Adding one and one doesn't always equal two. Sometimes the thing becomes less than two, and other times it is much more than just two. In other words, sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The latter case is true to Hakan Adik, who adds motifs of famous paintings and popular characters to create his own unique style of tattoos.

Hakan Adik is a tattoo artist based in Istanbul. His style is minimal, small-scale, and detail-oriented. His work is inspired by paintings, films, illustrations, and collages, and he often mixes them up together to create an interesting and original combination between the two.

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Andrew Gibb
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6 months ago

good for someone that is always late

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Even though he started in Istanbul, his home city, he continues to make tattoo works by visiting various parts of the world. As a guest artist, he made tattoos in Berlin and Barcelona before the pandemic. The Istanbul-based tattoo globetrotter is welcomed everywhere he goes, as many appreciate his set of unique skills. And the internet loves him as well: as far as his Instagram is concerned, he has a solid 50k followers who love to see his newest works.

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Wouliwas Shookspear
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6 months ago

Oooooooooh!! Nice combo!

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Cookies
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6 months ago

Agnes?

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He has been building his profile ever since 2014 when he started learning the art of ink. As of right now, he's 25 years old, which means he's been doing it since he was about 18. It goes to show that great skills such as his don't come out of nowhere and his early determination and practice greatly helped him along the way to develop the portfolio that he has today. It's safe to say that he's one of those few lucky people who found his calling very early.

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Toko Danganronpa
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6 months ago

Gorgeous work!

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Lil' Thottie
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6 months ago

amazing....

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Even though his pieces are grand, they're not that big in terms of size. But he used to make even smaller tattoos before. Like many artists, he was in search of his own style, and it's very interesting how the artist has developed it. He came into his own after he made a van Gogh tattoo, and it completely changed the way he sees his art. He immediately fell in love with the amalgam of styles that is very clear and distinct in the works that you see today.

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Toko Danganronpa
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6 months ago

This one is clever! I really like how it looks like a pattern.

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DARKNIGHT131
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6 months ago

What a starry night

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Like what you see? There's another artist that Bored Panda has recently featured who made his name clashing two different styles. However, this one is more specialized in clashing realism with animation. There are other artists that are well known for their unique sense of style: Piotr Szencel for one has developed a knack for Viking tattoos, and Mr. T Stucklife is a master at creating very realistic black and gray tattoos. If you're more up to reading up some cringeworthy horror stories about people getting tattoos, there's another post that's just about all that.

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Elsker
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6 months ago

Thats my favourite image from the movie! Had it printed on a tshirt once, didn't look half as good as this

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Andrew Gibb
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6 months ago

snitches get stiches and end up in ditches

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𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂
6 months ago

I love Totoro! 😻😻😻

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Erika Watson
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6 months ago

Aww

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Sparklezzz
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6 months ago

I love this movie! ❤️🧡💙💜

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K A T E 12356
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6 months ago

OMG I LOVE THIS ONE

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lol idk
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6 months ago

WOW (again). The Mona Lisa hidden behind a wall of writing

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The Demon
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6 months ago

Ki Ki!

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lol idk
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6 months ago

Amazing! I (also) don't know the drawing but (again) perfectly executed.

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HooowlAtTheMoon
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6 months ago

Lady and the Tramp used to be my absolute FAVORITE movie, it's still really good, just not my favorite anymore

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Draco Malfoy
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6 months ago

they really have a thing for starry night huh? i guess i would too if i were that good at it

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Deal _Anneal
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6 months ago

Adventure time, C'mon, grab your friends, We'll go to very distant lands, With Jake the Dog, And Finn the Human, The fun will never end, It's Adventure Time! (ノ*ФωФ)ノ

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Lizzy innit
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6 months ago

I like this one!

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Glynna Bowood
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6 months ago

Not a fan of Dali but what realism!

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BlueReaper
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6 months ago

I love the look of him ripping through the comic.

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A. DILLI MOSES -
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6 months ago

Whoooooooo!!!!!!!

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marion crane
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6 months ago

if anyone is wondering it is galata tower

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Amy Jo Buchanan
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6 months ago

Prickly

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Well Well
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6 months ago

The Kiss and The Lovers

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lol idk
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6 months ago

So cool!

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lol idk
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6 months ago

Amazing.

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MikuPiku
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6 months ago

SAILOR MOOOOOOOOOOOON

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lol idk
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6 months ago

Haha. Bart Doesn't look like he's having fun

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