Results tagged “feminine”
It used to be that saying someone "tattooed like a girl" was an intended insult, but the feminine motifs that populate a lot of portfolios today (of both men and women tattooers) have garnered a lot of attention and respect.
Of particular attention recently is Michele Wortman's Bloom Project featured in Tattoo Magazine, and in a new video (shown below).
The Bloom Project encompasses Michele's body sets, with a distinct overall harmonious feminine esthetic. As Michele notes on her blog, 15 years ago, she set out to "redefine more options for women wanting a lighter softer, balanced look within their tattoo collection." She explains that many of these sets began with shoulder cap tattoos and then grew into full sleeves and more. She then began documenting this process, which became the Bloom Project. Here's more:
Michele identified with the word Bloom as many of her clients requested floral motifs from her, and she likened this process of unfolding through layers of ink, adding on over time and personal transformation to the similarities of a bloom opening to flower.
The Bloom Sisters will be featured in a series of articles in Tattoo Magazine, starting with a feature on Kristen Blinne (shown in the top photo above) in Issue #304, which is on newsstands now.
See more of Michele's body sets on her site, Instagram and Facebook.
As we wade our way through the floods and debris left by Hurricane Sandy, I want to focus today on the beauty, rather than destructiveness, of nature. The first artist who naturally came to mind, particularly with her floral-form bodysets, is Michele Wortman of Hyperspace Studios in Illinois.
I had a wonderful time interviewing Michele and her husband -- renowned biomechanical artist Guy Aitchison -- for an upcoming issue of Inked magazine. In it, we talked about how their distinctive artist styles developed, some of the controversy behind their approaches, and how one can be a better artist through attitude adjustment.
Here's a taste of that interview where Michele describes her bodysets: ethereal, organic tattoos with a unified look throughout in the large scale projects.
Michele, how did your style develop?More of our interview will be in an Inked "Icon" feature. I'll do a follow-up post when the issue is out. To view more of Michele's work, check her Facebook page as well as the Hyperspace website.