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Unforgettable Elephant Tattoos

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Elephants are one of the largest land-walking mammals in the world. Their heritage is derived from mastodons and mammoths, and you’ll find various species of elephants scattered all over the African and Asian continents. Despite their intimidating stature, elephants are herbivores and tend to be seen as serene animals – which is probably why they’re so revered by ancient cultures and religions. Unfortunately elephants aren’t doing so hot nowadays. African elephants are listed as vulnerable while Asian elephants are endangered species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Elephants have been heavily hunted for their ivory tusks, use as war machines and circuses, and put on display in zoos all over the world. They say elephants never forget, and you’ll definitely be able to relate to that sentiment after seeing these unforgettable elephant tattoos.   Read More »

The Bushiest Bearded Tattoos Ever!

Rob Richardson  @robrichtattoo

Beards are most definitely “in” right now, although we’re not so sure they’ve ever not been popular. A well-groomed bushy beard in explicably seems to attract people and bring about an air of manly regalness. (Okay, sure “regalness” isn’t a word, but you know what we mean.) This tattoo gallery is dedicated to beards. Not tattooed people with beards, we already sort of had a gallery like that which you can check out here. This gallery is all about tattoos that feature bearded people. Some of those people aren’t real and may or may not have an axe grafted into the left side of their face while others depict real life people/celebrities who’ve had epic beards at one point in time or another – such as Tom Hardy in The Revenant and various other films, and Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting. There are a lot of bearded historical and religious figures who’ve significantly impacted or left a very deep impression on people’s lives, so of course it makes sense people would get tattooed representations of these figures with epic flowing beards. You’ll see plenty of these sorts of tattoos in the gallery below too. Bearded tattoos aren’t for everyone. Hell, getting someone else’s face tattooed on your body isn’t for everyone, but these tattoos are amazing. But if you’re looking for bearded tattoos to inspire one of your own, or just want to see some amazing bushy bearded tattoos today, we hope you enjoy the gallery we put together ... Read More »

The Most Memorable Music Tattoos You’ll Ever See

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Music is one of the great equalizers. You may not like the same type of music as someone else, but just about everyone likes music of some sort or another. Music can speak to the soul, twist emotions and tell stories in unique ways. You don’t have to be a musician or have a trained ear to enjoy music, and you certainly don’t have to meet any such criteria to get an amazing tattoo like the ones found in the gallery below. These tattoos vary in style almost as much as music varies in genres. You have traditional black and white tattoos, the more modern Trash Polka designs, a watercolored keyboard road and old and new school alike. There are so many design choices that can implement musical symbols and overtones that the possibilities are quite literally endless. When getting a music-based tattoo design, the first question you have to ask yourself is: “What instrument or style of music speaks to me most?” Do string instruments tug at your heart’s strings? Do you enjoy tickling the keys of a piano? Or maybe percussion instruments are most your style. Once you know what you like most about the music you listen to, you can better understand the sort of musical tattoo that’s right for you. Of course, there’s also the gallery featured below. If anything will spark inspiration for your own music tattoo, it’s these fantastic professionally done tattoos. These were clearly inked by talented artists, the type of artists you ... Read More »

Badass Cover Up Tattoos

Fahrettin Demir @fahrettin.demir

We all make mistakes. Sometimes things happen to us outside our realm of control, sometimes we’re just young and dumb. What matters is what we do after those mistakes are made. Do you wallow in self-loathing or pick yourself up by your boot straps and make things right? These people decided to do something about their mistakes. Tired of their poor tattoos, they decided to transform their shameful designs into something much more badass than ever before. The people featured in this gallery prove that you’re not permanently stuck with tattoos you don’t want. At any point in time you can transform horrifically bad tattoos, like the ones found in our recent bad tattoos gallery, into some of the most badass tattoos anyone has ever seen. Covering up a bad tattoo can actually be a fun pastime for some artists. The challenge of taking something that’s already been done and turning it into something better, proving themselves the superior artist, excites many artists – especially the ones who grew up playing Morph as kids. What’s Morph? Morph is an art game where one person draws an image and then another changes the image into something else. This goes on until someone runs out of ideas or draws something that was drawn before. The game goes by many names but it’s essentially practice for the type of tattoos you’ll see in the gallery below. Got a bad tattoo and want some ideas for a nice cover up? Hopefully this gallery will ... Read More »

Realistic Heart Tattoos

Levente Vacsi @levente_vacsi

We know you’re used to emoji hearts like <3 but, news flash, that’s not what hearts really look like. The heart is an engine that pumps blood throughout your body to keep you going, oxygenating your muscles and keeping you refreshed and rejuvenated. Something like <3 couldn’t possibly get all that done unless you were one of the cartoons from our recent animated gallery. The real deal may not look as cutesy or poetic as your typical Valentine’s Day heart designs – which we also have a gallery of that you can check out here – but there’s something to be said for the powerful nature that a real heart design represents. These realistic heart tattoos show one of our body’s most vital organs in all its uncensored glory, which speaks volumes when the design is placed strategically or paired with various other words, names or symbols. These tattoos tell a lot about the people who sport them. We don’t have to see their face or any other tattoos to see that some care greatly for their mothers, freedom or people named Mor. (Does anyone else think they may have misspelled mom or run out of room for it on that one?) Regardless of their meaning, all these tattoos look amazing and certainly belong within the annals of our site. Have you been thinking about getting a heart tattoo? Did you even consider getting a realistic depiction over the usual <3 before coming across this gallery? Hopefully this gallery inspires ... Read More »

