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The Phenomenal Benjamin Lloyd Collection

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New Zealand tattoo artist Benjamin Lloyd is bringing smiles to sick children’s faces through the use of tattoos. No, he’s not actually tattooing young children. He utilizes a special non-toxic ink and airbrushes the tattoos on. Each one takes about nine minutes to create and washes off in the shower. However, while the tattoos may be temporary, the joy and confidence boost they bring to the children and people in need isn’t. Mr. Lloyd knows as much from first-hand experience. As a child, he was often bullied and teased at school over a burn he had on his hand. In an effort to avoid the bullying, young Benjamin would draw intricate designs over his hand and up his sleeve. Over time and a lot of practice, he became a talented artist. What you see in the videos and galleries below is his way of giving back, of using the lessons he learned throughout his life to better the lives of others. All you have to do is see the smiles on these children’s faces to know he’s making a positive difference in their lives. And it’s all done through tattoos. Sure, they may not be permanent, but the core idea and values still remain. The next time you see someone looking down on tattoos and tattoo culture, politely point them towards the Benjamin Lloyd Collection. It may not change their minds, but it’s might at least bring some positivity to their life – and that’s something we could all use ... Read More »

Awesome Astrology Tattoos

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Astrology is a very divisive topic of conversation. Some people swear by it, and in fact make major life altering decisions utilizing it, while others brush it off as hokey foolishness. For those who don’t know, astrology is the study of movements and the relative positions of celestial objects in order to divine information about human affairs and upcoming events. The study has roots as old as the 2nd millennium BCE and was been a hotly debated topic among the scientific community for centuries before it became largely ignored by most people. We created this tattoo gallery because, whether you believe in it or not, astrological symbols make for good tattoo designs. But the question remains: where do you stand on astrology? Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Andrea Lanzi

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Andrea Lanzi @antikorpo Andrea Lanzi is a self-taught artist who has been tattooing for over 20 years and is practiced in all forms of art from simple drawings to sculptures. He specializes in a sort of new school realism tattoo style that he’s cultivated through over a decade of tattooing and made his own. A lot of his designs are inspired by random pictures he finds online. Lanzi’s first tattoo, which he did at 17, was a six-pointed star he drew on his subject’s forearm. He wasn’t a dedicated tattoo artist at the time, but it’s been his primary focus even since he opened his tattoo studio, ANTIKORPO, in Italy over 15 years ago. Orzinuovi, Lombardy, Italy IG – https://www.instagram.com/antikorpo/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/andrea.lanzi.5?fref=ts Read More »

Tantilizing Tribal Tattoos

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By definition, tribal tattoos are tattoos that refer to and celebrate tribes – which means only people who belong to particular tribes with their own tribal tattoo designs would represent said tribes with their tribal tattoo. (Confused yet?) Most people with tribal tattoos nowadays aren’t part of tribes though, so that definition has pretty much been tossed out of the window. Nowadays, the term “tribal” mostly refers to a design/art style – which you’ll see plenty of in the gallery featured below. This style tends to utilize thick lines and geometric patterns. We hope you enjoy these tribal tattoos as much as we enjoyed putting this gallery together for your enjoyment. Read More »

In Honor of Our Forefathers on Father’s Day

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While he know it’s a coincidence, it seems oddly interesting how Father’s Day is organized so closely to Independence Day, (you can find out more about Father’s Day by clicking here) when the US’s forefathers wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…” Being Father’s Day, we feel it’s only right to acknowledge the forefathers of the country in which TAM operates. That’s why we’re bringing you this US-focused tattoo gallery today instead of two weeks from now. Say what you will about the U.S., hypocrisy and how things played out, the flag still stands for the pure ideals the country was founded upon.   Read More »

Father’s Day Football (aka Soccer) Tattoos

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We covered the NBA in a tattoo gallery earlier in honor of Father’s Day, but it doesn’t seem right to ignore the most popular sport in the world – football, aka soccer. (We’re a US-based company, we have to at least acknowledge it’s called soccer too.) Football Fathers everywhere are sure to have spent many hours watching their favorite sports with their favorite kids, and that’s what we’re looking to celebrate with this tattoo gallery. We hope you enjoy it as much as you enjoyed spending time with and/or remembering your father today.   Read More »

A Few NBA Favorites for Father’s Day

CODY DARLING @codeezytattoos

It’s Father’s Day, which means we’re going to focus on father-centric tattoo galleries today. What’s more father-like than sports? Millions of people have memories of watching sports with their fathers. The first sport we’re looking at today is basketball, particularly the NBA (National Basketball Association) which is based out of the United States and is considered the world’s premiere pro basketball league. For that reason, and because the sport was born in the US too, basketball is largely considered an American-centric sport, but it’s played and enjoyed throughout the world. Even if you’re not an NBA fan, you’ll probably recognize a few of the superstars depicted in these tattoos.   Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Becky Foster

