Tattoo Artists and Art

These origami animal tattoos by Keith Lin are so unique

Origami tattoo by Keith Lin

Origami tattoo by Keith Lin

I’m in love with these adorable animal tattoos by artist Keith Lin.

These tattoos combine the textures and shapes of origami with traditional Japanese tattoo imagery like chrysanthemums, maple leaves, waves and cherry blossoms. This New Zealand-based tattooist captures the loveable and vulnerable characteristics of small animals with this unique artistic idea.

Origami is the word used to describe the act of folding paper into recognisable objects – an art which is more often than not associated with ancient Japanese culture. I love that Keith utilises the bright colours and vivid patterns of Asian tattooing whilst also doing something completely original!

These little colourful tattoos are pure perfection!

Origami dog tattoo by Keith Lin

Dog tattoo by Keith Lin

Origami rabbit tattoo by Keith Lin

Rabbit tattoo by Keith Lin

Origami dog tattoo by Keith Lin

Dog tattoo by Keith Lin

Origami fox tattoo by Keith Lin

Fox tattoo by Keith Lin

Origami cat tattoo by Keith Lin

Cat tattoo by Keith Lin

Origami pug tattoo by Keith Lin

Pug tattoo by Keith Lin

Origami birds by Keith Lin

Bird tattoo by Keith Lin

Origami bird tattoo by Keith Lin

Bird tattoo by Keith Lin

Origami T-Rex tattoo by Keith Lin

T-Rex tattoo by Keith Lin

Origami cat tattoo by Keith Lin

Cat tattoo by Keith Lin

Keith Lin, photo from Keith's Instagram

Keith Lin, photo from Keith’s Instagram

Origami cat tattoo by Keith Lin

Cat tattoo by Keith Lin

All photos are from Keith’s Instagram.


Words: Beccy Rimmer
Photos: As credited

 

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