The work of Nika Samarina truly shows how tattoo has become an art form over the course of the last few years. While in the past it was used as distinguishing marks for a number of personal and practical reasons, now just about everyone and their mother is getting inked. Yet this development has spurred on a whole new movement for different styles and talents including Nika Samarina's very own.
Based in Moscow, Russia, Nika Samarina treats the body as another form of canvas, inking them with vibrant images that are so elaborate they pass more for body paint then anything more permanent. Ranging in subject matter depending on the person she is working on, Nika Samarina displays her impressive versatility on her Deviant Art page.