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Artist Spotlight – Nate Hudak

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Nate Hudak is one of the most recent tattoo artists to also become a business/studio owner. Last year he opened Crying Heart Tattoo in Cincinnati, OH and has continued to provide people with stellar tattoos they can be proud of for years to come. He specializes in colorful neo-traditional tattoos that seek to keep alive the iconic imagery and design style of tattoos from yesterday while also seeking to bring them alive with techniques and colors that artists didn’t have available to them long ago. We hope you enjoy this gallery as much as we do and if you find yourself in Cincinnati you should definitely look up Nate Hudak and have him add a tattoo to your collection. CINCINNATI, OH IG – FB – More »

Artist Spotlight – Phong Hà

Phong Hà @phongtattoo_vietnam8

Phong Hà is a Vietnamese tattoo artist who works at Bloodshot Eye Tattoo Shop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He specializes in mostly colorful realism tattoos but is no stranger to black-and-grey work either. Being a master of the craft, his fundamentals (i.e. shading, linework, etc) are impeccable. He effortlessly works on giant full back tattoos and smaller biscep tattoos with the same attention to detail and overall quality. His dedication to the craft and glowing portfolio have made him one of the best tattoo artists in the world, let along Vietnam, and he’s definitely an artist you should try to get a tattoo by. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Bloodshot Eye Tattoo Shop IG – FB – More »

Artist Spotlight – BK_Tattooer


BK Tattooer is an immensely talented and popular South Korean tattoo artist who’s well known online for his black-and-grey tattoo work. He’s equally talented at realistic and abstract designs, and he routinely uses a variety of tattooing styles that differ from piece to piece. To put it bluntly, he’s the total package. He can masterfully craft any sort of black-and-grey or blackwork tattoo design you could dream up. If you’re in South Korea, BK Tattooer is definitely one of the top artists in the area you want to be working with. You may even be able to find him on the European convention circuit too. South Korea IG – FB  – More »

Artist Spotlight – Scott Santeé

Scott Santeé @santeeattack 2

Scott Santeé has been named one of the 10 best tattoo artists in Columbus, Ohio, which is quite a complement considering the immense amount of talent that resides in the city. He specializes in not having a specialty. Just take a look at the gallery below and you’ll understand what we mean, he’s incredibly gifted at drawing all sorts of design styles and has gotten recognition for having such a wide body of work. If you find yourself in Ohio, you should definitely take the time to track down Scott and get a tattoo from one of the most talented American artists alive today. Grandview Heights, Ohio IG – More »

Artist Spotlight – Valerio Cancellier

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Valerio Cancellier is a full service body modification artist. He offers clients tattoos and piercings, giving them the outward appearance they desire all from one talented individual. He’s made a name for himself in the tattoo community by creating his own sort of blackout style. For those who don’t know, blackout tattoos are a rent design trend where large portions of people’s bodies are entirely covered in black ink. Valerio made the style his own by giving his blackout tattoos a unique drawn-in look. Even if the style doesn’t appeal to you, Valerio is an incredibly talented blackwork artist and can create any sort of blackwork tattoo you might imagine. Be sure to check out the gallery below and stop by where he works in Pavia, Italy if you’re looking for a new, unique tattoo to add to your collection. Pavia, Italy IG – FB – More »

Artist Spotlight – Russ Abbott

Russ Abbott @russabbott5

Russ Abbott is an American born and bred tattoo artist who has been tattooing since 1997. He’s the owner of Ink & Dagger, the tattoo studio that he opened in 2007, and has been working out of his own studio ever since. Abbott specializes in a variety of styles that includes illustrative, realistic, ornamental and geometric tattoos. If you take a look at the gallery below and decide Russ is the artist for your next tattoo (and why wouldn’t you?) but you don’t want to make your way to Roswell, Georgia, you may be able to catch up with him at a convention or one of the tattooing seminars he speaks at. FB – IG – More »

Artist Spotlight – Matthew James

Matthew James @matthewjamestattoo2

Matthew James is one of those artists who prefers people focus on his art more than himself. All it says on his portfolio site’s About page is “Matthew James artistry and tattoo art from Bristol, England.” Clearly he’s the type of artist who prefers to let his art do the talking. That being said, one look at his work in the gallery below should be enough to convince you to get a tattoo by this talented artist. He specializes in blackwork realism tattoos but often gives them a bizarre twist outside of reality. Even the non-realistic portions of his work are incredibly detailed and real-looking though. If you like what you see, we highly suggest making a trip to the UK for your own Matthew James original. You will not leave disappointed. Bristol,UK IG – FB – More »

Artist Spotlight – David Nash

David Nash @nashygunz1

As you’ll see in the gallery below, David Nash specializes in his own unique form of portrait realism that adds so much detail and background to the subject that calling it portrait realism just feels wrong. He mostly works with black-and-grey tattoos but is just as masterful with colored ink. Nash is a master craftsman who clearly has the artistic fundamentals down and utilizes them to peak effectiveness. A lot of his designs are so impressive because of how masterful his shading and line work is. If you find yourself in Australia, track down David Nash and try your best to get a tattoo by one of the greatest realism artists in the business. Gold Coast IG – FB – More »

