Tattooist Vlada Shevchenko inks a popular subject on the skin of her clients: beautifully-arranged flowers. Although it’s a motif we’ve admired many times, her unique take transcends ordinary floral body art and produces statement-making pieces. Working exclusively in the blackwork style, Shevchenko’s lush flower tattoos are simultaneously delicate and strong. The roses, lotus blossoms, and more are adorned with intricate details in addition to bold shading. This approach offers an eye-catching juxtaposition and is a welcome addition to legs, arms, shoulders, and collarbones. Each piece, no matter how big or small, feels tailor-made to her clients and gracefully flows with the curves of their body.
All images via Vlada Shevchenko.
Vlada Shevchenko’s flower tattoos are a stunning combination of bold blackwork and delicate imagery.
Lately, Shevchenko has incorporated animal silhouettes in with her flowers.