Alican Gorgu Aka PigmentNinja Turns Your Personal Photos Into Tattoos

Alican Gorgu, aka PigmentNinja, is a Tattoo Artist based in Istanbul, Turkey who transforms personal photographs into minimalist works of art, allowing memories to be tattooed onto skin forever. You can follow Gorgu on his Instagram account PigmentNinja (links below).
Alican Gorgu: ‘I made a connection between my college degree and what I wanted to do. I drew the poster shots of a lot of movies I liked – which got a lot of traction – and managed to transfer them onto people’s skins. I improved on my original idea and started working with souvenir photos people took. I dub my style as Retro Minimal. It’s an indescribable feeling to tattoo photographs taken in different parts of the world at different times. For example, I have tattooed a family portrait taken in Mexico in the ’60s as well as one of a family in the US in the ’80s. I work with small spaces and minimize details, keeping the essentials, to transfer these memories on to the skin’.

Alican Gorgu aka PigmentNinja turns your personal photos into tattoos

Alican Gorgu aka PigmentNinja turns your personal photos into tattoos

Alican Gorgu aka PigmentNinja turns your personal photos into tattoos

Alican Gorgu aka PigmentNinja turns your personal photos into tattoos

Alican Gorgu aka PigmentNinja turns your personal photos into tattoos

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