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The Best Dragon Ball Z Tattoos We’ve Ever Seen

adam perjatel @perjtattoo

In the Pokemon tattoo gallery we posted earlier today, we talked about a popular 90s franchise whose fans have grown old enough to start getting nostalgic tattoos of the franchise they’ve adored for over 20 years. Dragonball Z is one such franchise. In fact, it predates Pokemon by about seven years. Dragonball Z was initially released as a manga series in Japan’s Weekly Shōnen Jump back in 1988 before it premiered as a Japanese animated TV show on Fuji TV in 1989. While it quickly gained in popularity in Japan, it wasn’t released to the world until the animated series was dubbed in 1996, the same year Pokemon started taking the world by storm too. The initial manga ended in 1995 and was quickly followed by the anime’s conclusion in 1996. However, despite its relatively short lived story, Dragonball Z amassed a worldwide cult following and continued to be a popular franchise for almost two decades after its conclusion. In 2015, Toei Animation started airing Dragon Ball Super, an anime that picks up where the original franchise left off and continues the storyline of one of the most successful mange/anime franchises ever conceived. With over 20 years of history, the Dragonball Z tattoo gallery featured in this post should come as no surprise. The franchise has impact many people’s lives and is often fondly recalled by people who were fans of its initial run back in the 90s when they were children and/or teenagers. The artistry in the tattoos featured ...Read More »

Six Animalistic Tattoos

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It doesn’t matter whether one accepts it or not, there is a natural affinity between human beings and animals. This is the reason why many people feel more comfortable around animals than they do around other people. Animals and people have evolved together.  In many cultures certain animals are sacred while in a different culture that same animal is domesticated. Animal tattoos have been popular for centuries.  Some animals are chosen because they represent something unique and specific to the wearer and others are chosen because they have a more universal meaning. As we are about to find out, there are countless ideas when it comes to animal tattoos. These tattoos are rendered rather realistically, and sometimes incorporate old school, tribal or water colors to the overall artistic elements of the design. When it comes to the placement of animal tattoos, they can be inked anywhere on the body and usually, they are placed according to the preference of an individual getting the tattoo. In this blog, we are going to share the work of some of the most talented artists out there. Prepare to be blown away by the rawness of these creative minds. If you wish to follow the work they do, their names and Instagram handles are given below.   A sinister tattoo of a snake wrapped up around a razor with a flowery background. It brings to mind that beauty can only exist with sacrifice. Johnny Wogan is a family man and a tattoo artist at High Noon Tattoo Studio in ...Read More »

10 Bold Full Body Canvas Tattoos

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Tattoos are works of art where your body serves as the canvas. Most people opt for one of two small tattoos at a time, but there are those enthusiasts who decide to make full use of their available space and get full body tattoos from head-to-toe. The most common form of full body tattoos is a collage made up of dozens of smaller tattoos. This is the easiest to accomplish because you regularly wind up with finished pieces you can show off to friends and family. A lot of people who use this method tend to have an overarching theme that ties many of the tattoos together to create one large work of art, like when someone uses a bunch of smaller pictures to make one giant picture. However, there is the more extreme case where someone gets one large portrait drawn along their body. These pieces are impressive in scope and competition, often taking days, sometimes weeks, of work consisting of multiple four-to-eight hour long tattooing sessions before the arduous task finally pays off. You can see examples of both in the pictures below, which give a variety of tattoo ideas for those looking to make full use of their own canvas. There are hundreds of art forms and styles to choose from that can pull together a full body tattoo, whether it’s a collage or one giant design. While these tattoos are quite impressive and admirable, we still recommend tattoo newcomers to get a single tattoo first before ...Read More »

