Popular culture can play a significant function in our lives, so it’s solely pure that individuals wish to keep in mind them ceaselessly with a tattoo. Fortunately, an artist identified merely as Kozo is creating physique artwork that’s putting in its devoted recreations of beloved motion pictures, tv reveals, and past.
Though Kozo is completely satisfied to tattoo a portrait of Wall-E, his most memorable items are fusions of a number of topics and characters. A few of his wildly widespread designs function The Simpsons recreating The Beatles’ iconic Abbey Highway album cowl, and Batman’s two Jokers (Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix) standing facet by facet. And in a really epic tattoo on a shopper’s arm, Kozo reimagined Da Vinci’s The Final Supper with characters together with Spongebob Squarepants, Deadpool, and Albert Einstein on the desk. The outcomes are tongue-in-cheek designs that artwork lovers and popular culture fans will each take pleasure in.
Whereas a lot of Kozo’s portfolio focuses on media, he additionally has a strong love of tremendous artwork. However much like his popular culture mashups, artwork historical past is recreated with a twist. Mona Lisa, for instance, is melting and Van Gogh’s Self Portrait is now a mix of his well-known Starry Night and Almond Blossom work. Quirky and intelligent, the tattoos are enjoyable for everybody from the loyal TV watcher to the devoted cinephile to probably the most seasoned artwork historian.
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Tattooist Kozo creates pop culture-inspired tattoos.
Along with designs influenced by books and movies, he additionally creates artwork historical past tattoos—typically with a twist.
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