Go big or go home? How about go small and conquer the Internet while securing a career in the craft you love? Eden Kozokaro, aka Kozo Tattoo, is a tattoo artist from Israel who made a name for himself with his micro designs. From popular TV shows and movies to comic books and music, Eden’s colorful miniatures often feature pop culture elements, and look so detailed and precise, the man could’ve easily become a surgeon. Continue scrolling to check out some of his best works and upvote your faves!
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Eden’s career as a tattoo artist began when one of his skater friends bought the cheapest machine they could find from eBay. “He let me try it out and eventually, he became my first client. Then I offered free tattoos to everyone I knew,” he told Inked Magazine.
The Israeli said that the tattoo culture in his country is very small, loving, and supportive. “My tattooer friends and I are trying our best to show everyone that tattoos are nothing less than an expression of art.”
“I tried to find a way to express my classical painting knowledge within a size that could fit people who can’t commit for a sleeve or big work,” Eden explained what pushed him towards focusing on micro tattoos. “I try to design as minimalistically as possible. In design, I believe that less is more.”
However, some people think minimalistic colored tattoos won’t heal well. “That’s why it’s important for me to post my healed tattoos.”
Now, Eden is part of Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy’s prestigious crew. “Bang Bang” has left his mark on Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus. Many consider him to be the most famous tattoo artist in the world, or as some have said, tattoo artist to the most famous in the world.