Minimalistic surreal blackwork tattoos

Jonas Ribeiro

Jonas makes minimalistic surreal blackwork tattoos with lots of expression. Mystical designs with variations in texture, line thickness and technique.

Jonas works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Tattoo info

Our starting price is €100,- and the rate for a full day is €950,- . A handpalm size piece is between €250,- to €350,- depending on the amount of detail. If you have a limited budget do let us know and …............ continue reading

Bookings

Send an empty email to salonserpenttattoo@gmail.com  Use the name of your preferred artist in the subject line and you will receive an email with questions to make booking you in much faster. We book max 2 months ahead.

Minimalistic surreal blackwork tattoos

Jonas moved to Preston in the UK from sunny Portugal to get his art degree at the University of Lancashire. After graduating there he decided to come to Amsterdam with already pretty killer skills and a strange Bri-ish/Portuguese accent.

He solely works with black ink and shuns colour. A great deal of his inspiration comes from ancient Japanese culture and art and equally from manga comics. His work relies significantly on linework and solid black parts. Nevertheless it is never heavy or dense, instead it feels open and minimal.

Small areas of stippled shading give his designs a subtle hint of dept and body. Jonas works in a wide variety of subjects and themes and there is not a lot that he doesn’t enjoy drawing. Moreover he does not shy away from a challenge. In fact he fully embraces them as he feels testing his ability will improve his craft.

What makes his tattoos so recognisable is his expressive style that shows a lot of variation in textures and all the while keeping it readable and crystal clear. Overall, you can say the execution of his work shows a lot of attention to details and contains the mystical, surreal feel of old world illustrative art.