Ahmet Cambaz had a late start in the tattooing game, but has already proved himself as a formidable ink artist. After 7 years of doing cartoon work for an Istanbul-based magazine, a tattoo equipment set gifted to him in 2013 by his wife caused a shift in his creative vision, and his true craft began to shine through.


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Simple, yet sublime, the designs Cambaz produces have a distinctly modern feel, yet also remind us of the whimsical storybooks we used to read as children. "My tattoos are micro style, geometric, and direct," he told Vice Creators. "We are living in a complicated age. That's why I prefer to create minimalist lines in my pieces... Everything is now needing to become simpler." What the tattoos forgo in colour and convention, they make up for in quiet, understated beauty.

Enjoy some of this Turkish tattoo extraordinaire's finest work below, and tell us which ones you would book a flight to Istanbul to have inked on your skin for life.

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Lillian Chesak 11 months ago

It's real people; cats DO run the universe. All hail over new feline overlords!

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Cip IESAN 11 months ago

Irish panda?

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Isabella 11 months ago

I think it would have been better for the elephant if his trunk was above water level. :)

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Jazlyn J. 11 months ago

this reminds me of "The Little Prince"

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Diane Cutler 11 months ago

If I were to ever get a tat, this would be it.

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mocochang 11 months ago

omg I love this one

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Nancy E 11 months ago

Like this one too !

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Pamela 11 months ago

Find you a man who can give you that many planets

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Liliana V 11 months ago

I would want this to remind me that we are a part of something much bigger... I totally love this one. <3

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Flinkie 11 months ago

This is really pretty!! :0

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