The art culture has flourished throughout Europe for thousands of years, so it’s no surprise that some of the most talented tattoo artists in the world come from countries in Europe like Italy, Spain, Poland, France or the UK. Many of the best European tattooists have adopted classic art styles, like hyper-realism and watercolor, but you can also find a plethora of talented artists who specialize in more modern tattoo art styles.

Inez Janiak is a Polish tattoo artist who managed to make a name for herself in the industry by adopting an innovative and original tattoo style. Taking classic designs and giving them a sketchy blackwork makeover, Janiak creates some wonderfully dark and inspiring tattoos.

Mastering bold and edgy lines and shadow gradients as subtle as a charcoal drawing, Inez explores a variety of topics in her works, but her main motifs are nature and the animal world.

Scroll down to check out Janiak‘s awesome blackwork sketch tattoos and follow her on Instagram for inspiration.

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