Miniature scenes, cross-stitch flowers and works of art history nestle in Eva Krbdk’s tiny tattoos

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#animals #art history #cross stitch #landscapes #nature #tattoos

All images © Havva Karabudak, shared with permission

Havva Karabudak, who works under the name Eva Krbdk, likes to ink tiny details. Focusing on countless lines and dots, the Turkish tattoo artist (formerly) illustrates textured cross-stitch flowers, lifelike animal portraits and micro-paintings like van Gogh, Magritte and Fornasetti. Most vivid renderings are small enough to fit into a perfectly round circle or lean stretch of a client’s upper arm.

Karabudak’s background is grounded in his tattoos, including his formal education at the Ankara Academy of Fine Arts in Turkey and his love of textiles. “It’s quite common for young women to learn (embroidery) from their grandmothers in Turkey,” a statement about her work reads. “As a result, tiny cross stitch patterns were among the earliest tattoo styles adopted by Eva.”

Karabudak just opened their Atelier Eva studio in Brooklyn, and while it’s currently booked, you can keep an eye out for openings on Instagram.

#animals #art history #cross stitch #landscapes #nature #tattoos

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