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This artist turns travel memories into the most memorable tattoos

What’s the best way to memorialise your travels? You could take pictures, buy souvenirs, or better yet, get a tattoo – but preferably one done by French artist Franck Pellegrino.

The Paris-based tattooist started his creative career as a street artist when he was only 15 years old. He took up tattooing some six years ago, and has since developed a style that’s a hit with travelers.

Inspired by the aesthetic of 1930’s postcards and posters, Pellegrino’s monochrome tattoos are characterised by fine lines and retro typography. Each composition usually has a combination of travel motifs (such as stamps, bank notes, emblems, and airplanes) and the countries the client has visited (like New York, Tokyo, Paris, and Mexico).

Nicolas #FranckPellegrino #BleuNoirTattoo #Paris

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The human body isn’t the only canvas that Pellegrino works on. At times, he puts his iconic artwork on posters, skateboards, walls, and even tiles.

Brooklyn Bridges // #Anecdotes #FranckPellegrino #BleuNoirParis #inkonpaper

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To see more of Franck Pellegrino’s work, you can check out his Instagram page.

CDMX // Mucho Gusto Isauro ! @sigue.sigue.sputnik #FranckPellegrino #MexicoCity #BleuNoirTattoo

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Mood #GreetingsFromMexico #handmade #FranckPellegrino

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Whose world is this ? // Tks Sylvain

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Un jour j'irais à Palerme ! #PeintureSurCarreaux

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To be continued…🌐🌐🌐Tks Anastasia ! #FranckPellegrino #BleuNoirTattoo

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