Organic Trash Polka Tattoo

Volko Merschky and Simone Pfaff (German musicians) are the inventors and only true creators of traditional Trash Polka tattoos. A style designed to match their music and see the entire body as a canvas. It is also specifically designed to make you go "wtf?" and derive inquiry.


My client came with a list of sentimental elements to be represented, and a vision of the realism & chaos of a trash polka design but softer and organic instead of Edgar Allan Poe.


Incorporating the chaos merging with realistic elements from the trash polka style, and vibrant coloring for a half sleeve from American tattoos, I began with tracings of the original drawing on the back of the paper. Then using watercolor, I painted using a light table and finished it with colored pencil details.











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