Cherishable Cherry Pie Tattoos


WARNING: Reading this tattoo gallery may make your mouth water and cause you to spontaneously start craving pie. Reader discretion is advised. Cherry pie has been around since pie was first invented back in… um… the dawn of time? Who knows or cares? Cherry pie is delicious! (Whoops, that fell off the rails rather quickly.) Did you know that February 20th is National Cherry Pie Day for the United States of America? Neither did we, although we’re sure the rest of the world isn’t surprised that the U.S. has a day devoted to just one kind of pie. While we may not agree with an arbitrary day being assigned to a type of pie that isn’t apple, we’re dedicated to bringing you tattoo galleries for any holidays we can. There’s a long lived precedent of all things cherry going well with tattoo designs, and cherry pie is no exception. While they may not be directly tied to National Cherry Pie Day, the tattoos you see below are some of the most creative and vibrant cherry pie tattoos we’ve seen yet. The versatility of cherry pie tattoos can’t be understated. It can represent all sorts of meaning depending on the words and imagery it’s paired with. If you’re a cherry pie lover, or simply looking to get a design that utilizes cherry red, take a look at the tattoos in the gallery below before deciding on your next tattoo. There’s no telling what kind of inspiration these vibrant designs may invoke.   ...Read More »

Funniest Buttcrack Tattoos 1

We are all about the humor and jokes, and these guys definitely take the cake when it comes to butt humor. Here are some of the most disturbing, and funniest buttcrack tattoos out there today.  Read More »

Some of the OG’s of the Tattoo Industry and Artists Who Have Shaped the Industry


Bob Tyrell is an American Tattoo Artist based in Warren, Michigan. He was born in Detroit and began tattooing in his early 30’s. He is most known for his black and grey work in hyperrealism and Rock and Roll subject matter. He tattooed Kid Rock’s back and boasts a 8 month long waiting list.. He has been featured in LA Ink and London Ink.Read More »

10 Mischievous Muerte Tattoos

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Death has been personified by people for millennia, from simple artistic depictions of life and death to underworld gods taking human form. There are few personifications of death more readily identifiable than Santa Muerte, the folk saint of death acknowledged throughout Mexico and the Southwestern region of the United States. Santa Muerte is said to reign over life and death, offering healing, protection and safe passage to the afterlife for those who follow and worship in her name. While you may not have heard of Santa Muerte before, you’ve likely seen various depictions of her without realizing who/what you were looking at. She often appears as a skeletal female figure wearing a long robe and holding either a scythe, globe or variety of objects. However, muerte tattoos have taken on a life of their own. They usually break the mold and show either a fully-fleshed out woman or zombie-esque rendition of Santa Muerte with bone-like tattoos and body paint mixed with a variety of religious symbols. Tattoo artists all over the world have enjoyed depicting Santa Muerte in new and unique ways, making her easy on the eyes and appealing to a wide audience. Santa Muerte and, by extension, muerte tattoos have gained widespread popularity over the past couple of decades largely due to the worldwide recognition of the Day of the Dead. Oddly enough, worship of Santa Muerte has been opposed by the Catholic Church for as long as her worshippers have been around. Until very recently, Santa Muerte ...Read More »

Insane Corset Piercings

Corset Piercing is a beautiful type of body modification.  You get piercings sewn on both sides, done in parallel rows then after they have healed, they can be laced with ribbon and pulled taut.  They do have a tendency to be rejected by the body, and since it is a known fact that healing multiple piercings at one time tends to be quite stressful on the body, they aren’t often worn long term.  Read More »

10 Solemn Ash Wednesday Tattoos


A little bit ago we celebrated Mardi Gras with a gallery of colorful tattoos that depicted the massive celebration, so it seems only fitting that we follow that gallery with one about Ash Wednesday – the day for which Mardi Gras exists. For those of you who don’t believe in Christianity – or aren’t Angelicans, Lutherans, Roman Catholics, or are part of some other sect of Christianity that doesn’t observe Ash Wednesday – the day following Mardi Gras is a day of fasting that marks the first day of Lent. The Christian period of Lent consists of 40 days of fasting, which doesn’t count the six Sundays on which fasting is postponed, leading up to Easter. Traditionally, fasting means not eating or drinking, but nowadays a lot of practitioners deem Lent as a time to give up something secular and/or precious. For instance, someone who loves movies might not watch any movies in observance of Lent instead of not eating or drinking six days a week for six weeks. This year, in 2016 (for those reading this well into the future),Ash Wednesday took place on February 10th and Lent will end on March 27th – which is Easter Sunday. During this time some of your friends and/or family members, possibly you too, will give up various hobbies and potentially change their eating habits in observance of the 40 days Jesus Christ spent fasting in the desert while enduring temptation by Satan. In honor of this period, we’ve collected a ...Read More »

