Simple And Cool; Fineline Tattoos And Blackwork Are On The Rise
Alfonso Ramirez – Who works at “Fleur Noir Tattoos” in Williamsburg has been professionally tattooing for seven years now.
Originally from Venezuela, the artist with a hand for delicate tattoos moved to New York City three years ago and found himself at the new and hip tattoo shop that showcases a different type of “nouveau art.”
“I don’t really consider that I have a particular style at all,” Ramirez says. “I try to be as versatile as I can, there is some stuff that I definitely don’t do, especially like portraits and realism, but I would consider my work mostly blackwork and neo-traditional, even though I get a lot of different requests like watercolor tattoos, or even traditional tattoos that I love doing.”
Ramirez gets his inspiration from people close to him, like his family, friends, and coworkers. But also other artists like @yomicoart, @darwinenriquez, @joseecd, @axellopez and @miguelamliach.
“I’ve been lucky enough to be surrounded by insanely passionate and creative people, not only in tattooing but also in any other creative fields such as music, design, graffiti, painting, etc.,” Ramirez says. “And I can only be thankful for it. I think that’s one of the most important parts about any creative job, you need to get surrounded by people that inspire you, and people that are way better than you, so you can learn from them, and then apply everything you learn with your twist and style. Also even though the situation in my country Venezuela, I feel lucky that I was born there, and I met so many incredible artists, and many others that inspire me and make me grow in a positive way, even though they work in a completely different style, it’s mostly about their passion. And personalities and how hard they worked for this industry.”
Since Ramirez is an all-around artist, so to speak, he also gets influenced by a variety of artists that use different types of mediums.
“There are many people influencing my style, although it gets really hard to define a style when you try to do as many styles as you can,” Ramirez says. “But from famous painters like Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Miro, Degas, Alphonse Mucha, to modern illustrators, and graphic designers, even photographers, and musicians, the more you explore outside your field, I feel it’s a great way to nourish your creativity.”
Ramirez had a similar point of view about “The Most Popular Tattoo Styles of 2017.”
“I think the black work, minimalist and dainty tattoos had the most exposure out there, but it’s something that’s been going on for a while now,” he says. “But I agree that is a new style in comparison to other styles that have been around for quite a while, and people are exploring it, and there is some amazing artist out there doing incredible tattoos in this new styles that are developing among the industry and the world.”
Ramirez promotes his work mainly through social media but also likes to travel to do guest appearances around the globe.
“I think the best way to promote yourself and expose yourself out there is traveling,” he says. “And doing a great work everywhere you go.”
Ramirez currently works by appointment only and can be booked via email displayed on his Instagram.
Advertisement Photo by @aramtattoos Alfonso Ramirez – Who works at “Fleur Noir Tattoos” in Williamsburg has been professionally tattooing for seven years now. Originally from Venezuela, the artist with a hand for delicate tattoos moved […]