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Lovable I Love Lucy Tattoos

Sarai Tapia

I Love Lucy was a popular black-and-white American sitcom in the 1950s starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. It was the first scripted television program to be shot on 35 mm film in front of a studio audience and won five Emmy Awards in its 6 years on the air. For four of its six seasons, I Love Lucy  was the most watched television show in the United States. Saying “was” probably isn’t right though. The show is still syndicated all around the world to this day and continues to capture the eyes of 40 million Americans each year. It’s regarded as one of the most influential sitcoms in history and been voted as the Best TV Show of All Time by a People Magazine survey. It’s no wonder so many people have stunning I Love Lucy tattoos like the ones in the gallery below.   Read More »

Wondrous Watercolor Mandala Tattoos

Gökhan Beydilli @gokhanbeydilli7

We’ve talked about mandalas and watercolor tattoos before in separate posts, but never together. In fact, they’re actually not common to see mixed within the same design. The mandala is often a rigid geometric pattern, which normally calls for bold lines that aren’t inherent to watercolor style of tattooing. But we think the people featured in the gallery below have pulled off their watercolor mandala tattoos quite nicely. This tattoo gallery just goes to show that anything can be paired with anything else by a talented tattoo artist.  So don’t hesitate to get the tattoo of your dreams, no matter how crazy of an idea it might seem.   Read More »

Some SWEET Cherry Tattoos

Aleksandra Katsan @dopeindulgence

While everyone’s probably familiar with the cherry tree, you may not know that there are actually quite a few different types of plants that fruit cherries. Cherry seeds require exposure to the cold in order to germinate. That means the trees are best planted in autumn in order to get the seedlings to sprout during spring. Although you don’t have cherries for three to four years, and even then the tree won’t reach full maturity until it’s about seven. A lot of people love cherries, from their taste is a variety of dishes to their bright red look. We’re sure plenty cherry-lovers out there are sure to enjoy the cherry tattoo gallery below.   Read More »

Yummy Waffle Tattoos

Brandon Madrid @bmadrid_ocp

We’re not saying you HAVE to choose between waffles or pancakes, but most people tend to have a preference and it seems pretty clear that the people in the tattoo gallery featured below definitely like waffles more. What’s not to like?! You have a nice, firm exterior with syrup cups that’s warm and fluffy on the inside. Seriously, get a Belgium waffle and work on it while filling each waffle hole with syrup before taking it out. Then feel free to come back and thank us for the greatest breakfast meal of your life! Or just smile and continue to enjoy your waffle. We’re happy either way.   Read More »

Sensational Street Fighter Tattoos

@epicgamerink

The Street Fighter franchise is easily the most beloved, respected and played fighting game franchise of all time. The first title was released in arcades back in 1987 and even to this day the franchise has released many of its titles through arcades in Japan before bringing them to gaming consoles. Street Fighter is a 2D fighting game franchise that pits two players against each other. Each player chooses one of the many characters – each one has a different set of abilities and attacks – and the two players fight until one player’s health bar falls to 0 and loses the game. Street Fighter is largely credited with popularizing the genre and giving rise to the fighting franchise, inspiring other popular titles like the Mortal Kombat franchise. It’s just as popular now as ever before and we hope you enjoy this gallery of Street Fighter tattoos. Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Chris Trevino

Chris Trevino @Chris Trevino 9

Chris Trevino is a Texas-based professional tattoo artist who has been featured in TAM for his work before because he is absolutely incredible. He works out of an aptly named studio called Perfection Tattoo, which is what you’re going to get if you’re tattooed by this master of tattooing. Do we really need to hype this man up any more than his artwork already does? Check out the gallery below and then, if you want to see more about Chris Trevino and exclusive images of his work, check out TAM Issue 11 for all the Trevino tattoos your heart desires.   Perfection Tattoo IG – https://www.instagram.com/perfectiontattoo/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/Chris-Trevino-Gods-Warriors-Book-135656906480172/ Read More »

Awesome Ant Tattoos

@inkyknuckles

Ants are six-legged insects that outnumber us all and are seeking to take over the world out from under us right this second! Or not. They are, however, about 99 million years old and over 12,500 different species of ants have been classified (and scientists estimate up to 22,000 species exist). The only place in the world that doesn’t have indigenous ants is Antarctica. Ants have shown the ability to divide labour, communicate between individuals and the ability to solve complex problems – much like human beings. But let’s be honest, you don’t really care about ants as long as they’re not cropping up in your yard, house or biting your ankles. Regardless, here are some pretty badass ant tattoos. Enjoy. Read More »

Killer Kingdom Hearts Tattoos

@timbecktattoos

Kingdom Hearts is a gaming franchise that crosses over a variety of characters from pop culture and throws them all into the same world to interact with each other in various ways. The series centers around character named Sora who’s searching for his friends and ends up meeting a bunch of characters from Disney, Final Fantasy and The World Ends with You. The first game in the franchise came out in 2002 on the PS2 and received critical acclaim, winning numerous awards for “Best Animation” and “Best CG Graphics” – which honestly wasn’t much of a surprise considering it had the full weight of Square Enix behind it. (Square Enix is a game development and publishing company who’s historically been on the cutting edge of CG graphics with their Final Fantasy series. They’ve set the bar for what CG cutscenes should look like in video games numerous times over.) The first title blended action and role-playing themes while putting together a highly praised narrative that mixed Square Enix and Disney characters almost seamlessly. The series left its mark on a generation, which is probably why many people from said gaming generation have amazing Kingdom Hearts tattoos like the ones featured in the gallery below. Read More »

