Talented tattooist and self-described “astral ruffian” Pony Reinhardt creates fanciful tattoos inspired by a range of flora and fauna. Large-scale and rendered in black ink, each nature tattoo exhibits the artist’s distinctive style and fantastical approach to body art.
Featuring an eclectic mix of elements found in the natural world—from earthly plants and animals to “lost and found nebulae” and astrological entities—Reinhardt’s body of work depicts the diversity of her many muses. Though rooted in nature, she often puts a whimsical spin on her subject matter by incorporating unusual motifs and details into each scene. These unique additions culminate in a collection of works that span collage-like landscapes, balanced diagrams, and stylized animal portraits.
Along with other creative tattooists, Reinhardt showcases her skills at Portland’s popular Tenderfoot Studio. In addition to designing and creating beautiful body art, she also works as a fine artist specializing in stop-motion animation, ceramic, and “every kind of paint.” You can see her quirky collection of work on her website.
Artist Pony Reinhardt creates large-scale tattoos inspired by the natural world. Each nature tattoo incorporates a whimsical range of elements.
All images via Pony Reinhardt.
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