Black Background with Lush Florals – Tattoos by Esther Garcia

Inky black backgrounds with sweet flowers cushioned within the dark by Chicago-based tattooer Esther Garcia are today’s topic. Garden roses, butterflies, and birds bring life contrast to the long sleeves. Mostly self-taught with twenty years of experience as tattoo artist Garcia stands out with her artistic approach and botanical designs. What makes her little less excited are the cover-ups, yet these types of tats are perfect for those in need. Garcia shares: “I found it meditative and very enjoyable to make a smooth saturated surface where there was chaos before, but pretty soon I was looking for ways to make it a bit more ornamental. I am very influenced by Dutch master paintings of lush florals and fruit, and I love the depth and richness that a dark background offers. It turns out to be a great way to evoke delicacy in a tattoo, and doesn’t need to involve cover-ups at all.” Most importantly, everyone in the world is welcome as a client, no matter who you are, Garcia would love to meet you! So please check out artist’s Instagram if you like what you see.

By Esther Garcia from Chicago

Mostly self-taught with twenty years of experience as tattoo artist

Influenced by Dutch master paintings of lush florals and fruit

Any cover up you might want to hide could hide well behind the long black sleeve of floral contrast

No matter who you are, you are welcome as a client,  Garcia would love to meet you!

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