When many people think of tattoos, they usually envision a lot of crisp, clear lines and bold colors. That is, after all, the traditional style. But thanks to new advances in technology and art, that’s no longer the only option.
Aro Tattoo in Korea is proof of that.
There, artist Silo uses soft lines, bright, springtime colors, and a beautiful floral aesthetic to give her clients a completely different type of tattoo.
Using flowers and animals as her inspiration, Silo’s tattoos look more like watercolors than tattoos inked into skin. And if you associate tattoos with toughness or scariness, her subjects of wildflowers, beloved pets, and delicate designs like the ones you might find on teacups will change your mind!
Just as tattoos are changing and becoming a more acceptable art form, the people getting them are changing, too.
Decades ago, a sweet grandmother would be the last person you’d think would have a tattoo — but not long ago, a 79-year-old woman got her first tattoo in the spirit of living life to the fullest.
And thanks to Silo’s gorgeous and unabashedly girly designs, tattoo lovers have even more options. Check some of them out below, and let us know if you’d take the plunge and get a tattoo!