Embroidery and tattoos are two art forms that usually don’t mix together, but Duda Lozano decided to change that. Brazilian tattoo artists came up with a creative way to connect these art forms through his signature embroidery tattoos.
Lozano kicked off his career as a tattoo artist in 2002 after welding his mentor’s needles. Before embarking on this creative journey, he had experience working with logo creation for caps and embroidered shirts. He decided to use his knowledge from this field after switching to tattoo art and found a way to stand out from other artists by combining these two art forms together.
“I remembered working with embroidery and thought I could use it in my new career. I wasn’t the first to start inking people with these unique tattoos, but I was the first one to make it so realistic, leaving “broken” strings (my signature) and other imperfections,” he told Bored Panda.
Lozano’s main priority is to create tattoos that are incredibly realistic, and he’s making it happen by understanding light and shadow, without using any special tricks. His tattoos are usually inspired by pop culture, especially beloved cartoon characters, and he enjoys mixing his signature embroidery style with classic tattoos from time to time.