On NOVEMBER 17, 2018 – The MACRO Museum in Rome announced the recognition of Ivana Belakova’s Tattoo art as Contemporary Fine Art. A stringent evaluation of the world’s contemporary tattoo artists was conducted by fine art critics and Ivana Belakova aka IVANA TATTOO ART became the FIRST and ONLY WOMEN in the world to be recognized as a Contemporary artist for her funky color and illustrative street style of tattooing. Her tattoos are now considered contemporary fine art and are listed in the museum’s catalog.
Ivana Tattoo Art is known worldwide for her unique brand of creativity. Ivana is a self taught artist who has been perfecting her style for the last 18 years. She has won multiple awards and has participated in some of the most prestigious international tattoo shows in the industry.
Her work has been displayed in various exhibitions and she has collaborated with several art schools internationally. She is also a gifted illustrator, clothing designer and photographer.
Her tattoos are positive, playful, beautiful, sometimes mischievous and always fun. Her style is innovative, sophisticated, and eclectic; a sexy mixture of multiple genres combining funky, bright colors and abstract elements with street style and high art.
Her artistic intentions are not to replicate pictures and objects as they are seen by others, but rather to capture the object’s unique form. Her trademark style is instantly recognizable and has garnered fans and admirers worldwide.
Ivana‘s commitment to artistic and personal growth are reflected in everything she does. Her style continues to evolve over time, but her distinct and unique signature is always present.
“I take inspiration from everyday of my life,” she says. “I’m grateful for every new day and what it offers.”
Lately, her style has become more illustrative. It’s a reflection of her inner child as she looks to capture the playful and whimsical feeling of youth. Her current project is developing fine art prints of animal based tattoo designs.
“For this first collection, I wanted to create something that incorporated the fascination I had with animals as a child and my current illustrative colorful style.”
Ivana draws inspiration from her travels across the US and Europe. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.