The 26-year-old’s method is simple: she just draws things on paper and then directly inks them onto the client’s skin, no re-tries or touch-ups involved. According to her fans, it’s this refreshingly natural and different style that makes them want to have doodles on their skin forever.
Helen Fernandes is a Brazilian tattoo artists whose tattoos are so bad, they’re amazing. Although she draws like a toddler, people seem to love it – in fact, they are lining up to get their tattoos at her recently opened studio, Malfeitona, in her native city of Salvador de Bahia. Her unique “trash tattoos”, as she calls them, have already gone viral, gaining a cult following on Instagram, where she regularly uploads pictures of happy customers with their new quirky tattoos.
Even though it may not seem like it, the young tattoo artist has been drawing her entire life and also works as a visual artist. In Helen’s case, what some people would call a complete and even offensive lack of talent, others embrace as a genuine style that’s kind of funny, kind of cute, and completely breaking the rules.
What do you think? Check out Helen’s ugly-yet-adorable tattoos below!