One may be taught one thing from staring on the tattoos of Italian artist Michele Volpi (previously). The composition, detailed dot work, and exact traces of his tattoos transcend each ink-infused pores and skin and science textbooks. The Bologna-based tattoo artist relishes in scientific books—from Frank Netter’s painterly medical illustrations to the exquisitely rendered organic specimens and marine lifetime of Ernst Haeckel. He usually visits bookshops throughout his travels to find and purchase these new sources of inspiration.
Volpi’s prospects search him out to tattoo an array of botany, astronomy, physiology, and chemistry-based compositions. Generally prospects let him select the department of science, wherein case he renders his favourite topic—anatomy. Even then, Volpi combines subject material like in his tattoo evaluating the form of a human pelvis to that of a butterfly or one other that incorporates a human cranium being stretched absurdly by a wormhole.
The artist tells Colossal that his “dream is to make a scientific ebook with all of my conceptual scientific illustrations that I like.” View Volpi’s physique of labor and reserving info on Instagram. For these not prepared for the permanence of a tattoo, there are prints of his pen-and-ink, anatomical illustrations obtainable in his shop.
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