Noon is a tattoo artist based in France who works in an individualized Avant Garde tattoo style. As a frequent traveller, Noon takes his abstract people and animal designs to New York City, London, Berlin and France, leaving a host of happy customers and creative tattoo designs in his wake.
His style is reminiscent of Yann Black, an artist that Noon says he admires. Though there are similarities between the two artists’ tattoo styles, each artist has carved out their own abstract design style that expresses their ideas about the world. Noon uses bold, crisp outlines in his tattoos to give his primary shapes an appealing clarity. Unlike many Avant Garde artists of the 20th century, Noon uses textures in his tattoo designs in the form of dotwork and repetitive patterns. The contrast between the strong lines, textured areas and blank areas of skin creates a balanced design that offers an admirer much in the way of visual delight.
Noon’s abstract tattoo designs take an art movement that began a century ago and evolves it by introducing the medium of human skin in place of canvas. While abstract art created during the start of the abstract movement still remains in galleries to this day, abstract artists like Noon have chosen to give their art a lifespan by using a canvas that will one day cease to exist. This puts abstract tattoo design into a separate realm to abstract fine art; because while a painting may last for centuries, a tattoo can only truly be appreciated while the human body that acts as its canvas is still alive.
So take a good long look and appreciate Noon’s skills and talents. These photos of his tattoo designs will remain unchanging, but be aware that with each passing day, the actual tattoos shown here are a day closer to passing from this world…