Spanish Illustrator Ricardo Cavolo’s playful tattoo artworks mix religious art, Russian criminal tattoos, South American flora and nautical themes in a unique style.

Not satisfied with capturing his thoughts on pieces of paper, Ricardo is always on the look out for new surfaces and textures with which to explore; whether it’s textiles, wood, or even skin, his illustrations instantly bring these surfaces to life.

My interest in his work lies however with his exposure of what lies beyond the surface… the magical landscapes and stories that hide within us all.