Heavily tattooed ladies from bygone eras

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 29 May 2013

Self-taught artist Ramon Maiden — who describes himself as a “wanderlust king, ink maniac and dandy delinquent based in Barcelona” and sees the tattoo as a form of artistic expression — works with ink, watercolor and markers to stipple out fantastic works that has him inking vintage illustrations of women, whether these be of Vargas […]

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Splendid! Tattoos on people who love science

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 19 March 2013

We stumbled across this fascinating project by science writer Carl Zimmer, who, in 2007, wondered on his blog if scientists were hiding tattoos of their science and got his answer from many of them — and yes they were. Science Ink basically is a pictorial trove of Zimmer’s favorite tattoos of science that span disciplines […]

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Vibrant and colourful artwork by Michael Kortez

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By Didu Losso in New Art on Saturday 2 March 2013

Los Angeles artist and tattooist Michael Kortez has been displaying his work publicly since the age of 8 at various galleries throughout California, New York, and as far as Mexico. This includes group shows such as Laluzapalooza 2013 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery and two collaborations with Dogtown’s skate icon Tony Alva at Exhibit […]

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Tattoo-ed covers of Penguin books

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 27 December 2012

Penguin Books recently embarked on a collaboration with tattoo artists to ink the covers of six Brit novels. We especially dig the one by Lynn Akura of Magnum Opus Tattoo, who reworked Zadie Smith’s White Teeth to startling effect.

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New book of illustrations by Matt Kerley

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By Matt Kerley in New Illustration on Friday 7 December 2012

I am a Brooklyn-based tattooer and illustrator. This is the second book that I have put out of 100 illustrations. This, and the previous book, can be purchased at Big Cartel.

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Tattoos and illustrations by Jean-Luc Navette

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By Caitlin Sullivan in New Illustration on Thursday 1 November 2012

There’s something about Jean-Luc Navette’s work that is timeless. His black-and white 2D illustrations are balanced with intricate, tangible textures, and he has a way of retro-izing everything: his images make even recognizable modern characters into 1800′s versions perhaps imaginable in a Roald Dahl story. Through all his work, both tattoos and paper-based, his style holds a feeling of originality – no matter how many mustached men and skeletons he draws.

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Tattoos by Aron Dubois

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By Conrad Crespin in New Art on Friday 19 October 2012

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 his tattoos. Looking at his past work, I can see why.

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Brazilian tattoo artist Camila Rocha

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By Didu Losso in New Art on Saturday 6 October 2012

Camila Rocha is an internationally recognized Brazilian fine artist who’s also been representing her work via tattoos for over twelve years. In Brazil, she learned Japanese millenary silk-painting with Sensei Kaoru Ito, but she’s been living in LA for past three years working with Kat Von D at High Voltage Tattoo. Her art is so classy, amazing and addictive.

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Tattoos by David Shrigley

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Thursday 23 August 2012

No doubt these tattoos will soon belong to the ‘it seemed like a good idea at the time’ backwater of tribal tramp stamps and obscene Kanji. Whatever the case, at least they don’t occupy too much real estate.

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How to get a tattoo from a suntan

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 21 August 2012

Isn’t it amazing how sometimes you have an idea, and then find out that someone living half the world shares the exact same idea? I’ve been mildly obsessed with the idea of tantoos (temporary tattoos from suntanning) for the longest time, so it tickles me a little to know that London-based artist-designer Dariusz Boron recently put up a funding campaign on Indiegogo for SunTanToos. If funded, the project would allow people to make their tantoo design online for a painless tattoo session with the sun. Alas, only $20 of the $8,000 goal has been raised to date, with over 50 days to go. Well, you know what to do if you’ve been thinking about tantoos too.

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Tattooed Disney Princesses by Tim Shumate

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By Jacquie in New Illustration on Thursday 13 October 2011

Every child either wants to be a Disney princess or be with one (maybe even both). Artist Tim Shumate appeals to the latter with his Tattooed Princesses’ series: a collection of Disney favourites transformed into pinup bombshells. And if sci-fi is more your thing, he’s also done a smouldering Princess Leia just for you.

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Freeflowing tattoos of Simon Watts

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By SW in New Art on Friday 27 May 2011

Simon Watts is loosening the uptight world of the tattoo. With a nod to the doodle and the works of Alberto Giacometti, these designs are for those tired of cliche and looking for a new one. You’ll find this wandering gypsy of a tattooist in Los Angeles.

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Tattoo-inspired India Ink paintings

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By Raj Bobsock in New Art on Thursday 14 October 2010

Cat Rocketship is usually an oil painter, but recently she started making these bright classic tattoo-inspired paintings on wooden plaques.

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Amanda Wachob’s art tattoos

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Wednesday 21 July 2010

Some of Amanda Wachob’s tattoos are more traditional than others, but they’re all rooted in high art, with some of her work mimicking paint strokes to create abstract pieces that very much play on the notion of the human body being a canvas.

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Amanda Wachob’s tattoo art

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By Zolton in New Design on Thursday 20 May 2010

In New York-based tattoo artist Amanda Wachob’s hands, a limb, chest, neck or back is not so much a body part as a very real — and permanent — canvas on which to create her wistful, soft and decorative artwork. Her tattoo work is beautifully original, with not a skull or crossbone (or ‘Hey Mum’, for that measure) in sight.

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