Turkish tattooist Eva Krbdk takes the saying It’s all in the details as a personal challenge—just take a look at one of her breathtaking landscape tattoos. And being able to cram so much detail in such a small space is something that Eva should be proud of. After all, the more detail a tattoo has the more interesting it is. But if you’re thinking that detail alone does not guarantee a quality and interesting tattoo design then don’t worry. Because every drop of ink is placed with extra care by Eva’s tiny needles. I’ve come across some pretty spectacular examples of landscape tattoos, so when I tell you that Eva’s are among the best, you should take my word for it. After you’re done being amazing by the content below, don’t forget to share this list with your friends so that they can enjoy it as well .
While it’s difficult to pin point the exact location of these mountains with the limited information available, I can imagine landscapes similar to this one all over the world. The contrast between the Blue sky and the red mountains is really something special.
The Azure Window
The Azure Window was a bridge of stone located on the shores of Malta. Tourists flocked to it and more photos of it have been taken than of Kim Kardashian. Sadly, in 2017 it finally collapsed during a rough storm one night. So it’s a good thing that we have this tattoo as a reminder of what once was.
Florence, Italy is one of those locations that just inspires art of all types. The red clay roofs provide a beautiful theme throughout the city that shows up so well in photographs. The way Eva reflects the red tile roofs in the sky gives this piece a wonderful harmonious feel.
Starry Night tattoos are some of my favorites. Eva has done a few, and showcases an obvious fondness for Vincent van Gogh in her work. The Eiffel tower combined with Van Gogh’s Starry Night creates a super romantic vibe.
A natural light show
Eva is known for her landscape tattoos but her creativity is something that I’ve always admired. This view through an airplane window is a cool concept which I hope Eva continues to work off of. Not many tattoo designs transport you to a different place—this one does.
A field of lavender
Not only does Eva have excellent illustration skills, but her eye for color is what really takes her landscape designs over the top. This magical purple and pastel blue sunset is only something that Eva could have dreamed up.
Stars in the sky
The universe is infinitely beautiful. The questions, the vastness, and the unknown is what truly makes it the final frontier. These two silhouettes against the majesty of the night sky perfectly illustrates just how small we are in the grand scheme of it all.
A tropical landscape
Birds fluttering out of the edge of the main design counter that confined feeling you get from only a circular design. Eva uses this technique on a number of her designs and I do have to say, it looks great. The beach always looks nice, especially when you’re stuck staring at a computer screen all day.
I love this piece. If Carl Sagan were to get a tattoo, it would probably look a lot like this. This is actually one of my favorite designs on the list for the color alone. In case you didn’t notice, the sky illustrates a half day half night theme.
A magnificent sky
When the sunlight peeks through the clouds it’s a magical thing. Eva has a wonderful understanding of light, which is often times what separates the good artists from the bad. The rays of sunlight coming through the clouds are beautiful, but it’s the sun’s reflection on the water that stands out to me.
As you’ll notice, Eva loves circular landscape designs, but that doesn’t mean her rectangular designs aren’t equally impressive. Eva’s ability to create lifelike waves is otherworldly. I can’t recall another artist that rivals her in that particular area.
Where the Wild Things Are
I know this is a children’s book, but when I was little it used to terrify me. But enough about me, let’s take a second to appreciate how well executed this tattoo is. I’m assuming all of Eva’s designs are done freehand, which makes her work even more impressive.
A Van Gogh landscape
Like many famous artists, Van Gogh’s work isn’t that good, but it is great—if that makes any sense. His visionary style was way ahead of his time and his consistency throughout his lifetime made his work super recognizable. Van Gogh tattoos are awesome, and no one does them better than Eva.
I feel like every one of Eva’s designs needs a silhouetted father and daughter holding hands in the foreground—it just makes the design so much better. I fell in love with this design the second I saw it. And ever since then, it’s been an ongoing affair.
An elephant at the beach
This is a shot of the tattoo soon after it was inked. I know this because Eva posted a photo of this design after it had some time to heal, and I can tell you that the healed photo looks just as good. So if you’re wondering how these designs age, I’d say pretty well.
Cherry blossom trees
Of course this landscape probably could have been inspired by a number of different countries, but to me it reminds me of a lake in Japan with the cherry blossoms blooming and Mount Fuji in the distance.
A back mural
If you haven’t noticed already, most of Eva’s designs can be found on the wrists and forearms of her clients. There’s nothing wrong with that of course but oh how beautiful this back piece looks. I’d love to see an even larger piece in Eva’s future.
A streetside cafe
Do I dare say that this design looks even better than the original? Van Gogh’s Cafe Terrance at Night is perhaps one of the most recognizable paintings in the world. It’s over 120-years-old yet it’s still inspiring us all these years later.
