Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage.
As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations. Each piece is typically small in size and minimalist in style. Some pieces, like her understated floral tattoos, are the result of expertly applied fine lines. Others—namely, her furry and feathery friends—feature subtle shading inspired by pointillism. Whether an outline or a bit more tonal, however, each exquisite, illustrative piece is rendered in a soft greyscale reminiscent of graphite.