Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors and Patterns

01Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors

Korean tattooer Pitta KKM blends the art masterpieces of old masters with the traditional colors and pattern of Korean art.

He explains “In Korea, there are traditional colors called ‘오방색’ (five direction colors), blue, white, red, black and yellow for east, west, south, north and middle.”

“I always use clouds and colors in the traditional pattern, with some elements like Tiger, Crane, Lotus, and ‘Dancheong’ from Korean architecture.”

Pitta KKM is currently working at his Bad Hands Tattoo Works studio in Seoul, where tattooing is considered an illegal activity (unless the artist holds a medical license). “It’s hard to get supplies like needles, inks and machines. We always have worries about getting caught …”

InstagramBad Hands Tattoo Works

02Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors

03Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors

04Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors

05Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors

06Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors

07Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors

08Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors

09Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors

10Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors

11Artistical Tattoos Infused with Korean Traditional Colors

 

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