Print Artifacts on Skin: The Tattoo Art of Xoïl

French artist Xoïl (who also goes by Loïc) creates surreal, hyper-detailed tattoos that evoke collage, typography, and stencil art. Xoïl’s tattoos assemble the artifacts of print into tight, chaotic compositions that include torn paper textures, moire patterns, dot-matrix designs, chicken scratch, watercolor washes, dripping ink, bleeding markers and accidental-looking smudges of paint. These permanent “imperfections” are striking to behold.

File this under: “tattoo artists that make one want to buy plane tickets” (previously in this category: Guy le Tattooer)

[via glukkake]

4 Responses to “Print Artifacts on Skin: The Tattoo Art of Xoïl”

  1. Io Says:

    I have been looking for my dream tattoo artist to make my first Davinci sketch-esque piece come true….and if this isn’t the guy, I don’t know who is. I think I may literally have to buy a plane ticket.

  2. Jenna Says:

    Simply lovely.

  3. Lissa Says:

    Such an awesome style! Tattoo art has come such a long way, it blows my mind.

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