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The Intricate Designs Of This Chinese Tattoo Artist Are A Thing Of Beauty

So. Much. Talent.

24/02/2017 3:04 PM AEDT | Updated 24/02/2017 5:45 PM AEDT

Whether you love them or loathe them, there's something artistically satisfying about tattoos.

While tattooing in China has been around for thousands of years, the art has recently become more popular and diverse in the country as the stigma around tattoos once usually associated with prisoners and the underworld slowly disappears.

Artist Liu Yuanrui has jumped on-board with her intricate designs.

Yuanrui, 34, studied tattooing at the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts before graduating in 2006 and setting up her own shop in Wuhan, China in 2011. She's become so popular, there's now a 5-month waiting list for appointments.

Check out some of her intricate works below.

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