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Artist Spotlight – Mike Dorsey

Mike Dorsey @mikedorseytattoo 3

Mike Dorsey is a professional tattoo artist and painter who has been working for twenty-seven years and still loves what he does to this day. He primarily specializes in traditional tattoos inspired by Japanese culture. If you’re looking for a Japanese-inspired tattoo, big or small, Mike is definitely the artist you want to go to if you’re looking for an expert who’ll provide a unique high quality tattoo without fail. You can find Mike Dorsey in Cincinnati, Ohio or on the road at one of many tattoo conventions. If you get an opportunity to be tattooed by this master of the art, we highly suggest you take advantage of it. To see more badass work by Mike Dorsey and many others, check out TAM Issue 1! Cincinnati mikedorseytattoo.com IG – https://www.instagram.com/mikedorseytattoo/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/mike.dorsey.56Read More »

Stunning Angelina Jolie-Pitt Tattoos

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Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress and filmmaker who’s won an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work in various films from the 1990s to today. She’s been credited as an actress in 46 films, with her next known role being Maleficent in Maleficient 2. While probably more widely known for her role as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movies from the early 2000s or her role alongside Nicholas Cage in Gone in Sixty Seconds, many of her awards and accolades come from her performances in Gia and Girl, Interrupted. Her most recent nominations are from Changling, The Tourist and In the Land of Blood and Honey. Fans of Angelina Jolie are sure to love the tattoo gallery below.  Read More »

When Life Gives You Lemons – Get A Tattoo

@ed_tattoo_artist

Lemons are yellow fruit that grow from a small evergreen tree native to Asia. They’re sour taste comes from a 5% to 6% concentration of citric acid, which is why it’s often used as an ingredient in drinks and food instead of ingested by itself. The ton lemon producing countries in the world include India, Mexico, China and Argentina. Our course, you don’t really care about lemon facts. You’re here to see some high quality lemon tattoos. Not many tattoos utilize yellow ink, making lemon tattoos distinctive in more ways than one. We hope you enjoy the gallery below and be sure to check back daily for more thematic tattoo galleries.  Read More »

More Epic Space Tattoos

@mymodernmet

Yes, we just gave you a space tattoo gallery earlier today. But space tats are very much as varied and expansive as space itself – figuratively speaking. There are over 20,000 space tattoos being featured on Instagram right now, and more are added almost daily. With so much quality material to share, how could we not bring you even more awesome space tattoos?! There are so many differ design ideas and styles represented between these two space galleries that we’re sure many of you will find some form of inspiration among them. Feel free to share any future tattoos that inspiration gives birth to with us on Instagram and you might find your next tattoo featured in an upcoming gallery.Read More »

Amazing Assassin’s Creed Tattoos

@legolars.st

The Assassin’s Creed franchise didn’t start out as beloved as many others. The first game got mostly positive reviews, but you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who actually played it to completion. The game was very grindy and repetitive, which turned a lot of people off of the title before the end. But that was back in 2007. Two years later, in 2009, Assassin’s Creed II changed everything. It added more variety, more various, just more of everything to become one of the most highly acclaimed games of the year. And in just nine years there have been 9 main entries and 11 spin-off titles of this massively popular franchise. We won’t explain the plot, given that an Assassin’s Creed movie is due to come out later this year and you probably wouldn’t understand it very well with a short summary anyway. Suffice to say, there’s a reason so many people love this franchise so much that they get high quality tattoos of it like the ones featured in the gallery below. Nothing is true; everything is permitted.Read More »

Badass Gladiator Tattoos

@bobbys_tats

While many people like to compare boxing, the UFC and other modern physical contact sporting events to gladiator bouts of ancient times, the truth is that even the bloodiest of modern sports today pales in comparison to the gruesome life of ancient gladiators. While the first image in our gallery below may be from the movie Gladiator (which is a great movie you should see if you haven’t yet),the rest of this gallery is more about the gladiators of yesteryear. Gladiators were warriors the likes of which rarely exist today, if at all in some respects. We’re sure many of you will enjoy the gallery below.Read More »

Epic Space Tattoos

@thehubbcollective

Space, the final frontier. Or, to be more accurate, the massive vestige of infinite frontiers that will never be fully explored no matter how long the human race survives. Seriously, the sheer expansiveness that we encapsulate in the word “space” is so unbelievably vast that we can’t possibly wrap our heads around. It’s the Great Unknown, and it calls to many of us – the idea of discovery and adventure that can’t be found on Earth like it once was. Unfortunately, we can’t all be astronauts. Instead, we get to appreciate the idea of space from afar. And represent that interest in badass space tattoos like the ones seem in the gallery below.Read More »

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

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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 »