Looking for a little ink-spiration? Why not try a one-line tattoo, created with a single, unbroken line? Iranian-born artist Mo Ganji is a genius in the one-line tattoo arena, and here are a few of his pieces to provide a little illumination and inspiration.
1. Bird in Flight
This is just so graceful!
2. A Whale
This is just incredibly realistic!
3. Skull with Antlers
That quote is pretty great, too.
4. Black Bear
I'm not sure what kind of bear this is, but since the ink is black, I'm calling it a black bear.
How can this be so expressive, with just one line?
6. The Bull
Ideal for all of us Tauruses, no?
The struggle is real... and very realistic.
8. A Trio
Are these faces, or masks?
So much detail with just one. single. LINE!
10. Lotus Flower
A few dots for shading, but really still just one line.
11. Three Trees
The thicker part of the line makes this one really unique.
For all you Star Wars fans out there...
I like what this means: that there's so much more under the surface.
14. A Rose
Again, just a few dots to make the leaves, but the rest is just one long, unbroken line.
15. The Lion & the Fox
Oh, wow, this one is cool!
This one makes me smile... it's so cute!
Not the typical cute or wise owl... this one's completely bad-ass!
18. Bird of Prey
Is this an eagle or a hawk? It's just incredible!
Just unreal... one line! This is just one line!
A tribute to Herman Hesse.
This one makes me so happy... look at the details, like the beak!
I love this little guy's posture/pose.
Aren't pinecones a symbol of enlightenment and illumination?
At least, I think these are poppies. Now I want one!
No list of anything is complete without at least one kitty.
To see more of Ganji's work, follow him on Instagram at @moganji.