i've always been a fan of old school tattoos. so, it was so natural for me to be drawn to angelique houtkamp's art! angelique hails from netherlands and is a painter and a tattoo artist! she currently works at admiraal tattoo in amsterdam.
i love that her paintings exude the beauty of the ladies in the 1920's and 1930's. they are playful and funny too... she currently has two books out: tattoo darling (2007), and tattoo mystique (2009).
i'm eagerly waiting for her third book: black and white linedrawings - perfect for tattoo artists (as flash, or templates) perhaps, or for a fan, like me!
here are some of angelique's work that i absolutely adore:
i hope you enjoyed her as much as i do... if you would like to follow angelique's work, check out the following links:
all images in this post are courtesy and with the permission of angelique houtkamp. if you wish to re-blog or publish this photo at any photo sharing websites, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. thank you!
before i go, i just wanted to add this to the post: amazing make up artistry and a self-portrait by josephine love, using houtkamp's "augusta" as an inspiration...