Badass Borderlands Tattoos

@videogametatts

The Borderlands video game franchise is a series of games most commonly referred to as looter shooters. They’re first-person shooter games largely based around the idea of running around an expansive open world and looking for better and better weapons and gear to outfit your character with. You get these items largely by killing enemies. Borderlands, the first game in the series, was easily one of the most financially and critically successful looter shooters ever to be released. The unique cell-shaded graphics, world and eccentric characters captured the attention of gamers everywhere. There have currently been three main games in the Borderlands franchise and a variety of spinoffs. A fourth main title, which is supposedly meant to be Borderlands 3 (the third main game was a pre-sequel), is expected to be the next major game by Gearbox Software. Read More »

The Zombies are Coming!

@caseyandersontattoos

It’s been a while since we talked about or featured zombies in a gallery, so why not do so even though we’re only 2 months away from Halloween? Seriously, we’ve found some pretty amazing zombie tattoos this time around that you’re sure to be at least mildly impressed by. Has the whole zombie craze finally started to die down or is it just lying in wait for the moment? For a while zombies were in everything – movies, television shows, video games, just hanging around – but thankfully the popularity meta has started shifted. Of course, zombies will never be completely gone. Hence this tattoo gallery. You’re welcome. Read More »

Awesome Lego Tattoos

@agencyinc

To be clear, Lego is a plastic toy franchise created by The Lego Group – a privately held company in Denmark. The Lego Group started back in 1949 and originally only offered a colorful assortment of interlocking toy bricks. However, over the past 60 years the company has expanded its line of Lego products to include just about everything pop culture related and then some. Most recently, Lego had a rise in popularity due to The Lego Movie – a highly praised movie based entirely on the Lego counterparts of famous characters. The movie did so well that more Lego movies are coming. The next one, The Lego Batman Movie, is set to be released on February 10th, 2017. Read More »

Artist Spotlight – Jeff Zuck

Jeff Zuck @jeffzuck 7

Jeff Zuck is a traditional tattoo artist with decades of professional tattooing experience who enjoys creating original designs that tend to have an unexpected twist. From colorful displays to black-and-grey masterpieces, if you’re looking for a practiced master of the art form to create a one-of-a-kind traditional tattoo then Jeff is the artist for you. That being said, Mr. Zuck is one of those artists who prefers to have his work speak for itself. So in keeping with that sentiment, we won’t get long winded and will leave you to enjoy the stunning gallery of Jeff Zuck’s work in peace. To see more badass work by Jeff Zuck and many others, check out TAM Issue 1! Ann Arbor, MI www.namebrandtattoo.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/jeffzuck/?hl=en Read More »

Marvelous Mario Tattoos

@boris_shark

If you’ve been closely following the site for the past week or so, then you’ve probably noticed an increased frequency in video game based galleries – the reason for which was explained in a previous gallery. Today, we’re focusing on the highest selling game franchise of all time – Mario. Oddly enough, Mario’s first appearance was in the 1981 game Donkey Kong. In the game, players would control Mario and make their way up towards Donkey Kong by jumping over barrels and climbing up ladders. The point was to save the prince and get a high score. Of course, over years Mario has evolved into the iconic Nintendo figurehead that he is today. The franchise has made Nintendo over a billion dollars alone and continues to pay dividends to this day. People love Mario and all the characters associated with him, which is what you’ll see in the tattoo gallery below. Enjoy. Read More »

Gorgeous Gears of War Tattoos

@mrsviolence_official

People forget about the Gears of War franchise when discussing the evolution of video games during the Xbox 360 and PS3 generation. The first title in the franchise, which was called Gears of War (go figure), was one of the first games to see massive interest and usage of online console multiplayer through Xbox Live. For an entire year it was THE go-to shooter for many people on the Xbox 360, before Halo 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare were released in 2007. Unfortunately the popularity of the series quickly tapered off with subsequent iterations as Halo and Call of Duty largely took over the competitive multiplayer shooter space in a gaming generation that would come to be dominated by FPS games. But Gears of War still has massive fans and is getting a new title beyond the original trilogy coming in October of 2016, with a new development team behind it, may revitalize and reshape the franchise. Read More »

Stunning Jellyfish Tattoos

@zheremo

Did you know that jellyfish are the oldest multi-organ animals on Earth? It’s been confirmed that they’ve floated around the sea for at least 500 million years and may have been around a lot longer than that. What many people find attractive about jellyfish are their odd lightbulb-like shape, translucent bodies (that means you can see through it) and colorful array of luminescence sported by many jellyfish species. Their design and nature lends itself well to colorful tattoo designs, particularly watercolor tattoos and anything else looking to utilize bright colors. We hope you enjoy this tattoo gallery and be sure to check back daily for more. Read More »