3 February 2015

Creative Duo Inks Brilliant Tattoo Designs Based On Stories From Clients

Hannah’s tattoo symbolizes the love of her parents through which she has had the strength and courage to cope through difficulties in her life and grow into the wonderful person she is today. We depicted her parents as the authentic lady and gentleman Hannah described them to be. Loosely based on a photo from their wedding day, their love and protection are Hannah’s moral guidelines for the future.

Meet Jade Tomlinson and Kev James—London-based creative duo, known as ‘Expanded Eye’, recognized for their talent in producing brilliant cubist tattoos.

They wrote: “Each and every unique tattoo we create is our visual interpretation of concepts and stories provided by the client which hold significant meaning to the individual. We encompass as much personal detail as possible whilst allowing each design to evolve organically into a contemporary piece of art, which we then transfer from paper to skin.”

Check out their website and Facebook for more cool photos and head on over here for the stories behind these designs.

We depicted Erik’s love for his girlfriend, who he described as his reason for living, as well as the happiness found through raising a glass to life and dreams with his nearest and dearest.

‘The Cry of the Earth’ depicts our current man-made ecological crisis. As a lover of nature and active participant in his local ecological association, Noille contributes his efforts to halt mankind’s ever-increasing destruction of our natural environment.

This piece depicts Judith’s unconditional love for her identical twin sister and the complexities and importance of discovering one’s own identity as a twin. Judith learned to separate from the person she loves most in the world and affirm herself as a single being.

The tattoo and memories of his father are Illias’ survival guide for existence. Wishing to find a harmony between living in a modern city whilst experiencing his dependence to nature to its fullest, Illias hopes his tattoo will give him the energy to go on, pursuing the freedom his father gave to him. “People are allowed to get lost. In these moments we give thought to our lives and we see our own faults. But we have to find the way out of the dark woods on time.”

Namkha’s tattoo depicts an empowered woman/animal metamorphosing. The transformation symbolizing the duality between the everyday woman and the ‘Creatura’, expressing the creative force carried throughout her life which gives her the strength to transcend herself.

[via Bored Panda, images and captions via Expanded Eye]