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.
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.
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.
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.