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Inspired by the work of Swiss Surrealist H.R. Giger, the biomechanical style of tattooing gained prominance in the later 1980's and early 1990's.

Subjects often include motors, pipes, tubes, skulls, and jagged bony shapes. Add one or all of those to a face, a woman, or a fetus, and you have the most common of biomechanical tattoos.

While the work was originally predominatly black and grey, some artists (particularly Guy Aitchison and Aaron Cain) have reinvented the concept by adding organic colors, making breathtaking topographic studies.

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