Lace ink is a beautiful way to cover a body. Abstract, yet recognizable, it is infinitely malleable.
Several artists have ventured into white ink. This sleeve by Watson Adkinson is subtle and delicate, truly looking like it is a part of the wearer.
This white shoulder piece by Joby Cummings is bolder.
Xoil adds his modern style to a lace garter.
Fellow French artist, Dexeen, who has a similar style, creates stunning detail in this collar.
I leave you with this, which, sadly, is not real. It’s been posted everywhere as an example of a fantastic lace tattoo, and I hope someday, someone actually does this. According to the photographer: “it’s a tattoo pattern drawn on her back, the technique to map it with precision is half way between 3d modeling and photo editing…” He thinks it wouldn’t be possible to make this a real tattoo. I bet Dexeen could do it.
I love tattoos, bats, and lace separately, so it’s only natural I like them together. Here’s a relatively simple underboob design by Jamie Sawyer.
Will Koffman inks knees that please.
Minka Slicklinger takes a more realistic approach.
Teresa Sharpe blows my batty mind.