These continuous line tattoos are beautiful in their simplicity

This tattooist has stripped back their style and gone for a more linear approach 

Mollie Goodfellow@hansmollman
Wednesday 14 October 2015 16:27
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Ganji quit his job in fashion to follow her passion for tattoo design
Ganji quit his job in fashion to follow her passion for tattoo design

German-Iranian tattoo artist Mo Ganji designs tattoos based around one single, continuous line.

He believes designs which simply “add and add” details are more easily done than scaling back to linear basics. After leaving his former job as a fashion industry manager, he now designs and inks intricate body art, implementing a single, simple black line.

Speaking to Tattrx, an international tattoo artist directory, Mr Ganji said “My [former] career was based on values I don’t believe in. A lot of people are in a similar situation, but nowadays they’d rather live a “safe” life with a “safe” income and they are willing to sell their beliefs and their freedom for it.”

Born in Iran but living in Berlin, he creates tattoos based around individual style and as such, has a wide portfolio. For example, he designed fox, elephant and other animal tattoos alongside intricate forest scenery and a world map.

On leaving his job to pursue his passion for body art, he added: “The funny thing is that nothing with value can be bought and values are what define us”

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