Inspiring Science-themed Tattoos by Michele Volpi

The works of Italian tattoo artist Michele Volpi not only look good, but they are also educational.

Known for his blackwork style, Volpi creates tattoos inspired by science that look like they came straight from botany, astronomy, physiology, or chemistry textbook. They range from medical illustrations and anatomy works to eye-catching biological species.

Volpi’s works have captured the attention of tattoo-lovers from all around the world, who are willing to travel thousands of miles in order to get a piece from him. Some even allow him to choose the subject.

According to Volpi, his ultimate dream is to “make a scientific book with all of my conceptual scientific illustrations that I love.” Until then, check out more of his works below.