Esther Garcia is a tattoo artist from Chicago, and when clients leave her after their final tattoo session, it looks like they’ve changed out their old clothes for some beautiful skin-tight shirts or leggings. You can immediately recognize Esther’s work amongst 1,000 other tattoos. These works of art consist of eye-catching sleeve tattoos with black backgrounds and intricate floral patterns garnished with gorgeous insects and birds.

Here at Enlighten, we were mesmerized by Esther’s art and we can’t wait to tell you more about her style and show you some of her beautiful work.

Esther Garcia has been a tattoo artist for more than 20 years now and she’s predominantly self-taught. Esther can boast of a big portfolio of all sorts of tattoos, big and small, on different parts of the body. However, her “trademark” is blackout sleeve tattoos with botanical motifs that are organically placed on her clients’ arms and legs. These big projects usually require a series of tattoo sessions, and all of them are exclusively designed and made only once.

Esther is also giving seminars and classes where she shares her experience and technique with other tattoo artists and encourages them to find their own style.

And now, let’s enjoy some gorgeous sleeve tattoos by Esther!


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Would you dare to get a sleeve tattoo? Do you have a tattoo on your body? If yes, we’d be excited to see your pics!