Awesome Nightmare Before Christmas Tattoos

Hailey Slade @tattoosbyhai

The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the most beloved stop motion movies ever made. It was dreamed up by the wacky mind of Tim Burton and follows Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, as he discovers Christmas Town for the first time. (Granted, that’s a very basic summary of the film, but still fairly accurate nonetheless.) The film came out in 1993 and left a significant imprint on the lives of 90s children everywhere. Those children grew up and some of them absolutely adored the movie so much that they decided to get tattoos representing one of their favorite stop motion films of all time.  Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Jeffrey Scott

Jeffrey Scott @jeffytattoos 1

Jeffrey Scott (or Jeffy Scott, as it says on Lucky Bird Tattoo’s website) moved all the way from Coral Springs, Florida to tattoo at Lucky Bird Tattoo in Annapolis, Maryland. He’d dreamt about being a tattoo artist ever since he was 10-years-old and apprenticed under Chris Blinston. Scott specializes in a wide range of design styles, from neo traditional to color realism. You’ll easily see just how eclectic his talents are, which is understandable when you consider how hard he works at expanding and refining his craft every day. All that being said, what largely tends to separate Jeffy from other tattoo artists is his attitude (which is saying something considering most tattoo artists are pretty happy and relaxed people). He just might be the happiest tattoo artist on the planet, and you’re sure to have an enjoyable experience getting tattooed by him. Annapolis, MD Lucky Bird Tattoo IG – FB – More »

Artist Spotlight – Hailey Slade

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Hailey Slade began her apprenticeship at Tattoo Magic in Weymouth back in 2003 while simultaneously working on her A-Levels at Weymouth College. After finishing up her apprenticeship she started her professional tattoo career at Urban Image Tattoo Studio in Bournemouth before finding her way back to Weymouth, where she currently designs at Osprey Tattoo. She enjoys creating new school and traditional designs equally, preferring to work on pin-ups or feminine floral tattoos. But, as you can see in the gallery below, she’s talented at a wide variety of design topics and styles. If you can’t make your way out to the UK, she does work at a variety of conventions. If you check out her portfolio page, which you can find among the links below, you can see where she’s going to be and contact her directly in order to book an appointment. Weymouth, United Kingdom IG – FB – More »

Artist Spotlight – Slawek Sadowski Slav

Slawek Sadowski Slav @slavtattoo14

Slawek Sadowski Slav is a portrait realism tattoo artist who’s primarily known for his tattoos of fictional people and objects. He primarily works with black-and-grey ink but is equally talented with colors and knows how to use just the lightest splash of color in a design and make it just as, if not more, effective as the fully-colored version of the same design would’ve been. Sadowski primarily tattoos out of West London Ink, which you can find in (yep, you guessed it) London, but he has been known to work as a guest artist in various tattoo studios all over Europe. Anyone looking to get a tattoo by him – and we can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t – can easily set up an appointment by following the West London Ink link below and checking out the site’s contact page. West London/Wroclaw/Lublin IG – FB – More »

Artist Spotlight – Matteo Nangeroni

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If Matteo Nangeroni’s work, featured in the gallery below, seems both beautiful and strange at the same time to you – don’t worry. That’s how just about everyone feels the first time they’re introduced to this amazingly talented tattoo artist’s style. Matteo Nangeroni’s particular style is difficult to pin down because it can shift drastically from one design to the next, but each tattoo somehow still retains his scent in its beautifully strangeness. He routinely combines geometric, dotwork and surrealism to create one-of-a-kind black-and-grey tattoos you won’t find being created by anyone else. And he routinely finds different ways to combine the styles while also taking splashes of other forms as well. It really is something you have to see for yourself to fully understand, and lucky for you his work can be found in the gallery below. FB – IG – More »

Artist Spotlight – Magdalena Pliszka

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Magdalena Pliszka is a Polish tattoo artist who, compared to many of the artists we regularly feature, hasn’t been tattooing for very long. However, her talent far surpasses her years of experience AND she’s already created a unique art style of her own that you won’t find anywhere else. Pliszka specializes in her own unique sketch-like design style with a splash of watercolors to create the beautiful tattoos you’ll see in the gallery below. You can generally find her at the 9th Circle in Cracow or Redberry Tattoo Studio in Wroclaw, but she also guest tattoos at a variety of studios and conventions all around Europe. Like what you see below? Then we highly suggest you seek her out for your own Magdalena Pliszka original. Wroclaw, Poland IG – FB – More »

Artist Spotlight – Makinucci

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Makinucci is a tattoo artist who studied art at the Institut Del Theatre in Barcelona. She currently resides in Ibiza but has been a guest artist in studios all around the world. Take one look at the phenomenal work she’s known for in the gallery below and you’ll see why studios are chomping at the bit to have her work in their shops. She specializes in a variety of styles and enjoys mixing them together to create one-of-a-kind designs you won’t find on anyone else. Her preferred styles include the following: Dotwork Linework Blackwork Watercolor Abstract Geometric Nontraditional That being said, it should come as no surprise that this talented artist can create just about any design you could possibly desire. If give half the chance, we highly suggest getting your very own Makinucci original tattoo. IG – FB – More »