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Polish Artist creates beautiful Japan-inspired Temporary Tattoos: Featured Designer

Dec 6, 2019   |   3 min read

East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet– Rudyard Kipling

Or so it was believed for a very long time.

With her Japan-inspired temporary tattoos, Polish artist Amal Al-Shahari has broken cultural barriers and created a stunning artistic melting pot.

A product designer, Amal loves travelling, illustrating and designing, not necessarily in the same order. Her ‘’Inspired by Japan” temporary tattoo series is a story of serendipity, cultural influences and creative joy. Her Japan-inspired illustrations began as an entry to a competition, transitioned to an exhibition at the famous coffee shop Parzymy tutaj in her hometown, Bydgoszcz, moved to a Japanese themed festival on art and culture before finally being metamorphosed into temporary tattoos. Amal says the transformation of her artwork into tattoos came about as a suggestion from some children!

Let’s dive into Amal’s beautiful world!

These are some of the illustrations that Amal drew as an entry to a competition.

Japanese Manga inspired woman with a mask illustration
Japanese Manga inspired woman with a mask
Japanese Sumo warrior with maneki neko cats illustration
Japanese Sumo warrior with maneki neko cats

Amal’s illustrations were displayed at an exhibition at Parzymy tutaj café in Bydgoszcz

Framed illustrations by Amal Al-Shahari at Parzymy tutaj café
Amal’s illustrations at an exhibition at Parzymy tutaj café

Some children suggested to Amal that her illustrations would work great as temporary tattoos. Tada! These gorgeous tattoos were born. The tattoo designs include a sumo wrestler, cherry blossoms, masks, maneki neko cats, a geisha, tigers and more.

Japan-inspired multi-color temporary tattoo sheet by Polish artist Amal-Al-Shahari
Japan-inspired temporary tattoo sheet by Amal
Japanese themed temporary tattoos lying across a blue table
Amal’s temporary tattoos on display
Tiger motif temporary tattoo by Polish artist Amal Al-Shahari
Tiger motif temporary tattoo by Amal
Assortment of Japanese themed temporary tattoos on blue background
Japan inspired temporary tattoos by Amal
Amal Al-Shahari shows off her temporary tattoos dress in a t-shirt with tiger design
Amal shows off her temporary tattoos
Amal Al-Shahari poses playfully with her temporary tattoos
Amal gets playful with her temporary tattoos
Maneki neko cat temporary tattoo on neck
Maneki neko cat temporary tattoo

Did you like the Amal’s idea of converting her illustrations into temporary tattoos? Do let us know in the comments section below! You can see more of her work here at Behance.

To create custom temporary tattoos for your artwork, get in touch with us at sales@gumtoo.com

All images and credits: Amal Al-Shahari


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Rekha

Rekha is content strategist and editor at Gumtoo. Rekha is an art and craft enthusiast, she likes working with mixed mediums such as clay, glass and tiles. Fluent in 5 languages, she plans to learn French someday.

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