Guns, Knives, Bombs and Sweet Bow Tattoos

Raph WEAZEL @raphwzl

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but these weapons will slice, dice and disintegrate them. Luckily these weapons are tattooed depictions and not the real thing. Yes, we know weapons are a bit of a sensitive topic and no, we’re not here to talk about or debate politics. We’re here to focus on the artistry behind all tattoos regardless of their subject matter, and these weapon tattoos look fantastic. Unlike our last gun tattoo gallery, you get a little bit of everything in this one. Guns can represent more than aggression or hard opinions on weapon legislation. They can represent independence, protection, heritage and a myriad of other ideals depending on how they’re utilized within a design. Hopefully this gallery will give you a little more insight into the various types of weapon tattoos that are available or maybe even give you a bit of inspiration for your own weapon-based tattoo. Even if you prefer to make love instead of war, you can’t deny these weapon tattoos look absolutely fantastic.   Read More »

Amazing Abstract Tattoos

Royal Jafarov  @royaljafarov

Are you a fan of abstract art? Then this gallery is sure to be for you. Tattoo artists all over the world have brought popular artistic styles from all sorts of classically trained studios and art schools to the epidermal layer of people everywhere. Abstract art came about during the early 19th century as a form of artistic independence. Romanticism, impressionism and expressionism were all artistic movements that contributed heavily to the formation of abstract as an art style. It’s steadily gain in popularity over the last two centuries, allowing artists to express themselves without restricting their images to mere representations of the mundane and understandable. We hope you enjoy these abstract tattoos and check back regularly for more galleries featuring all sorts of artistic styles.    *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist Magazine! There’s a reason tattooers themselves consider TAM the most informative and important tattoo magazine ever —   *Be sure to check out the digital issues of Tattoo Artist Magazine ON SALE NOW– JUST $2.99 – $7.99. TAM DIGITAL ISSUES And look at our $.99 collection of  TAM VIDEO Downloads available now! Either way, See the BEST TATTOOS from the BEST ARTISTS in the world. Add to your collection today! Read More »

Timeless Ancient Egyptian Tattoos

Zsolt Kelemen @scarsbyzek

Ancient Egyptian symbolism has fascinated the minds and imaginations of people for centuries. Who were these cat and scarab worshipping people? How did they build one of the most mindboggling wonders of the world? When your society’s alphabet involves a myriad of pictures, it only makes sense that people would adopt your cultures symbols into tattoo designs centuries later. The Ancient Egyptian tattoos seen in the gallery below run the gamut of design choices that are instantly recognizable. While many people may not understand their symbolic significance, almost everyone can look at these tattoos and understand they’re Egyptian in nature. Many of the tattoos below focus on Egyptian mythology and depict the queens of one of the most influential matriarchal societies to ever exist in ancient times, but we’re not going to get into the nitty gritty of Egyptian mythology – that’d take too long. Instead, let’s focus on the scarab. Most people know about Anubis and many of the other more popular Egyptian gods, but did you know there was also a scarab god named Khepri? He was heralded as a solar deity who was responsible for moving the sun across the sky, much like the scarab dung beetle moves dung across the earth. Unfortunately, Khepri never got a lot of love. There were never any cults devoted to him and he largely served as a subordinate to the sun god Ra, but his visage made for excellent artwork and continues to be found in Ancient Egyptian ruins to ... Read More »

15 Horrifying Horror Film Tattoos That Will Scare Your Socks Off

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We all enjoy a good scare now and then, and these movie tattoos are definitely horror worthy.  These 15 tattoos will scare your socks off, don’t say we didn’t warn ya!        *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist Magazine! There’s a reason tattooers themselves consider TAM the most informative and important tattoo magazine ever —   *Be sure to check out the digital issues of Tattoo Artist Magazine ON SALE NOW– JUST $2.99 – $7.99. TAM DIGITAL ISSUES And look at our $.99 collection of  TAM VIDEO Downloads available now! Either way, See the BEST TATTOOS from the BEST ARTISTS in the world. Add to your collection today! Read More »

12 Tattoo Ideas For Women

Andrey Kolbasin

     *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist Magazine! There’s a reason tattooers themselves consider TAM the most informative and important tattoo magazine ever —   *Be sure to check out the digital issues of Tattoo Artist Magazine ON SALE NOW– JUST $2.99 – $7.99. TAM DIGITAL ISSUES And look at our $.99 collection of  TAM VIDEO Downloads available now! Either way, See the BEST TATTOOS from the BEST ARTISTS in the world. Add to your collection today! Read More »

