Seoul-based tattoo studio Playground Tattoo are making a name for themselves outside their native Korea with a quirky, minimalist approach to the craft of tattooing. If you abide by the ‘less is more’ philosophy of minimalism you will definitely love Playground’s artwork.
Playground’s art sensibility revolves around three words: thin, small, simple. Although specializing in blackwork, you will be equally impressed with their pastel-toned colored aesthetics. Social media are buzzing for their designs, with more than 405,000 users following their Instagram account.
Scroll down to see the best of Korea’s tattoo minimalism, and if you decide to book a trip to the capital, Seoul, you will find Playground Tattoo’s studio at 93-51 Sangsu-dong in the Mapo District.
1. The tiniest elephant alive
2. Holding a constellation in your hand
3. Pawing through
5. Shooting stars
6. …I saw God and I saw the fountains, you and me girl sittin’ in the Swiss mountains…
7. Finding Neverland
9. The Lonely Giraffe
10. Another way of putting a ring on your earlobe
11. Here comes the sun
12. Crescent moon
14. A Roman Daughter
15. Weight on my shoulders
Just a sec… Checking ticket prices to Seoul, brb.
But seriously, tattoos are amazing by themselves, isn’t it even more amazing to see them done as beautifully as this?