It’s the perfect tattoo for people who forget to water their plants: Ukrainian illustrator and tattoo artist Rita Zolotukhina creates “botanical fingerprints”, using actual plants for designs.

To create the tattoos, she dips the plants in ink, then presses them on the customer’s body, basing the tattoo on this imprint – much like a stencil.

“We don’t know the definitive look when we start, just the colors, the mood and basic shape,” she told Illusion. “It’s my favorite way to make tattoos, and I think the most natural.”

The idea, of course, came from nature. It’s a great way to draw inspiration from nature and make the tattoos as authentic as possible.

“I’m a nature lover,” the artist told Illusion Magazine. “So most of my sketches are related to flora. But the more I drew, the more I wanted something fresh and native, to feel the plants without any steps in between.”

This is really one of the simplest and most creative ideas I’ve seen when it comes to tattoos, and the results look really great – I think I want one.

[Instagram / rit.kit]

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