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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m a huge fan of getting tattooed and the tattoo culture. I recently stumbled upon Tattoo Age on VBS.TV, and I’m hooked. The series follows tattoo artists Dan Santoro, Grime, Troy Denning, Mike Rubendall and Freddy Corbin as they discuss their craft and the state of tattooing today. With the watered down tattoo reality shows [...]