Tattoos are a great way to store a memory or a visual representation of what you love and are passionate about. All the tattoo lovers out there know that, and they want their skin to be a canvas that expresses what’s really inside them. One tattoo artist that got our attention with his amazing work is Beijing-based artist MR.L (aka 17). He is the person behind some of the finest tattoos out there which at the first sight looks like it’s just a sticker on the skin.
He specializes more in pop art style, keeping his drawings simple to one or two characters. What pops out in his work are the geometric shapes, and the bold black outline. It’s that specific line that makes the tattoo stand out and make a contrast with the skin.
His awesome work hasn’t gone unnoticed. He counts almost 10k followers on Instagram who like and support his work. Earthwonders reached out to MR.L to get to know more about his work. Keep scrolling down for the interview.
Below we made a collection of some of his work that we liked, and we hope you’ll like it too.
Let us know in the comment section which one is your favorite and follow MR.L on Instagram to see more of his work.
“One of the reasons why I do tattoos is because I like it, and the other is more important because I want to make money after graduating from college. I like oriental elements better about tattoo patterns, because they have history. And it won’t be out of date so quickly. Therefore, I want to make some attempts,” shared the artist.
His detailed tattoos look very time consuming, but that’s not the case for this artist. “I work quite quickly to tell the truth. Generally, patterns can be finished within three or four hours, even if they are complicated.”
Lastly, the artist mentioned his boss, Mr. Jie Chen, who often gives him tattooing advice, which is very helpful to MR.L. “I wouldn’t have made progress so fast without her. “