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Hyper-Realistic Tattoos that Give Awesome a New Meaning

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

If April is Your Month – These Tattoos Are For You

The month of April is the fourth month of the year, and is derived from the Latin word Aperire, meaning to open. April can also mean many things to different people such as the changing of seasons, or the Aries Ram sign of the Zodiac. The months of the year are often a symbolic tattoo that people get to show different characteristics of their personality. In the Zodiac April is either the sign Aries (if you were born on April 1-20th) or Taurus (if you were born after the 20th of April through the end of the month). Zodiac representative tattoos can get very creative, these Aries tattoos range from the symbol of the ram, to a star map of the constellation itself. Read More »

What are Neo Traditional Tattoos?

In past galleries we’ve shown off old school and new school styles of tattoos. Today’s gallery is about a special still of tattooing that seeks to blend the best of both worlds: neo traditional tattoos. The best way to differentiate neo traditional tattoos and traditional tattoos is their attempt at realism. The neo style shies away from the cartoonish look of its older counterparts and seeks to add a sense of photo realism to the tattoo design without completely crossing into the realism art style. In Layman’s terms, neo traditional tattoos add a realistic look to unrealistic designs. The artists who specialize in this style use bold lines and various other traditional tattoo techniques to create each design, hence the term neo – aka “new” – traditional. The differences can be so subtle that some people can’t tell the difference between a traditional and neo traditional tattoo, which has led many to proclaim that the latter form doesn’t exists. Luckily for you, we offer specialized galleries than make it easy for you to see side-by-side comparisons of both art styles. Open our old school tattoo gallery in a new window or tab and we’re sure you’ll notice a difference. Some artists and tattoo enthusiasts are naturally inclined towards the neo traditional style. You may even have a few tattoos that showcase the form even though you had no idea it existed. A lot of new tattoo enthusiasts are drawn to the realistic yet expressive, colorful style that neo traditional tattoos ... Read More »

Neighborhood Mister Roger’s Tattoos

Mister Roger’s Neighborhood was a favorite children’s program in the 70’s and 80’s.  Despite all the rumors that Fred Roger’s wore his long sleeve sweaters to cover his inked arms, this is indeed an urban myth.  We still would like to pay homage to this television host who was a part of most of our childhood memories by showing you seven of the best Mr. Roger’s portrait tattoos. Read More »

Minimalist Tattoos: 10 Proven Cases Where Less Is More

We here at Tattoo Artist Magazine see a lot of tattoos on a daily basis and cover a lot of the larger, incredibly detailed designs at length. But today we want to focus a bit more on smaller tattoos that have a big impact. As the age old adage goes, sometimes less is more. In the case of the tattoos in the gallery below, we couldn’t agree more. These tattoos are massive designs and many of them don’t include a ton of detail, but that doesn’t make them any less impactful or impressive. It’s easy to forget that tattoos aren’t about being big and boisterous. Tattoos are body art that you have to live with for the rest of your life. They’re meant to have a strong personal impact, giving you full control over your body image and the images you decide to display to the world. Sometimes less can be used creatively, like the lion puzzle that’s missing pieces or the snowy mountain range that uses the person’s skin color to full effect. The side abdominal flower design uses less ink to give it a softer look, strategically using shading instead of dark outlines to create the picture and really bring the flower to life. You’ll probably also notice many of the tattoos featured below don’t make use of color, and the one colorful design only makes use of one color too. A talented artist can do a lot with one color, utilizing shading techniques to give the design ... Read More »

Stunning Full Back Tattoos

The history of back tattooing goes back 5000 years. There are so many different styles that have emerged throughout that time, but whatever the style we simply love quality large scale back pieces. Some larger scale tattoo pieces these days are becoming fine art on skin and with fine art, certain tattoos requires a big canvas.  So, what better canvas for a large tattoo is there than a back? Here we have found some stunning full back pieces that are both truly unique and visually appealing.       Read More »

Incredible Realism Tattoos

When many people talk about tattoo designs they tend to think about tribal marks, embellished pin-up girls, abstract collages, comic book heroes and/or cartoons. Those who pain tattoos in a negative light often proclaim that tattooing isn’t an art form, but we know better. Tattooing is just as much of an art form as painting and sculpting, it just uses the human body as its canvas. Realism was an artistic movement that started in the 1850s as a response to Romanticism. Instead of exaggerating a subject’s features to express emotion, artists chose to show the subject in as close of a photorealistic light as possible. The point was to capture the true essence of the piece, the good and the bad. To allow the viewer to experience what it would be like to see the subject in person without him/her actually having to be in front of it. The popularity of realism has only grown over time with the advent of photography, and it’s just as popular in the art world today as it’s ever been. A lot of tattoo artists come from traditional artistic roots, which is probably why every art style has been represented as a tattoo at one point or another. The gallery below shows off some of the most incredible realism tattoos we’ve ever seen. Many of the tattoos featured in the gallery below look so real you’d think they were meticulously crafted from a professionally taken photograph, and for some that may even be the ... Read More »

Six Tattoo Artists That Will Blow You Away

  Just like clothing and jewelry, tattoos are a collectible outlet for self expression that show off an individuals style. We love celebrating diversity and finding new artists that have that certain something that sets them apart. These artists have truly peaked our interest and we think they will peak yours as well. Sascha Unisex   Read More »

Sexy, Pregnant, and Inked – Maternity Tattoos

The image of a woman with child is one of the most beautiful pictures one can capture.  If you add tattoos to that sexy, maternal, ethereal woman you have the holy grail of beauty.  These woman are some of the sexiest, most beautiful pregnant tattooed females we have found.   Read More »