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Becky Foster @beckyfostertattoo Becky Foster is a phenomenal tattoo artist who works out of Norwich, England and doesn’t tend to specialize in any given form of tattooing. One day she’ll design a traditional portrait realism piece, the next she might be working on a watercolor abstract tattoo.  You’ll see the high variance of her abilities in the gallery below. Like a lot of tattoo artists, Becky prefers for people to focus more on her art than herself, so we’ll let the tattoos speak for her from here on out. We just hope you enjoy the gallery, and if you ever find yourself in Norwich, England you should look her up for a badass Becky Foster original of your own. Norwich UK IG – https://www.instagram.com/beckyfostertattoo/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/BeckyFosterArtDesign/?fref=ts Read More »

#TattooFAILS

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Friends don’t let friends get bad tattoos, but sometimes your friends fail to listen to you or see reason. When that happens, there’s only one thing to do – share their failure with the entire world! The tattoos featured in today’s gallery are some of the worst failures we’ve ever seen, and certainly deserve a #TattooFails regardless of where they’re posted. Of course, we here at TAM never want to see people with horrible tattoos, but sometimes they’re just too bad to ignore. Not to mention all of you really seem to like looking at examples of what NOT to do. We hope you enjoy this gallery as much as you’ve enjoyed the past few tattoo fail galleries, and we hope none of you find any of your designs on our naughty lists. Read More »

Shark Week is Coming! Are You Ready?

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Did you know Shark Week is turning 28-years-old next week? It was started as a week-long programming block for the Discovery Channel created by Tom Golden and on July 17th, 1988 and has reoccurred every year since. It kicks off next Sunday, on June 26th, and is why we’re giving you a shark-focused tattoo gallery. The original goal of Shark Week was to correct common misconceptions people had about sharks and increase public awareness of shark-focused conservation efforts. However, the programming became so popular that it’s taken on a persona of its own and is now more about increasing Discovery Channel’s ratings than anything else. The truth is that sharks aren’t the oceanic monsters people make them out to be, and that they’ve been hunted and killed by the millions largely due to their monstrous appearance than anything else.   Read More »

Adorable Siberian Husky Tattoos

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Okay, we’re going to be completely honest with you. Someone who works here at TAM has an intense love for Siberian Huskies. They’re cute, cuddly, wolf-like and are one of the most adored dog breeds on the planet. Therefore, you’re getting a tattoo gallery featuring them. We’ve done dog and cat galleries before, but today we’re looking at a singular breed that has a ton of tattoo representations floating around the internet. If you have a Husky tattoo you want to show off, be sure to share it with us on Instagram and maybe you’ll see your tattoo in an upcoming gallery. Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Eduard Vîrlan

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Eduard Vîrlan @virlaneduardtattoo Eduard Vîrlan is a Romanian tattoo artists based out of Biosart Tattoo Salon in Bucharest, Romania. He specializes in realistic portrait and black-and-grey tattoos but, as you can see in the gallery below, isn’t a stranger to using colors either. We’ll let his art speak for him. Romania BioArt Tattoo Bucharest IG – https://www.instagram.com/virlaneduardtattoo/?hl=en  FB –  www.facebook.com/virlaneduard Read More »

Creative Car Tattoos

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Do you remember getting your first car? For some people, it’s an inane task that was bound to happen, happens, and then a few years down the line they get car #2 and that’s that. But for other people it’s a memorable experience that they’ll never forget. We’re guessing a lot of the people featured in this car tattoo gallery remember their first car quite fondly. These are quality car tattoos that have little or nothing to do with racing or speed. It’s just all about the vehicle. Enjoy checking out this gallery and remembering your first car too. Read More »

Awesome Animal Skull Tattoos

ALIXE COOPER @alixecooper

We’ve featured animal and death tattoos in their own galleries, so today we’re combining the two in a gallery dedicated to one of the most popular pieces of artist imagery – animal skulls. The interest in animal skulls tends to come from the same places we talked about in our death tattoo gallery, so we won’t go into that further. Instead, we just hope you enjoy the gallery as much as we enjoyed putting it together. If you have any animal skull tattoos you’d like to show off to the world, please be sure to share them with us on Instagram and maybe your tattoo will find its way in one of our upcoming galleries.   Read More »

Beautiful Badass Bee Tattoos

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Bees are flying insects known for their role in pollination and producing honey and beeswax, which have multiple food, health and various practical applications. The most known species of bee is the European honey bee. It’s known for its black and yellow colors and vicious stinger that detaches upon impact and leads to the bee’s death shortly thereafter. Most bee tattoo depictions feature the European honey bee. These bee tattoos show off why bees are featured in a lot of tattoo designs. We hope you enjoy this gallery whether you’re a bee enthusiast or not. And if you have any bee tattoos you’d like to show off, be sure to share them with us on Instagram. Read More »