Take a look at these exquisite tattoo designs inspired by the natural world

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Amy Swales

Whether considering new ink, a lover of animals or simply an appreciator of striking, precise design, the Instagram feed of this tattoo artist is bound to be right up your street.

Pony Reinhardt, who owns Tenderfoot Studio in Portland, Oregon, has amassed over 46,000 followers thanks to her exquisite artwork, which consists of line drawings largely in black, based on wildlife and the natural world in general – often featuring foxes, insects, mushrooms, plants and forest scenes, as well as mythical creatures.


A rabbit design by tattoo artist Pony Reinhardt

The careful detail and lack of shading gives a vintage feel to the artwork, reminiscent of serious textbook illustrations and accurate technical drawings.

We may have soft spots for the love hearts and horoscope symbols etching a permanent reminder of teenage years on many an ink fan's ankle, but there's something wonderfully grown-up and simultaneously playful about these beautiful tattoos. When's payday again?

See more examples below, and follow Pony Reinhardt here, and Tenderfoot Studio here.


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Amy Swales

Amy Swales is a freelance writer who likes to eat, drink and talk about her dog. She will continue to plunder her own life and the lives of her loved ones for material in the name of comedy, catharsis and getting pictures of her dog on the internet.

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