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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 »

The Cutest Hello Kitty Tattoos Ever

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Hello Kitty was originally created by Yko Shimizu as a character aimed towards appealing to pre-adolescent females, but so many adults took to the anthropomorphic white Japanese Bobtail cat with a bow that the Sanrio – the Japanese company that owns the character – shifted their products to include their adult consumer-base. As such, it should come as no surprise to anyone that there are Hello Kitty tattoos aplenty walking about in the world, and we’ve created a gallery just for all the Hello Kitty fans. Sanrio first developed and introduced Hello Kitty back in 1974, and by 2014 it had already become a trademark powerhouse worth $7 billion a year. What’s most impressive is the brand has grown so substantially with virtually no advertising whatsoever. If you’ve seen some of our past Japanese character-based tattoo galleries – like Pokemon or Dragonball Z – then Hello Kitty’s popularity should come as no surprise. Hello Kitty offers an animated series, comic book, music, video games and a full-length feature film is slated for release in 2019. However, most of Hello Kitty’s fans don’t know about any of her many entertainment pursuits. The characterization alone brings in massive amounts of revenue in the form of everything from Hello Kitty clothing, jewelry, office supplies and other small items. What does Hello Kitty do? Who is she? We here at Tattoo Artist Magazine seriously have no idea. But one thing’s for sure, people love Hello Kitty’s look and over all atmosphere. We hope you ... 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 »

Awesome Neptune Tattoos

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Today we’re going to be talking about Neptune – the Roman god, not the planet. (Although he is where the planet derives its name from. Neptune is the Roman god of freshwater and the sea. He pretty much encompasses all things wet, like the Greek counterpart Poseidon his creation was influenced by. In fact, Neptune is so much like Poseidon that it’s difficult to tell some of their depictions apart. Some of the tattoos found in the gallery below may actually be Poseidon. Depictions of sea gods in tattoo designs goes back to tattooing’s sailor roots, where seamen would get reverent tattoos of all sorts of sea faring gods in order to appeal to their better nature and offer safe passage during long voyages. Today, people get sea god tattoos like these of Neptune for all sorts of reasons. Maybe they’re just a fan of Roman mythology, or maybe it’s the religion they choose to believe in. Maybe they just like the fierce way Neptune looks with a trident and a kraken at his side. Whatever the reason, you can’t deny these Neptune tattoos look awesome. Although we’re a little surprised to see none of them depicting water horses, as both Neptune and Poseidon were revered as horse gods too. Regardless, we hope you enjoy Neptune’s tattoo gallery today and look forward to more mythological tattoo galleries – like this and our unicorn gallery – in the near future.    *To see MORE and learn about some of the MOST ... Read More »

Prince Fans Show Off Their Prince Tribute Tattoos

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  In the wake of artist Prince’s tragic death many fans came out to show tribute by tattooing Prince on their bodies.  The images that fans sported of his life were portraits, song lyrics, imagery from famous songs and the Price symbol itself.    *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 »

10 Celebrity Tattoos Explained

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Meghan Fox – The tattoo on her ribs says “There once was a little girl who never knew love until a boy broke her HEART” Tommy Lee – The lips on his neck are a stencil of ex girlfriend Mayte Garcia’s pout, coincidentally Ms. Garcia was also married to the late Artist Price.    *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 »