South Korean artist Hongdam offers an alternative to big and garish tattoo designs. His distinct style is light and elegant but while it appears minimalistic, each intricate piece consists of a huge amount of detail.

There was a time, not so very long ago, when people with tattoos were not allowed in public baths or swimming pools in South Korea. Now, however, things are slowly changing for the better. Hongdam has almost 160,000 Instagram followers and is one of the few bold artists who are shaping the face of tattoo culture in his country.

More info: Instagram (h/t: ufunk)

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Adina Čolaković 2 years ago

love it

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Marie Nadjarian 2 years ago

love this

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-- 2 years ago

ooh so delicate

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David 2 years ago

From the distance this one could look like the person has their hand wounded. "Are you okay, what ha... Oh, nice tattoo!"

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Lynn Samantha 2 years ago

This is the best IMO, I'm floored.

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Cristina Poncea 2 years ago

Just perfect

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I LOVE this even better, when shown like this. Clever indeed!

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Emily Rose 2 years ago

WOW!

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Taminator Harrison 2 years ago

I wish I could tell what it says

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