Moscow's Den Yakovlev
The November issue of Skin & Ink magazine has Traveling Mick's coverage of the Moscow Tattoo Convention, which is a great read but also includes photos of some exciting tattoo work being done in Russia. A number of backpieces that particularly grabbed my attention in the article were done by 28-year-old artist Den Yakovlev, whose work is shown here.
See more in his online portfolio of exceptional photorealism in color and black & gray.
PS: That same issue of Skin & Ink has the second part of my column on blackwork tattooing. Check it out.