About Patriots and Patriotic Tattoos


There isn’t a more powerful way to identify one’s love for their nation than with a patriotic tattoo. It’s a meaningful way for an individual to symbolize their devotion, national pride, and sense of patriotism towards their country. The main element of patriotic tattoos is usually a flag of the person’s country, or the flag colors, accompanied by a ferocious looking national animal. The Motivation behind Patriotic Tattoos Showing No-Nonsense Patriotism Some people who have undying love for their country of origin or residence often wish to express their devotion in a public manner. The statement that an individual with a patriotic tattoo communicates to the world is often that they will not bear it if others bad mouth about their country and its people. Appreciating the Country’s Saviors Another motivation behind patriotic tattoos, along with showing your devotion, is appreciating and respecting the men and women who put their lives on the line and sacrificed themselves for their homeland and its people. Those who wish to honor the memory of loved ones lost in war can get a patriotic tattoo to keep their memories alive and carry it around with them for the rest of their lives. Showing Support A patriotic tattoo doesn’t necessarily have to be a country’s flag. Showing support to a group or organization that works for the benefit of the country is also considered a patriotic tattoo. The logo can be tattooed to show your unquestionable support for the cause. It all depends on the ...Read More »

2016, the Year of the Fire Monkey


The Shēngxiào, or Chinese zodiac as it’s known in English, is an astrological systematic plan of future action that relates each year to an animal and utilizes the animal’s reputed attributes to make predictions about future events and characterize people born during the year. It’s mostly popular in China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Mongolia, hence its English name, but it’s often utilized for tattoo design inspiration all over the world. 2016 marks the year of the Monkey, the ninth animal of the zodiac. The Monkey is known for its curiosity, mischievousness, and clever nature. He’s the Loki of the zodiac world, a playful joker whose intentions are always good yet tend to be misunderstood and hurt the feelings of others. In addition to each animal sign, each zodiac cycle represents one of the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire or earth. This coming year, the Monkey will be paired with fire, signifying an emphasis on aggression and the need for patience. People born during the year of the Fire Monkey, which was last seen in 1956, are said to be impulsive and reckless while being naturally dominant and gravitating towards leadership roles. These people tend to have large social circles and generally have a flamboyant, albeit charmingly, friendly nature. Whether you believe in the conclusions made by the zodiac or not, it’s undeniable that some of the imagery used to represent the various animals and signs of the zodiac are great inspirations for tattoo designs. The folklore and mythology ...Read More »

Superb Super Bowl Tattoos

Brandon Huckabey

Each year the Super Bowl marks a momentous occasion that kicks off the New Year with its first major televised event. Even people who aren’t American Football fans tune in to see the lavish halftime festivities and the famed Super Bowl commercials that cost companies millions of dollars. This year was Superbowl L, aka 50, which marked the fiftieth year of the premiere NFL Championship game. On Sunday night, February 7th, the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos faced the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers in an American Football game that would decide the National Football League’s reigning #1 champion for the next year. The game was broadcast on CBS in the U.S. and featured a halftime show headlined by Coldplay with special guests Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, both of which had been massive hits in past Super Bowl halftime shows. American Football fans immensely passionate about their favorite teams, making it a fairly common sight for many to sport tattoos of their team’s mascot or logo. In honor of Super Bowl 50, we’ve put together a tattoo gallery that showcases some of the commemorative tattoos fans got for this year’s championship game, and even threw in a couple throwback tattoos from previous Super Bowls too. Super Bowl 50 turned out to be the third most-watched television program in history, amassing 111.9 million viewers. The average cost for a 30-second commercial during the game was around $5 million dollars. In case you missed the game, the Denver ...Read More »

Odd Artistic Tattoos You Don’t Want to Miss


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


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 »

I Love Rock & Roll – 15 Music Tattoos that Rock

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I love rock and roll, So put another dime in the jukebox, baby I love rock n’ roll So come an’ take your TAM and Tattoo Me.    Read More »