A colorful night sky
It’s not everyday that you see a donkey sitting atop a mountain playing a banjo. Yet I feel like we would be great friends. If there is a context to this design it’s over my head. However, I can still appreciate the heck of out this design even If I don’t fully understand its meaning.
A view from a plane
Here we have another view from a plane. The out-the-window view isn’t the most popular travel photo for no reason. Just looking at this design gets me excited for my next trip. That is, if I ever took trips.
An orange sunset
Sometimes it’s more about color than context. But that’s not really the case here. Upon first glance this design looks a little more basic than most of Eva’s designs, but as soon as you notice how incredibly detailed that tree is you understand where all the time and effort went in regards to this particular design.
A country road
If one of Eva’s designs doesn’t make you want to pull up a chair, grab a snack, and put on some soothing music while you stare at it, then it’s not doing its job. With that being said, I don’t think I’ve ever come across one of her designs that didn’t make me wish I’d brought my sleeping bag.
A cottage by the lake
These brushstrokes look so real that I think they might be just that. Leftover ink on the skin or purposely drawn abstract brushstrokes? I think it’s just leftover ink, but if these strokes were done on purpose it would only enhance the design I feel.
There Will Be Blood
I’m definitely more of a fan of this tattoo than I was of the movie. To me the movie was pretty anticlimactic, but then again, many Oscar-winning movies tend to be. The choice to only color the flames really captures the mood of the film.
There’s only one bad thing about having a tattoo this beautiful: it usually makes other people self-conscious about their ink. Because let’s face it, the odds of you ever running into someone with a tattoo that’s as good as or better than anything Eva puts out is slim to none.
I’m never surprised when I stumble upon a tattoo depicting the northern lights. I’ve seen the aurora borealis up close, and it’s one of the most awe-inspiring things that I’ve ever witnessed. This design is nice, but I really feel that Eva could have taken it to another level.
A mountain peak
After spending all day with Eva’s designs, I’m seriously starting to question whether she is indeed a member of the human race or in fact a visitor from another planet because her designs are truly out of this world amazing.
This is indeed the ultimate landscape tattoo. A design that everyone can relate to. If you’re going to get a tattoo of planet earth, then this design is what you should strive for.
A Truman Show tattoo
The Truman Show is one of those movies that you can watch a million times without getting sick of. They sure don’t make movies like they used to. “In case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!”
A field of sunflowers
When too much time spent in your office leaves you feeling like a machine, a tattoo like this can help you get away from your desk without actually ever leaving it. Out of all of the landscapes on the list, this one looks the most realistic in my opinion.
The open road
If you haven’t seen the TV show Six Feet Under, I highly recommend watching it. Those of you that have seen it, then you’ll recognize this whip from the show. But even if you’re not a fan of the show, you can still appreciate this design to the fullest—it’s simply beautiful.
A mountainous landscape
I’m not crazy about the crescent moon symbol, but the dangling jewelry is a welcome addition. In fact, I think it looks just as good as the birds, if not better.
A tranquil beach
Just when you think you’ve seen every sunset in Eva’s book, she goes and drops a completely new piece which captures an entirely different atmosphere. I don’t know how she does it but I’d sure like to ask her someday.
A famous painting
Looking for the most hipster of all hipster tattoos? Look no further than this excellent example of surrealism by Salvador Dali that features clock pizzas left in the desert. On a personal note, I always thought that white item was a sleeping horse. Turns out it’s just whatever you want it to be.
A portrait of Vincent van Gogh
Surprise! Not a landscape tattoo, but it was just too good to exclude from the list. The man, the legend, and the incredibly sad painter who only sold one painting during his lifetime. If I was Marty McFly, my first item of business would be to travel back in time, find this guy, and tell him not to worry ’cause he will live on forever through his art.
A small creek
If Eva wasn’t a tattoo artist, I feel like she would be illustrating children’s books somewhere. This tattoo looks like it was taken straight from the pages of a fantasy novel. Absolutely brilliant.
A boat on the beach
Whether or not you love landscape tattoos, you can’t deny they are fun to look at. I’ve had comments before telling me that tattoos with this amount of detail are a waste since they will blur with age, but that is partially true with every tattoo design. It also depends on what the subject matter is. Some of these landscape designs actually age the best out of any tattoo designs.
It’s not a Disney castle but I’m all but positive that it was designed by the same architectural firm. This is a story book tattoo design if there ever was one, and a vacation home for a king.
A Lord of The Rings design
I love The Lord of The Rings. I’ve probably seen each movie 50 times and now that I think about it that’s definitely an understatement. However, I didn’t recognize the theme of this design until I read the description. Now I see it.
A valley of lilies
If this valley full of lilies doesn’t make you want to reenact a scene or two from The Sound of Music than your childhood must not have been as good as mine. Actually I used to hate watching that movie but it was my mom’s favorite so eventually I learned to love it as I got older. Kind of like naps and spankings.