Female tattooist illustrates hip hop icons with stunning photorealism

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Last year Instagram launched their #MyStory campaign; an initiative aiming to highlight the work of exceptional and talented women on the platform. 

Australia’s Iva Chavez is one such woman, whose intricately-detailed tattoos have earned her a position as a featured creative. 

Chavez’s journey to tattoo artistry started with a decision made after eight years working as a graphic designer: That her love of drawing was a passion she wanted to make priority. 

Considering herself as an artist generally, Chavez says that her tattooing is what finally allowed her to express that art. But it’s not just her killer tattoos that are earning her a dedicated following, Chavez’s pencil portraits of hip hop icons are truly stunning. Read more…

More about Illustration, Australia, Tattoos, Instagram, and Iva Chavez

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