many bodies and climates and attitudes. The past is one face, the present a second and the future yet another.” – Aberjhani Thank you Zoltan for the trust and complete freedom with your idea! “It will represent the multiple personalities a person can have according to the situations by which he is surrounded with. Something by which he shall accept himself as a human.” Project was done a few months back at @torocsikartroom while I was visiting back home in Hungary.  By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #artesobscurae #armtattoo #spiritualtattoo #facetattoo #portraittattoo #surrealism #geometry #realism #realismtattoo #surrealismtattoo“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.” – Gilda Radner Thank you Bay for the trust and complete freedom with your idea! Project was done a few months back. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #artesobscurae #forearmtattoo #masktattoo #mask #portraittattoo #surrealism #geometry #realism #realismtattoo #surrealismtattoo Day III. - Tom's life story sleeve Walks to school and back with grandma. Examining the plants and looking for ladybirds on the way. I remember as kid how I was also fascinated with the tiny ecosystem of bugs. Tom wanted me to visualize his life experiences from childhood to present day, both good and the bad and his outlook on the future. We spent 3 days together so far, and more is to come. Can’t wait to put some more days into this project. “The very old and the very young have something in common that makes it right that they should be left alone together. Dawn and sunset see stars shining in a blue sky; but morning and midday and afternoon do not, poor things.” – Elizabeth Goudge Thank you Tom for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done a few months back. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #finDay II/II. - Tom's life story sleeve I always believed that life grants endless possibilities for those who seek it. While they might not fall into one’s lap incidentally, taking action will dramatically increase the amount of possibilities being presented. Tom wanted me to visualize his life experiences from childhood to present day, both good and the bad and his outlook on the future. We spent 3 days together so far, and more is to come. You will see progression of this project in the coming days. “The universe is a multi-dimension al creative process, constantly forming new facets of possibility for you and all living things. Expanding our awareness of the process, we allow ourselves to experience more of it. Every moment we can remember that anything is possible in a realm of endless possibility.” – Marianne Williamson Thank you Tom for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done a few months back. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list:“[…] my best friend died in an accident, he was the best person in the world to me. I did my speech at the funeral comparing him to a butterfly because he has ADHD and used to flap his arms when he got excited and always used to wear very bright clothes as well. One of my most memorable conversations with him was about butterflies and how much he'd love to be one.” – Joe Thank you Joe for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done few months back, as always. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #artesobscurae #armtattoo #butterfly #butterflytattoo #jupitertattoo #surrealism #spacetattoo #realism #realismtattoo #surrealismtattoo“In Japanese we have a word for those feelings that are too deep for words: yugen. Yugen gives us a profound sense of the beauty and mystery of the universe.” – Dr. Qing Li Thank you Joe for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done few months back, as always. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #artesobscurae #armtattoo #anatomytattoo #naturetattoo #japanesetattoo #surrealism #birdtattoo #realism #realismtattoo #surrealismtattoo“Your children are not your children. They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for thir souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness. For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.” – Gibran Khalil Gibran Thank you Ben for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Ben’s “Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.” – Joan D. Vinge Thank you Kamil for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done few months back, as usual. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #artesobscurae #taurustattoo #venustattoo #planettattoo #zodiactattoo #surrealism #armtattoo #venus #taurus #surrealismtattoo“Our bodies are prisons for our souls. Our skin and blood, the iron bars of confinement. But, fear not. All flesh decays. Death turns all to ash. And thus, death frees every soul.” – The Fountain (Grand Inquisitor Silecio) Thank you Malin for your trust and for the complete freedom with your tattoo! This project was done based on the movie called The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky - a few months back, as usual. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #finelinemag #portraittattoo #thefountain #thefountaintattoo #spacetattoo #treetattoo #surrealism #armtattoo #realism #abstracttattoo #surrealismtattoo “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes” – Mahatma Gandhi Thank you Eddie for your trust and for the complete freedom with your first tattoo! Project was done few months back, as usual. “[...] I would like a tattoo inspired by my childhood and travels I have done. I have done a lot of adventurious travelling abroad including a lot of hiking up mountains in countries such as Peru and Nepal. Seeing and getting to immerse myself in other cultures has certainly broadened my view and brought me down to earth. My parents have sacrificed a lot to me in my childhood and brought me up in the manner where I should learn from my mistakes and they have given me all the freedom I could have had. [...]” By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #inked #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #pete“[...] My grandparents in France had this oak tree in the back garden which later seeded in my parents garden. As I don’t live in France, not sure if I will return, move elsewhere, or stay here I don't quite know if I will be able to grow one from the same tree’s seed. So I wanted to always have it with me as it is a family symbol for us and oak trees are pretty robust growing strong for long.” — Arnaud Thank you Arnaud for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done good few months back, as always. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #ink #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #tree #treetattoo #galaxytattoo #geometry #galaxy #naturetattoo #surrealism #armtattoo #realism #geometrytattoo #surrealismtattoo “[...] as a whole I think I’m a little lost. And so perhaps that’s the idea, no? Doesn’t everyone feel a little lost? Do they sometimes feel like they are walking in circles? Are on a thin wire between the ‘success of life’ and the demons that become obstacles? Sometimes I find it hard to know what it is I’m doing. What it is I want. Which often leaves space for insecurities to sneak inside my head and make everything seem fuzzy and out of reach.” — Elle Thank you Elle for your trust and for the complete freedom with your idea! Project was done good few months back, as always. By @peterlaeviv To join the waiting list: art@peterlaeviv.com . . . . . #tattoodo #singleneedle #londontattooartist #tattooart #blackandgreytattoo #microrealism #finelinetattoo #fineline #ink #tattooing #tattooartist #londontattoo #tattoo #peterlaeviv #laeviv #blackandgrey #singleneedletattoo #microtattoo #portrait #portraittattoo #spacetattoo #geometry #zen #zentattoo #surrealism #armtattoo
PLPeter Laeviv
Peter Laeviv