Tattooist Frank Carrilho Creates Captivating Geometric Sketch-Type Designs

Getting a tattoo isn't something most people take lightly, but these days there are many great tattoo artists producing some spectacular and highly individual designs.

Whether you're after some stripped back minimalism, some intricate sleeve art, or even tattoos created using actual flora, there's plenty to choose from.

Which brings us to Brazilian tattoo artist Frank Carrilho, who's based at Queen of Hearts tattoo parlour in Lisbon, Portugal. And as you can see by the photos below his designs are amazing.

Carrilho's unique designs feature different variations but are often created in a style where they look like unfinished sketches. Geometrical forms, animals, or portraits are surrounded by thin angled lines and shapes, showcasing the design process as part of the finished artwork.

Not only do they look stunning but it also highlights the meticulous work that goes into their creation.

Carrilho started an apprentice in 2008 until 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, then began as a professional tattooist in 2012. Since 2015 he's been working in Lisbon.

You can check out some of his work below and find more on his Instagram and Facebook pages.

?_____?Done yesterday with @revolutionneedles and @rghtstuff machines ?? ➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕ #tattooarmadasubmission #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #tattoersubmission #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #blackworkers_tattoo #blackworkerssubmission #darkartists #tattoodo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #inspirationtatto #tattooartistmagazine #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine #thinkbeforeuink #Equilattera #tattrx #inkedmag #inkjunkeyz #wowtattoo
Unicorn? Harp ? work done a few days ago. ?_______? Work done with @revolutionneedles and @rghtstuff ➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕ #tattooarmadasubmission #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #tattoersubmission #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #radtattoos #blackworkerssubmission #darkartists #tattoodo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #inspirationtatto #tattooartistmagazine #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine #thinkbeforeuink #Equilattera #tattrx #inkedmag #inkjunkeyz #wowtattoo #radtattoos
Custom Owl?? done yesterday with @revolutionneedles and @rghtstuff ?? ➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕ #tattooarmadasubmission #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #tattoersubmission #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #radtattoos #blackworkerssubmission #darkartists #tattoodo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #inspirationtatto #tattooartistmagazine #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine #thinkbeforeuink #Equilattera #tattrx #inkedmag #inkjunkeyz #wowtattoo
??? Done a few days ago ?____? Work done with @revolutionneedles and @rghtstuff machines ?? ➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕ #tattooarmadasubmission #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #tattoersubmission #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #radtattoos #blackworkerssubmission #darkartists #tattoodo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #inspirationtatto #tattooartistmagazine #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine #thinkbeforeuink #Equilattera #tattrx #inkedmag #inkjunkeyz #wowtattoo #radtattoos
Owl ?? Done today with @revolutionneedles and @rghtstuff machines ?? ➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕ #tattooarmadasubmission #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #tattoersubmission #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #radtattoos #blackworkerssubmission #darkartists #tattoodo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #inspirationtatto #tattooartistmagazine #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine #thinkbeforeuink #Equilattera #tattrx #inkedmag #inkjunkeyz #wowtattoo #radtattoos
Unicorn? Harp ? work done a few days ago. ?_______? Work done with @revolutionneedles and @rghtstuff ➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕ #tattooarmadasubmission #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #tattoersubmission #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #radtattoos #blackworkerssubmission #darkartists #tattoodo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #inspirationtatto #tattooartistmagazine #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine #thinkbeforeuink #Equilattera #tattrx #inkedmag #inkjunkeyz #wowtattoo #radtattoos
Custom Queen of hearts card done yesterday ❤️?_______? #frankcarrilhotattoo #portugaltattoo #Equilattera #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #inkme #skin_tattoos #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #blackworkers_tattoo #blackworkerssubmission #darkart #blacktattoo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #lineart #dotwork #tattooartistmagazine #linearttattoos #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine#TAOT
Simple cat ? done today at Vikinktattoo in Denmark ?? ?_______? Work done with @rghtstuff machines #frankcarrilhotattoo #portugaltattoo #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #tattoersubmission #skin_tattoos #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #blackworkers_tattoo #blackworkerssubmission #darkart #blacktattoo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #lineart #dotwork #tattooartistmagazine #linearttattoos #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine #TAOT #thinkbeforeuink
Eagle ? done yesterday ?______? At Vikinktattoo in Denmark ??. Work done with @rghtstuff machines. #tattooarmadasubmission #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #tattoersubmission #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #blackworkers_tattoo #blackworkerssubmission #darkartists #tattoodo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #inspirationtatto #tattooartistmagazine #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine #TAOT #thinkbeforeuink #Equilattera #tattrx #inkedmag #inkjunkeyz
Custom nebelkrähe done yesterday in Erik from Berlin ⚫️?? thanks for the trust! #frankcarrilhotattoo #portugaltattoo #Equilattera #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #inkme #skin_tattoos #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #blackworkers_tattoo #blackworkerssubmission #darkart #blacktattoo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #lineart #dotwork #finelinetattoos #linearttattoos #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #TattooistArtMagazine #silverbackinkstupidblack
Shark done yesterday on the amazing tattoo artist @fredericagid , thank you for the trust. Follow his awesome work!! Cheers ? Dots done with #victarymachines @alexpellozzo #frankcarrilhotattoo #portugaltattoo #Equilattera #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #inkme #skin_tattoos #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #blackworkers_tattoo #blackworkerssubmission #darkart #blacktattoo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #lineart #dotwork #tattooartistmagazine #linearttattoos #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine
Unicorn? and dragon? done today at Vikinktattoo in Denmark?? with my brother @cemvikink Work done with @rghtstuff machines #frankcarrilhotattoo #portugaltattoo #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #tattoersubmission #skin_tattoos #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #blackworkers_tattoo #blackworkerssubmission #darkart #blacktattoo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #lineart #dotwork #tattooartistmagazine #linearttattoos #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine #TAOT #thinkbeforeuink @tattoo.workers @tattoo.artists
Vídeo part 2??______? #frankcarrilhotattoo #portugaltattoo #Equilattera #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #inkme #skin_tattoos #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #blackworkers_tattoo #blackworkerssubmission #darkart #blacktattoo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #lineart #dotwork #tattooartistmagazine #linearttattoos #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #TattooistArtMagazine #TAOT #silverbackinkstupidblack
Custom wings done yesterday ⚫️ Dots done with #victarymachines @alexpellozzo #frankcarrilhotattoo #portugaltattoo #Equilattera #inkstinctsubmission #iblackwork #inkme #skin_tattoos #tttism #blxckink #blacktattoing #blackworkers_tattoo #blackworkerssubmission #darkart #blacktattoo #blackworkartists #blackwork #blacktattoomag #blacktattooart #fineline #lineart #dotwork #finelinetattoos #linearttattoos #btattooing #onlyblackart #skinartmag #tattoorevuemag #silverbackinkstupidblack #TattooistArtMagazine