Six Eye Popping Eyebrow Tattoos

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     *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist Magazine! There’s a reason tattooers themselves consider TAM the most informative and important tattoo magazine ever —   *Be sure to check out the digital issues of Tattoo Artist Magazine ON SALE NOW– JUST $2.99 – $7.99. TAM DIGITAL ISSUES And look at our $.99 collection of  TAM VIDEO Downloads available now! Either way, See the BEST TATTOOS from the BEST ARTISTS in the world. Add to your collection today! Read More »

Pristine Political Portrait Tattoos of Politicians

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We here at TAM tend to steer clear of political rhetoric. Frankly, we don’t care what your political views are leanings are. We only care whether or not you share our passion for tattoos, and we think it’s safe to assume most of you feel the same way. That being said, there are plenty of political tattoos out and about in the world today and it wouldn’t be right for us to ignore them as if they don’t exist, which is why we’re bringing you this stunning tattoo gallery of politicians. Love them or hate them, politicians often have lasting impact on our lives, and many times on the lives of the people we love too. When you look at it that way, it makes perfect sense for people to get tattoos of politicians that have greatly affected and change their lives. It’s also easy to forget that many of the most widely respected and acknowledged historical figures were also politicians. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, many of these people are highly regarded for their actions and circumstances that took place outside of Congress and typical politically closed doors, but that doesn’t erase that fact that they were all also political leaders at various points in time. The political portrait tattoos featured in the gallery below are all extremely well done and largely flatter the people being portrayed. Regardless of how you feel about these individuals’ political leanings, we’re sure you’ll enjoy these politician tattoos as much as we ... Read More »

Your Favorite Cartoon Character Tattoos

Cecil Porter

Let’s be honest, we all love cartoons whether you are 4 or 40 they appeal to the masses.  These cute cuddly cartoon characters are some of our favorites and also some of the best tattoo artists who ink them.      *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist Magazine! There’s a reason tattooers themselves consider TAM the most informative and important tattoo magazine ever —   *Be sure to check out the digital issues of Tattoo Artist Magazine ON SALE NOW– JUST $2.99 – $7.99. TAM DIGITAL ISSUES And look at our $.99 collection of  TAM VIDEO Downloads available now! Either way, See the BEST TATTOOS from the BEST ARTISTS in the world. Add to your collection today! Read More »

WTF Were These People Thinking?!

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We feature dozens of gorgeous tattoos in galleries and articles every day here at Tattoo Artist Magazine. While we prefer to look at the brighter side of that tattoo industry, sometimes we also have to take a look at the less attractive side and remind you what bad tattoos look like. Fans of your last bad tattoo gallery are sure to love these 20 ridiculous tattoos. All we can do is scratch our heads in astonishment at how these tattoos ever came to be. Seriously, WTF were these people thinking when they decided to get these tattoos? Did they lose a high stakes bet? Do they have a mental deficiency of some kind? Maybe they just don’t have any friends, because friends don’t let friends get poor tattoos. Granted calling some of these outright bad tattoos is a bit mean. The Mario tattoo for example…oh boy. We’re pretty sure lovers of our gaming tattoo gallery would not approve. Never get a tattoo if you’re drunk, and a lost bet should never have permanent stakes like getting a bad tattoo for life. Please people, don’t be like those you see here and tattoo responsibly. Only you can prevent embarrassing bad tattoo decisions.  *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST AMAZING tattoo artists of our age, check out these deals from Tattoo Artist Magazine! There’s a reason tattooers themselves consider TAM the most informative and important tattoo magazine ever —   *Be sure to check out the digital issues of ... Read More »

Aweinspiring Writing Tattoos

Rudy Lopez @rudy_lopez_nm

Writing tattoos can get a bad rap from people who firmly believe you should never have anything written on your body. To be fair, they have a point. Ideologies, significant others and feelings change over time, what you believe/love today may not be what you believe/love tomorrow. But that doesn’t make writing tattoos any less cooler to look at, and if you’re sure a writing tattoo is what you want then we here at TAM believe you should satisfy your id like these people did. The fun part about writing tattoos is the utilization of different kinds of fonts. Unlike in most other circumstances, tattoos can make use of a colorful array of fonts without defeating their purpose. In fact, having a unique, possibly hard to read font, can hammer the point or message you’re trying to deliver with your tattoo home. The other thing to keep in mind is that writing tattoos aren’t just limited to letters and words. Most of the best writing tattoos add backgrounds to the writing, using art to draw eyes to the message. The art paired with the writing doesn’t necessarily need to have anything to do with what’s being written, but you do deliver a stronger message if it is. Are you thinking about getting your own writing tattoo? We suggest you use the tattoos in the gallery below as inspiration, and don’t forget to post your new tattoo on Instagram. You never know, we might just feature yours in our next writing ... Read More »