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.

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 2 years ago

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

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Cip IESAN 2 years ago

Irish panda?

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Isabella 2 years ago

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

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Jazlyn J. 2 years ago

this reminds me of "The Little Prince"

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Diane Cutler 2 years ago

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

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mocochang 2 years ago

omg I love this one

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Nancy E 2 years ago

Like this one too !

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Pamela 2 years ago

Find you a man who can give you that many planets

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Liliana V 2 years 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 2 years ago

This is really pretty!! :0

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BoredBirgit 2 years ago

Sloths are awesome!

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Aahzmandus Pervect 2 years ago

Cute.

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

i love behind the ear tattoos idk why

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Flinkie 2 years ago

I love the dots you added on the trees and around the place, it really gives of texture!

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Nigel Rodgers 2 years ago

Lift tail to detach arm

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Flinkie 2 years ago

I wonder how it'll look when the hair grows back :0

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Flinkie 2 years ago

This has to be one of my favourites! It's really tiny and cute, and the colors on it are fascinating!

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Flinkie 2 years ago

Omg this is soo cute I need it!!!

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Flinkie 2 years ago

I really love the flow of the flowers on this! :0 really creative!!

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Flinkie 2 years ago

Cool :0

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Flinkie 2 years ago

This one's amazing!

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Flinkie 2 years ago

This needs more upvotes! Really cute

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Flinkie 2 years ago

This one truly expresses freedom. I just love it.

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Laura Zaini 2 years ago

love this

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Flinkie 2 years ago

Bored panda. X3

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Birchy Cat 2 years ago

Life

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Jörg Zingler 2 years ago

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

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Hamlets twin 2 years ago

I love this! I am curious now. What would happen if you you threw a paper airplane in space? I have this image of the plane just hanging in the same place and the astronaut spinning around in a small circle :)

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Jean Van Eeden 2 years ago

Love it!!

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Aidan Pite 2 years ago

D'awww...

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