OK, people of Great Britain, let’s quickly list a few of our favourite things:
Stop right there! You needn’t go any further as Melbourne-based tattooist Carly Kroll has cooked-up the perfect tattoo concoction using two of our life-long loves. She juxtaposes adorable animals with dainty teacups to create these completely original and inventive tattoos.
Sometimes Carly shares her tattoo work on Instagram with a little story about the subject of the teacup. With the above photo, for example, did you know that this ‘fantastic beast’ from the world of Harry Potter is in fact a Niffler?
“The niffler is a British beast. Fluffy, black and long-snouted, this burrowing creature has a predilection for anything glittery. Nifflers are often kept by goblins to burrow deep into the earth for treasure. Though the niffler is gentle and even affectionate, it can be destructive to belongings and should never be kept in a house. Nifflers live in lairs up to 20ft below the surface and produce 6 to 8 young in a litter.”
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Based at Voodoo Ink, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, Carly’s style is bright and bold neo-traditional with a hint of kawaii, and filled with loads of detail, colour and life.
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But it’s not all about teacups – this talented artist brings any tattoo imagery to life…
Words: Beccy Rimmer
Photos: As credited
Categories: Tattoo Artists and Art