Nomi Chi’s tattoos look like pencil drawings. The Vancouver artist achieves this through her sketch-like style; the guiding lines and shapes used to compose the image are left in, giving the impression that you’re looking at an open sketchbook.


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“My interest in visual art was spurred by animation, so capturing movement is important to me,” Chi told Brown Paper Bag. “I also strive to implicate a kind of immediacy in my my tattoos, so there’s a lot of improvisation — It keeps the process fresh and fun.”

We asked Chi who inspired him. “A brief list of artists would be Peter Aurisch, Eigon Schiele, Hans Bellmer, Izebella Wolf, Aleksandra Waliszewska, Allison Sommers. Lately I have been reading a lot of Nayyirah Waheed and listening to Mongolian throat singing,” he told Bored Panda.

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