Two tiny tattooed Meka dolls
September 23, 2016
I'd like to introduce you to two little tattooed Mekas. For awhile now I've been wanting to make one of these dolls with more elaborate china painting on its body, so I made two of them!
Their "tattoos" are actually drawings that were engraved into the porcelain while it was still soft and then colored with many layers of china paint. If you look closely you can see the engraved lines or if you run your finger over the tattoos you can feel it. I also gave them shoes socks, and underwear in the same way.
First off is a little pink cupcake doll. The base color of the porcelain is a little pinkish and she has a bit of an iridescent shimmer. Her tattoos are sweet themed and include a cupcake, icecream cone, and various candy.
The second doll is inspired by vintage imagery and American traditional tattoos. She has a little Kewpie doll painted on her thigh since Kewpie is one of the original inspirations for these tiny Meka dolls and their predecessor, Eka.
They are both available on etsy.
Little sugar doll
Little Vintage doll