This guy set a world record by having 41 Homer Simpsons tattooed on his arm

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Wednesday 23 July 2014

27-year-old Lee Weir from New Zealand grew up under a household that banned him from watching his beloved TV series, The Simpsons. ‘I was never allowed to watch The Simpsons growing up as my dad was a real life Ned Flanders’, he recalls. ‘He wouldn’t let me watch as it depicted the father and the head of the household to be a buffoon.

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Ink in these tattoos in this glorious colouring book

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Sunday 20 July 2014

Brooklyn-based illustrator Megamunden, who’s pledged himself guilty of leaving behind ‘a trail of work on walls, billboards, magazines, figurines, products, paper and skin’, has merged his love for tattoo art with illustration and made us ink-artist wannabes with a tattoo colouring book that lets anyone ink in pages and pages of his great tatt art […]

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Believe it or not, these spur-of-the-moment tattoos are really done by freehand

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 9 June 2014

‘Give me a piece of your skin and I’ll give you a piece of my soul’ is what Amsterdam-based Jay Freestyle lives by, and looking at just perfectly he inks each and every one of his tattoo creations, it is hard to believe that the tatt artist — true to his name — goes straight […]

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Interview with Eclevticism tattoo artist Steph Hanlon

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 9 June 2014

While most artists dedicate their careers in the pursuit of one style – ie. Salvador Dali’s surrealism, Andy Warhol’s pop art – tattoo artist Steph Hanlon‘s style is mixing different styles. In her works you’ll see geometric patterns used on portraits, abstract shapes combined with watercolor to make whimsical animals. She calls this style ‘Ecelecticism’. In […]

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Improv tattoos: this guy comes up with a tat’s design while making it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 22 May 2014

A tattoo is a lifelong commitment, that’s why people think long and hard – at least those who are sober – on their tat’s design before getting inked. But would you be willing to get a tattoo without knowing beforehand what it will look like?

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Forget cookbooks, cookbook tattoos are the way to go

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 14 May 2014

How come no one thought of this sooner? Instead of ruining perfectly good cookbooks by splattering, staining, dripping, and accidentally burning them in the kitchen, why not just plaster them on your skin?

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Want a unique tattoo? Try the eclecticism tattoos of this artist

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 12 May 2014

Seattle-based tattoo artist Steph Hanlon deviates from traditional forms of tattoos with her own style, one she likes to call ‘eclecticism’. She combines various influences, including modern art and abstraction, to form one-of-a-kind tattoos you’d see nowhere else.

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Ever wondered what tattoos look like when you’re old?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 18 April 2014

Getting a tattoo is a lifelong commitment (like marriage, but lasts longer.) That’s why before getting inked, people ask themselves the question: ‘What would it look like when I’m old?’ (also like marriage.) Reddit user ‘clevknife’ answers this question with photos he recently uploaded of tattooed senior citizens.

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This Batman sleeve tattoo took 40 hours and a lot of justice to make

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Watch out, crime. Justice and vengeance comes in the form of a really cool bicep. British artist Ian Hopkins tattooed panels from classic Batman comics onto a subject’s entire arm. The full-colour tattoo features characters like the Dark Knight himself, Robin, Catwoman, Penguin, The Joker, and the Riddler. It took Hopkins around 40 hours of work to finish the entire thing, but was entirely worth it as he won the ‘Best Large Colour’ award at the Titanic Ink Tattoo Convention in Southampton, UK.

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Whiskey bottles that have rad tattoos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 13 February 2014

Some whiskey bottles just got some rad tats, what’s your excuse? To celebrate their period of origin – the late 19th century, a time when tattoos were becoming popular – J&B partnered up with tattoo artist Sebastien Mathieu of Le Sphinx in creating these 25 limited edition tattooed bottles of J&B blended scotch whiskey.

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Awesome tattoos made from dots by Kenji Alucky

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 15 October 2013

If you want to get a tattoo that’s really unique, here’s some tips. Try to avoid stars, or cheesy quotes, or your soon-to-be-ex’s face. Or you can get a tattoo from Kenji Alucky from Hokkaido, Japan. He employs an art technique called stippling, the creation of a pattern by using various shades of small dots. […]

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Alice in Wonderland body ink

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 18 September 2013

Alice in Wonderland has been inspiring people for decades, so it’s no wonder that the classic artwork illustrations by Sir John Tenniel have been inspiringly adapted for the ink-hungry. Well pulled off.

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Portland based tattoo artist Aron Dubois

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By Conrad Crespin in New Art on Thursday 12 September 2013

Aron Dubois is an artist I found out about through Breeze Block Gallery. He was a part of a group show there in the summer of 2012. The paintings he submitted for the show were outstanding, but what he is really known for is tattoos. Looking at his past work, you can see why.

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Eye-popping scarification art on a back

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 30 July 2013

When it comes to admiring body art, we admire our fair share of ink, but we also love looking at scars. We just saw some impressive work of London’s Divine Canvas, which apparently took two sessions to complete. It looks like a lot of pain and healing was involved, but also looks like it’s all […]

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Photographs of magnificent tattoos on Russian criminals by Sergei Vasiliev

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 19 June 2013

The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive documents Russian criminals’ tattoos and their coded meanings — and includes tattoo drawings by prison guard Danzig Baldaev and photographs by Sergei Vasiliev. This set of photographs by Vasiliev were taken in between 1989 and 1993 in prisons and reform settlements across Chelyabinsk, Nizhny Tagil, Perm and St Petersburg. Reading […]

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