Paul Marcinkowski tattoos an infographic on his body

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By Zolton in New Design on Thursday 9 February 2012

Polish artist Paul Marcinkowski has turned his body into a walking infographic. All in the name of art, of course. The tattoo features a number of trivial, and not so trvial facts: including that 45 million Americans have tattoos.

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London-based tattoo artist Liam Sparkes

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By Abel Macias in New Design on Sunday 8 January 2012

Liam Sparkes’s medium is ink on skin. He is a tattoo artist based out of London, mostly. His tattoo imagery looks of old school book illustrations and woodblock prints. I like the lines and cross hatches.

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Victorian-style tattoos by Melbourne artist Amanda Cain

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By Michael Cain in New Design on Sunday 8 January 2012

Amanda Cain is a Melbourne-based tattooist that blends vintage style with victorian elegance to create beautiful tattoos and artworks that tip their hats to years gone by.

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Yann Black’s awesome scribbled tattoos

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By Michelle Wilding in New Design on Wednesday 20 April 2011

Scribbles, doodles and elaborate detailing is the signature combination behind Yann Black’s pioneering tattoo work. The Montreal-based artist has gained a cult following of fans over the past fifteen years. His abstract style is mostly done in black ink with no soft tones or shading and often features a child-like quality.

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Shawn Barber’s portraits of heavily tattooed people

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 24 March 2011

I usually am not the hugest fan of contemporary tattoo-related art, but I really like the energy and the intimacy Shawn Barber conveys with his portraits of heavily tattooed people. He really captures the sort of empowerment tattoos give the people who get them. I can’t wait until he does a portrait of Rick ‘Zombie Boy’ Genest.

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Hello Kitty Darth Vader tattoo

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By Zolton in New Design on Friday 11 March 2011

I’ve seen all sorts of tattoos on the streets of Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, but this is a first. Hello Kitty meets Darth Vader and, err, Style Wars will never be the same again.

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Tattooed pigs by Wim Delvoye

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By Zolton in New Design on Thursday 20 January 2011

Ah, did we mention the stunning tattoo art of Thomas Hooper? Yes, we did. And then there is Wim Delvoye, who gets a strange thrill from inking the oinking.

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Navi Tatl and Tael tattoo

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By Zolton in New Trends on Saturday 15 January 2011

I can’t help but admire the subtle beauty in these Navi, Tatl, and Tael fairy tattoos, from the 64 Zelda games.

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