Melina van der Werf is a tattoo artist and self taught illustrator.
Raised in Greece, of dutch-Indonesian decent, her multicultural background reflects on her artistic style.
Asian Art and European Impressionism being the influences that shaped her visual world, carved a clear path of boundless creativity infused with a daring aesthetic taste.
Science fiction, the dystopian future and the surrealistic fantasy world are her main ways of expression.
As an illustrator she is Influenced by the art of tattooing which allows no mistakes and requires a combination of artistic creativity and discipline in the process. All being attributes that she embraces in her artworks where she chooses to work with traditional media, because they allow a way to exercise a focused creativity that flourishes with experience.
As a tattoo artist she specializes in asian art inspired colour tattoos in a neotraditional style.
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