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Artist Spotlight – Soma Zöld

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Soma Zöld has been drawing and painting his entire life, and was even taught by the Hungarian painter Mihály Bakonyi in his youth. By the end of high school Soma began taking a serious interest in tattooing and found himself working at Stinger’s Tattoo in Budapest shortly after finishing school. He’s been professionally tattooing since 2008 and has enjoyed pushing his artistic limits in the industry ever since. He doesn’t specialize in any particular form but enjoys crafting colorful realism tattoos most. If you find yourself looking for a new tattoo in Budapest, you should definitely look up Soma Zöld immediately. Budapest, Hungary IG – https://www.instagram.com/soma_tattooart/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/somatattooart/?fref=tsRead More »

When Tattooing Goes Horribly Wrong!

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Tattoos can go horribly wrong is a variety of ways, from misspelled words to design confusion. Unfortunately, tattoo guns don’t come with erasers. Mistakes often aren’t easy or simple to fix. You either have to go over the mistake again and hide it within the design or potentially be left with the mistake forever. The gallery below shows a bunch of tattoos who went horribly wrong, either in the overall decision-making process or during their application. Most of them are clearly screwed up because they were crafted by amateurs, and are prime examples of why you should always hire a professional for all of your tattooing needs.Read More »

Lyrical Tattoos

@dolluptattoo.diana

Music has just about always been a part of the humanity. Something about it speaks to us on a deep level. A good song can resonate and impact people’s lives, getting them motivated or helping them decide on a course of action. Most of us have plenty of songs we know by heart. Songs we sing along to whenever we hear them. The people in this gallery certainly have at least one song that means so much to them that they’ve decided to get the lyrics inscribed upon their skin. To be honest, we’re not entirely sure all of these are song lyrics, but we’re choosing to believe they’re photo tags aren’t lying. Enjoy.Read More »

Goregous Tattooed Women

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You like tattoos? You like sexy women? How about a gallery full of stunning tattooed women? All of these women have at least one thing in common – they all know at least one good tattoo artist. We’d never show off a collection of bad tattoos (aside from out bad tattoo centric galleries) no matter how sexy the model (male or female) in question was. Some of the ladies are professional models and some just enjoy showing off their tattoos on Instagram. We’ll let you figure out who’s who. Hope you enjoy the gallery and be sure to check back daily for more tattoo goodness.Read More »

Bangin’ Bat Tattoos

@lumanoid84

There are a lot of common misconceptions people have about bats, and we’re not talking about those related to vampire mythology. For starters, most bats don’t feed on blood. About 70% are insectivores – i.e. they eat insects. Most others nom on fruit. Only vampire bats and a few other species feed on blood or other animals. Bats also aren’t the flying cave rats people make them out to be. They don’t just hangout in caves sleeping and shitting all day. Bats actually provide vital ecological roles in their environments, such as pollinating flowers and dispersing fruit seeds. There are even plant species that entirely depend on bats for procreation and survival. Fruit bats are the largest and cutest species of bats known to man. They have a fox-like facial structure and are undeniably adorable when eating bananas. We’re not making this up! Check out the video below. After watching that video, and even if you didn’t, we’re sure you’ll love the bat tattoo gallery featured below. Be sure to check back regularly for more tattoo galleries like this one.Read More »

What the Ffffffffff…

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We’re all for people being free to modify their bodies as they wish, but we’re not going to pretend like we understand every body modification we’ve ever seen. Just because we’re in the industry doesn’t mean we “get it” any more than you do. Hence the gallery you see below. These are a collection of body piercing photos where we simply don’t understand why these people decided to get the piercings they got. Honestly, we can’t even comment to whether or not they’re good or bad. They just ARE – they exist. It’s an odd gallery to be sure, but one we thought you all might find as fascinating as we do.Read More »

Wow, Very Bad!

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There are a lot of bad tattoos in the gallery below that will surely shock and amaze you at just how terrible they are. However, we’d like to talk about one in particular – the man with the dick down his leg. First of all, the tattoo is terribly drawn. It’s not even a good-looking dick. Secondly, this is one of the worst tattoo ideas anyone could ever have. Why would you get a tattoo of something that dwarfs one of your own body parts? It’s essentially a reminder of your own inadequacy at that point, because it’s clear as day you won’t ever reach the proportions of your tattoo! In short, we’re pretty sure he’s massively over compensating for something.Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Szejn Szejnowski

Szejn Szejnowski @szejno4

Szejn Szejnowski’s artistic roots began to take hold as a graffiti artist, which is readily apparent in a lot of the tattoos he designs. He’s made a name for himself in the tattoo industry by combining the graffiti and tattoo worlds to create a new artistic design style altogether. That’s not all he does though. If you visit Szejn at Juniorink in Warsaw, Poland and want something more traditional, you’ll get a tattoo that’s just as high quality as any of his signature art style tattoos. He’s a well-rounded artist who clearly loves what he does, and you should definitely try to get a tattoo done by him if you can. Warsaw, Poland Juniorink IG – https://www.instagram.com/szejno/?hl=en FB – www.facebook.com/szejnowskiRead More »

PLEASE STOP DOING THIS! GO TO A PROFESSIONAL!

