Gone are the days when you had to settle for an enormous tattoo across your arm to make a statement (live and learn, I guess). Instead, those that want to make a statement without inking prime real estate on their bodies can grab a micro tattoo.
When you’re a teenager and you’re dying to get a tattoo and your parents say no way, these kids know they’ve got a very good comeback: ‘Well you’ve got one, so I can have one, too!’
Burrito love is real. Back in 2013 a Taco Bell superfan made headlines for getting a burrito tattoo on his arm. Everyone was outraged that he’d inked the most delicious food in the world onto his body. But just this week Reddit went gaga for one very tasty tattoo – the burrito knuckles tattoo.
Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Samuel O’Reilly, inventor of electric tattooing machine
Tattoos have a long history, dating as far back as 3,200 B.C. But until just over a century ago, tattoo artists had to rely on all sorts of methods for tattooing people, including the use of sharpened sticks, animal bones, clay formed disks, and hand held pokers.
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.
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 […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. […]