Turkish artist Okan Uçkun creates striking tattoos using minimum amounts of lines and ink. The detailed, monochromatic body art links bold geometric shapes with naturalistic themes such as insects, trees, and animals, which use a dot technique to give them a 3D look. Together, the flat and realistic styles create surreal tattoos whose imagery leaves them open to artistic interpretation.
Uçkun’s unusual tattoos are the outcome of his scrupulous process. He gets inspiration from many things like posters, notes, places, logos, and graphics – so he asks his clients to give him a variety of these images to use as working reference. Uçkun also tailors his designs to the special person and requests their body measurements. From these, he prepares three designs, and the client chooses the one they want as a tattoo.