Amazing 3D tattoos so realistic they’ll creep you out!

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 26 November 2014

As tattoos become more popular and mainstream, the onus is on tattoo artists to introduce new and exciting styles for them and their customers to stand out, far from the madding crowd. Our friends at Bored Panda have curated some tattoos that give an extra edge of optical illusion, so realistic they are that you […]

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Artist gives her friends minimalist tattoos in exchange for books, whiskey, or life lessons

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 6 November 2014

Most tattoo artists accept money in return for turning a person’s body into a canvas. Ukrainian artist Stanislava Pinchuk, better known as Miso, accepts books, lessons, food, and even whiskey instead.

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This is how science removes a tattoo with a laser

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 4 November 2014

This is how science removes that tattoo you regrettably got while being drunk. In the video below, Destin of YouTube channel ‘Smarter Every Day’ shows us the science behind tattoo removal. Here’s how it works: When you get a tattoo, your white blood cells try to remove the ink particles injected into your skin as part of your immune response.

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The London tattoo museum with a difference: real life models!

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 18 October 2014

Take a stroll through the Human Gallery and you’ll realize this is no ordinary museum. As part of The International London Tattoo Convention, this gallery in London showcases human exhibits in shadow boxes, behind golden frames.

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These matching tattoo designs are utterly cool and romantic

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Thursday 2 October 2014

Diamonds may be forever but in the case of some till-death-do-us-part couples, tattoos that come in matching sets will do just fine. Possibly one of the best bonding experience a couple can ever have is to go get tattoos together. If the pain doesn’t kill them, it makes their love stronger.

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Watch a tattoo created in incredible slow motion

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By A Place To Bury Strangers in New Art on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Whether you’ve got a sleeve of tattoos or you couldn’t imagine getting one, you have to admit that a tattoo artist is incredibly skilled. And if you’ve ever had the pleasure/discomfort of getting a tattoo, you’ll no doubt have felt a thousand little needles entering that skin. But did you see just how incredible each puncture was as it broke the skin and entered ink into the flesh?

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Norwegian boy gets a McDonald’s receipt as a tattoo

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 29 March 2014

This is customer loyalty at its finest. Stian Ytterdahl from Lorenskog, Norway, will never ever forget what he had for lunch at McDonald’s last Monday, because he had the receipt details tattooed on his right arm. Asked by his friends to choose between sticking a Barbie up his ass and getting inked, he chose the latter (as I would probably too). The dare was supposedly a punishment for being too smitten with the ladies (kids these days).

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Free tattoos inspired by visits to the Portland Art Museum

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By Conrad Crespin in New Illustration on Thursday 12 September 2013

Jason Sturgill perfectly encapsulates what is RIGHT about the Portland art scene right now: excessively accessible, exclusively inclusive. Sturgill has a background in advertising, design and various curatorial practices. He is the type of person that makes shit happen. His project Art Is Forever is something that should exist in every art museum in the […]

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Get your body ink on at Copenhagen’s Meatshop Tattoo

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Friday 19 July 2013

Copenhagen-based Meatshop Tattoo is a quirky group of incredibly talented artists. This two-year-old shop creates custom-designed ink in a wide range of styles. If you’re looking to be inked with some unique art, Meatshop Tattoo always delivers a high-quality masterpiece.

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Guy tattoos the world map on his back, colours in every new country he visits

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 18 July 2013

Three years ago, travel blogger Bill Passman was sitting in a bar in Utila, Honduras, when he ran into an acquaintance and noticed her tattoo of a world map. When she said she planned to put a red dot on all the places she had visited, an inspired Passman decided to also tattoo the world map on his back — right down to the specific countries so he can update it with each country he’s been to by colouring it in. [Read an interview with Bill Passman]

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Forgot your password? Log in with your body

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Motorola’s advanced technologies head Regina Dugan, who used to head the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, recently unveiled new technologies at the D11 conference that could change the way we log in in future. One is the “authentication vitamin”, which involves a pill that’s powered by stomach acid to produce an 18-bit authentication signal. […]

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Designer’s minimalistic tattoo pays tribute to dad

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 4 May 2013

Kirk Wallace’s father once told him that he’d like a tattoo of crop circles on his forearm when he gets better from his sickness. When he passed away in Jan this year, Wallace, who is an illustrator and graphic designer, started sketching as a sort of tribute to his dad. He didn’t stop working on […]

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Beautiful tattoos by San Francisco’s Joseph Realubit

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By Rachel Wolfe in New Art on Friday 1 February 2013

Tattoo artist Joseph Realubit began his artistic studies in the Phillippines before earning a second BFA in Chicago. Realubit now works as an artist in San Francisco. He has a supreme understanding of the physical musculature of the body and how to work with vibrant pigments of ink, creating tattoo art with deeper meaning. Howlya to that!

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Paul Marcinkowski’s tattoo infographics

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Thursday 24 January 2013

Paul Marcinkowski created this clever tattoo inforgraphic as a school project for the Academy Of Fine Arts in Łódź. What better way to present information about tattoos than in tattoo form? Sometimes the best ideas are the most straightforward.

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Forever: The New Tattoo (a new book from Gestalten)

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By Zolton in New Products on Saturday 24 November 2012

I’m thinking of getting some ink work done, so the arrival of this inspiring book from Gestalten couldn’t have been better timed. Forever: The New Tattoo reveals the subtle, and not so subtle, talents of some of the better artists out there, whose different styles and approaches contrast wonderfully across the book’s 250+ pages. Of particular interest was the work of New York-based Thomas Hooper and the esoteric work of Yann Black, but really, you could open the book to any page and find something that you’ll want inked on your body forever. Indeed.

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