As Spring is just around the corner, we've compiled 20 artists for your next botanical tattoo. Nature-inspired tattoos, from soft watercolor ink, to black-and-grey bouquets, check out these artists' amazing work, and let those inkspirations bloom.
Rachel Hauer (@rachelhauer)
Rachel Hauer, based out of Brooklyn, NY, is known to tattoo smaller, simple flowers, but has continually focused on larger pieces that still reflect nature’s black-and-white beauty.
Rin Lu (@rintattoo)
Rin migrated to Sydney, Australia from Shanghai in 2008, to study nursing. She then found her passion for creating fine art, and has emerged as a distinguished tattoo artist who specializes in Oriental style.
Koray Karagözler (@Koray_Karagozler)
Koray Karagözler’s unique and creative watercolor tattoos are beyond gorgeous. The German tattoo artist moved to Turkey where he continues to create nature-inspired work, that is both expressive and energetic.
Adriana Hallow (@adrianahallow)
Adriana Hallow, at 10 Thousand Foxes Tattoo studio in NY, specializes in highly-detailed pieces, in bold colors and fine-line black and grey. Of her impressive portfolio, her favorite things to tattoo are animals and botanicals.
Pony Reinhardt (@freeorgy)
Reinhart creates lovable woodcut-inspired blackwork tattoos, which she occasionally integrates geometric elements and negative spaces. Pony designs her work “as accurate as possible, giving it some kind of outdated encyclopedia feel.”
Rita Zolotukhina (@rit.kit.tattoo)
Possibly the most “Insta-famous” botanical tattoo artist of all, “Rit Kit” is known for taking a plant, dipping it in her “special ink,” and pressing the plant onto the skin as her stencil.
Sarah Herzdame (@herzdame)
Covering everything from geometric patterns, illustrative work, dot work, ornamental pieces, and even some neo-traditional elements, Herzdame’s talent proves to be versatile. While she favors working in black ink, this “elemental master” continues to put a natural organic flow to any piece she creates.
Olga Nekrasova (@fflowerporn)
Nekrasova’s Instagram feed is the only bouquet you need. Her delicate and strikingly beautiful work stays true to her username. Nekrasova tattoos out of Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Georgia Grey (@georgiagreynyc)
Georgia Grey, one of Bang Bang’s premiere artists, delivers a geometric edge to bright botanical tattoos, combining solid angular lines with the softness of the petals.
Miryam Lumpini (@miryamlumpini)
Miryam started tattooing in Sweden at 17-years-old. Then, she began tattooing at Zeal Tattoo in Kalmar, where she continued to master her style, before moving to her shop, The Witch Doctor Studio, in Los Angeles.
Alice Carrier (@alicerules)
Tattooer at Love Bird in Portland, Oregon, Alice Carrier’s tattoos are perfect to bring in the springtime air. She writes for her bio: “Born on the winter solstice, left handed, descended from Salem witches, my work is inspired by natural science, overgrown gardens, witchcraft, and herbalism.”
Balazs Bercsenyi (@balazsbercsenyi)
Balazs Bercsenyi tattoos in black-and-grey, with a style that tends towards impossibly thin lines and geometric designs with natural elements. His style is influenced by ritual, spirituality, geometry, the occult, and sculpture.
South Korean tattoo artist Zihwa specializes in fine line black and gray tattoos. Zihwa, a.k.a. Ji Hae Park, arranges floral designs with subtle shading and intricate details.
Pis Saro (@pissaro_tattoo)
Pis Saro is one of the most influential botanical tattoo artists from Russia. Inspired by nature, Pis Saro’s work showcases soft bursts of color.
In Illusion Magazine, Saro explained what drives her to create flower tattoos. “The mood of my art changes with the seasons. I grow flowers and watch them attentively, looking at each fractal detail in petals and leaves. They’re not as simple as they seem," Saro said. "I like to study plants, animals and birds of different countries, too, always searching for new ideas.”
Eva Krbdk (@EvaKrbdk)
Turkish tattoo-artist Eva Karabudak duplicates famous paintings by Van Gogh and Klimt. Now tattooing at NYC's Bang Bang Tattoo, Eva Krbdk is a master of insanely realistic micro-tattoos. Her delicate work, with dotwork, watercolor style, and fine lines, are the perfect scenery your skin needs for the spring.
Tea Leigh (@tealeigh)
While Tea Leigh might rock an alchemical and witchy vibe, Leigh’s tattoos are delicate and bold, and completely hand-poked. The Brooklyn-based artist work between botanics and more metaphysical subjects, giving you the perfect poked nature-themed ink.
Coen Mitchell @coenmitchell
Aleksandra Katsan (@dopeindulgence)
Tattoo Master at Tattooed Paradise
Sasha Unisex (@sashaunisex)
Oleksandra Ianchukova, a.k.a. Sasha Unisex, specializes in a unique watercolor style delivering gorgeous and vibrant tattoos. The St. Petersburg-based artist’s watercolor designs are defined by a minimalist design, geometric shapes with little or no outline, and contrasting colors for a three-dimensional result. Her style of tattooing is a very fresh take on watercolor work, injecting abstract and geometric concepts with vibrant inks. Her favorite subjects are animals, flowers and other natural elements.
Dragon, tattoo artist at Bang Bang, specializes in illustrative color, realism, and fine line. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Dragon has been tattooing amazing work for a decade. Dragon says his favorite subject to tattoo is floral and small-scale realism.