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Dopest Double Image Tattoos

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Double exposure tattoos are like living paintings and show a new level of photo realistic tattooing.  These are some tattoo artists that have mastered the art of the double exposure tattoo.        *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist Magazine! There’s a reason tattooers themselves consider TAM the most informative and important tattoo magazine ever —   *Be sure to check out the digital issues of Tattoo Artist Magazine ON SALE NOW– JUST $2.99 – $7.99. TAM DIGITAL ISSUES And look at our $.99 collection of  TAM VIDEO Downloads available now! Either way, See the BEST TATTOOS from the BEST ARTISTS in the world. Add to your collection today! Read More »

Prison Tattoos and the Meanings Behind Them

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Prison tattoos are done with home-made needles and tattoo guns. The “needle” might be part of a paper clip, a staple or a bit of metal guitar string. Usually an empty ballpoint pen will then hold the needle. Ink for this type of tattoo might come from a pen, or it might be made from melted plastic, burned Styrofoam or whatever else the prisoners can find. Tattoos that mean time incarcerated or are representative of the term or sentence they are serving: A clock with no hands is usually representative of a long prison sentence.  Many prisoners view time in prison as somewhat meaningless which is exactly what this tattoo is meant to represent. A spider web in prison is usually understood to mean that the wearer has spent some time in a correctional facility. Barbed wire on the forehead often means that the prisoner is serving a life sentence The five dots, sometimes known as the quincunx, represents time done in prison. The four dots on the outside represent the four walls, and the dot on the inside represents the prisoner.  *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist Magazine! There’s a reason tattooers themselves consider TAM the most informative and important tattoo magazine ever —   *Be sure to check out the digital issues of Tattoo Artist Magazine ON SALE NOW– JUST $2.99 – $7.99. TAM DIGITAL ISSUES And look at our $.99 collection of  TAM VIDEO ... Read More »

Russian Tattoo Artists You’ve Never Heard Of

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It’s no secret that Russia turns out some talent when it comes to tattooing.  All of the artists on our list share one definite thing besides being Russian; their tattoos possess unique expertise and artistic talent.  Here are some of Russia’s tattoo artists that you probably haven’t heard of but should keep on your radar! Eduard Sarmaev  *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist Magazine! There’s a reason tattooers themselves consider TAM the most informative and important tattoo magazine ever —   *Be sure to check out the digital issues of Tattoo Artist Magazine ON SALE NOW– JUST $2.99 – $7.99. TAM DIGITAL ISSUES And look at our $.99 collection of  TAM VIDEO Downloads available now! Either way, See the BEST TATTOOS from the BEST ARTISTS in the world. Add to your collection today! Read More »

Happy Thomas Jefferson Day! – 7 Thomas Jefferson Tattoos that Celebrate This Founding Father

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Happy Thomas Jefferson Day!  Thomas Jefferson Randolph was a founding father, the third President of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. These are a few tattoos that celebrate the man himself.     Read More »

Some of the Most Amazing German Tattoo Artists

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Germany tends to turn out some amazing tattoo artists.  These artists all have a unique design aspect they use when tattooing that really tends to stand out. We dedicate this blog to some of the most amazing German tattoo artists out there, let us know if there’s any we missed!   Read More »

There’s a Story In These Eyes- The Most Realistic Eye Tattoos

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They say the windows are the eyes to the soul, well these surely do bore straight through to ours.  These are some of the most realistic eyeball tattoos around.     Read More »

Odd Artistic Tattoos You Don’t Want to Miss

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All art is subjective. Where one person sees a blue canvas with a line going through it, another sees an insightful critique on postmodernism. This subjectivity heightens every art form and style, from abstract to altermodern, allowing for each thousand word picture to convey multiple messages that speak volumes to a variety of people. That’s why people all over the world appreciate art, and what better way is there to appreciate your favorite art style than to get a tattoo utilizing it? We here at tattoo magazine tend to show galleries that learn more towards realistic imagery because most people like to get tattoos of their interests and passions, but the gallery below is dedicated to the abstract and uniquely artistic. From renditions of Van Gogh’s famous painting, “The Starry Night”, to unique abstract works, the tattoos below show their wearer’s love of traditional art while showing a tattoo artist’s classically trained abilities. Anyone who says tattooing isn’t art clearly hasn’t seen any of these tattoos. They require a deft hand, intense concentration and artistic ability that rivals, if not surpasses, that of traditional artists. Some of the greatest tattoo artists in the world spend thousands upon thousands of hours practicing their art and perfecting their technique. They don’t get a second chance to erase and start again. They have one opportunity to perfectly encapsulate a client’s vision. How anyone could call tattooing anything but art is mind-boggling. If you have friends or family members who can’t seem to wrap ... Read More »

The Weird Beautiful World of Normal Carrey

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Kaiyu Huang a.k.a. Normal Carrey, who was born in Shanghai creates some pretty amazing esoteric artwork that are stunning tattoos.  He currently lives and works in New York City, and is a student at Parsons the New School.  Normal started tattooing in 2013 and oddly enough had no tattoos himself when he started.  His unique brand of asthetic tattoo art features statuesque portraits and is comprised of geometric elements.  Normal is slowly but surely creating a name for himself with his unique designs that truly are a departure from the tattoo norm. We think they are amazing and would love to hear your thoughts!   Read More »

Hyper-Realistic Tattoos that Give Awesome a New Meaning

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Eye for detail is what makes Hyper-Realistic Tattoos pack their punch. This tattoo gallery will make you believe your eyes are playing tricks on you, are these really tattoos?  They are indeed, and we think the artists below are Fucking Awesome. Trust us when we say they give that term a whole new meaning.   Read More »

First Rate Tattoo Model Photographers

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Superb Cartoon Tats for the Kid at Heart

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If you have a great sense of humor or love one of these cartoons from your childhood, you might want to consider a cartoon tattoo. Since we are all kids at heart we think you will love these inked cartoons.  Can you name each of them?   Read More »

Outta Sight, Outta Light – UV Tattoos that Rock

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UV Tattoos or blacklight tattoos are made with a special ink that is visible under ultraviolet light. Depending on the type of ink or style, some can be nearly invisible in normal light (non-UV environment).   The safety of UV Tattoo ink has been and will continue to be under heavy scrutiny from the tattooed community.  There have been many claims of reaction to the ink, which can range from minor irritation to dermatitis. Read More »

The Newbies Guide to Tattoo Styles

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Traditional, Tribal, Portrait, New School, Geometric, Blackwork, on and on it goes — There are many different forms of tattooing that exist today, but many are derived from these basic forms and adapted from an aspect of design that contains these classic tattoo styles. These forms are the essential building blocks that will help guide you in tattoo style or design. Traditional – American Traditional or Old School is the oldest form of tattooing besides ancient tribal techniques. This includes solid black outlines, a basic color palate, less detail.   Popular images include hearts, roses and skulls.   Read More »

One Continuous Line Tattoos By: Mo Ganji

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Mo Ganji is a German Tattoo artist from Berlin, Germany that specializes on single line continuous tattoos.  He believes that designs that simply add and add detail are more easily done than scaling back to linear basics.  Born in Iran, but living in Berlin Mo Ganji believes in designing tattoos based on individual style. We think they are pretty amazing, what are your thoughts? Read More »

20 Amazing Reasons to Tattoo Your Hands

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Getting hand tattoos is a bold statement. This type of tattoo is not for everyone, but when done right makes a powerful artistic statement that shows a unique commitment to one’s art. Read More »