A Bear Tattoo and Other Simple Inkspiration ...

By Jennifer

A Bear Tattoo and Other Simple Inkspiration ...

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.

Table of contents:

  1. 1. Black Bear
  2. 2. Bird in Flight
  3. 3. A Whale
  4. 4. Skull with Antlers
  5. 5. Wolf
  6. 6. The Bull
  7. 7. Sisyphos
  8. 8. A Trio
  9. 9. Goat
  10. 10. Lotus Flower
  11. 11. Three Trees
  12. 12. Chewbacca
  13. 13. Iceberg
  14. 14. A Rose
  15. 15. The Lion & the Fox
  16. 16. Penguin
  17. 17. Owl
  18. 18. Bird of Prey
  19. 19. Elephant
  20. 20. Steppenwolf
  21. 21. Bird
  22. 22. Fox
  23. 23. Pinecone
  24. 24. Poppies
  25. 25. Kitty!

1 Black Bear

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.

2 Bird in Flight

Bird in Flight This is just so graceful!

3 A Whale

A Whale This is just incredibly realistic!

4 Skull with Antlers

Skull with Antlers That quote is pretty great, too.

5 Wolf

Wolf How can this be so expressive, with just one line?

6 The Bull

The Bull Ideal for all of us Tauruses, no?

7 Sisyphos

Sisyphos The struggle is real... and very realistic.

8 A Trio

A Trio Are these faces, or masks?

9 Goat

Goat So much detail with just one. single. LINE!

10 Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower A few dots for shading, but really still just one line.

11 Three Trees

Three Trees The thicker part of the line makes this one really unique.

12 Chewbacca

Chewbacca For all you Star Wars fans out there...

13 Iceberg

Iceberg I like what this means: that there's so much more under the surface.

14 A Rose

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

The Lion & the Fox Oh, wow, this one is cool!

16 Penguin

Penguin This one makes me smile... it's so cute!

17 Owl

Owl Not the typical cute or wise owl... this one's completely bad-ass!

18 Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey Is this an eagle or a hawk? It's just incredible!

19 Elephant

Elephant Just unreal... one line! This is just one line!

20 Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf A tribute to Herman Hesse.

21 Bird

Bird This one makes me so happy... look at the details, like the beak!

22 Fox

Fox I love this little guy's posture/pose.

23 Pinecone

Pinecone Aren't pinecones a symbol of enlightenment and illumination?

24 Poppies

Poppies At least, I think these are poppies. Now I want one!

25 Kitty!

Kitty! No list of anything is complete without at least one kitty.

To see more of Ganji's work, follow him on Instagram at @moganji.

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