Barbara Swingaling is an artist living in the Netherlands. Working from the body art shop Classic Ink and Mods in Amsterdam, Swingaling creates tattoos with an intriguing twist; although the tattoo is permanent, the designs are based on those traditionally used in henna tattoos, a non-permanent form of body art. Many of Swingaling’s paisley tattoo designs mimic henna tattoos in that they are created with brown ink, but Swingaling adds her own artistic flair to the design by giving the tattoo design bright colors.
Butterflies, flowers and paisley patterns abound in Swingaling’s tattoo designs. Inspired by the beauty and symbolism of nature, Swingaling’s art has a natural, organic feeling while remaining highly stylized. Take a look at Barbara Swingaling’s website or facebook page for more tattoo art, paintings and contact info.