These Nature-Inspired Monochromatic Tattoos Resemble Vintage Etchings

By: David Ingram - Oct 9, 2015
References: instagram & designtaxi
Portland, Oregon-based tattoo artist Pony Reinhardt shows a flair for fauna and flora with her beautiful tattoo work inspired by vintage etching drawings.

These naturalistic works by Reinhardt beautifully depict different scenes of plants and wild animals. Each of these monochromatic tattoos are done with simple black ink, and are depicted in a style mimicking the feel of a hand drawn vintage etching drawing. With the human body as her canvas, Reinhardt captures the images of deer, foxes and wild birds in detailed natural habitats inspired from a time when the only way to capture these settings was through artwork.

Full of antique depictions of the natural world -- combined with different geometric forms -- this portfolio of work shows an excellent understanding of both contemporary and traditional styles.