People don't typically think of veins as beautiful. They cover the ones that protrude or appear a little too dark by wearing long shirtsleeves or powder. But Berlin-based tattoo artist Sanne Vaghi celebrates these pathways of life with imaginative tattoos that follow the natural flow of blood vessels. As works of art, her designs are customized to fit each client's distinctive needs, but all of them have her trademark line work.
"The most important [thing] to me is that all designs are unique and connect with the personal meaning for the customer," Vaghi told skin-artists.com. Many of the tattoos are nature-themed, juxtaposing the permanence of a tattoo with the impermanence of the world we live in. See more of her incredible designs below:
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.