Interview with the guy who tattooed the world map on his back and colours in each country he visits

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Saturday 25 January 2014

Bill Passman plans to travel the world extensively, so much so that he needs a reminder of where he’s been to. And so he got a tattoo of the world map on his back and colours in each country after he visits it. Pretty cool souvenir, huh? [read our original post about Bill Passman and a Facebook Q&A he did with our Facebook Friends]

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Tattoos from a painter’s perspective by Rudy Fritsch

Andrew Fingerhut Contributor

By Andrew Fingerhut in New Art on Wednesday 13 February 2013

Rudy Fritsch is an accomplished visual artist who also creates incredible tattoos. A natural-born illustrator and painter, Fritsch has been tattooing since 1992. His body of work demonstrates how a talented visual artist can successfully hone their approach to suit multiple mediums without sacrificing quality or originality. He can create a precise, architectural piece and […]

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The Sweet Life: tattoos by Melbourne-based Dan Aranda

Celia Cecchi Reader Find

By Celia Cecchi in New Art on Monday 27 August 2012

Dan Aranda has fifteen years tattoo experience owning and operating his own studio in Peru and working with some of the finest in the industry in Spain, the US, Sydney, and Brisbane. Now we are lucky enough to have him running his own shop in Northcote, Melbourne. I think his killer work speaks for itself.

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Color Burst temporary tattoo from Tattly

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Friday 20 July 2012

This ‘color burst’ design from Tattly is a fun way to temporarily show off your love for color. It’s all the fun of a real tattoo, without the pain or permanency. And when your tattoo wears off, just replace it with another well-designed temporary tattoo from Tattly.

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Backstage portrait photography by Fab 5

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 26 June 2012

Belgium photographer Fab 5 takes unapologetically expressive people as his subject matters in his portrait photography series, Backstage. They’re often beautifully tattooed, too, if we may add.

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Brilliant black and grey tattooing by James Spencer Briggs

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 23 May 2012

Oh man. There are tattoos, and then there are Tattoos, if you know what I mean. And LA-based James Spencer Briggs practically defines the latter. His black and grey tattoo art is just stunning: a dramatic wash of neo-rennaissance themes with deft surrealist elements, all impeccibly designed and done with exemplary taste. If only he made a quick trip to Austin, I’d have him ink me up in a heartbeat. Hint, hint.

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Tattoo designs by Jon Burgerman

Samantha Dalrymple Reader Find

By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Wednesday 23 May 2012

Hands down, Jon Burgerman is one of my favorite artists. When I first asked him to design a custom piece for me for a tattoo, my mind was blown away when he agreed.

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Stunning tattoo design by Jun Cha

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Wednesday 1 February 2012

I love these black and grey tattoos by 22 year-old fine artist Jun Cha, who was recently featured in the prestigious Juxtapoz Tattoo II book.

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Madrid tattoo artist Deno

Michael Cain Reader Find

By Michael Cain in New Design on Sunday 8 January 2012

Based in Madrid, Deno creates tattoos and artwork that have an original and energetic flavour. From animals to hot air balloons (and even combinations of the two), Deno’s tattoos explode with colour and geometric shapes. He is always travelling around Europe, Australia and America, so track him down and say hi.

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Josh Smith’s temporary tattoos of classic Mac cursors

Neill Pitt Reader Find

By Neill Pitt in New Design on Wednesday 4 January 2012

I’m loving Josh Smith’s temporary tattoos of classic Mac cursors, as designed by Susan Kare. Put them where you want them.

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Man wants 100,000 Internet addresses tattooed on him

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 8 December 2011

Now this is what we call dedication. In the name of charity, 29 year-old Canadian, Patrick Vaillancourt, is hoping to get 100,000 tattoos of web addresses added to his body within the period of a year. And what’s more, he’ll add your URL too, so long as you donate a lump of money to CARE […]

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Brilliant portrait tattoos by Nikko Hurtado

David Lindengruen Reader Find

By David Lindengruen in New Design on Friday 2 December 2011

The time of anchors and chinese signs is over. I’ve always been interested in photo-realistic painting and, of course, in tattoos. When I saw a piece by Nikko Hurtado for the first time, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Without knowing what’s actually possible today, I thought it must have been a photoshop montage. Hurtado is one of the best needle fiddlers in the world. He is capable of all kinds of styles but focuses on realism and portrait tattooing.

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Tattoos by Stewart Robson at Frith Street Tattoo

Everly Dark Reader Find

By Everly Dark in New Design on Friday 4 November 2011

Frith Street Tattoo is based in Soho, London, and it’s where I go to get my ink done by a very talented Stewart Robson. I base my tattoos on my paintings and Stewart very kindly puts his own spin on it and creates these wonderful images for me with immense detail and precision.

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Pauly Lingerfelt

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 21 October 2011

My friend Pauly Lingerfelt has the most cohesive aesthetic of anyone I know, be it his vintage style, old-school black and white tattoos, or the beautiful antique objects he has in his house. His artwork reflects this retro-yet-timeless sense of beauty that expresses something essential about the centuries of overlapping traditions in his native New Orleans.

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Incredible tattoo art by Thomas Hooper

Carmine Bellucci Reader Find

By Carmine Bellucci in New Design on Wednesday 12 October 2011

I’ve always been two-mind about having a tattoo on my body. What to tattoo? Where? How much big? I think this amazing artist could give me some answers. Maybe his beautifully intertwined patterns on my left arm.

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