Deciding to get inked isn't a decision that most of us take lightly, but after seeing these stunning linear tattoos by artist Portuguese tattoo artist Nouvelle Rita that decision might be just a little bit easier. The tattoo artist is able to use clean lines and geometric shapes in order to transform her artistic vision into a minimal tattoo.
Despite their simplicity the tattoos are far from boring or average as rather than shading in areas to create depth Rita uses lines with various thickness to create a sense of depth.
See below an introduction video about Nouvelle as she takes us through her process and day to day work. Pretty inspiring stuff right?
You can see more of her work on Instagram.
A beautiful dog and cat tattoos on the leg
Bird on the side of the body
This looks like a bear made out of nothing but thin stripes
Gold fish on the thigh
This is a dog, but a specific breed I can't recognize
An octopus on the shoulder and chest, look at that detail work
Lion looking fierce
Tiger with markings and everything - Fantastic Tattoo
Elephant - very precise work right here
A small bat chasing after a tiny butterfly, awesome.
A lizard on the back of the arm
Is this poo the bear?
Not sure exactly what this is, but it looks nice for sure
A little mouse on the arm
Another bear made from thin lines and shapes
Tiny fox walking around tattoo
Nice design of a horse
Amazing butterfly design, this is not on the body yet, but looks amazing anyway