Ayhan Karadagis is an extremely talented tattoo artist from Istanbul, Turkey who is creating colorful and fairytale-like tattoos for his clients. His minimalist designs would satisfy even the most demanding admirers of tattoo art.
Karadagis is not only skilled in inking – he’s interested in other art forms as well, such as creating handmade ancient Greek musical instruments, sculptures, and watercolor or pencil drawings.
Nevertheless, he realized that human skin was his favorite material to work with. “While making art, I realized that a person’s body is the most valuable material and that I want to make people happy when they look at my work on their bodies… I don’t think there’s anything more gratifying than carrying the fairytale design that one imagines in his body all his life,” the artist wrote for Bored Panda.
Karadagis says that his art is “his everything” and it’s mostly inspired by nature, animals and all those childhood memories that his clients hold dear.
“I’m passionate about nature and animals because I believe that the more dependent we are on nature, the more free we are as individuals.”
Check out his dreamy tattoo artworks in the photos below.