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Turkish Artist Turns Childhood Photographs Into Stylish Tattoos

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For some people, tattoos are like shoes. They want to “buy” a new one every season. Their body is fully-covered with tattoos. But for some, it’s a devastating thought to put ink on their bodies. Tattoos are indeed different. You can get ones in color, too. Check out these watercolor ones for starters, but if you are in for something bolder, keep reading.

A Turkish tattooist is turning his clients into walking photo albums. Alican Gorgu uses their dearest old photographs and transforms them onto people’s bodies.

Alican Gorgu (AKA PigmentNinja) is an Istanbul-based tattooist. The artist tattoos people with whatever childhood memories they want, using his own distinct style. This style is referred to as “Retro Minimal”.

“I majored in photography at college,” he told Bored Panda.

He didn’t really love doing photography, so he dedicated himself to tattooing.

“I made a connection between my college degree and what I wanted to do. It’s an indescribable feeling to tattoo photographs taken in different parts of the world at different times. For example, I have tattooed a family portrait taken in Mexico in the ‘60s as well as one of a family in the US in the ‘80s. I work with small spaces and minimize details, keeping the essentials, to transfer these memories on to the skin.”

Here are some of his best works below. You can also find Alican on Instagram, where he has almost 40k followers.

More info: Instagram

1. Sisters

1

2. Old memories brought back to life

children

3. Happy family

family

4. Baby memories

baby

5. Those matching outfits…

5

6. Those were the days…

photo

7. When you were young

relationship

8. Playing with dolls

sisters

9. Family memories

rain

10. Endless vacations

ice cream

11. Sisters hug

friend

12. Wedding revived

12

13. Your little one is here

baby

14. Old memories

friend

15. Photos by the old car

family

16. Christmas photoshoots

new year

17. Family trips

photo

18. Kitchen hugs

18

19. The most important day

graduation

20. Mother and son

mom and boy

21. Your pets

21

Source: Alican Gorgu
From:boredpanda

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