Dr. Lakra Modifies the Past With an Alternative Twist

 - Mar 12, 2011
References: saatchi-gallery & whokilledbambi
Artist Dr. Lakra modifies retro themes and posters with a modern alternative twist, adding some ink to old-school Mexican posters. Using 50s Mexican magazines as a canvas, the artist tattoos the subjects in those images.

Whether his subjects are pin-ups, dolls, housewives or even Mexican wrestlers, Dr. Lakra gives them an alternative makeover that strays from their conventional appearance. Some of the artworks he instills include skulls, American eagles, Asian typography and other Americana sailor tattoos that should be familiar to those who love skin art. The retro posters he makes over definitely have an added layer of humor that makes his work amusing to look at.

Dr. Lakra is also a tattoo artist and is based in Mexico City.