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SERIOUSLY! WE’VE BEEN OVER THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN! We’re sure many of you are tired of us showing and talking about bad tattoos just as much as we are, but for some reason people still haven’t gotten the message. Tattoos like these are BAD – something these people should be ashamed of. They say bad things about each person’s decision-making capabilities. Yes, we know that sounds cruel, but just look at the gallery! It’s pretty self-explanatory. A professional may cost a lot more money, but we’re talking about a permanent piece of art. Something that’ll last longer than your next car! Get it done right or not at all.Read More »

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 – https://www.instagram.com/nate_hudak/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/NateHudakTattooRead More »

5 Must Know Facts About Ankle Tats

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A lot of first time tattoo newbies think about starting their foray into the tattoo community with a small ankle tattoo that they can easily hide with a sock or pants. For those people, and maybe even a few experienced tattoo junkies, here are five things you may want to know about ankle tattoos. They’re painful. Ankle, and by extension foot, tattoos are some of the most painful you can get. Unlike the vast majority of your body, your ankle and foot area doesn’t have much flesh or muscle that it can use to dull the pain. That being said, shading is more painful than line work. So if you’re determined to get your first tattoo on your ankle, at least get something with little to no shading required. Tiny designs on the foot and ankle are a bad idea. If you’re getting it behind your ankle, then you’re okay. But anywhere else and your tattoo is going to quickly become a smudgy blob of ink because of how much you use the appendage. Which is why the design can’t be some half-inch micro tattoo. Not all tattoo artists will do ankle tattoos. Many refuse to design ankle tattoos for a variety of reasons. Some artists don’t like feet, others have hd bad experiences tattooing ankles, etc, etc. Don’t be surprised if your first choice turns you down. Aftercare is extra bitchy. Tattoo aftercare is a pain in the ass at the best of times. For ankle and feet tattoos, ...Read More »

Lovely Lotus Tattoos

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Did you know that a lotus is a plant genus, not actually a singular type of flower? What that means is that there are dozens of different types of lotuses out there, not just the water lotus that most people think of (or see dozens of pages for when they search for “lotus” through Google Images). Don’t worry, we’re not here to shatter your idea of what is or isn’t a lotus. You can continue thinking of a beautiful flower blossoming on top of a pond alongside hundreds of lily pads, or an extremely expensive and small car – whichever you prefer. Granted, this gallery focuses on the former, not the latter. All you car lovers have been warned.Read More »

Fantastical Fairy Tattoos

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A fairy, also known as “fay” or “fae”, is a mythological creature that originates from European folklore. They were born from Celtic traditions back during the romantic period of the Middle Ages. While often used when speaking of sprites or ethereal creatures much like the Tinkerbell-esque fairies most people think about today, the term was also used to describe any and all magical creatures (including beings like goblins and gnomes). They weren’t largely ascribed the visage we think of today – the one depicted in the tattoos below – until the Victorian era, when “fairy tales” began being created for children. Fairies tend to incredibly small, almost too small for the naked eye to make out, and appear human-like with butterfly wings that they use to move about. Despite their small stature, most fairies are have enormous magical powers. When most people think of fairies, they imagine the Fairy Godmother from Disney’s Cinderella or Tinkerbell, both of which are typically depicted as paragons who assist humans with making their dreams come true. However, fairies are not always depicted as truly good creatures. Puck, from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is one of the most well-known and historically famous fairies of the last 200+ years and is described as being “shrewd and knavish”. Yes, we know, that’s more than you ever wanted to know about fairies and you probably have already skipped everything we’ve said up to this point in lieu of actually getting to the gallery already. It’s okay. ...Read 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 – https://www.instagram.com/phongtattoo_vietnam/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/app.graf?fref=tsRead More »

Artist Spotlight – BK_Tattooer

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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 – https://www.instagram.com/bk_tattooer/?hl=en FB  – https://www.facebook.com/bk.tattooer/photos?pnref=lhcRead More »