Valentin Hirsch Creates Symmetrical Body Art Inspired by Wildlife

By: Jana Pijak - Feb 1, 2016
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Berlin-based artist Valentin Hirsch creates split-faced animal tattoos that are both striking and symmetrical. Inspired by wildlife, these body art illustrations are incredibly precise and showcase their artist's background in drawing and printmaking.

Separated in two, these animal tattoos often consist of individual fragments that are applied to each arm. Once placed together, a subject's left and right arm form a larger image -- often the face of an animal or wildlife hybrid.

In addition to split image portraits that have to be joined together, Valentin Hirsch also specializes in singular images that boast a similar aesthetic. Whether creating hybrids of human skulls and birds or people and primates, the talented artists showcases a unique aesthetic that embodies creativity while remaining contained and subtle.