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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Literary tattoo designs

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Saturday 15 May 2010

Check out some pretty nice literary tattoos at Contrawise. I’m glad it’s not another snarky meme blog making fun of people they don’t understand.

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Tasty Food Tattoos

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By Gerry Mak in New Fashion on Saturday 1 May 2010

OC Weekly just posted a dozen photos of food tattoos. I’ve seen some of them before, like the breakfast plate on the guy’s head. The best food tattoo I’ve ever seen though was on my old roommate — he had two eggplants spooning each other. They weren’t even anthropomorphized, they were just straight up eggplants positioned next to each other to make them look like they were in love.

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Temporary hand tattoos

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By Zolton in New Eco on Tuesday 16 March 2010

Ok, so these mightn’t be quite as cool as the real deal, but they’re the next best thing, and sometimes, well, that’ll just have to do. Designed by Hector Serrano, Animal Hands and Monster Hands are temporary tattoos for your hands. Perfect for your next night big out on the town.

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Arty tats for hipster bodies

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By Zolton in New Fashion on Saturday 16 January 2010

I don’t have any ink, but if I was to get some, I’d probably get it done by French artist Yannou — if only to blend in amongst the swathes of hipster cats that swagger down the streets of Brooklyn. Ah, yes, conformity is safety in numbers. Wink.

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Cool tattoos by Yannou

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By Zolton in New Design on Friday 17 July 2009

I must be the only cat in Brooklyn not sporting any ink. Yup, the streets are lined with people rocking all manner of tattoos, some kitsch, some serious, some that probably should have stayed inside the mind of their creators. If I were to get some work done, I’d probably go to Yannou who takes a playful approach to the art of body re-styling.

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