In the last 20 years tattooing has become rather popular among the younger generations and nowadays when their bodies are put on display when can see all sorts of images on their bodies. Most of the tattoos are artistic pictures and because of that many people turn their own bodies into their personal art galleries. Young people choose them a lot as a way to express their individuality, passions, loving memories and some just to stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Tattoos keep growing in popularity, and the need for new images and unique artistic solutions, is rising day by day. As a result of that tattoo artists implement something new in their images and are braver in experimenting in terms of color, complexity, and scope of their designs.
One of them is the artist, Esther Garcia living in Chicago who is special in producing flower tattoos with inky black backgrounds. Her tattoos were loved by many people and most of them opt to have one on their bodies.
This artist is “predominantly self-taught” having 20 years of experience in tattooing business. She is recognized by her own specific style that combines blackout tattoos covering the skin with solid fields of black ink, with winged creatures, and colorful blooms.
Here it is what it says on her website:
“She brings a unique curiosity and rigorous investigative method to all artistic projects. Her tattoos are immediately recognizable not only by their natural and botanical imagery but also their organic body placement and unusual techniques.”
Her style developed by itself and was never intentional, namely she used the black background tattoos as a solution for cover-ups, but very soon they have become popular and the clients asked to be applied on their untouched skin as well.
Garcia says the following:
“I found it meditative and very enjoyable to make a smooth saturated surface where there was chaos before, but pretty soon I was looking for ways to make it a bit more ornamental.
I am very influenced by Dutch master paintings of lush florals and fruit, and I love the depth and richness that a dark background offers. It turns out to be a great way to evoke delicacy in a tattoo, and doesn’t need to involve cover-ups at all.”
This artist does also designs on a textile and commercial in collaboration with Chicago designer Kyle Letendre. Yet, the tattoos are her first calling and her next move involves “traveling seminars to promote continued education among tattoo artists, encourage young artists to find their unique illustrative style, and cultivate a sustainable and healthy business practice.”